A fantastic 2013 season, guiding the #24 Northern Illinois Huskies through another undefeated regular season, but Jordan Lynch didn't get the one individual award that he hoped for. Finishing third in the Heisman Trophy voting, Lynch had a total of 508 points, a 1,697-point difference behind trophy winner Jameis Winston and second to Alabama's A.J. McCarron (196-point difference).
1. Jameis Winston (2205 points)
2. A.J. McCarron (704 points)
3. Jordan Lynch (508 points)
4. Andre Williams (470 points)
5. Johnny Manziel (421 points)
6. Tre Mason (401 points)
This wasn't exactly what everybody in our community had hoped for, but it is what it is. Finishing third in this year's Heisman Trophy voting with 508 points, this is the highest a player from the Mid-American Conference has been voted for the award. Randy Moss finished fourth in the voting in 1997 and Chad Pennington finished 5th in 1999. Lynch will have one last go-round with the Huskies when they face off against Utah State (8-5) on Dec. 26 in the Poinsettia Bowl.
Author's note: Much congrats to Winston being the youngest ever Heisman Trophy winner, and good luck with, uh, everything else.