Love re-wrote Stanford's record books in the Cardinal's 9-4 season, running for 1,973 yards on 237 carries.
Barkley, a 5-foot-11, 230-pound junior from Coplay, Pa., had been considered a front-runner for the award in the first half of the season. Additionally, Jackson also edged out Mayfield in total yards for the whole season, even though he had played fewer games (4932 yards in 12 games for Jackson and 4,650 yards in 13 games for Mayfield).
The Heisman is one of the most prestigious awards in sports and the top award in college football.
Mayfield is a favorite to win, though, leading the Sooners to their third straight Big 12 title.
It's concerning the following line in the Heisman Trust Mission Statement: "The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity".
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The Heisman Trophy will be awarded on December 9 on ESPN.
Jackson has the chance to become just the second two-time Heisman victor, joining Ohio State's Archie Griffin (1974 and 1975), but Mayfield, the 2016 runner-up, is the heavy favorite.
Jackson rushed for 156 yards in the Cardinals' regular-season finale, breaking his own Louisville record for the most 100-yard rushing games in a season with nine.
He gained just 35 yards vs. Rutgers. And he's got a good chance at it, throwing for 3,489 yards and making 25 touchdowns this season, according to Sports Illustrated. Milton is second nationally in passing efficiency and is the spitfire-engine of the country's highest-scoring offense. While his rushing numbers began to dip against defenses looking to stop the run, he still maintained a lead thanks to his versatility, returning two kickoffs for touchdowns while being a major threat as a receiver.