ESPN senior writer joins Falk 4 Heisman call

MIKE LEACH AND Cougar fans weren't the only ones talking #Falk4Heisman on Monday. So was ESPN senior writer Ryan McGee.

There's a group of five players "who need to start receiving serious consideration for invitations to New York (for the Heisman presentation) now that early favorites Leonard Fournette, Trevone Boykin and Corey Coleman have suddenly descended to mere mortals," McGree wrote in this story.

"So in addition to the obvious choices such as Alabama's Derrick Henry and Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott (and according to FSU's Dalvin Cook, Dalvin Cook), here are five who need to become a regular part of the bronzed-man discussion," McGee said.

He then listed Falk, Navy QB Keenan Reynolds, QB; Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield; Clemson QB Deshaun Watson; and Ferris State QB Jason Vander Laan.

McGee said this about Falk: "Entering Saturday night's game at UCLA, he had accounted for 81 percent of his team's total offense, tops in FBS. Then he got knocked out, came back and won in dramatic fashion."

Falk leads the nation in passing yards (4,067), is second in passing TDs (35), and third in points responsible for.

Since the Heisman Trophy's founding in 1936, Washington State has had eight players finish in the top 10:

  • Senior RB Jerome Harrison (9th in 2005)
  • Senior QB Jason Gesser (7th in 2002);
  • Junior QB Ryan Leaf (3rd in 1997)
  • Junior QB Drew Bledsoe (8th in 1993);
  • Junior QB Timm Rosenbach (7th in 1988);
  • Junior RB Rueben Mayes (10th in 1984);
  • Senior QB Jack Thompson (9th in 1978), and
  • Senior QB Ed Goddard (8th, 9th or 10th in 1936)

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