Winners and losers from college football’s regular season

14Winner: Alabama Crimson Tide

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If this was the same old year — decent offense, excellent defense — we probably wouldn’t highlight the Tide. You’ve heard that story enough. But what Tua Tagovailoa accomplished this season was special. The sophomore quarterback turned Alabama into a scoring attack nobody wanted to face. He accounted for 3,400 yards of total offense and 41 touchdowns despite attempting only three fourth-quarter passes all season. That’s a mind-numbing fact. Overall, the Tide ranked No. 2 nationally in both yards per play and scoring offense. Tagovailoa should win the Heisman Trophy.

 

David Kenyon
Writer for Sportsnaut and Bleacher Report, mostly covering college football as well as the NFL, NBA and college basketball.