The 2009 season had its share of surprises. From unranked Cincinnati transforming into a national title contender to Ndamukong Suh becoming a Heisman candidate, the message for the postseason is clear: Expect the unexpected.
A village of legal guardians and guardian angels helped Troy Smith navigate his long, difficult journey to the brink of a Heisman Trophy.
Ohio State, owners of the No. 1 ranking, the Heisman Trophy and its archrival, showed its peerless in college football, writes Pat Forde.
Troy Smith's performance against the Irish resembled a breakout showing by another No. 10 last year, and that bodes well for the Buckeyes' future, writes Pat Forde.
Stanford QB Jim Plunkett won the Heisman in 1970, but the position has evolved so much since then, he might not have even made the field in 2005.