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TROPHY POLISHERS
ELIZABETH MCGARR
September 08, 2011
Sometimes Heisman voters are swayed by one special performance that identifies the clear winner. Here are the magical games that put 10 honorees over the top
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September 08, 2011

Trophy Polishers

Sometimes Heisman voters are swayed by one special performance that identifies the clear winner. Here are the magical games that put 10 honorees over the top

1942 FRANK SINKWICH GEORGIA, HB

FIREBALL FRANKIE WAS NECK AND NECK WITH Columbia quarterback Paul Governali in total offense but pulled ahead with an impressive showing against Cincinnati, tossing touchdown passes of 80 and 89 yards to Lamar Davis.

1948 DOAK WALKER SMU, HB

WALKER AND THE MUSTANGS HAD HANDED TEXAS ITS only loss of the '47 season, in which the Doaker finished third in the Heisman race, and the following year a then Southwest Conference--record crowd of 68,750 showed up for the game in Austin. On the third play Walker dropped back to pass, then instead took off down the right sideline 67 yards for a touchdown. He ran for another score and kicked three extra points in the 21--6 win.

1963 ROGER STAUBACH NAVY, QB

HE HAD ALREADY TWICE BROKEN THE school single-game record for total offense—in wins over William & Mary (297 yards) and Michigan (307). All he needed was exposure. In front of a national TV audience Staubach led the Midshipmen to a 24--12 win over third-ranked Pittsburgh. He completed 14 of 19 passes for 168 yards and ran for a touchdown.

1970 JIM PLUNKETT STANFORD, QB

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