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College Football Roundup: Johnny Heisman; Army-Navy; Tuberville Moves

Tommy Tuberville

Tommy Tuberville

NEW YORK (AP) -- Johnny Football just got a way cooler nickname--Johnny Heisman.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel (man-ZEHL') became the first freshman to win college football's most coveted trophy.
Manziel passed for 3,419 yards and threw 24 TD passes for the Aggies, who will play Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl this season on Jan. 4 in Cowboys Stadium. In addition, Manziel was a dual threat. He ran for 1,181 yards, including 19 rushing TDs.
Manziel is the second player from Texas A&M to win the Heisman, and first since John David Crow 1957.
He broke 2010 Heisman winner Cam Netwon's Southeastern Conference record with 4,600 total yards this season, led the Aggies to a 10-2 in their first SEC season and orchestrated an upset at No. 1 Alabama in November
Manziel edged out Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o (MAN'-ty TAY'-ow) for the Heisman. Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein was a distant third.
Manziel received 474 first-place votes and 2,029 total points in the balloting. Te'O had 321 first-place votes and 1,7-6 points. Te'o already had won the Walter Camp Award and Maxwell Trophy as the top college player in the country. He was trying to be the first defense-only winner of the Heisman.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Navy held off Army 17-13 to hook an anchor to the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. Both teams beat Air Force this season. The Midshipmen extend the longest winning streak in the 113-game series to 11 straight over the Cadets.
Keenan Reynolds scored the winning TD late in the game. The Black Knights came close, but Navy recovered a late fumble, and was able to run out the clock.
Navy is 8-4 and headed to a Dec. 29 meeting with Arizona State in the Fight Hunger Bowl is San Francisco.
Army finishes 2-10.

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Texas Tech's Tommy Tuberville has agreed to become Cincinnati's football coach.
The news comes one day after Butch Jones left the Bearcats for Tennessee. Cincinnati has won a share of four of the last five Big East titles and will play in the Belk Bowl.
Tuberville takes over a program that has been a stepping stone job for the last three head coaches. Mark Dantonio, Brian Kelly and Jones all left after three years.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Willie Taggart has been hired as South Florida's new football coach after establishing himself as one of the nation's top young prospects by turning a losing program around at Western Kentucky.
Taggart led Western Kentucky to 7-5 record this season. The Hilltoppers will make their first bowl appearance against Central Michigan in the Little Caesars Bowl. Defensive coordinator Lance Guidry has been named interim head coach for that game.


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