First off, I confess to not being an Oregon fan (see voidgame.com), but the sportsman in me hates to see any athlete suffer and injury – much less an injury that will in all likelihood knock him out of contention for the biggest trophy in College Football!!!!
Dixon’s left knee buckled under him when he planted it to turn upfield on an option play with 5 minutes in the quarter. He was wearing a brace on the knee when the game started. Until now, Dixon has been this year’s leading Heisman candidate. He sprained the same knee when playing Arizona State on Nov. 3. Dixon scored a touchdown on a 39-yard run on the Ducks’ first possession. His stats were 5-of-8 for 62 yards with an interception in the end zone before leaving the game.
Dennis Dixon has been having a great year and has proven to be quite a playmaker. Unfortunately, this happens all the time in College Football. In fact, it happened just last year to this year’s NFL Super Star, Adrian Peterson, at the University of Oklahoma. Peterson was on track to win last year’s Heisman when he broke his collarbone and sat out the majority of the season.
With Dixon out, the race is wide open with Tim Tebow as the accepted leader. Missouri’s Chase Daniel is the main challenger. But, this year is now a heisman disaster. There is no standout player and no one has the name recognition that is so crucial in the late season voting.
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