• What they said: “He has the arm. He has the intellect. He has the numbers. But what separates Sam Bradford from his peers is his pulse rate, or lack thereof. He is cooler than Vince Chase. It’s not that Bradford has shown the poise in a last-minute rally; Oklahoma hasn’t needed one. It’s that nothing rattles him. He slices up defenses with a surgeon’s acumen. Like most patients, defenses can’t do anything about it.” – ESPN’s Ivan Maisel
• How it ended: Bradford’s gaudy passing numbers were enough to win the Heisman and beat out Tebow, who finished with more first-place votes but fewer points. Bradford finished with 50 passing touchdowns and 4,720 passing yards, but Tebow got the last laugh. Florida beat Oklahoma 24-14 in the BCS National Championship.