Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota captured the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, making five straight years that a quarterback has won the award.
Mariota finished with 788 first place votes and 2,534 points. Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon finished a distant second with 37 first place votes and 1,250 points. Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper was third.
Mariota has completed 68.3% of his passes for 3,783 yards, throwing for 38 touchdowns with only two interceptions. He also rushed for 669 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Gordon leads the nation in rushing yards (2,336), rushing yards per game (179.7) and rushing TDs (26).
Gordon was UW’s fourth Heisman finalist.