Predicting who will -- and should -- win CFB's top awards

Predicting who will -- and should -- win CFB's top awards
It's time once again to hand out some hardware at The Home Depot College Football Awards show Thursday night, when the best players in the nation will gather at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. We might get a first early clue at where a tight Heisman race stands between Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray and Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Both are up for the Maxwell Award (given to the college player of the year) and the Davey O'Brien Award (given to the nation's best quarterback). Four of the past five times the same player won both awards, he went on to win the Heisman. Colt McCoy was the only one who did not, in 2009. In all, nine awards will be handed out. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. Chuck Bednarik Award (defensive player of the year) Josh Allen , LB, Kentucky, senior: Allen had a monster year to help the Wildcats to their best...