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Is Georgia's New QB a Heisman Trophy Candidate

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Published by Dennis Stagliano in sports betting · 11 June 2020
Tags: sportsbettingheismantrophy
Transfer quarterbacks have become the past three Heisman Trophy winners.
Jamie Newman fits the bill as he will play 2020 at his new school, Georgia.

Newman Heisman Trophy odds: +800 - Odds to win national title: Georgia is +800

No player from Wake Forest has ever come close to winning the Heisman Trophy – so at least Jamie Newman gave himself a chance at the award in 2020 by transferring from Wake to UGA.

Last year, Newman was the clear-cut starter as Wake finished 8-5 following a loss to Michigan State in the Pinstripe Bowl. Newman completed 12-of-27 passes for 175 yards and three touchdowns with one interception in what would prove to be his final game at Wake Forest. Newman, who had to leave the game late in the fourth quarter with an undisclosed injury, was also Wake Forest’s rushing leader as he accounted for 87 yards on 17 carries.

For the season, Newman completed 60.9 percent of his passes, throwing for 2,868 yards and 26 touchdowns with 11 interceptions. Newman also rushed for 574 yards and six touchdowns. He finished second in the ACC in total offense yards per game at 286.8, was fifth in the ACC in passing yards per game at 239.0 and fourth in passing efficiency with a 145.3 rating.

Georgia does have a new offensive coordinator this season in Todd Monken. He was on the same role last year with the Cleveland Browns, and new Cleveland coach Kevin Stefanski didn’t retain him. UGA was fifth in the SEC in scoring (30.8 points per game), total offense (408.1 yards), passing (223.0) and rushing (185.1) last year.

The Dawgs open the season Sept. 7 in Atlanta vs. Virginia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. Gridiron Gold will definitely be watching this matchup and we will certainly have a college football pick on this game at https://www.gridirongold.com/college-football-picks.html .

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