While Murray will hope to be Oklahoma's seventh Heisman victor, and fourth Sooners quarterback (Jason White, Sam Bradford and Mayfield) since 2003, Tagovailoa is attempting to become Alabama's first-ever Heisman-winning quarterback.
College football's most prestigious award will be handed out in NY on Saturday, plus the Home Depot Awards Show will be Thursday in Atlanta.
Tua Tagovailoa is set to bring some Hawaiian flare to The Big Apple.
Tagovailoa and Murray are the two favorites to win this year's award.
Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew II and West Virginia quarterback Will Grier had been in the Heisman mix for much of the season and put up numbers to rival Tagovailoa, Murray and Haskins, but both fell short of leading their teams to conference championship games.
Alabama: The Crimson Tide heads to the College Football Playoff for the fifth year in a row, undoubtedly as the No. 1 seed and the favorite to win another national title.
Afterward, they stood side-by-side on the podium in the middle of the field while Alabama received its SEC championship trophy.
Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban told ESPN today that Tagovailoa has a high ankle sprain and will have it scoped.
Etienne, a sophomore running back who last week was named ACC Player of the Year, rushed for 100 yards or more for a seventh time this season.
Hurts's patience paid off, and he couldn't have made his clutch play at a better time.
Dwayne Haskins added five more touchdown passes to his single-season record and No. 6 Ohio State relied on its staunch defense to hold off a second-half charge from No. 21 Northwestern for a 45-24 victory.
The Allen, Texas, product has completed 241 of 340 passes this year for 4,053 yards and 40 touchdowns against seven interceptions.
Passing: 348/496 (70.2 percent), 4,580 yards, 47 touchdowns, 8 interceptions, 175.77 passer rating.
Rushing: 123 carries, 892 yards, 7.25 yards per carry, 11 touchdowns.