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    NEW YORK -- After putting on a show in Death Valley back in October, Clemsons Deshaun Watson and Louisvilles Lamar Jackson will face off again. NBA Jerseys China .This time in New York with the Heisman Trophy on the line.The Atlantic Coast Conference quarterbacks who dueled in one of the best games of the college football season were named Heisman finalists Monday, along with Michigans versatile star Jabrill Peppers and Oklahoma teammates Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook.The award will be presented Saturday in Manhattan.Watson finished third in last years voting, won by Alabama running back Derrick Henry. Just like last year, he heads to New York not as the favorite but as the contender coming on strong at the end.You just dont have a lot of two-time Heisman finalists over the history of your program. He is our first, and hes very deserving, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said in a statement. Ive said it before; I believe he is the best player in the nation and has been a great representative of our University.Mayfield finished fourth last season, but did not get an invitation to attend the Heisman presentation in New York.Westbrook and Mayfield are the first teammates to be finalists since Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart from Southern California finished first and third, respectively in 2005.I knew he was going, Mayfield said of Westbrook. I had all the confidence in the world that Dede was going to get invited. It was more of a relief that my name got called. And then, I was just waiting to see his name pop up and see his highlights. Its enjoyable the two of us up there together.Peppers is the first defensive player to be a Heisman finalists since Notre Dame linebacker Manti Teo was a distant runner-up to Johnny Manziel in 2012.Finalists are determined by the margins between vote-getters. The ballots of more than 900 voters, which include former Heisman winners, were due Monday.Watson entered as the preseason favorite in what looked like a strong field of contenders, but Jackson quickly swept past them all to be front-runner. He was brilliant for the first two months of the season and Louisville was looking like a College Football Playoff contender.It seemed as if Jackson would be a runaway Heisman winner, but the 15th-ranked Cardinals lost their final two games of the season. He was sacked 11 times in a lopsided loss at Houston and he committed four turnovers in a last-second loss against Kentucky. The last player to win the Heisman after his team lost its final two games was Notre Dames Tim Brown in 1987.Watson, meanwhile, has surged since Clemsons only loss to Pitt in mid-November. He also had the benefit of playing in the ACC title game last Saturday and took full advantage of the spotlight. Watson threw three touchdown passes and ran for two scores in a 42-35 victory against Virginia Tech to seal a spot in the College Football Playoff.The raw numbers still favor Jackson, who is second in the nation in total yards per game (410.7) and has accounted for 51 touchdowns (21 rushing TDs and 30 TD passes) with 13 turnovers (nine INTs and four lost fumbles) in 12 games. Watson averages 341.8 yards per game and has 43 touchdowns (six rushing and 37 passing) with 15 turnovers (all interceptions) in 13 games.When the two met on Oct. 1 at Clemson, Watson threw for 306 yards and five touchdowns, ran for 91 and was picked off three times. Jackson had 295 yards passing, 162 rushing and accounted for three touchdowns with one interception. Clemson won 42-36.It will mean a lot, Jackson said about the possibility of winning. Just being the first person to win it (at) the University of Louisville, so itll be an honor.Mayfield and Westbrook have been a dynamic combination, and late in the season No. 7 Oklahoma started a dual campaign to promote both for the Heisman. Mayfield is on pace to break the NCAA record for passer efficiency rating in a season (197.75). Westbrook has 74 catches for 1,465 yards and 16 touchdowns and has more receptions covering at least 20 yards (26) than any receiver in the country.Peppers played defense, offense and special teams for Michigan, lining up all over the field. He had 60 tackles, three sacks and an interception on defense, scored three touchdowns on offense being used mostly as a wildcat quarterback and averaged 14.8 yards with a touchdown on punt returns.Still, he was a bit of a surprising finalist.Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen, Florida State running back Dalvin Cook and Washington quarterback Jake Browning were among those who were considered potential finalists that did not draw enough support to get an invitation to New York.---Follow Ralph D. Russo at college football Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping . The Oilers come in having lost five in a row (0-4-1) and 16 of their last 20 games, dropping a 2-1 decision to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. Cheap NBA Jerseys China . -- For the first time in two months, an opponent was standing up to Alabama. . The 29-year-old from Port Colborne, Ont., has nothing but good things to say about former U.S. marine Liz (Girlrilla) Carmouche ahead of their co-main event Wednesday on the UFCs "Fight for the Troops" televised card in Fort Campbell, Ky. Injury-ravaged Ireland became the first European team since 2003 to complete calendar-year victories over the southern hemispheres big three by fending off Australia 27-24 in Dublin.Ireland lost Rob Kearney, Andrew Trimble and Jared Payne to injury in a bruising contest, having entered the clash without Johnny Sexton and Robbie Henshaw and late withdrawal Sean OBrien.Iain Henderson, Garry Ringrose and Keith Earls claimed Irelands tries, while Dane Haylett-Petty, Tevita Kuridrani and Sefanaia Naivalu crossed for the Wallabies.Australia flanker Dean Mumm was fortunate to escape a red card for a dangerous tackle on Tadhg Furlong, while Bernard Foley was sin-binned late on for a challenge on Devin Toner.Ireland wound up with replacement scrum-half Kieran Marmion on the wing and Joey Carbery at full-back, but still produced a stirring victory over the Wallabies.Joe Schmidts men shrugged off all their injury concerns to beat New Zealand, South Africa and Australia all in the same year - the first northern hemisphere side to complete the feat since England 13 years ago.Ireland ripped into Australia from the off, but wasted three ideal platforms in the visitors 22 after punting kickable penalties to the corner.Some 17 Irish phases came and went on the move of the half that carried no reward, with Trimble hauled down just shy of the line.Ireland had a penalty in the bag but Mumm - selected at six to disrupt the home lineout - did exactly that. Israel Folau then left a knee in on Kearney as he shipped out wide, effectively forcing Irelands full-back out of the contest.Kearney had only just beaten a concussion picked up in last weeks 21-9 New Zealand loss, and was again withdrawn due to head injury checks here. Paddy Jackson slotted a penalty to put Ireland 3-0 to the good after Stephen Moore slipped off his feet at a ruck.And then came the halfs controversy. Mumm dumped Furlong at a ruck with Australia on the attack. The former Exeter back-five forward dropped Furlong on his head, however - and was hugely fortunate to avoid a red card.Referee Jerome Garces explained its not a dynamic situation to both captains in awarding Mumm a yellow card. An unfazed Ireland seized full advantage, Simon Zebo conjuring a try for Henderson thanks to a cute chipp that Earls regathered. NFL Jerseys Supply. Earls fed the onrushing Henderson inside and the Ulster lock sneaked his way across the line. Jacksons conversion had Ireland 10-0 ahead just into the second quarter.Trimble was then forced off with ankle trouble, with Carbery slotting in at full-back and Zebo switching to the wing. Ireland fluffed a maul peel at the back of the lineout, only for Ringrose to scoop up the loose ball and wriggle home for the hosts second try.The stung Wallabies did however hit back. Rory Best produced a startling cover tackle on Reece Hodge to deny the visitors a score. Conor Murray dented another Wallabies raid, but Ireland could not keep Australia scoreless at the break.Haylett-Petty finished courtesy of a neat inside ball from Folau as Michael Cheikas men left the tie neatly poised, with Ireland leading 17-7 at the break.Ireland lost Payne at half-time, the influential centre suffering a back problem after having only just shaken off a lower-limb tweak to be fit for the clash.Yet another backline reshuffle saw Earls shift to 13 and replacement scrum-half Marmion enter the fray on the wing. A forward pass from David Pocock denied Australia an immediate try at the top of the second half.Just minutes later Kuridrani waltzed home however, with Irelands backline at sixes and sevens. Jackson posted his second penalty of the night to nudge Ireland back into a 20-14 lead, but still Australia heaped on the pressure.Replacement wing Naivalu coasted over with his first touch as Ireland lost their defensive shape, with Foley converting to hand the Wallabies a 21-20 lead.A Foley penalty handed Australia a four-point advantage on the hour, but Ireland somehow found another gear. Earls raced in from Zebos scoring pass thanks to bullish carries from CJ Stander, Furlong and Peter OMahony.Jacksons nerveless conversion pushed Ireland back into a 27-24 lead. Ireland continued to hang in the match, and were handed a huge boost when Foley was sin-binned for a dangerous tackle on Toner.The hosts then ground out the result, Jackson punting a full-time penalty into touch to spark raucous celebrations in Dublin. Cheap MLB Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping cheap nfl jerseys Cheap Jerseys USA China JerseysCheap NFL Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys For Sale Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys ' ' '