QUARTERBACKS Jameis Winston (Florida State), Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M), AJ McCarron (Alabama) and Jordan Lynch (Northern Illinois) and running backs Tre Mason (Auburn) and Andre Williams (Boston College) were named finalists for the Heisman Trophy.
Six finalists invited to Saturday's ceremony in New York are the most since 1994.
Winston is the overwhelming favorite to win the award now that a sexual-assault complaint against him in Tallahassee, Fla., has been closed without charges being filed. He could also become the second freshman to win the award. Manziel was the first last year.
Also, McCarron has won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, given to the top senior quarterback. McCarron completed 67 percent of his passes for 2,676 yards and 26 touchdowns for the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide.
In other college-football news:
* Troopers say South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was ticketed for going 110 mph in a 70 mph zone on a South Carolina interstate.
* Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has interviewed for the Boise State head coach position. Koetter, a native of Pocatello, Idaho, was Boise State's coach from 1998-2000. He posted a 26-10 record with back-to-back Humanitarian Bowl wins before six seasons as Arizona State's coach.
* Police in East Lansing, Mich., say at least 15 people were arrested during a rowdy celebration of Michigan State's victory over Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game.
* La Salle freshman Micahya Owens was selected as the Atlantic 10 women's basketball rookie of the week.
* Garrett Kerr, of the University of the Sciences, was selected as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Player of the Week. Camille McPherson, of USciences, was named women's co-rookie of the week.
* La Salle's Demitri Goutos and Meghan McGlinchey were named A-10 indoor track and field performers of the week.
* Boo Weekley has withdrawn from the Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples, Fla., because of two family deaths. Tournament organizers said Weekley's grandfather and uncle died in the last 10 days. Weekley won the Colonial in May and qualified for the Tour Championship for the first time in 6 years.