Missouri Coach Says QB Daniel A Heisman Finalist

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COLUMBIA, MO -- Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel is headed to New York as a Heisman Trophy finalist.

That's the word from Tigers coach Gary Pinkel. An official
announcement of the five finalists is scheduled for tomorrow night,
but the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Pinkel told Missouri fans
last night that his junior QB made the cut.

In his second year as a starter, the former Southlake Carroll
star has thrown 33 touchdowns and more than 4,100 yards in leading
No. 7 Missouri to one of the best seasons in school history.

The 11-2 Tigers will face No. 25 Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl in
Dallas on New Year's Day. The game marks Missouri's first January
1st bowl game in nearly four decades.

The bowl game will likely match a pair of Heisman finalists.
Razorback running back Darren McFadden is last year's Heisman
runner-up. He's also expected to earn an invitation to the Nokia
Theatre on New York's Times Square for Saturday's selection, along
with Florida quarterback Tim Tebow.