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How Did Archie Lose the 1974 Maxwell Award to Steve Joachim of Temple?

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June 30, 2020 at 1:22pm

Does anyone have any recollection of this?  I am drawing a total blank here.

Bob Ferguson won the 1961 Maxwell Award—in the year Ernie Davis won the Heisman.  But Bob finished in second place in the Heisman voting and it remains the third closest vote in Heisman history.  So it’s not a shock if there is a split in the awards between two players of nearly equal accomplishments and talent.

But Joachim didn’t even finish in the top ten in the ‘74 Heisman vote.

Does anyone have any memory of having seen Joachim play?  

This seems like one of the most inexplicable award results that I have ever seen.




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