Alabama running back
The awards were presented for the first time at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta on Thursday.
Watson won the Davey O'Brien Award, given to the nation's top quarterback.
Stanford's Joshua Garnett won the Outland Trophy, given to the top interior lineman.
Dykes' deal redone
California agreed to a two-year contract extension with Coach Sonny Dykes that will increase his pay immediately and keep him locked up through the 2019 season.
Dykes had two years remaining on his original five-year deal, and both sides had been looking to extend it after he helped lead the Golden Bears (7-5) to their first bowl game since 2011. They'll play Air Force in the
"Turning around a program is not an easy task, and in three years, Sonny and his staff have been instrumental in reestablishing a strong culture for our football program," Athletic Director Michael Williams said.
Dykes will get a raise from approximately $2 million a year — which was the lowest salary for a head football coach in the Pac-12 Conference — to $2.825 million per year for the next four seasons. He is 13-23 at Cal.
Pittsburgh's promising first season under Pat Narduzzi has earned the energetic coach a contract extension.
The school announced it has extended Narduzzi's contract through the 2021 season. Narduzzi led Pitt to an 8-4 record and a second-place finish behind
Athletic Director Scott Barnes said Narduzzi "adrenalized" the program after replacing Paul Chryst last December. The Panthers were picked to finish sixth in the Coastal Division but thrived under Narduzzi despite losing reigning ACC Player of the Year James Conner to a knee injury in the season opener.