Newton led Auburn to a 37-34 victory over Kentucky on October 9. He ran for 198 yards and scored four touchdowns while passing for 210 yards. Newton rushed for 188 yards and three touchdowns and threw one touchdown pass in a 65-43 victory over Arkansas on October 16. He had three rushing TDs and 200 yards passing in an 80-63 win over South Carolina on October 23. Newton had three rushes for 62 yards and a TD and passed for 204 yards as No. 1 Auburn beat Mississippi State 33-28 on November 6.
His season came to an end with a 38-7 loss at Georgia. The Tigers' quarterback was limited to just 12 passes because he played nearly every down of the game at Georgia. However, he still managed to set a new school record with 533 yards of total offense. He also became the first player in FBS history to have 100 or more yards rushing and passing in five games.
In his debut as a Bear, Newton completed 18 of 28 passes for 278 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He also ran for 56 yards. In his second start as a Bear, Newton completed 21 of 30 passes for 394 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran for a career-high 141 yards.
Newton became the third freshman in NCAA history to win the Heisman Trophy after Tim Tebow and Manti Te'o.
Newton completed 17 of 27 pass attempts for 209 yards and added 38 running yards on nine runs in Sunday's 22-12 loss to Miami. Newton was kept without a touchdown throw for the sixth time this season, as the Patriots lost a divisional game and dropped out of postseason contention. He ended the regular season with three touchdowns and five interceptions in his only two starts at quarterback this year.
Newton became the first player in NFL history with at least 15 passing touchdowns and 5,000 career rushing yards when he scored on a 2-yard run in the second quarter. The former No. 1 overall pick injured his right shoulder early in the fourth quarter and didn't return. Head coach Bill Belichick said after the game that Newton will be evaluated further by team doctors in Boston but added that he doesn't believe the injury is serious. "I think everybody has an idea who'll play and who won't," Belichick said. "Cam will play whoever the coaches put him out there with, and we'll go from there."
Newton finished the season with 3,854 total yards (509 per game) and 28 touchdowns against 10 interceptions. He also ran for five scores.
The Patriots selected Auburn star Newton with the top selection in the 2011 NFL Draft. In his only season as a starter, Newton led the Tigers to a 12-1 record and their third straight national title.
Newton attended Florida and Blinn before transferring to Auburn, where he won the Bowl Championship Series National Championship and the Heisman Trophy in 2010. With 70 quarterback running touchdowns in his NFL career, he is known as "Super Cam."
Bradford surpassed the NCAA rookie record of 29 touchdowns by tossing his 30th to Joe Jon Finley during the second quarter of the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Bradford passed for 209 yards and no picks against the Missouri Tigers. He was 18-26 with two touchdown passes.
The previous record was set by Doug Flutie in 1995 when he threw 31 touchdowns to go with 2,051 yards during his final season at Boston College. Flutie went on to play seven more seasons in the NFL after graduating from BC.
Bradford's current career high is 33 touchdowns thrown, which he reached twice earlier this year. The first time was against the New York Giants in a 41-27 Minnesota win on September 24. He also threw for three scores against the Washington Redskins in a 42-24 Minnesota victory on October 7.
In addition to his accomplishments as a quarterback, Bradford has four touchdowns scored this season by himself. Three of those came in a span of three games against Oregon State, Kansas State, and Missouri. The other was a 75-yard interception return for a touchdown against the New York Giants.
Bradford was selected by Minnesota fans as the winner of the Paul Bunyan Trophy as best player in the state over defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and running back Justin Henderson.