The award for most outstanding college football player will be given out Saturday night in NY.
Love was second in the FBS in rushing with 1,973 yards and scored 17 touchdowns.
Saquon Barkley's name has been closely associated with the Heisman Trophy race since the beginning of the season, but as the Nittany Lions fell from the top of the rankings, so did Barkley's chances of winning the award, leaving many to believe Penn State's running back was "snubbed".
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Stanford running back Bryce Love, and Lousville quarterback and reigning Heisman victor Lamar Jackson are the three players who are up for the highest individual honor in college football this year.
Love re-wrote Stanford's record books in the Cardinal's 9-4 season, running for 1,973 yards on 237 carries.
Whether Jackson wins or not, he will still be profoundly remembered as one of the best players to ever step onto a college football field, and that is truly saying something.
Saquon Barkley fell short of reaching NY for the Heisman Trophy ceremony, as Baker Mayfield, Bryce Love and Lamar Jackson were named finalists.
He averaged 10.5 yards per carry and 114.3 yards per game on the ground and finished his high school career with 83 touchdowns.
In the end, two quarterbacks - Mayfield and 2016 Heisman victor Lamar Jackson - were invited to the award ceremony.
In winning college football's most coveted award, Jackson last season rushed for 1,571 yards and 21 touchdowns, while passing for 3,543 yards and 30 touchdowns. He left no doubt, cut off all other long-shot avenues, with four passing touchdowns in the Sooners' 41-17 rout of TCU in Saturday's Big 12 title game. As for Penny, the San Diego State senior rushed for 2,027 yards and 19 touchdowns while also tallying three touchdowns (two kickoff returns, one punt return) on special teams.