Lamar Jackson, the defending Heisman Trophy winner, is behind only one player in Chad Reuter's ranking of college football's best talents heading 2. Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville: Jackson did not end the year on a high. College football's Week 1 winners and losers. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY Sports Published p.m. ET Sept. 2, | Updated p.m. ET Sept. 3. The College Football Playoff National Championship was a bowl game that was used to determine a national champion of college football in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision for the season. The game was played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, The game was played between the winners of two pre-designated bowl Background · Teams · College Football · Game summary.