Cheering on a favorite, is, well, what most people do.
You want to be different, though, so you're looking for legitimate long shots who are capable of bringing home college football's most coveted hardware.
The Heisman, the Walter Camp, the Outland and the Maxwell are such awards, and the front-runners are obvious.
But you want to stand out from the crowd and go against the grain. You want a dark horse in this race.
And by reading this slideshow, you'll get a few suggestions.