Who should have won? Chuck Muncie, Ricky Bell, Tony Dorsett, anyone else on the ballot.
Archie Griffin's 1975 win was monumental because he became the first and only two-time winner of the Heisman Trophy.
The problem is that in 1975, he barely even sniffed the end zone.
Let's look at the top finishers in the 1975 Heisman race to see how ridiculous of a win it was for Griffin.
(numbers in bold are higher than Griffin's)
1. Archie Griffin, RB: 1,515 yards, 4 total TD
2. Chuck Muncie, RB: 1,852 yards, 15 total TD
3. Ricky Bell, RB: 1,899 yards, 13 total TD
4. Tony Dorsett, RB: 1,735 yards, 14 total TD
5. Joe Washington, RB: 927 yards, 11 total TD
6. Jimmy Dubose, RB: 1,410 yards, 6 total TD
All of these players played on good teams and had successful seasons.
The voters liked the idea of a multiple winner, so they gave an award to a man who had no reason to even be in the top three that year.