Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Breaking Down the Heisman Race

After 11 weeks in the season, the Tide is 10-0 and have their best chance to have a player win the Heisman in a long time. So let's try and breakdown the front runners to New York.

1. Mark Ingram: I'll try to keep this as unbiased as I can. Ingram has rushed for 1287 yards this season scoring 10 rushing touchdowns. He has also caught 3 touchdowns and has 225 yards receiving this season. Last week against Miss. State he rushed for 2 touchdowns carrying for 149 yards on 19 carries, including a career long 70 yard outbreak late to seal the game for the Tide.

2. Case Keeman: Case has so far lead his Houston Cougars to an 8-2 season throwing for 4,194 yards and 31 touchdowns. He has thrown 6 picks and has a completion % of 68.7. He has has 3 rushing touchdowns to his name.

3. Tim Tebow: We all know Tim can play, hell he has already won one trophy. However, his stats that got him there a couple of years ago just aren't there this season, but again his Florida team is also undefeated and playing for another SEC Championship in as many years. He has thrown for 1,720 yards and has 12 touchdowns through the air and 10 on the ground. He has completed 64.6% of his passes and has a QB rating of 154.

4. Colt McCoy: Leading another unbeaten Texas team, McCoy has thrown for 2,628 yards and 19 touchdowns. He only had 4 interceptions and has a passer rating of 148. Texas has already made it through the toughest part of their season and he should easily be able to pad any stats he needs to down the stretch.

5. CJ Spiller: Just added to the top 5 by ESPN, last week Spiller ran for, threw, and caught a touchdown. Not a bad day a the office. He has rushed for 836 yards this year for 6 touchdowns. He also has 4 receiving touchdowns to his name.

So there they are, the top five. While we expected Tebow and McCoy to be there. I think Keeman and Mark Ingram have been a surprise for voters. I think it will come down to who takes their team the furthest this season, whether it is a conference championship that will decide or if it comes down to who lifts the crystal ball, I would expect the winner to be the one who helps his team separate from the pack. I think Ingram is a lock for the trip to New York, though the team will have to get him over the top in the voting.


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