With the winding down of the year and the beginning of award season to really start up, I figured it be a good time to start thinking about your Heisman talk. I know Bill and RPT and such could do a lot better job at this than me, but I'll get it started...
My candidate for Heisman, if I had the vote (which would be crazy, giving a Physiologist a vote), would go in this order...
Toby Gerhart (Stanford)
Tim Tebow (Florida)
Ndamukong Suh (Nebraska)
Tebow's stats really don't need mentioning, but he's throwing for 66% for 2166 yards, 17 TD's and 4 picks with 796 yards rushing and an additional 13 TD's (not sure on fumbles, but I think there's been a few). He accounts for half of the Florida offense.
Suh is probably the reason that Nebraska matters this year. His numbers aren't gaudy...70 tackles (total), seven sacks and 1 INT (damn you Suh!). But the Huskers only allowed 133 points this year, and when it seemed the needed a push or a sack or a stop, Suh was there. With an anemic offense (well, stupid, unable to hold on to the ball at times offense) which scored 150 points in conference play, the defense only allowed 105. Gotta give that credit to Suh.
However, Gerhart would get the nod. His numbers are fantastic, rushing for 1736 yards on 311 carries (5.6), with 26 TD's. Hell, he's got a TD pass (QB rating is 581.2!!!). Only held under 100 once (Oregon St) and topped 200 twice (Washington and Oregon). Averaged 151 yards a game in conference play, and that's not playing Wazzou. Also doesn't include the 205 he threw up against the Irish. A bruising rush, who's left arm is never without blood on it, he accounted for 64% of rushing yards (74% if you drop QB rushing). Without Gerhart, Stanford is maybe down three wins, and not third in the conference.
That's what I think...not going to explain why McCoy or others aren't here...got stuff to analyze.