Sunday, September 30, 2007

State of the Heisman

There is no way around it. Matt Ryan did not have a great game against UMass. However, he did have an adequate game. RFH would even argue that his Heisman standing went up in the 24-14 win. In reality, how many of the 924 Heisman voters actually saw this game? (Side note: you are a Heisman voter. An internet vote counts as 1/924th of the final poll.) Take a look at the stats from this weekend for #12 and ten of his closest competitors:(Chart after the jump)...

PLAYER

RESULT

LINE

McFadden

W

19 Carries, 138 YDs, 2 TDs,

Tebow

L

20/27, 201 YDs, TD, INT, 19 Carries, 75 YDs, TD

Woodson

W

26/33, 301 YDs, 5 TD, INT

White

L

12/18, 100 YDs, INT, Fumble

Slaton

L

13 Carries, 54 YDs, 2 Fumbles

Dixon

L

31/44, 306 YDs, TD, 2 INT, 8 Carries, 17 YDs, TD

Ryan

W

24/42, 204 YDs, TD

Brennan

W

30/49, 369 YDs, 3 TD, 5 INT

Jackson

W

11 Rec., 160 YDs, 2 TD

Booty

W

20/37, 236 YDs, TD, 2 INT, Fumble

Rice

L

21 Carries, 97 YDs, TD, Fumble


What does all of this mean? White, Slaton and Rice should be out of the picture for a while if not for good. Tebow had a very average day and faces LSU's defense next week. McFadden did nothing to hurt his chances but you have to wonder if a player on a team that should lose at least 3 games can win the HT. Jackson had a very nice day but it is hard for a WR to win the Heisman. Dixon and Booty played decently but not better than Ryan. When is 369 yards a bad thing for a HT candidate? When it is paired with 5 Colt Brennan INTs. Advantage Ryan. That leaves Andre' Woodson. He would be our current favorite for the Heisman. However, Kentucky has a tougher remaining schedule than BC and the Wildcats are hardly a power. With big time TV exposure coming up, Ryan is very much in this thing as long as BC keeps winning games.

2 Comments:

andrew said...

So any chance of getting t-shirts with that logo made? Maybe using CafePress or something?

matt said...

Andrew, send an email to ryanforheisman@gmail.com

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