A campaign has been waged to get Tony Pike recognition for the Heisman Trophy in 2009.
Many felt in my Heisman watch articles that Pike should have been considered among the dozen chosen. Well, from a week to week basis, Pike will likely remain in the top 20 but depending on play from others, namely Darryl Clark (Penn State) and Eric Decker (Minnesota), Pike will always be on the cusp.
Still, Pike is putting up good numbers in a pro-style offense.
Cincinnati has a solid chance at finishing 2009 undefeated.
While they are not considered serious contenders for the BCS crown, one has to wonder what else the Bearcats have to do to gain a little respect.
Pike is sixth nationally in completion percentage and 12th nationally in yards per game.
He ranks higher than the likes of Taylor Potts (Texas Tech), Jacory Harris (Miami Fl.), Colt McCoy (Texas), and Jake Locker (Washington) in either of those categories.