The Heisman Dark Horse....I Mean Bronco.

Ian HarrisonCorrespondent IOctober 23, 2009

BOISE, ID - SEPTEMBER 3: Quarterback Kellen Moore #6 of the Boise State Broncos sets to throw a pass in the third quarter of the game against the Oregon Ducks at Bronco Stadium on September 3, 2009 in Boise, Idaho. Boise State won the game 19-8. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

The main-factors for winning a Heisman Trophy are generally:

A: Big win.
B: Huge Numbers.
C: Contention for a National Title

While there are certain exceptions for players, that seems to be the general rule for Quarterbacks.

Big Win:   Kellen Moore led the Boise State Broncos against the Oregon Ducks on the opening game of the season for both teams.  Moore accounted for one of his teams only two touchdowns, as the Broncos galloped on Oregon for a 18-9 win.

This game takes even more meaning, because Oregon has since went unbeaten, including wins over Utah, Cal, and UCLA.  Oregon still has five huge games left, including Washington, USC, Stanford, Arizona, and state-rival Oregon State.  It's conceivable that Oregon could finish in the top five if they run the table, and as it stands now, Oregon is atop the Pac-10 Conference.

Boise State also beat a under-rated Fresno State team that to Wisconson and Cincinnati by a combined eleven points.  Wisconsin is a smash-mouth team that will finish with more wins than loses, and Cincinnati is the current "sexy" pick for a National Title run.

Huge Numbers:  Kellen Moore is putting up Heisman numbers, while leading his currently fourth ranked (BCS) Boise State Broncos.  In six games this season, Moore has passed the ball for sixteen touchdowns, which has him tied for second, along with guys like Jerrod Johnson, Max Hall, and Russell Wilson, and just behind BCS leader Case Keenum with eighteen.

Moore has also managed to complete 69.1 percent of his passes, while only throwing two interceptions.  A more telling statistic, when Moore faced Oregon, he did not throw an interception.

When Kellen Moore needs to be perfect, he is.  In the two biggest games thus far on Boise's schedule, Moore is completing 67 percent of his passes, while hurling the ball for four touchdowns, without turning it over.

These numbers are even more amplified by the fact that Moore is only a Sophomore.  A sophomore with the kind of intelligence that Moore possesses is amazing, and he will only continue to lead Boise State's football program to a whole new plateau of success.

Contention for a National Title:   Boise State is currently ranked fourth in the BCS, and their prospects look nice.  Alabama and Florida's battle for the top spot in the SEC will cause one of those two teams to fall of the National Title mountain.

Texas hasn't impressed anyone.  The Longhorns still have to beat Missouri, Oklahoma State, and Kansas.  If they can get through that schedule without a loss, I will be surprised.  If they do, they still have to beat a Texas AM team that always plays the Longhorns hard.  Sure, Texas destroyed AM last season, but in 2007, Texas lost by 8 points to AM, so you can't rule them out.

Iowa, Oregon/USC, Cincinnati, and Miami will all makes pushes for the National Championship, and I think one of them will get the bid, but I cannot hate on Boise State for that.  Moore has put them in contention, and that's what matters.

Kellen Moore deserves to be the conversation.