Season Statistics: 330/468, 70.5%, 3,512 yards, 27 TDs, 12 INTs; 128 rushing attempts, 348 yards 2.7 yards/carry, 3 TDs
Colt McCoy entered the season as the odd man out of the three Heisman Trophy amigos and the favorite to make the it a complete three-peat when Bradford went down. Besides, there was the absence of a break away threat in the Florida attack that wouldn't let Tebow surpass his Heisman-like numbers from the previous two season.
McCoy started slow but picked up the pace after a sub-par performance against Oklahoma in a 16-13 grinding of a win. His Heisman hype culminated with an impressive outing against arch-rival Texas A&M; he ran for 175 yards and threw for another 304 while putting together a five-touchdown effort.
It seemed like it was all locked up for McCoy—all he had to do was give a presentable effort against Nebraska and come away with a win. One of the two happened, he did come away with a win.
McCoy was harassed, intercepted three times, and ultimately almost cost his team the game on a controversial review that Husker fans and Longhorn fans view very differently.
Colt threw for only 184 yards on only 58 percent completion percentage. He was sacked nine times (4.5 by Ndamukong Suh) and threw three interceptions, all of which amounted to a field goal by the inept Huskers offense.
In fact, McCoy wasn't the reason that Texas won. They won in spite of his play; in fact some might say that they overcame his play to win the game, aided by a kick out of bounds and a horse collar tackle.
McCoy has a shot, but it's a long shot. He was out-shined by fellow Heisman candidate Suh in the game and was literally outplayed by him as well. It will be hard to objectively vote to put McCoy above Suh, since Suh basically ran him to the ground in Dallas.
Right now, it looks like McCoy is going to stay somewhere between three and four in the votes, mostly because of his two games against good defenses.
His combined statistics for games against Oklahoma and Nebraska were 41-of-75 (54 percent), 311 yards, 1 TD, 4 INT, and 53 yards rushing. Hardly Heisman numbers, and that's why he's on the outside looking in at the moment.