The Big East has not had a Heisman trophy winner in nearly 20 years, and in 2010, there are three potential candidates to take home the trophy.
The obvious top choice is Dion Lewis. Pittsburgh head coach Dave Wannstedt will ride the shoulders of his talented young running back and he will get as many carries as anybody in the nation.
Couple that with a solid defense, and it is not out of the question for Lewis to approach 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns, which are numbers worthy of Heisman consideration.
Noel Devine is another candidate. Devine's explosiveness and big play ability make him one of biggest game changers at the collegiate level.
While Devine will not get the amount of touches Lewis will, he has the chance to average nearly seven yards per carry and will certainly go over 1,500 yards if he stays healthy.
The final of the three candidates is Cincinnati quarterback Zach Collaros. Collaros is poised to put up some huge numbers in 2010, playing for the high flying offense of the Cincinnati Bearcats.
He has the talent to put up numbers similar to those of Tony Pike last season before his injury, and if he can do so he will certainly be in the Heisman conversation, much like Pike was a season ago.