Texas Wins, McCoy Has Making Of a Heisman

Bleacher Report Senior Writer IAugust 30, 2008

Colt McCoy dominated as the Texas Longhorns crushed Florida Atlantic, 52-10.

McCoy was 24-of-29 with 221 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. He also rushed 12 times for 102 times and a touchdown.

Colt McCoy was a dissapointment last year. He had 3,303 yards, 20 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. As a freshman in 2006, he had 2570 yards, 29 touchdown passes and just seven interceptions. Last year, Texas' offense was carried by Jamaal Charles, who ran for 1,619 yards and 18 touchdowns.

McCoy threw three touchdowns to three different receivers: Blaine Irby, Chris Ogbannaya and Jordan Shipley.

He performed best of any player today, arguably. Chris Wells had an excellent game but got hurt. Knowshon Moreno ran just nine times and left with an injury. Tim Tebow had just 137 pass yards and one touchdown. He didn't run for a touchdown.

Pat White competed with him, when he had five touchdowns and one interception.

In the first quarter, fullback Cody Johnson ran for a touchdown and Colt McCoy threw a two yard touchdown score to Ogbannaya. At the end of the half, McCoy had two touchdown passes and a two yard touchdown score. It was 28-10 Texas.

Texas added on when Vondrell Magee ran for a touchdown and McCoy threw a five yard touchdown pass to Irby. Hunter Lawrence kicked a field goal and backup John Chiles threw a 29 yard touchdown to James Kirkendoll.

The Heisman candidates are: Tim Tebow, Knowshon Moreno, Chris Wells, Rey Maualuga and Pat White. Colt McCoy? Possibly.

McCoy did better than Tebow, Moreno, Wells, Maualuga and White.