The BCS Is Screwing Over Heisman Hopefuls!

Matt OffermannCorrespondent INovember 27, 2008

The Heisman Trophy. What do you think about when you hear it? Do you think about a quarterback who has impressive numbers? Or maybe it’s a running back who has broken records? I know that’s the first thing I think about when I think about it.


However, recently following Texas Tech’s devastating loss to Oklahoma, a very, very skilled quarterback is being brushed aside simply for the fact that the team lost. I am pretty sure the Heisman is an MVP-type award where numbers win.


There have been talk all year that the top three hopefuls were Tim Tebow, Colt McCoy, and Graham Harrell. Following the loss, Harrell has completely disappeared from talks. I want to look at the stats of these three and the newcomer jumping into Harrell’s spot, Sam Bradford.




Tim Tebow, QB, Florida


Pass Yards: 2114

TDs: 22

INTs: 2




Colt McCoy, QB, Texas


Pass Yards: 3445

TDs: 32

INTs: 7




Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma


Pass Yards: 3710

TDs: 42

INTs: 6




Graham Harrell, QB, Texas Tech


Pass Yards: 4438

TDs: 39

INTs: 6




I don’t know about you, but I think they dropped the wrong guy. (*cough* Tebow *cough*) Even if Harrell doesn’t win, it's not right that just because his team lost it should automatically cancel him out as an MVP-type player.


Another thing that bugs me is that ALL OF THESE PLAYERS ARE ON A TEAM THAT HAS ONE LOSS. Yet they pick Harrell to screw over.