5 QBs Who Would Be Heisman Candidates If They Played in a BCS Conference
There are a plethora of great quarterbacks in college football. Ones that play in BCS conferences get a ton of recognition, ones that play in non-BCS conferences don't.
What if the star quarterbacks that everyone knows and quarterbacks in non BCS conferences that go unnoticed switched places? Who would be Heisman hopefuls?
These five guys would be at the top of the ballot.
Kellen Moore, Boise State
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Kellen Moore is the most well known player on this list. He gets enough Heisman talk as it is, but could you imagine how much he would get if he played on Alabama or LSU? He'd get A TON.
Moore has 2229 yards, 29 touchdowns, five interceptions, and an astounding 74.1 percent completion percentage so far this year.
Those are Heisman caliber numbers, but he's not on a team that plays good enough competition. If he played in a BCS conference, he'd definitely be a Heisman candidate.
Case Keenum, Houston
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Case Keenum overtook Timmy Chang as the NCAA's all time passing leader this past Saturday. The week before, he threw nine touchdown passes.
So far this season, Keenum has 3626 yards, 34 touchdowns, three interceptions, and a 74.1 completion percentage. He has thrown for over 400 yards in five out of nine games, and in one of those he threw for over 500.
It's safe to say that if Keenum went to a different Texas university, such as Texas or Texas A&M, he'd be a Heisman candidate.
Bryant Moniz, Hawaii
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Hawaii's two quarterbacks before Moniz cemented their place at the top of the NCAA's all time passing leaders. While Moniz hasn't been as impressive as them, he's still been an exceptional quarterback for the Warriors.
Moniz has 2710 yards, 22 touchdowns, and five interceptions at this point in the 2011 season. Last year, he threw for over 500 yards. He probably wouldn't win the Heisman, but he would at least be a candidate if he played in a BCS conference.
Tyler Tettleton, Ohio
I guarantee if you asked any college football fan that doesn't live in Ohio who Tyler Tettleton is, 99 out of 100 people wouldn't know. He is the starting quarterback for the Ohio Bobcats, and he is good.
Tettleton has 2241 yards, 20 touchdowns, and five interceptions. And it's his first full season, he only played one game last year. Maybe if he was a Buckeye instead of a Bobcat, he'd get some recognition.
Derek Carr, Fresno State
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The younger brother of former No. 1 draft pick David Carr isn't failing to impress in his first full season at Fresno State.
Carr has 2270 yards, 18 touchdowns, and seven interceptions thus far. Maybe saying he'd be a Heisman candidate is too much right now, but if he continues to improve and learns from his mistakes, maybe he could follow in his big brother's footsteps.