Colt McCoy’s Heisman hopes could rest on the outcome of Saturday’s game between Texas and Oklahoma State.
It’s really his last chance to make a positive impression on Heisman voters, as the rest of the Longhorns’ schedule contains no games of national interest (save the Big 12 title game, if Texas makes it).
McCoy is coming off a good outing against Missouri, so he can create a sense of momentum by turning in a fine performance against the Cowboys.
And with Mark Ingram sitting out with a bye and Jimmy Clausen playing a team of little import, he’ll have the full attention of Heisman voters.
If he plays really well and leads Texas to a win over Oklahoma State, all he has to do is finish strong against a weak schedule to win the Heisman. He’ll be a senior quarterback on an undefeated team that is headed for the BCS title game. His stats won’t be out of this world, but they’ll be considered Heisman worthy, especially in the context of this season.
But if he doesn’t play well on Saturday, I think his Heisman hopes fade considerably. The race will open up even further and some other names will be in position to make a late-season run.