We looked at what Mark Ingram has to do down below, now here is a look at what Colt McCoy has to do–and what else has to happen–for him to win the Heisman.
Stats so far: 198 for 275 (72 percent) for 1,977 passing yards, 15 touchdowns, 8 interceptions, 144.57 rating, 138 rushing yards, 1 touchdown.
Games to go: UCF, at Baylor, Kansas, at Texas A&M, Big 12 title game
Best Route to the Heisman:
1. Win out.
2. Average 280 passing yards and 2.6 TDs per game (with no more than four total interceptions) the rest of the way, while maintaining his completion percentage. This would give him 3,377 passing yards with 28 touchdown passes and no more than 12 interceptions by the time of the Heisman vote. Not spectacular, but good enough to win in this year’s race, especially given his name recognition and status as senior quarterback for a top-2 team.
3. LSU beats Alabama; Ingram’s production falls off.
1. Texas gets upset.
2. Ingram finishes strong, rendering McCoy’s performances moot.
3. McCoy keeps throwing interceptions and looks lackluster the rest of the way.
Ingram may control his Heisman destiny, but McCoy is there to potentially pick up the pieces if the Alabama running back falls apart. A favorable schedule the rest of the way seems to point to Texas ending up undefeated and McCoy finishing strong. If Ingram slips up, McCoy is in the best position to capitalize.