Kellen Moore Rising

Kellen Moore’s last minute drive to beat Virginia Tech will likely vault him into the early lead in the race for the 2010 Heisman Trophy. [Note: we’ll have the HP Heisman Watch and Heisman Poll on Tuesday]

To win the Heisman, you need to take advantage of such moments and Moore passed his test with flying colors.  He threw for 218 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions against the No. 10 Hokies and he now has a 42-to-3 TD-to-INT ratio in the last 15 games and moves to 27-1 as a starter.

Did he put up a performance for the ages?  No.  But he did engineer a dramatic comeback in a high-pressure, hostile environment while remaining as ‘cool as the other side of the pillow’ as one commentator tweeted.

There is much of the season to be played and challenges remain, but Moore has put himself into strong position in the early going.  If Boise State remains undefeated and his stats remain up to his normal standards, he’ll be on his way to New York for sure. 

Will he win?  Well, that will be decided by how players like Terrelle Pryor and others perform in the coming weeks. 

But for now, he has done what he had to do.

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3 Responses to Kellen Moore Rising

  1. Ed Newman September 7, 2010 at 10:00 am #

    He really has to hope no major program has a worthy candidate. His performance yesterday will be but a faint memory when Pryor throws for 4 touchdowns against Michigan or when Murray runs for 206 yards against Nebraska in the Big 12 Championship game. Sure Moore will have thrown for 4 tds himself but against San Jose State so no one will really care.

  2. Anonymous September 7, 2010 at 11:57 am #

    So they will vote for someone like Reggie bush who is propped up by big money!!! Then look what happens. Money cant buy everything!!

  3. Anonymous September 7, 2010 at 12:25 pm #

    Kellen Moore rises after 196 net yards?