Mr. 2,000/2,000 man?

The Heisman race is pretty much over, but whatever suspense still remains lies with Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch, who can probably wrap up second place on Friday night with a good performance against Bowling Green in the MAC title game.

Lynch if 245 rushing yards shy of becoming the first player in NCAA history to pass for 2,000 yards and rush for 2,000 yards in the same season. That would be a powerful stat and should ensure that he is included on enough ballots to garner the best-ever BCS era finish in the Heisman vote by non-BCS conference player.

Stretching back before the BCS era, you have Steve McNair of Alcorn State (3rd in 1994), Marshall Faulk of San Diego State (2nd in 1992) and Paul Palmer of Temple (2nd in 1986) with comparable finishes in the Heisman vote.

Not bad company at all.

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