Heisman Trophy Hopefuls

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Tim Tebow

Florida quarterback

Stats: 217 for 317, 3,132 yards, 29 TDs, 6 Int.; 194 carries, 838 yards, 22 TDs

Case for: No college player has ever thrown for 20 touchdowns and rushed for 20 in the same season.

Case against: He's a sophomore, which wouldn't be a drawback until you consider that a sophomore has never won the award.

Colt Brennan

Hawaii quarterback

Stats: 337 for 472, 4,174 yards, 38 TDs, 14 Int.

Case for: His overall numbers are even more impressive when you consider they were compiled in essentially 11 games (Brennan sat out one entirely and attempted just two passes in another).

Case against: His overall numbers are less impressive when you consider the competition against which they were compiled.

Chase Daniel

Missouri quarterback

Stats: 372 for 534, 4,170 yards, 33 TDs, 10 Int.

Case for: He threw three or more touchdown passes in seven of the Tigers' victories during an upstart season; arguably the MVP of this group.

Case against: Three of his interceptions came in the Tigers' two losses to Oklahoma, the second of which knocked them out of the BCS.

Darren McFadden

Arkansas running back

Stats: 304 carries, 1,725 yards, 15 TDs

Case for: In arguably the country's toughest conference, he had more rushing yards and touchdowns than he did last season when he was the runner-up for the award.

Case against: The Razorbacks lost three of their first six games, including 9-7 to Auburn in which he had just 43 yards on 17 carries.

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