During Michigan’s football game on Saturday, the announcers started talking about the Heisman Trophy and who was in consideration for it. I wanted to talk about it here on my blog because I think that it is very interesting.
At this point in the season, Cam Newton is leading the talk for the Heisman with a 183.58 passer rating, 2,038 yards passing, 68.2% completion and 21 passing TDs. Along with 1297 rushing yards on 206 attempts for a total of 6.3 yards per carry with 17 touchdowns. That is some very impressive numbers.
However, if you look at Denard Robinson’s numbers they look pretty similar. He has a passer rating of 158.21 with 2,229 yards passing with a completion percentage of 63.4 and 16 passing TDs. He has 1538 rushing yards in 227 attempts with an average of 6.8 yards per carry with 14 touchdowns. He is the first player in NCAA history with 1,500 passing yards and 1,500 rushing yards in a season. Those numbers are equally impressive.
The problem is that Denard is no longer even in the talk for the Heisman Trophy. I don’t get it. Some of the other contenders don’t have as impressive of stats that Denard has. Heck, Denard has more rushing yards than RB LaMichael James, who is being considered. I am not saying that Denard deserves to win it, but I think that he deserves to have some of the talk. The guy has some serious skills. If his team had a defense then his team’s record would be much better, because the only thing that can stop Michigan’s offense is Michigan’s offense.
I know that a team’s record plays a huge part in the Heisman Trophy race, but that shouldn’t be the case. Although I am sure that Denard will be a serious contender next year because after a year under his belt as a starter he will only get better. GO BLUE!!!