Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Heisman invitations go out today

This afternoon, 5 invitations will be sent to college athletes, inviting them to New York City for the Heisman Trophy Presentation.

In other words, 4 college football players will be asked to come witness Troy Smith's acceptance speech.

But the Notre Dame fans in the media are crying foul already.... this guy seems to think that Brady Quinn should get the Heisman because he has no defense on his team, and he tried so hard to beat Michigan and USC, but his team sucks, so give it to him. Or something like that. Then he pushes Quinn because of his yardage and passing TDs.

Furthermore, the writer seems to forget that two of Michigan's TDs were scored because Quinn threw an INT for a TD and fumbled for another TD.

I always hate it when people push Quinn's numbers, without reporting how many times he actually threw the ball, so one more time, here they are......

Troy Smith - 199-297 - 67% completion - 2,507 yards - 30 TDs - 5 INT - 167.9 rating
Brady Quinn - 274-432 - 63% completion - 3,278 yds - 35 TDs - 5 INT - 151.6 rating

Had Troy Smith thrown the ball as many times as Quinn, his numbers would have looked like this......

Troy Smith - 290-432 for 3,647 yards - 44 TDs, 7 INTs

If the ball had been in Smith's hands on a passing play as many times as it was for Brady Quinn, Smith would have thrown for an extra 1,100 yards and 14 touchdowns. THAT is how much better he is than Quinn.

Not like it matters, because the Heisman is already decided......but case closed.

1 comment:

POJO_Risin said...

Funny how that's never mentioned...