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Tebow Lost the Heisman Last Night

Posted on: October 25, 2009 2:47 pm
 
For those waking up Sunday morning and reviewing the night's headlines, Florida's 29-19 victory over Mississippi State looks rather ho-hum -- especially considering the last second miracles that kept Alabama and Iowa undefeated.

The story for the Gators this week, however, wasn't the final score, but how the Bulldogs kept the game close -- by pressuring Tim Tebow into the worst day of his career.

Tebow completed only 12 of 22 passes for 127 yards and zero touchdowns. He threw two interceptions -- each poor decisions -- that were returned for touchdowns.

Assuming a fair percentage of Heisman voters were watching (and I have minimal confidence they were), Tebow should have lost the Heisman Trophy tonight.

He wasn't helped by a substantial inactive list for the Gators or by uncharacteristically questionable play-calls by Urban Meyer and the Gators' coaching staff. However, in a season in which Tebow hasn't yet been able to answer scouts' questions about his ability to acclimate to a more pro-style offense, Tebow wasn't successful in the offense taylored to his unique skill-set.

In the race for the Heisman, my vote remains with the best player I've seen all year long: Nebraska DT Ndamukong Suh.  
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