There may be some questions surrounding when the votes go in, if the vote was closer than it should have been and perhaps if the order for the runner ups was correct. I don’t think, however, that there should be any question about this year’s Heisman Winner, Mark Ingram.
Ingram—the third straight sophomore to win the award after the first 72 awards excluding any underclassmen—was Nick Saban’s most dependable weapon and carried the Tides offense at time through the season.
His stats are not the most prolific ever and perhaps not even the best across the board this year but when his team needed it and when it mattered this guy just flat out would not be denied.
Ingram compiled 1864 yards of offense and led the nation with 29 runs of over 15 yards. Yet the most impressive stats are what he did against Alabama’s five ranked opponents.
In those games he averaged over 200 yards from scrimmage with over 60% of it coming AFTER contact! He also averaged 6.5 yards per carry and had 27 runs for 10 yards or more.
Finally, Ingram defines dependability, in 429 opportunities he has fumbled just one time.
So despite the temptation to see Tebow off with a final accolade or ...
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