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Steve915 asked in SportsFootball (American) · 1 decade ago

How much better would Toby Gerhart have to have been to get the Heisman over Mark Ingram?

Gerhart rushed for more yards and scored more TDs, how much better was he supposed to be to get the Heisman instead of Ingram?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Look at it this way: in 2004, J.J. Arrington rushed for 2018 yards (an average of about 160 per game) and 15 rushing TDs for Cal. He had at least a 100 yard game every game all season, averaged 7.0 yards per carry, and his rushing yardage total was the 10th best in the history of college football. Arrington didn't even get INVITED to the Heisman ceremony.

    These days, you can only win the Heisman if you are from one of about 20 "Heisman Approved (trademark)" schools. Guys from schools outside the special club have little to no chance. Gerhart played a tougher schedule than Ingram, and he stepped up in the biggest games while Ingram mostly didn't. Gerhart had better stats in essentially every statistical category and was more important to his team than Ingram.

    To end my rant and answer the question, I don't think any stats Gerhart could put up would have gotten him the victory. Even if he broke TD and yardage records, then the Heisman voters would just say that his performance was proof that the Pac-10 is weak and they would still would have given the award to Ingram.

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  • 4 years ago

    because of the fact they do no longer look to be interior the identify interest....seem because of the fact the BCS (I mean BS) became formed ...the Heisman all methods is going to a participant interior the identify interest. final 365 days McCoy had extra suitable numbers than Bradford and Texas beat OU, yet OU performed interior the identify interest. it is so that they are able to run commercials like...." Watch Heisman winner so and so, lead his team against so and so for the nationwide Championship"

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  • 1 decade ago

    ingram runs in the hardest confrence in the nation ingram got over a 1,000 yards after first contact standford is in a very easy low confrence gerhart would not have done what he has if he was in the sec bottom line

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  • 1 decade ago

    he would have to have not padded his stats against garbage teams and played on a team that didnt lose 4 games

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  • 1 decade ago

    apparently 29 votes better....

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