Originally Posted by kingoftheroost
Shaw is having a fantastic year, but he's not putting up enough big numbers to be seriously considered for the Heisman, I think. The most impressive thing is how he hasn't thrown an interception yet, but his yards/game don't jump out at people.
By contrast, Davis is putting up big numbers while still getting a relatively low number of carries each game (compared to some RBs in the country), so that is what is getting the attention of some people right now.
I agree at this point of the season. But there are still 7 games that would have to be won for SC to win the SEC.
I still say that if SC wins the SEC then either Davis or Shaw will be in New York (may not win it) and it will depend on which one had a larger role in getting us to that point.
The Heisman is about more than just stats. That is why you never see someone from a bad team win it. SC winning the SEC would be overcoming a century of being a laughing stock of college football. If SC wins the SEC, someone from our team will be in New York and those are the two likely candidates.
If SC had beaten Auburn in 2010, Lattimore would have been in New York. He probably wouldn't have won it, but he would have most likely been in New York (see link below)