To the winner go all the spoils and this 5-10, 215-pound sophomore back will be the one smiling at night's end this Saturday as he will win the Heisman and then have a shot to win it all in Pasadena -- doesn't get a heckuva lot better than that, right?If Ingram doesn't win? I said it before:
The spunky back entered last week's games as one of the co-favorites to win the Heisman and then busted free for 113 yards rushing and 76 yards receiving, along with three scores to help jettison the Crimson Tide past Florida in the aforementioned SEC Championship Game.
Ingram's rock-solid season had a late-year blip on the screen in that close-call 26-21 win at Auburn (16 carries for 30 yards rushing). But overall the numbers have a real Heisman Trophy feel to them.
He wound up rushing for 1,542 yards (averaging a hefty 6.2 yards a carry) with 15 touchdowns and Ingram added 30 pass receptions worth 322 yards and three scores.
Ingram's Heisman Odds are currently -350. Okay, he's no slam dunk to win this statue in the eyes of many gridiron fans but he's the best of this year's crop when you consider the numbers, the wins (now 13-0, including triumphs over Virginia Tech, Ole Miss, LSU and Florida) and the impact he had on that championship game when Ingram broke numerous tackles and placed his indelible stamp on that title tilt. He's your 2009 winner, folks!
If Mark Ingram doesn't win the Heisman Trophy, it's racism. . . .Not that I'm colorblind or anything, just partial to Crimson. Hit the tip jar, people -- I'm going to Pasadena!
Both Tim Tebow and Corey Colt lost their shot at the Heisman Trophy [Saturday] night. Alabama's never had a Heisman. If Mark Ingram doesn't get the Heisman now, I'd join any Heisman protest Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would care to lead.