|Jordan Lynch - Senior QB - Northern Illinois
Final 2012 Stats
- After leading the Huskies to the Orange Bowl after posting a 12-1 regular season and MAC
championship, Lynch returns for his senior season. As a QB, Lynch amassed tremendous
rushing totals with more than 1800 yards on the ground. Heisman voters love dual threat
quarterbacks and the Northern Illinois fits that description to a tee. In 2012, Lynch finished 7th in
the Heisman voting.
- Concerns for Lynch's Heisman candidacy fall on the fact that he plays for a non-BCS conference.
Critics say that he doesn't face the same level of competition as the big boys. Lynch being shut
down in the 31-10 loss to FSU in the Orange Bowl, only further fuels that argument.
- What Lynch must do. To be a legitimate threat in the 2013 Heisman race, it's imperative that he
lead the Huskies to victories at Iowa on Aug 31 and at Purdue on Sept. 28. If he can accomplish
those goals and take care of business in the MAC, another season of amazing stats may just
give Lynch a Heisman push.