Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tim Tebow vs. Colt McCoy on key downs
By ESPN.com staff
Much has been made this week about Florida's Tim Tebow being so good on third down and being able to find the end zone when the Gators get close.
Tebow's third-down prowess in the fourth quarter was what separated Florida from Alabama a year ago in the SEC championship game.
There's no doubt that Tebow is one of the best in the business when it comes to converting in those key situations.
But thanks to some legwork by Texas sports information director John Bianco, Tebow hasn't been THE best this season.
Texas' Colt McCoy has actually been better on third down and in the red zone.
See for yourself:
74-of-103 (71.8%) for 765 yards and 8 TDs (two INTs) (156.0 rating)
- Conversions: 46-of-103 (44.7%)
28 rushes for 130 yards (4.6 ypc) and 1 TD
- Conversions: 15-of-28 (53.6%)
Total Conversions: 61-of-131 (46.7%)
39-of-61 (63.9%) for 490 yards and 4 TDs (one INT) (149.8 rating)
- Conversions: 25-of-61 (41.0%)
52 rushes for 221 yards (4.5 ypc) and 6 TDs
- Conversions: 26-of-52 (50%)
Total Conversions: 51-of-113 (45.1%)
RED ZONE EFFICIENCY:
37-of-52 (71.2%) for 273 yards and 15 TDs (two INTs) (202.8 rating)
20 rushes for 16 yards (0.8 ypc) and 1 TD
Conversions: 49-of-51 (96.1% / 36 TDs / 13 FGs) (73.5% TDs)
10-of-29 (34.5%) for 82 yards and 4 TDs (one INT) (96.9 rating)
61 rushes for 114 yards (1.9 ypc) and 10 TDs
Conversions: 38-of-46 (82.6% / 21 TDs / 17 FGs ) (45.7% TDs)