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by DJ Dunson on September 21, 2010[edit]

As the Congressional primary elections come to a close, college football's Heisman race is just getting into third gear. On Saturday a few athletes unofficially launched their 2010 campaigns.  However, an unlucky few Heisman were forced to withdraw from the ballot and deliver concession speeches after very poor showings.

Colin Kaepernick

Friday night, Nevada's 52-31 win over Cal put another dent in the BCS' failing invulnerability.  In the process, Colin Kaepernick also continued the 2010 trend of dual threat quarterbacks singlehandedly dismantling defenses.  While, Cam Newton, Taylor Martinez, Denard Robinson and Robert Griffin lead the revolution, Colin Kaepernick has been in the outside looking in, for 3 years despite being the only player in the nation to pass for 2,000+ yards and rush for 1,000+  in consecutive seasons.

In this, his senior season, Kaepernick has been arguably the most impressive dual threat in the nation.  Navigating the Wolfpack's Pistol offense Kaepernick has thrown for 728 yards and galloped for 369 on the ground.

At 6'6, Kaepernick is an obvious disciple of the Vince Young Quarterback School.  After throwing for 306 yards in the season opener, Kaepernick rushed for 140 plus yards in consecutive games including 148 against Cal.  It wasn't just the fact that they won, but how their victory was earned.  Nevada has scored 49 or more in all three games this season.  Nevada's win on the limbs of Kaepernick wasn't earth shattering by any means but hopefully it puts the nation on notice.   On Friday, November 26, Nevada invites Boise State into their home for a potential "BCS-busting, busting" upset.  A great way to earn a New York would be to beat Boise State and gain revenge for the shoelace tackle that gave him a 69-67 loss in his first start.

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September 21, 2010  01:11 PM ET

I have seen him play a few times. He needs to lead Nevada over Boise State to have a legitimate shot at the Heisman.

 
September 22, 2010  05:55 AM ET

I will try to watch a Nevada game. Has he beaten any top ten teams?

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