Pete DiPrimio, sports columnist and college beat writer for The News-Sentinel of Fort Wayne, Ind., takes his best shots on the world of Notre Dame football.

Thursday, September 14

Heisman Opportunity

Brady Quinn's Heisman Trophy prospects will be greatly influenced by Saturday's national televised epic against Michigan. Figure the world will be watching -- at least as much of the world that cares about college football -- and that includes Heisman voters. A big game in a big game, especially if you're the quarterback at Notre Dame, goes a long, long way.

So what has Quinn done against Michigan in his career? To be blunt, not much. Last year he was 19-for-30 for 140 yards and two touchdowns. In 2004, he was 10-for-20 for 178 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. In 2003, he was 3-for-10 for 36 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. In short, he has thrown for four touchdowns and four interceptions against Michigan. He has to do better if the Irish are to win, and he has to dominate if he is to impress Heisman voters (and, yes, I am one of those).

For more on Quinn, check out this South Bend Tribune story by Eric Hansen.


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