“The numbers he’s put up are outstanding,’’ Tannehill said. “He’s surpassed Cam Newton and Tim Tebow, who both won the Heisman in the years that they set the SEC record for yards in a season. That alone, plus the fact the game-changing plays he can make, the electrifying plays when he’s running around and making people miss.’’
Then there was a stunning 29-24 upset of top-ranked Alabama on the road.
“He has led his team to [a 10-2 record] in their first year in the SEC,’’ Tannehill said. “So, 10 victories in the SEC for the first year, when no one really knew what to expect from A&M, you’ve got to give him a lot of credit for that.’’
Michael Whitmer of the Globe staff contributed to this report. Michael Vega can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.