Tim Tebow had 51 touchdowns this season, 29 passing and 22 rushing, which was a big reason he won the Heisman trophy. During the voting window, many pro-Tebow arguments centered on these numbers, while the anti-Tebow factions claimed the rushing total was inflated by many short TD runs.
The video below, showing all 51 of his passing and running touchdowns, shows there's some truth to this. A lot of his TD runs are short gains. But these aren't the type of runs you normally see a quarterback attempting; they look more like the short yardage plays a fullback takes on. He has to fight hard for a lot of them, and a few (such as the scramble against Florida State) are remarkable. His passes aren't too shabby, either, for the most part.
So here are all of Tebow's TDs this season, set to the beat of a pretty catchy ripoff of Edgar Winter's Frankenstein:
Refer to the key below to keep track of what part of the season they're in.
Tim Tebow's TDs (2007 season)
Opponent Rush Pass Total Result
W. Kentucky 3 1 4 Win
Troy 3 2 5 Win
Tennessee 2 2 4 Win
Mississippi 2 2 4 Win
Auburn 1 1 2 Loss
Louisiana St. 2 1 3 Loss
Kentucky 4 1 5 Win
Georgia 1 2 3 Loss
Vanderbilt 3 2 5 Win
South Carolina 2 5 7 Win
Florida Atl. 3 1 4 Win
Florida State 3 2 5 Win
Total 29 22 51 9-3
What's interesting about this chart is the games Florida lost. It seems that, to beat Florida, you have to hold Tebow to fewer than four touchdowns. When he scores four, the Gators are 9-0. Three or less, and they're 0-3. Some advice for Michigan on Jan.1: try to hold Tebow to as few touchdowns as possible.
You're welcome. The new coach (whoever he his) can pay me later for that valuable advice.