Bailey Zappe has been ballin in 2020. I am so sick of small school players being disrespected. So I wanted to put a little article on Bailey Zappe. Zappe is one of the best quarterbacks in college football, and if we go off stats alone he is the best quarterback in college football.
2020 has limited many teams from playing this year, and Houston Baptist was one team that was going to be limited but their coaches wanted to make sure their team was able to showcase their talents somehow so they booked three games with all FBS teams to show that their players QB Bailey Zappe, WR Ben Ratzlaff and LB Caleb Johnson would all get a shot in front of NFL scouts for their final year.
I have to give their coaches a ton of credit for doing this because Houston Baptist has looked freaking amazing. Bailey Zappe is currently leading all quarterbacks in all of college football. I want his name brought up in the Heisman running. So I am writing this piece because he deserves it. Remember this, they had never played an FBS opponent before this year.
In their first game against North Texas, Zappe went bananas! Against North Texas, Zappe threw for 480 yards and had three touchdowns to zero interceptions. They could not hang on to win against North Texas, and ended up losing the game 57-31, but Zappe was on fire.
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This past weekend, Zappe did it again. He played against Texas Tech and damn near pulled off the upset. Zappe and the HBU football team lost the game 35-33, but it was not because Zappe didn’t show up. The kid threw for 567 yards and threw four touchdowns. Right now he has 1,047 yards passing and 7 touchdowns to zero interceptions.
If he is not in the conversation for Heisman after the first couple weeks of football I will be pissed. Last year in 12 games, Zappe threw for 3,811 yards and scored 35 touchdowns. That was in 12 games. The sad thing is we will not get to see Zappe play 12 games this year. They only have three scheduled games. The next up is Louisiana Tech.
If Zappe goes out to Louisiana Tech on the 26th of September and drops another 450 plus yards and multiple touchdowns, you better start putting some respect on his name. Zappe has nothing to lose at this point, and he play so fearless.
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Did you know, the closest that a player outside the modern Division I FBS came to winning the Heisman is third place; in both cases, the players involved played for schools in what was at the time Division I-AA, now Division I FCS. The first was Gordie Lockbaum from Holy Cross in 1987, followed by Steve McNair, from Alcorn State in 1993. Armanti Edwards, from Appalachian State University, was also briefly mentioned as a candidate for the award following Appalachian’s upset of No. 5-ranked Michigan in 2007.
I wish I had a vote, because I know at least someone would vote for you Bailey! Keep ballin kid, I am proud of you, and all your teammates!