Winning defines both McCoy, McElroy

AP: This may be the era of Tim Tebow in college football, but it will end with either McCoy or McElroy leaving the Rose Bowl with a career-defining victory.

Other than Texas roots, winning is the one thing McElroy and McCoy have in common.

No college quarterback has won more games as a starter than McCoy. His total stands at 45. McElroy, meanwhile, hasn’t lost a game he has started in high school or college — though he had to wait to get the ball in his hands.

Patience has defined his career. At Texas powerhouse Southlake Carroll High School in the Dallas/Fort Worth-area, he backed up future Missouri star and Heisman Trophy finalist Chase Daniel until his senior year.

With just one season to impress recruiters, he made the most of it, throwing a state-record 56 touchdown passes and leading his team to a 16-0 record and a championship. (read the entire story embedded below)