I agree with Bianchi. Think of all the games where Tebow was pulled in the 4th, or 3rd, or even 2nd quarter. Meyer could have left him in to build some stats.
From the article:
The Big 12 quarterbacks are about numbers and statistics; Tebow is about moments and memories. The Big 12 quarterbacks are measured in passing yards accumulated; Tebow is measured in folklore created.