Daily Archives: November 23, 2007

Tebow vs. McFadden for the Heisman

(Photo courtesy Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

It’s not like he needs my validation, but if it were up to me, Darren McFadden would win the Heisman Trophy.

He just ran for 206 yards and 3 TDs against the #4 rushing defense in the country.  For even more perspective on McFadden’s performance, consider that prior to today’s game LSU hadn’t allowed a running back to gain 100 yards in a game this year.

His team racked up 50 points and 513 total yards of offense on the road against the #2 team nationally in total defense and #9 in scoring defense, with a quarterback whose final stat line was 10-18 for 94 yards. (He did throw a TD pass – but so did McFadden.)

I know Tebow’s had a phenomenal year, statistically speaking. He’s the ideal QB to run Meyer’s system. And I love his attitude.

But Tebow isn’t the physical freak that McFadden is. And Tebow’s had a better supporting cast that helped Florida lose exactly one less game than Arkansas. Give Arkansas a healthy Marcus Monk all season and that game we just watched would have been for a SECCG berth – maybe for more than that.

Most people that watch Tebow play are impressed. Most people that watch McFadden play hold their breath every time he touches the ball. That’s the difference. That’s why McFadden should win.

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What else can happen?

I think Westerdawg is right when he says it would be in Georgia’s best interest bowl-wise to kill the Jackets tomorrow.

He’s right about one other thing: if you can’t appreciate what has been one of the greatest seasons of college football I can ever remember (that’s about 40 years, FWIW), you need to follow some other sport. I hear curling is looking for some new fans.

I can’t wait for tomorrow.

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I’m not sure what surprises me less…

Ole Miss blowing a 14 point lead in the fourth quarter to a team it dominated most of the game, or a Les Miles team losing its second game of the season to an inferior opponent.

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Just another game

Georgia Tech plans on doing nothing special about announcing the UT-UK results over the PA system during Saturday’s game:

“The Tennessee-Kentucky game will be part of our regular rotation [of score updates],” said Tech spokesman Dean Buchan. “We are not going to do anything beyond the ordinary.”

Translation: Tech is not going to rub it in with multiple announcements if Tennessee is blowing out Kentucky and it is not going to have updates every 30 minutes if Kentucky is winning.

If that’s truly the case, these guys are less creative than I gave them credit for.

Not that Georgia won’t know what’s happened in Lexington by halftime in Atlanta.  And Mark Richt sounds like he’ll be prepared on how to deal with the news:

“I don’t know how somebody at halftime spewing out the score will affect us,” Richt said. “We might get excited and play better. We might get mad and play better. That is how I will spin it anyway.”

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Georgia’s road to the MNC

Please keep in mind that my tongue is so firmly planted in my cheek as I type this that I look like I’m suffering from an asymmetric case of the mumps.

Anyway, courtesy of The General at Gunslingers, here’s the scenario:

  • USC and/or Arizona beats ASU.
  • Kentucky beats Tennessee.
  • Georgia beats Tech.
  • Winner of Kansas/Missouri loses Big XII Championship.
  • UConn and/or Pitt beats WVU.
  • Georgia beats LSU.

Step one, accomplished.

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