The Perfect Fan Experience
The college football season has come to an end. Conference champions have been crowned and bowl bids have been distributed. We know that Auburn and Florida State will play in the most important postseason game, the BCS National Championship. Auburn has been having what you can call a “magical season”. Just like in 2010, they began the season unranked and went on this great run defeating Texas A&M on the road and heavily favorite Alabama. Heisman finalist, Tre Mason seem to be unstoppable in that Gene Chizick read option offense, along with QB Nick Marshall. In the SEC Championship, the Tigers tallied 565 rushing yards, 405 coming from Marshal and Mason. Those are very impressive numbers but Missouri had the worse defensive outing I ever seen from a team. The game overall was just bad defensively, both teams combining for 1,211 total yards and 101 points congrats to the Tigers. But unlike the 2010 squad, they did not go undefeated or finished the regular season #1, this year’s 1 loss squad needed help and Ohio State gave them all the help they needed by losing their first game in the “Urban Era”.
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I didn’t think Ohio State would have loss to Michigan State, so I prematurely said in the Thanksgiving edition that the SEC run of 7 straight appearances in the title game was over, my apologies. But I was correct about how Michigan State can beat the Buckeyes. They didn’t hold them under 21, Buckeyes scoring 24, but they did slow the game down and play defense. The same Buckeye team that averaged 518 total yards this season, could only muster up 374 total yards. I’m sure Michigan State feel they deserve a spot in that title game but unfortunately they don’t have SEC clout like Auburn. Now if this was 2014, we would have a 4-team playoff, which is still weak. Florida State would be playing Michigan State and Auburn and Alabama would have a rematch. People swear up and down that Alabama is still the best team in the country and I can’t figure out why. This is not the same Bama team we are use too, especially on defense. I don’t want to give them a pass just cause their Bama, we seen that happen 2 years ago when they made it into the title game without winning their conference.
Johnny Manziel, Soph. QB Texas A&M: 69% completion 3,732 yards 33 TDs(13 INTs), 686 rushing yards 8 TDs
Johnny Cr’Nack will get an opportunity to defend his Heisman throne for one more year, trying to join Archie Griffin as the only two student athletes to win the Heisman trophy two years in a row. Manziel had a better year throwing the ball, statiscally, but he didn’t have the stunning season had last year, scoring a total of 49 TDs with 5116 total yards. His low rushing numbers do signal that he may enter the draft, passing the ball more to show GMs that he can throw the ball, but his high interception count didn’t help his stock.
Jameis Winston, Fr. QB Florida State : 70% completion 3820 yards 38 TDs(10 INTS), 4 Rush TDs
I think Famous Jameis will win the Heisman this year, simply because he is on the best team in the country and he has been the most consistent player all season, even when he was facing adversity, he still played poised and never lost his cool. If Jameis wins, he will be the second Freshman to win the Heisman also 2nd freshman in consecutive years. Maybe more incoming Freshman should think about Red Shirting.
Jordan Lynch, JR. QB Northern Illinois, 4,557 total yards(2676 pass, 1881 rush) 45 Total TDs (23 pass, 22 rush)
Jordan Lynch has been balling since last season. In his two season as the Huskies starting QB, Lynch has a record of 24-3 and an appearance in a BCS bowl. I am a big fan of Lynch because he is a true dual threat QB. He can throw the ball along with rushing for 200 yards. This season Lynch has rushed for 300+ yards twice and 150+ yards 5 times. He is also the only player with 20+ TDs in two statistical categories this season, doing this for consecutive seasons. And the most impressive stat of them all, he ranks 2nd in rushing.
Tre Mason, JR. RB Auburn: 283 attempts 1,621 yards 22 TDs
Tre Mason Heisman hype didn’t catch fire until the Alabama game. He has been very productive all season but whenever you can dominate defense, rushing for 164 yards while averaging 5.7 yards a carry. Mason was a big part of the the Tigers beating Bama and also winning the SEC Championship. If Mason wins the trophy, he would be the 3rd running back in the last 13 years to win the Heisman, 2nd out of the SEC.
Andre Williams, Sr. RB Boston College: 329 carries 2,102 yards 22 TDs
Andre Williams is a true running back, he is a old fashion work horse who gets alot of carries along with yards. He leads the NCAA in rushing yards and has eclipsed 200+ yards 5 times this season, 250+ four times. If Andre wins he will be the 1st ACC player to win the trophy since Chris Weinke won it back it 2000 and he will be the 1st ever ACC RB to win the trophy.
AJ McCarron, SR. QB Alabama – 67.6% completions 2,676 yards 26 TDs (5 INTs)
Not really a fan of McCarron being a Heisman Finalist. He is a good player and is the leader of the Crimson Tide, also has 3 National Championships under his belt but it’s still something missing. I know what’s missing, the NUMBERS. Looking at McCarron’s numbers, nothing about them screams out HEISMAN. You look at everyone elses numbers compared to his and he will lose every time. Andre Williams has more rushing attempts than McCarron has passing (309). I think McCarrons Heisman Hype is all because he plays for Alabama, cause it can’t be the numbers.
This is the most boring part of the season because their won’t be another meaningful college football game until January 6th 2014. Bowl games are ok but their pointless. They serve no purpose and have no major effect on the season, they’re just an extra game on the schedule and so big corporate companies can sponsor a college football game. The players do get a chance to show off their skills one more time in order to catch the eye of some college scouts and GMs. But if you are a college football lover and just want to watch as many games as you can before the season is over, well here is a list of the most intriguing games of the bowl season:
12/21 3:30 pm Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl, Fesno State vs USC
12/24 8 pm Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, Boise State vs. Oregon State
12/26 9:30 pm S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, Utah State vs Northern Illinois
12/27 9:30 pm Fight Hunger Bowl, BYU vs. Washington
12/28 6:4 pm Russell Athletic Bowl, Miami vs. Louisville
12/30 6:45 pm Valero Alamo Bowl, Oregon vs. Texas
12/31 8 pm Chick-Fil-A Bowl, Duke vs. Texas A&M
1/1/14 1 pm Capital One Bowl, Wisconsin vs. South Carolina
1/1/14 5 pm Rose Bowl, Stanford vs. Michigan State
1/1/14 8:30 pm Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, UCF vs Baylor
1/2/14 8:30 pm AllState Sugar Bowl, Alabama vs Oklahoma
1/3/14 8:30 pm Discover Orange Bowl, Clemson vs. Ohio State
1/3/14 7:30 pm AT&T Cotton Bowl, Oklahoma State vs. Missouri
12/6/14 8:30 pm VIZIO BCS National Championship, Florida State vs. Auburn
Maryland 4A State Champions: Northwest Jaguars
The Maryland High School Football season is officially over and we have our 4 State Champions. The Northwest Jags defeated the Suitland Rams in what was a sloppy cold and wet game for both teams. The Rams kept the Jags in check for the most part, keeping the score 20-8, despite their offense being very ineffective. The Rams were their own worst enemy with drive killing penalties all game long. They only trailed 20-16 with 4:50 left in the 4th quarter until Sophmore QB, Mark Pierce, connected with WR Matt Watson for a 77 yard dagger. The Final score would be 33-16
Maryland 1A State Champions: Fort Hill Sentinels
Maryland 2A State Championships: Middletown Knights