Posts Tagged ‘Cam Newton’

My Completely Irrelevant Top 25 and Heisman Race

The top three players this week reflect the most consistent performers in the country.

Newton strikes the pose. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

1. Cam Newton, Auburn, QB
Last Week vs. Alabama: 13/20, 216 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT, 22 att., 39 yards, 1 TD

2. LaMichael James, Oregon, RB
Last Week vs. Arizona: 28 att., 126 yards, 2 TD

3. Kellen Moore, Boise State, QB
Last Week vs. Nevada: 20/31, 348 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT Continue reading

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The Iron Bowl

Nick Saban (L) chats with Gene Chizik (R) before the 2009 Iron Bowl. Alabama won 26-21. (The Huntsville Times / Robin Conn)

Alabama and Auburn meet for the 75th time on Friday in the annual “Iron Bowl”.

Before I dive into the actual game itself, I’ll give you a few quick facts about the Iron Bowl.

The series was moved from a neutral site in 1989 where Alabama traveled to Auburn for the first time in the series’ history. Alabama was undefeated and ranked second in the country, but Auburn would win the first Iron Bowl played at Jordan-Hare Stadium 30-20.

Alabama continued to play its “home” games at Legion Field until the year 2000 when it officially moved their home games to Tuscaloosa. The two teams had met before in Tuscaloosa in 1895 and 1901. Auburn won both games by a combined score of 65-0.

Auburn has dominated the series outside of neutral sites, winning 13 of 17 games (7-3 at Jordan-Hare, 6-1 at Bryant-Denny). However, Nick Saban is 1-0 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in the Iron Bowl. Alabama dominated the series at Legion Field with a 32-15 record. Overall, Alabama leads the series at 40-33-1 and the lone tie occurred in 1907. Continue reading

My Completely Irrelevant Top 25 and Heisman Race

I’m just going to include a link to the players stats from now on for space purposes. The top three players this week reflect the most consistent performers in the country.

(AP Photo/Dave Martin)

1. Cam Newton, Auburn, QB
Last Week vs. Georgia: 12/15, 148 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT, 30 att., 151 yards, 2 TD Continue reading

College Football: Week 10 Preview

Can you believe it? It’s already Week 10. We’ll be into conference championships a month from now. Pretty soon, the season will be over and the long wait will begin.

Anyway. I guess I’ll start with the Cam Newton situation. As you probably know by now (unless you’ve buried your head in the sand), the Cam Newton story has been front and center since the day it was first reported. I won’t linger on this subject too long, but I do think something is amiss here. First of all, this information was pass along by a former Mississippi State quarterback, John Bond, who was given the information by a former teammate of his, Kenny Rogers (they played together from 1980-83). Continue reading

My Completely Irrelevant Top 25 and Heisman Race

Heisman Race
I’m just going to include a link to the players stats from now on for space purposes. The top three players this week reflect the most consistent performers in the country, while Pryor and Robinson are on the verge of falling out.

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

1. Cam Newton, Auburn, QB
Last Week vs. Ole Miss: 18/24, 204 yards, 2 TD; 11 att., 45 yards, 1 rec., 20 yards, 1 TD Continue reading

My Insane and Bold Prediction of the Week

Every week, I’ll make a crazy but somewhat legitimate prediction for an upset in the college football world.

Last week, I picked Northwestern over Michigan State and the Insane and Bold Prediction nearly came away with an upset two weeks in a row. Michigan State shut Northwestern down late in the game and surged from behind to win 35-27.

NC State “upset” Florida State last night, but that’s hardly a big upset. Florida State was ranked a bit too high at #16 and the Wolfpack are now in good position to win the ACC Atlantic Division. I”m sure NC State will be ranked next week.

Moving along. Here’s this week’s upset special:

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