Tag:Missouri
Posted on: November 2, 2008 11:59 pm
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Is in conference SOS really that different?

SOS carries more weight when two teams have the same record.

Lets see how totally different these conferences really are,

LSU, Ohio State, Georgia, and Missouri... Each team had two chances to play against other top 15 teams and each team blew both chances (6/8 games were complete blowouts). 4 teams, 3 conferences, same story.

USC and Florida are two teams on opposite sides of the country and both manage to have powerhouse offenses that can put up points at will. Yet these two teams arent that different, both of these teams have slipped up on mediocre in conference opponents.

Clemson, South Florida, Auburn, Kansas, and Pitt all had hopes of a good season and slowly watched their seasons crumble away into nothing. 5 completely different teams in 4 conferences with very similar stories!

Vanderbilt, ECU, and Wisconsin each started the season very well yet have completely collapsed since then.

Washington, Indiana, Iowa State, Washington State, Syracuse, Mississippi State, and NC State... Apparently no conference is above having a bottom feeder.

Texas Tech, Penn State,  and Alabama... Each team started the season with other teams from their respective conferences sitting in the spotlight. Yet each team has played through every game on the schedule that was given to them and refused to lose. 3 different conferences, 3 different teams, 1 story.

So perhaps these conferences arent so different, perhaps the problems that occur for one team also occur for another team on the opposite side of the country. Maybe... just maybe.

Posted on: October 13, 2008 4:16 pm
 

Halfway to the Heisman

Who is seperating themself from the crowd?

Texas Longhorns logo1. Colt McCoy - McCoy lead the Longhorns back from a 3rd quarter deficit to beat then number one ranked Oklahoma in the heated Red River Shootout. McCoy managed to complete 28/ 35 passes and managed to keep from giving the ball away. McCoy has made the BCS Championship game the Lonhorns to lose but the road is not easy, their next 3 games are against Missouri, Oklahoma State and at Texas Tech. If McCoy can keep takeing care of the ball as well as he is and continue to complete 80% of his passes then the heisman is a very real possibility for Colt.

Michigan St. Spartans logo2. Javon Ringer - Leading his team to 17th place ranking in the coaches poll, Ringer is having an amazing season going with the Spartans. Ringer is currently leading the Nation in both rushing yards (1112) and rushing touchdowns (14). Noone is saying anything but the Spartans are currently undefeated in the Big 10 and with games remaining against Ohio State, Wisconsin and Penn State Michigan State has the chance to make it to a Big bowl game this year. If Ringer can keep up his numbers and play big against the aformentioned temas then he has the opportunity to really impress heisman voters.

Oklahoma Sooners logo3. Sam Bradford - Bradford threw 2 costly interceptions but made up for it with 5 passing TD's. Bradford and the Sooners are now playing from behind and need Twexas to lose at least 2 in conferece games to make it to the Big 12 championship. The fact that the Sooners might not come out on top of the Big 12 makes it difficult for him to seperate himself from any of the other Big 12 QB's the way McCoy has. Winning answers alot of people questions and silences alot of doubters when it comes to heisman voting especially as a quarterback.

BYU Cougars logo4. Max Hall - Brigham Young has the best shot of any non-BCS school to make a BCS game and Max Hall is the one leading them there. He has thrown an amazing 20 touchdowns this season and isnt likely to slow down. The Cougars toughest test will likely be in their final game of the season at Utah. The Hall doesnt play for a big name school and will have to win over heisman voters as a cinderalla story. If his team fails then that will likely ruin any hopes he has of earning a heisman.

Missouri Tigers logo5. Chase Daniel - The stage was set for Daniel to make a last minute game winning heisman drive agains Oklahoma State this weekend. The problem is that Daniel failed to deliver, not only did he fail but he threw 3 interceptions and only 1 touchdown while he was at it. Not being able to lead his team over an in conference underdog hurts Daniel and makes it difficult for his average statistics to win over any heisman votes. The fact that Daniel is in the same conferenc as several other heisman hopeful quarterbacks makes his task even more difficult.

Georgia Bulldogs logo6. Knowshon Moreno - Only getting a portion of your teams carries can really hold a player back such as in Moreno's case. Despite only having 102 carries Moreno has managed to find the endzone 10 times and has amassed 590 yards. Moreno has been one of the most jaw dropping players in football this year whether it be hurdling defenders or leaping into the endzone. If Moreno doesnt get an invite to the ceremony this year then he will be one of the favorites for next year.

On the bubble - Jarrett Dillard Rice, Graham Harell Texas Tech, Donald Brown UConn, Michael Crabtree Texas Tech.

 

Posted on: October 1, 2008 10:17 am
 

Treseel4Pres early Heisman leaders.

Looking good so far...

Michigan St. Spartans logo 1. Javon Ringer - Surprise, Ringer flew under the radar to start off the season and quietly amassed 897 yards and 12 touchdowns in just 5 games. He leads the nation in total touchdowns and is second in yards to Donald Brown of Connecticut. With the Spartans next two games being at home against Iowa then traveling to Northwestern you have to believe that Ringer will be the Heisman frontrunner for several weeks. Ringer will need big games against Penn State, Ohio State, and Wisconsin to show voters that he can put up the same numbers against tougher competition.

Missouri Tigers logo2. Chase Daniel - Missouri is averaging an amazing 54 points a game so far this year. There is only one problem, and that is that Daniel has so far failed to seperate himself from the rest of his pass happy conference leading some to believe that it is poor defense and not above average QB's that are producing such great numbers. Daniel has completed almost 76% of his passes including a 20 completion streak in his last game. Daniel has also thrown only 1 interception in his 133 attempts.

Georgia Bulldogs logo3. Knowshon Moreno - After a strong showing as a freshman last year people expected big things out of Moreno and so far he has delivered. Despite a crushing loss to Alabama Moreno has done some great things and has to have one of the best highlight reels in the country right now. Moreno only had 9 carries for 34 yards against Alabama and that hurt his 6.3 yard average on the season. Moreno will have plenty of chances to redeem himself  but needs to play well the rest of the year. If he continues to put up the type of numbers he has so far against some tough SEC competition then it would be hard for voters to pass on him. Moreno could follow up Tim Tebows amazing year and become the second Sophmore to win the heisman.

BYU Cougars logo4. Max Hall - Hall has put up some serious numbers throwing 15 touchdowns and only 2 interceptions in his first 4 games while potentially leading the cougars to a 4-0 start. BYU's only potential tests come against TCU and Utah towards the end of their season meaning the Cougars are heavy favorites in the rest of their games. Hall will need to continue to put up huge numbers and win games in order to make the heisman ballot, leading his team to an undefeated season will do nothing but help his case.

Rice Owls logo5. Jarett Dillard - Dillard is playing great football right now averaging over 100 yards and 2 touchdowns a game after 5 games. Did I mention that Jarett is a wide reciever? Dont be fooled by the fact that he plays for the Rice Owls, he has put up 532 yards and 10 recieving TD's against competition including teams like Texas (4-0), and Vanderbilt (5-0). Dillard will most likely fall off of this unreal pace and end the season with above average numbers but if he does manage to continue playing the way he is for the remainder of the season then he should not only be put on the heisman ballot but recieve plenty of votes. 

Oklahoma Sooners logo6. Sam Bradford - Bradford has led the Sooners back to the number one spot after a long absence. Bradford has thrown for 16 TD's and rushed for another all while keeping a solid 72% completion rate. Now that Oklahoma is starting their conference play we will find out if Bradford can lead the Sooners and win another Big 12 title. With so many good QB's in the Big 12 right now all producing big numbers it makes winning even more important in the normally stat reliant heisman race.

Not this year...

Florida Gators logoTim Tebow - Tebow is having a bad year following up his 2007 heisman campaign. He is having trouble finding the endzone with only 8 combined passing and rushing TD's and has completed only 60% of his passes. Now that the SEC is getting into conference play Tebows competition will only get harder which is bad news for Gator Nation. If the coaching staff doesnt fix their predictable play calling soon then Tebow will have trouble coming out of this slump and fans across the nation will begin to think that last year was more of a fluke than a breakout season.

Ohio St. Buckeyes logoBeanie Wells - It seems to be a habit of Beanies to be hampered by some form of injury or another. Either Wells is too injury prone or he needs to toughen up in a hurry, but either way his heisman hopes are all but gone for this year. Wells has solid numbers in the games that he has played in but the three that he has missed due to his toe injury will make the final stats at the end of the season somewhat lacking. Beanie would be a heisman favorite yet again if he returns for his senior season but that remains to be seen.

Kansas Jayhawks logoTodd Reesing - Reesing is nowhere near the top of the conference let alone the nation when it comes to passing. The Jayhawks are 3-1 right now and things are not looking good for the reast of the season with the way most of the other teams in the Big 12 are playing. He has thrown 11 Touchdowns and only 2 interceptions but those numbers fail to impress when stacked up to the rest of the Big 12.

Missouri Tigers logoJeremy Maclin - Maclin had an amazing freshman year and was the overall yardage leader in 2007. Maclin will have trouble beating those yardage numbers in 2008 which will hurt his heisman chances. The fact that he is on the same team as another heisman frontrunner, Chase Daniel, means that the spotlight will be greatly taken away from Maclin. Next year Maclin will be a sure favorite to win the heisman but his chances of making it this year are very slim.

 
 
 
 
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