Sunday, September 10, 2006

Tracking the Young Bucks

Here is an update on how some freshmen studs did Saturday.

PERCY HARVIN, WR, Florida – 4 receptions for 99 yds including a 58 yard bomb for a TD. Also 2 carries for 11 yds.

CHRIS WELLS, RB, Ohio St - 5 carries for 17 yds.

MATT STAFFORD, QB, Georgia - 8 of 19 for 171 yds and 3 ints. Also 2 carries for 34 yds. Stafford stepped in for starting quarterback Joe Tereshinski, who injured his right ankle on the team's first series. Tereshinski will have the ankle examined again before the coaches decide how serious the injury is.

CJ SPILLER, RB, Clemson - 5 carries for 31 yds. Also 3 catches for 82 yds including a short dump pass which Spiller caught and then broke several tackles on the right side before cutting across the field and sprinting down the left sideline for the 82-yard touchdown.

TIM TEBOW, QB, Florida - 6 of 9 passing for 81 yds and 1 int. Also 9 carries for 62 yds for a 6.9 avg.

DIMITRI NANCE, RB, Arizona St – 5 carries for 21 yds.

BARRON BATCH, RB, Texas Tech – 2 carries for 7 yds. Also 2 receptions for 6 yds.

MICAH JOHNSON, MLB, Kentucky – Johnson is listed second on the teams depth chart at middle backer on UK’s website, but he made his first start yesterday against Chase Wasson and Texas State. The Wildcats won 41-7 and the defense held the visiting Bobcats to 210 yards -- only 55 on the ground. Is that a coincidence that the defense stepped their game up the first week that I started? I think you know the answer to that one…

MYRON ROLLE, ROVER, Florida St – Rolle only saw 2 plays on defense Saturday because the ‘Noles couldn’t put away the Demarcus Wares. Rolle has been moved up to 2 on the depth chart and with more experience will surely be an impact player. He was named defensive newcomer of the year by the coaches at the end of summer and yes he is really listed as rover for his position.

ANDRE SMITH, OL, Alabama – We all know lineman don’t have any stats to report but here is one for you. Did you know that last week against Hawaii, Smith became the seventh true freshman to start the season-opening game for Alabama since freshmen became eligible in 1972. Yes, you heard correct, that king already starts at left tackle. Here is what ‘Bama coach Mike Shula had to say about this beast. “He’s a big guy that doesn’t play - plays quicker than maybe a lot of guys his size,” Shula said. “He can change directions, he’s not stiff for a big guy. He’s a good pass protector, and he has size and reach. He’s got a lot of things going for him physically and he’s working hard to get the most out of it.”


Blogger pete silva said...

why did i throw 3 ints? pobrecito! at least andre smith starts.

6:10 AM  
Blogger pete silva said...

my nigga LaRon Landry had an INT that on the next play led to an LSU TD pass. hold you're applause cuz he's a beast.

6:14 AM  
Blogger pete silva said...

i also forgot to add that Hell boy had a sackle on willie tuitama. seriously he did. "He was sacked three times, and once barely managed to throw the ball away as he was pounded down hard on his back by safety LaRon Landry, who later had an interception of his own."

6:19 AM  
Blogger Phil Silva said...

thats good that i boosted my D. and how could you not mention that I went 9/17 for 123 yards and a TD.

7:04 AM  
Blogger Situ said...

who had the 123 yds and TD?

1:18 AM  
Blogger Situ said...

gotcha. Mitch Mustain in his first collegiate start. my bad for leaving him off.

1:22 AM  

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