B1G POTY Race

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  1. CoachRedd

    CoachRedd I come through in something real foolish

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    Player of the Year Race
    The B1G awards the CJ Fiederowicz Trophy to the conferences player of the year each season.​
    This award is reserved for the most impressive non-QB, user player.​
    *Players subject to change(may add new ones or drop some current) This is only the race halfway through the season. May look completely different towards the end of the season.​
    Lets look at the candidates(in no particular order):​
    * HB Bret Davis - Nebraska
    123 carries 612 yards 4 rush TDs​
    Davis leads the B1G in rushing midway through the season. He has carried the rock more than any other player in the conference and seems to excel in wearing out opposing defenses late in the game. Amazingly, he leads the conference in rushing even though his longest carry to date spanned only 22 yards. What he lacks in explosion he certainly makes up for in consistency.​
    Stat that jumps out at you: 612 rush yards - Leads the B1G
    *HB Justice Hayes - Michigan
    77 carries 576 yards 7 rush TDs 9 receptions 84 yards 1 TD​
    Hayes headlines a talented stable of RBs at Michigan. He receives the bulk of the carries and has made the most of those carries by posting an impressive 7.4 YPC on 77 rushing attemps. Hayes leads the conference in rushing TDs and also has 9 receptions and another receiving TD to go along with his rushing stats.​
    Stat the jumps out at you: 7 rush TDs - Tops in the B1G.
    *WR Kevonte Martin-Manley - Iowa
    16 receptions 359 yards 22.4 average 4 TDs​
    Martin-Manley is having an impressive Senior season leading the B1G in receiving yards. He has lived off of the big play and used his exceptional route running to generate yards and TDs for the Hawkeyes.​
    Stat that jumps out at you: 359 yards receiving - leads the B1G
    *LOLB Chuck McDonald - Wisconsin
    37 tackles 15 TFL 1 sack​
    McDonald leads the B1G in both tackles and TFL. He has been a disruptive force for the Badgers this year and still has room to grow as he is only in his sophomore season. If McDonald can start generating some sacks and INTs, he may become the new favorite for B1G POTY.​
    Stat that jumps out at you: 15 TFL - Leads the B1G
    *DT Dominic Holmes - Penn State
    26 Tackles 13 TFL 12.5 sacks 2 Deflections 2 forced fumbles​
    Holmes has been the premier defensive player in the B1G(and maybe even the nation). He is constantly in the opposing teams backfield and his line of 12.5 sacks through 6 games as a DT is historically good. Holmes has even forced 2 fumbles and knocked down 2 passes at the LOS. If Holmes continues with the pace he is on, its hard to imagine him not winning POTY in a conference celebrated for its defense.​
    Stat that jumps out at you: 12.5 sacks - leads the nation in sacks and leads the B1G by 5 full sacks.
    *CB Vincent Jenkins - Purdue
    21 tackes 1 TFL 3 INTs 3 Pass Defl 1 TD​
    Despite the poor play of the Boilers this year, Jenkins has found a way to shine. He leads the B1G in INTS and also adds another 3 pass deflections to the resume. Jenkins signature play of the year was a 62 yards INT return for a TD. Jenkins has a chance to lead the nation in INTs when all is said and done for the 2014 season.​
    Stat the jumps out at you: 3 INTs - tops in the B1G
    *Honorable Mention*​
    K John Lane - Wisconsin​
    While we dont ever give POTY to specialists, its worth noting the phenomenal season Lane is having for the Badgers. 8-9 with a long of 59 yards.including 4-5 from 50+! Congrats to Lane on a stellar Junior season so far.​
    The B1G is loaded in talent​
    *5 out of the 6 are underclassmen with the lone senior being Kevonte Martin-Manley of Iowa.

     
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  2. hornfaninbama

    hornfaninbama GT: BulgyTexas

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    My biggest fear right now is that Davis and Gore leave early. If they both bolt it would leave me with no RB on my roster. If you haven't seen Davis play he is a manchild when he gets in the secondary. I feels awesome to watch him bowl a CB or safety and keep running.

    Also Davis has had both his bye weeks already. He could be in line for a monster season.
     
  3. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

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    Having played Davis myself I think what makea him most dangerous is how committed you are to running the ball. I think yoie record will siffer foe it, but no doubt Davis is one of the premiere backs and the nesy we at Wake have played this year.
     
  4. CoachRedd

    CoachRedd I come through in something real foolish

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    Let's hope Davis is a better runner than you are a typer.
     
  5. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

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    Gotta love the default touch keyboards on this droid. I cant type for shit.
     
  6. sawemoff

    sawemoff #FearTheBeard

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    I miss having a qwerty keyboard on my phone, just for that reason
     
  7. JQwon13

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    I appreciate you digging up someone on my team worth throwing on here...My RB probably would have been a better candidate before he went down with the injury.
     
  8. CoachRedd

    CoachRedd I come through in something real foolish

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    let me tell you...it was hard to find someone haha.
     
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