Florida-Georgia rivalry more than a game, it’s an experience

Florida-Georgia is the game that made me fall in love with college football. I’d love to say that it was one game in particular that got me smitten, but I can’t. Calling Florida-Georgia a game, for me, is like saying the Kentucky Derby is just a horse race. The Daytona 500 just 1000 left turns. […]

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Heisman Watch: Saquon Barkley holds narrow lead on fast-closing Bryce Love

A couple of running backs are neck-and-neck in the latest USA TODAY Network Heisman survey.

Stanford Cardinal running back Bryce Love.

Stanford Cardinal running back Bryce Love.

Penn State’s Saquon Barkley continues to hold the lead by the narrowest of margins over Bryce Love of Stanford. The Nittany Lions had the weekend off, but Barkley continues to lead the nation in all-purpose yards per game and is second to Love in rushing. His next two outings against Michigan and Ohio State could determine whether he stays on top.

Love, meanwhile, put up more big numbers in a Cardinal victory against Oregon and is averaging over 10 yards a carry. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is comfortably in third place in the survey following the Sooners’ Red River Rivalry win against Texas.

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Those three in some order appeared on a vast majority of the 20 ballots of official Heisman voters who work for Gannett properties. Only three other players, all quarterbacks, were mentioned this week. Last year’s winner, Lamar Jackson of Louisville, was joined by Jalen Hurts of Alabama and Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett, both mentioned for the first time in the survey this season.

 


Source: USA Today Fan Sports Poll

WATCH: Former Alabama RB Derrick Henry caps off career night with electrifying TD

Derrick Henry showed up big time for the Tennessee Titans on Monday night.

The former Alabama running back had a strong showing against the Indianapolis Colts with a late touchdown run sealing the Titans victory. The touchdown went for 72 yards and helped Henry post his first career 100-yard game in the NFL.

Henry has had mixed results in his first two professional seasons after an incredible career with the Crimson Tide. He had just 187 yards rushing on the season coming into Monday’s game, but he excelled against the Colts.

Henry finished the game with 19 carries for a career-high 131 yards and a touchdown. It was by far Henry’s best game as a pro and a performance that he will look to build on moving forward.

Here is a look at Henry’s long touchdown run from The Titans Wire on Twitter:

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ESPN did confirm it was Henry’s first career 100-yard game:

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Henry now has 318 yards on the season and is well on pace to eclipse his rookie mark of 490 yards.

Henry turned into a dominant force for Alabama during his junior year. He rushed for 2,219 yards and 28 TDs on his way to capturing the 2015 Heisman Trophy. He also helped the Crimson Tide capture the national championship that season.

Henry’s pro career is off to a bit of a slow start, but he demonstrated his immense potential once again on Monday. He still possesses the ability to turn into a dominant runner in the NFL.


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