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NCAA Record Books

JohnnyKozmo's picture
August 9, 2014 at 10:31am
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ESPN has run a poll/bracket type thing allowing people to vote on the best individual college season ever, and to no surprise, Barry Sanders epic season won.  In my opinion (I'm was a huge Sanders fan, and am still a Lions fan), this shouldn't have even been close, and the poll should have been looking for the 2nd best season. I mean 2600+ yds, 37 rushing TDs, broke over 30 records that year.  Yet every time his season is brought up, the conversation now includes Montee Ball, and his 39 TD season (Sanders had 39 total TDs).  I think it was Kevin Smith who was close to topping the yardage mark, but fell off the pace in his last few games.

SANDERS PLAYED 11 GAMES!!!!  He had another 200+yds and 5 TDs in their bowl game. 

 

Can someone please explain to me why the NCAA will not add in these statistics retroactively, since they made the change to include conference championship game and bowl game statistics into a players season statistics?  I would think it would be a pretty simple fix, which would preserve some of the more impressive records in the history of college football. 

JohnnyKozmo's picture

sorry for the grammar mistakes-wasn't intentional and accidently clicked save before proofreading.

AirForceNUT's picture

Because the NCAA is trash.

+2 HS
kareemabduljacobb's picture

I've always been more of a defensive guy, so If I had to vote I'd give it to Derrick Thomas (RIP).  27 Sacks, 39 Tackles for a Loss, 45 QB Hurries.  Many considered our DL to be one of the best last season... the starting 4 combined totals: 24.5 sacks 43 TFLS (I think this was the right total amount) and the year before his amazing season also had 7 Forced Fumbles, blocked 5 kicks in his career... sooo umm yeahh.  We had one of the best DLs last year in the Nation, and one man by himself outdid our DL made up of 4 players.

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

His season was in the bracket I believe, and I don't disagree at all with how amazing that season was.  Sacks are another stat that wasn't tracked officially in the NCAA until 2000 I think the article said.  So Terrell Suggs 24 I believe is the current record.

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kareemabduljacobb's picture

Yeah he was and lost the first round voting to Woodson.