Saturday, December 09, 2006

Darren McFadden Finishes Second In Heisman Voting

Darren McFadden, the Arkansas Razorbacks' outstanding multi-purpose back, finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting despite only being a sophomore.

Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith was this year's winner, and deservedly so. Smith led the Buckeyes to an undefeated season and a chance to win another national title against Florida. Nothing against Florida which has a good football team, but this probably will not be a close game. I am expecting a spread of 14+ points in favor of OSU.

McFadden finished 10th in the nation in rushing yards and was outrushed by great running backs like Mike Hart of Michigan. The key is McFadden's versatility. He completed 6 of 8 passes for 3 TDs. He caught 11 passes for 149 yards, including a 70-yard TD reception. And he returned 8 kickoffs for 226 yards, including a 92-yarder for a TD. Arkansas Razorback running back coach Danny Nutt believes that McFadden could be an All-American free safety if he was put in that position.

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