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RE: Favorite players to watch
(05-24-2020 09:59 AM)StevenNIU Wrote:  
(05-24-2020 09:34 AM)Rabid Squirrel Wrote:  
(05-18-2020 04:04 PM)StevenNIU Wrote:  I would have to rate Wolfe slightly ahead of Lynch. Watching Wolfe burst onto the scene was a thing of beauty. He looked like he was someone's little brother but no one could catch him or bring him down. We knew Lynch was going to be a pretty good running quarterback but the way he developed as a passer his last two years showed what hard work could do. During this era, many players (Wolfe, Lynch, Turner, TLL, English, Harnish, Ward) broke out and really carried NIU football. Other that Sutton Smith, this is not happening this much lately. We need to get back to this.

What really separates Wolfe, Lynch and Smith from the rest was their game-breaking plays. All 3 guys could change a game on one play. Lynch may have a leg up on the other two based on winning. He was on the best teams and it was just sit back, wait for the highlight real run and you knew the game was a victory. So much fun to watch.

During the Lynch years I felt that the offense was going to score every time they had the ball. Sometimes they scored too quickly and the defense had to go back outon the field with little rest but that was a nice problem to have.

That brings me back to the game against Eastern Michigan in 2010. I had to look it up but we scored TEN touchdowns and here were the scoring drives by time:

12 seconds
11 seconds
12 seconds
10 seconds
10 seconds
53 seconds
13 seconds

SEVEN TD drives of less than a minute, six of them under 15 seconds. Only one drive over TWO minutes.

That was still the Harnish era--but Lynch got plenty of time in that game rushing for TDs of 81 and 61 yards in the third quarter.
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