Thursday, November 20, 2008

The ACC's Leading Rusher is... a Fullback?!?

Watching UM-Georgia Tech tonight, and the big matchup coming into the game was Miami's "vaunted" rush defense against Paul Johnson's triple-option offense.

Halftime: Georgia Tech 24 - Miami 3

At the half, Yellow Jacket "B-Back" Jonathan Dwyer has 128 rushing yards (on 10 attempts) and two touchdowns.

For those not familiar with the triple-option offense, the B-Back is essentially the equivalent of a fullback in most offenses. Coming into the game, Dwyer was the only back in the ACC over 1,000 yards on the season, and the only one averaging over 100 yards per game.

That's right: the ACC's leading rusher is essentially a fullback. The next closest rusher in the conference, Da'Rell Scott of Maryland, is 200 yards behind Dwyer on the season.

Oddly, that's not the craziest part of the ACC this season. With only two weeks remaining in the regular season, nine of the conferences 12 teams are still in contention to play in the conferences title game in Tampa on December 6th.

Coming into the night, Miami controlled its own destiny in the division, but GT is looking to shake things up yet again. If they hold on for the win, it's anyones guess as to who will win the ACC this season.

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