#TheTop25 This is my series on the 25 Players, Coaches, Schemes, and Incidents That Made Me Love College Football. I will link the other pages in the Top 25 as they are posted. 21-25: Ray Lewis, Texas-Nebraska, Statue of Liberty, Andy Dalton and Power Read.
Army and North Texas are aligned for a rematch in the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl on 12/27 at 9am (noon eastern). North Texas won round 1 35-18. On the S&P+ Army is ranked 81 while North Texas is ranked 111. Regarding turnover margin (my favorite stat after S&P+) North Texas is ranked 52nd, Army was ranked 92nd in that stat. I can see Army beating North Texas, even after losing in the regular season, because Bradshaw the Army QB has gotten into a better groove (see: Army/Navy) and won’t throw 4 interceptions this time around, and Army hopefully won’t lose 3 fumbles.
In Gap, Scrape, Option Exchange part 2, we study the triple option of yesteryear (I just like saying yesteryear) and look at the Oklahoma Wishbone from the 80’s and the Nebraska I from the 90’s. Name a better era of college football, I double dog dare you. This is part 2 of a 3 part series.
Coaches wax philosophically about the good ol days, and about how everything we run now is just borrowed from the legends, and in many ways it’s all true. There aren’t too many new things we can do because of the limitations rules have on the creativity (see: A11 Offense) of a game that has existed for over a century.