With college football’s common season coming to an in depth, it is time to hand out our awards.
That is precisely what I did this week with a particular version of “The Number One College Football Show,” taking time to acknowledge among the finest gamers and finest video games of the 2022 season.
From Gamers of the 12 months to “Cash In The Bag,” let’s cap the common season by introducing my first annual Faculty Soccer Awards.
Faculty Soccer Awards Present!
RJ Younger debuts his Faculty Soccer Awards, together with Offensive Participant of the 12 months, Defensive Participant of the 12 months, Coach of the 12 months, and Underappreciated Coach of the 12 months.
- 304 rushes for 1,594 yards
- 10 out of 11 video games this season with greater than 100 dashing yards
- 163 dashing yards in his solely recreation in 2021 — towards Ohio State
What I would like you to know is that Mo Ibrahim is him! We’re speaking a few dude who managed to hurry for practically 1,600 yards this season and no person knew about it. I am actually excited to see what his NFL expertise goes to be like, and admittedly, he is a dude we’ll miss, particularly within the Big Ten the place we had an impressive quantity of nice working backs.
- 6-foot-3, 310-pounds
- Fingers extra highly effective than Sho’Nuff in a defunct manufacturing unit dungeon
- Ft faster than Magic Mike.
With 2:27 left within the first half of the SEC Championship, Carter swam one LSU O-lineman, slipped one other, put hammocks we name palms on quarterback Jayden Daniels and lifted him off the bottom like a daddy would his son for appearing up on the grocery retailer. He even had time to wag an index finger within the air whereas he held Daniels, helpless, within the different.
Coach of the 12 months: TCU’s Sonny Dykes
For main TCU to its first CFP? Clearly. For hiring the Broyles Award winner, Garrett Riley, and letting him cook dinner? After all. For hiring Joe Gillespie, who turned cornerback Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson into the Thorpe Award winner? Completely.
However largely, he’s my coach of the 12 months for protecting Max Duggan engaged and team-focused after selecting Chandler Morris to begin the season; for permitting Duggan to unleash his fury and keenness on each workforce the Horned Frogs have performed since.
Underappreciated Coach of the 12 months: Kansas State’s Chris Klieman
Klieman confirmed up at Okay-State in 2018 having received 4 nationwide titles at FCS juggernaut North Dakota State.
Since arriving in Manhattan, he is produced the nation’s finest all-purpose participant in Deuce Vaughn, who simply grew to become a two-time AP First Group All-American.
4 years into the job, he is made it his job to whoop Oklahoma’s behind and safe this system’s first Big 12 title in a decade — again when his present offensive coordinator, Collin Klein, was a quarterback at Okay-State — and received 10 video games. He capped off the season with a win towards the CFP-bound, 12-1 TCU Horned Frogs.
Underappreciated Unit of the 12 months: Iowa’s protection
That is a nationwide championship-caliber protection. The Hawkeyes ranked 14th in scoring protection, produced its first Butkus Award winner at school historical past in Jack Campbell, and held opponents to 13 factors or fewer 9 instances in 12 video games.
With out the Hawkeyes protection, Iowa is not going bowling, not to mention profitable seven video games. And the protection has been that good for two-straight seasons. The Hawkeyes set a college report in 2021 and led the nation with 25 interceptions whereas creating 30 turnovers.
Hawkeye defensive coordinator Phil Parker goes to be a head coach quickly — if he desires it. He is been at Iowa for over a decade. That sort of defensive prowess goes to ask athletic director to his entrance door.
Iowa clinches nail-biting win
Iowa’s Jack Campbell intercepted a move from Athan Kaliamanis, which led to a key drive in a victory over Minnesota.
I Love Faculty Award
This award is for the school soccer gamers who make us really feel like they have been enjoying for a full decade. A previous nominee for this award would have included Utah wideout Britain Covey, who performed for the Utes from 2015 to 2021.
Bennett may’ve received it this season — Bennett and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson have been each born in 1997. Thompson-Robinson grew to become the primary quarterback in FBS historical past to begin for 5 consecutive seasons.
However this 12 months’s winner is Harris, who introduced he’d return for a report seventh season at UTSA. He handed for greater than 3,800 yards with 31 TDs, led the Street Runners to their second-straight C-USA title, and holds 34 college data.
McBride completed the common season because the FBS dashing champion, gaining a school-record 1,713 yards, a mark as soon as held by Jordan Howard. He is additionally the nation’s energetic chief in profession yards per rush with 7.3.
Put the cash within the bag!
RJ Younger talks about underappreciated models, the “I Love Faculty Award,” “Cash within the Bag,” and extra.
Better of Cash within the Bag
The Herd have been 20.5-point underdogs, however beat ND 26-21 in South Bend — they took residence $1.25 million.
The Mountaineers have been 17.5-point underdogs, however beat the Aggies 17-14 in Faculty Station — they took residence $1.5 million.
The Blue Raiders have been 26.5-point underdogs, however beat the Canes 45-31 on the Laborious Rock — they took residence $1.5 million.
Rick Stockstill went on Nashville native radio, 104.5 The Zone, and gave us this quote: “They ran for 194 yards towards Texas A&M, the quantity no matter workforce within the nation at this level. They ran for 68 towards us. They averaged 1.6 yards per carry. They gave $1.5 million. We gave them 1.6 yards per carry.”
Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Miami, you been had. You been took. You been hoodwinked, bamboozled, led astray, run amok. That is what he does.
The Herd, Aggies and Blue Raiders, put the shimmy within the shag. Combating Irish, Aggies and Canes, put the cash within the bag.
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RJ Younger is a nationwide school soccer author and analyst for FOX Sports activities and the host of the podcast “The Number One College Football Show.” Comply with him on Twitter at @RJ_Young and subscribe to “The RJ Young Show” on YouTube.
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