- Nov 3, 2008
- Reaction score
Who is your Gopher MVP in the dominating win over Illinois?
Agree that it's great to have BOTH on the field in the same game. Smith definitely is getting his groove back and Brooks is hungry to follow.Way to go, Shannon Brooks! I think SB, in his effective return from a long injury absence, played every bit as well as Rodney Smith, barring Smith's long 64 yard non-TD run. Brooks also kept the team from having to rely completely on Smith, saving Smith from probable exhaustion. The only real difference between the two today is the "pitch count" that kept Brooks from garnering more carries.
Agree. We saw the old Rodney at full-speed. Really fun to watch. He is a very under-rated back outside of Gopher circles. He just has a knack for getting extra yards he has no business gaining, and the means he uses to do that can differ with each play.Rodney had a collection of great runs today. Took out a DB head on in a bone shivering collision and gained a few more yards, on another play I still don’t know how he juked out of a TFL situation with a blitzer in his face as he received the handoff, and he generally showed great balance, burst all day; ran hard all day. And, this is the first game I thought he looked healthy (for a half, anyway).
#oneofusTyler Johnson is an option??