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    Just wanting to know who everybody thinks is the best running back in college football now that the season is almost over. I am posting this because I am a huge Iowa Hawkeye fan and it just so happens I believe we have the best running back in the Nation.. SHONN GREENE leading the nation in rushing with one more game to go.. not too far behind is another Big Ten runner Javon Ringer are these two the best??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone View Post
    Just wanting to know who everybody thinks is the best running back in college football now that the season is almost over. I am posting this because I am a huge Iowa Hawkeye fan and it just so happens I believe we have the best running back in the Nation.. SHONN GREENE leading the nation in rushing with one more game to go.. not too far behind is another Big Ten runner Javon Ringer are these two the best??
    I'd say Knowshon Moreno is at the top of this class because of the level of competition he's faced. Alabama shut him down, but that's mostly because UGA was down 31 points by halftime. That's not a knock against Greene, because he's a stud too. Also, I think the yards per carry stat is just as/more important than total yards in a season. That's why Ringer isn't in my top three. He's had a hundred more carries than Greene against the same conference foes.

    (I also think Glen Coffee is way underrated... but I may be biased!)
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    knowshon moreno is very talented, he is having a good season as well, i almost thought he'd do better though so my expectations were very high.. Glen coffee is a good arguement for being underated. He's a good back playin for the #1 ranked team in the country so he can handle the load.

    Beanie Wells is a stud... he has a GREAT offensive line.. without his injuries he would be having an even greater season than he already has had!
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    I should also mention Cal's Jahvid Best. If not for an injury, that guy would've had even more of a breakout year. He still averaged 7 yards per carry and had over 1,000 yards. I saw him firsthand several times this season, and he's definitely a player. Best thing about him... he's a sophomore!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone View Post
    Just wanting to know who everybody thinks is the best running back in college football now that the season is almost over. I am posting this because I am a huge Iowa Hawkeye fan and it just so happens I believe we have the best running back in the Nation.. SHONN GREENE leading the nation in rushing with one more game to go.. not too far behind is another Big Ten runner Javon Ringer are these two the best??
    shon green is good...but ringer..c'mon penn st put a hurting on him...47yrds on the ground.
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    Shonn Greene... huge Hawks fan!
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    I don't watch a lot college football, but Oregon State has a running back, Jacquizz Rodgers, who is pretty good. He's only a Freshman, but he burned USC for like 168 yards, averages over 100 yards a game, and hasn't had a fumble this season.

    He is only 5 foot 7 inches, but he's compact at 195. Small for a running back, but he is quick, and his lateral movement is amazing. He makes people miss, and it seems linebackers have a hard time finding him in the backfield because he is so short.

    Oregon vs Oregon State should be a great game coming up.
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    While he isn't a full time running back, I'll throw Percy Harvin's name out there. All he's ever done is average 10.4, 9.2, and 9.5 yards per carry each season. He bulked up in the off season to 205 lbs (he came in as a freshman at 167) and he's shown to have been not only one of the fastest backs, but one of the strongest as well (just to give you an idea, he bench pressed 415 lbs. prior to the season starting). My best guess is that the staff was getting him ready so can play full time RB at the next level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator Alum 03 View Post
    While he isn't a full time running back, I'll throw Percy Harvin's name out there. All he's ever done is average 10.4, 9.2, and 9.5 yards per carry each season. He bulked up in the off season to 205 lbs (he came in as a freshman at 167) and he's shown to have been not only one of the fastest backs, but one of the strongest as well (just to give you an idea, he bench pressed 415 lbs. prior to the season starting). My best guess is that the staff was getting him ready so can play full time RB at the next level.
    Yeah, but Harvin averages less than six carries per game. Most of the carries are not typical run plays, which explains his 9.5 yard average. If he could really carry the load at RB for an entire game, and average just 5.5 yards per carry, I'm sure Urban wouldn't hesitate to do that. Harvin is excellent at what he does... being a versatile hybrid player. He's exciting as hell to watch, and is definitely a game-breaker, but I wouldn't put him in this category. I can see him playing receiver for an NFL team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacradocious View Post
    I don't watch a lot college football, but Oregon State has a running back, Jacquizz Rodgers, who is pretty good. He's only a Freshman, but he burned USC for like 168 yards, averages over 100 yards a game, and hasn't had a fumble this season.

    He is only 5 foot 7 inches, but he's compact at 195. Small for a running back, but he is quick, and his lateral movement is amazing. He makes people miss, and it seems linebackers have a hard time finding him in the backfield because he is so short.

    Oregon vs Oregon State should be a great game coming up.
    "Quizz" is a great back. He's carried that team all year. Good call. Unfortunately for OSU, it doesn't look like he'll play on Saturday.
    ESPN - Oregon State Beavers running back Jacquizz Rodgers doubtful against Oregon Ducks
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    Quote Originally Posted by rubberring View Post
    I should also mention Cal's Jahvid Best. If not for an injury, that guy would've had even more of a breakout year. He still averaged 7 yards per carry and had over 1,000 yards. I saw him firsthand several times this season, and he's definitely a player. Best thing about him... he's a sophomore!
    Best tore it up today... 19 rushes for 312 yards and 4 TDs. That's over 16 yards per carry, and he takes the Pac-10 rushing title as a sophomore.
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    if demarco murray from oklahoma could get over his injury problems he could put together a stellar year...it just hasn't happened yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rubberring View Post
    I'd say Knowshon Moreno is at the top of this class because of the level of competition he's faced. Alabama shut him down, but that's mostly because UGA was down 31 points by halftime. That's not a knock against Greene, because he's a stud too. Also, I think the yards per carry stat is just as/more important than total yards in a season. That's why Ringer isn't in my top three. He's had a hundred more carries than Greene against the same conference foes.

    (I also think Glen Coffee is way underrated... but I may be biased!)
    Moreno isn't that good. He will get smashed in the NFL. You guys might wanna check out Jahvid (sp?) Best from Cal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rubberring View Post
    I should also mention Cal's Jahvid Best. If not for an injury, that guy would've had even more of a breakout year. He still averaged 7 yards per carry and had over 1,000 yards. I saw him firsthand several times this season, and he's definitely a player. Best thing about him... he's a sophomore!
    Quote Originally Posted by rubberring View Post
    Best tore it up today... 19 rushes for 312 yards and 4 TDs. That's over 16 yards per carry, and he takes the Pac-10 rushing title as a sophomore.
    Quote Originally Posted by tchsdrummer06 View Post
    You guys might wanna check out Jahvid (sp?) Best from Cal.
    Dude... c'mon. Really?

    Saw Best tonight in SF at the Emerald Bowl. He was certainly the difference in the game. The whole stadium was booing every time Cal threw the football! Kid's a b-e-a-s-t.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rubberring View Post
    Dude... c'mon. Really?

    Saw Best tonight in SF at the Emerald Bowl. He was certainly the difference in the game. The whole stadium was booing every time Cal threw the football! Kid's a b-e-a-s-t.
    I didn't read all the posts in between I guess
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    Quote Originally Posted by rubberring View Post
    I should also mention Cal's Jahvid Best. If not for an injury, that guy would've had even more of a breakout year. He still averaged 7 yards per carry and had over 1,000 yards. I saw him firsthand several times this season, and he's definitely a player. Best thing about him... he's a sophomore!
    Best was amazing against Miami. He should have a big season next year.
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