Troy Davis gets mentioned in Rose Bowl

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  1. I-Statefanin IACity78

    I-Statefanin IACity78 Active Member

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    Taylor eclipses 2,000 yds multiple seasons matching Troy as only too do that.

    But of course TD did that in 11 games each season while Taylor did in 13 and 14 games
     
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  2. norcalcy

    norcalcy Well-Known Member

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    Barely got his 2000. Troy didn’t get a bowl game. Still impressive though. Wisconsin pissed this one away. Four turnovers. Woof.
     
  3. JM4CY

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    His achievement will and has gotten some recognition but not to the level it should given how completely mind boggling it is he was able to do that.
     
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  4. Cypwr

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    I am almost positive that Ron Dayne from Wisconsin had two 2000 yard seasons.
     
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  5. BCClone

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    The Davis record was 2 consecutive years. Dayne had a gap.
     
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  6. awd4cy

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    And Troy didn’t get a conference championship game and they only played 11 regular season games in the 90s.
     
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  7. Rural

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    Freshman and Senior.
     
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    I'll be the devil's advocate, Troy didn't nearly have the YPP that Jonathan Taylor has. Yes, he played more games, but Troy had far more rushing attempts.
     
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  9. madguy30

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    Bowl game? Troy didn't get 13 and 14 games either.
     
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    Who do you think had the better line?
     
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  11. demoncore1031

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    Teams knew TD was going to get the ball and stacked the box. Still couldn't stop him. And that was behind an average o-line. Wisconsin always has great linemen.
     
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  12. ISUEmbassy

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    TD routinely played against 8 or 9 men in box bc everyone knew he was our whole team. And he didnt just inflate his stats against bad teams, he brought it against everyone
     
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    I remember reading that some Heisman voter said he’d never vote for someone from Iowa St. Troy was arguably the best football player but had no chance at winning.
     
  14. simply1

    simply1 Rec Center HOF

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    I had a Troy Davis website up back then
     
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  15. benman82

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    Troy Davis had 5.8 ypc and then 5.4 ypc on an average of 33.95 carries per game.
    Jonathan Taylor had 7.2 and then 6.3 ypc and averaged 23.2 carries per game.
     
  16. deadeyededric

    deadeyededric Well-Known Member

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    Troy Davis got a lot of yards against backups.
     

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