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Old 11-04-2012   #6
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Default Re: Oregon vs USC

FYI,

In 1988 Barry Sanders final season @ Oklahoma State he broke 300 yards four times. His biggest output was against Texas Tech (in Tokyo) 332 yards on 44 carries & 4 TD's. Last night against USC (in LA) U of O Junior Kenjon Barner rushed for 321 yards on 38 carries, 8.4 yards per carry & 5 TD's. But don't let stats speak for themselves, he was dynamic & reason Oregon prevailed. All tough yards extended by hard running, vision to see cutback lanes, explosion through holes & footwork reminiscent of the Barry Sanders, for those here that can remember the little shake & bake, stop & go yeah he has all of those plus a very fluid running motion that's deceiving to defenders. Like Foster he is injury prone, so plus value here if he slips, barring injury he could be a legitimate Heisman finalist in NY.

disclaimer: not intended to confuse players, there is & will be only one Barry Sanders. Barry was built low to the ground, shifty, yet powerful with low center of gravity, he would just drop his head like a turtle in his shell & spin around, stop & change direction on a dime. not really a second gear but explosive, running full speed in couple steps. Kenjon is 1" taller & 5 lbs lighter, can also stop & change direction on a dime but his elusiveness comes via his second gear. Has flair running style (high steps, shake moves, stutter steps) solid ball protection, switches ball to correct side or wraps up with both arms, great vision, also very patient waiting for blocking to develop.
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