Originally Posted by WolverineFan
However, as an aside, when Manziel played Florida he had Luke Joeckel and Jake Matthews blocking for him. When Bridgewater played Florida he had Alex Kupper and Jamon Brown blocking for him. Who do you think had the advantage?
I'm going to say that Bridgewater had the advantage because it was his 24th start in his college career when he faced Florida. Florida was Manziel's first game he ever started in college and he darn near beat one the absolute best defenses in college. One can only imagine how much better Manziel's numbers would have been if had played in the American Athletic Conference.
Say what you will about SEC defenses but the #4 or #5 SEC defense is likely the #1 defense in any other conference.