I was wondering this earlier and decided to investigate. Bushs' #'s in the National Championship against OU were even more unimpressive than his against UT. Here's the link: http://usctrojans.collegesports.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/2004-2005/2005ob.html It seems as though Lendale was the feature back once again in a big game. Lendale had 15 carries for 118 yrds and 2 td's. No rec. yrds. Bush had only 6 carries for 79 yrds. 12.5 avg, why only 6 carries though. Bush had only 2 rec for 31 yrds. Bush did all the return work and had only 1 PR for 7 yrd and 2 KR for 36, an 18 yrd avg Bush had no td's at all in this game. Sure Bush won the Heisman a season later but his 500 yd + game against Fresno was the deciding factor in that, heck they lost to Nevada a week later. Maybe since the game was out of hand is the reason he was underused or it was because he is uneffective in big games (garbage yrds). The OU defense stunk it up though but there were 3 defensive guys that were drafted by the NFL in the following draft, Tommy Harris in the 1st - Tedy Lehman in the 2nd - and Derick Strait in the 3rd. This is about as close to a vision of what he'll be able to do against NFL talent as any, not to mention the UT game. Jeez, when there is a big game with some NFL defensive talent or superior coaching on the other sideline this guy (bush) seems to be just an above avg player, nothing special. What's up with that. Anyone wanna google up his stats against ND this season. So I ask the question again, why do we want this guy on the team with the #1 overalll selection? I've got my own smokescreen thoery but I've posted that enough, maybe I'll get another chance later on after a few qoutes come thru.