1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Would Chris Brown Have Won The Heisman If Hadn't Gotten Hurt?

Discussion in 'CU Buffs Newsroom' started by RSSBot, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. RSSBot

    RSSBot News Junkie

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    28,672
    Likes Received:
    198
    By Jon Woods

    In our first story centered around the new former Heisman winner mode in NCAA 2013 we took a look at what Trophy Winner we would have liked to have seen play for the Buffaloes. For the second of the two posts we were asked to discuss a player who didn't win the Heisman Trophy and we are again going to focus on the Buffs (in fact we are going right back to 2002). I present to you running...

    Click the link above or visit http://www.ralphiereport.com for more.

    Originally posted by Ralphie Report
    Click here to view the article.
     
  2. RumblinBuff

    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Messages:
    1,327
    Likes Received:
    241
  3. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2005
    Messages:
    9,864
    Likes Received:
    270
    probably not imo. but, certainly not out of the realm of possibility. 6 yards a pop is pretty impressive. we lose to what i think was the best team in the country at home in a complete asswhipping (USC, they crushed Iowa in the Orange Bowl in what looked a lot like a statement game to me) and outgain OU in Norman but shoot ourselves in the foot early to lose a very winnable game. both of those games would have had sufficient media coverage to hurt CB's chances with the Larry Johnson/Willis Mcgahee hype machines on full blast.

    boxscore from the USC game.....http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=3850&SPID=255&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=35114


    35 rushes for 37 yards. 61 total yards. at home, too. haven't seen the Buffs outclassed like that (excepting the Hawkins Mizzou embarrassments) at home with the possibly exception of one of Snyder's KSU first time around KSU teams. maybe 00? Physically dominated in all phases. no real chance.

    back to topic, that game was on ABC and would have hurt CB's chances even though we turn out to be a legit top 15-20 type team (with CB)...our other big TV game is probably the aforementioned OU game we fumble a kickoff for an easy Sooner score i think in the rain.

    after he gets hurt harder to make that argument with Hodge being almost no threat to beat anyone with his arm and Bobby was a great Buff but the magic was the 1-2 punch of Purify bouncing outside or catching a ball in the flat off playaction and Brown piling into the LOS for 6 on 3rd and 3. move the chains, first down Colorado. keep the D off the field.
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2012
  4. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Messages:
    9,804
    Likes Received:
    430
    I believe Brown had just over 100 yards in that OU game, which at the time was the first 100 yard rusher OU's defense had let up in several years. I don't think Barnett was too hot on letting Brown have much Heisman hype that season. Drew Litton even did a cartoon on the subject.
     
  5. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Messages:
    56,894
    Likes Received:
    4,913
    No. Sadly.
     
  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,563
    Likes Received:
    16,190
    Nope. I remember all season how pissed he was about how little hype Brown was getting for the award. Always mentioned, never talked about as the frontrunner. And LJ had sick stats that year, too. Wasn't gonna happen.
     
  7. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Messages:
    13,080
    Likes Received:
    2,496
    Before Brown got hurt, he was defintely in the conversation. He was leading the nation in rushing at the time of injury, I believe. I think he finishes 3rd (ahead of LJ) if he stays healthy and finishes with about 2,100 yards. Banks was actually a pretty close 2nd to Palmer.

    God I miss that offense.
     
  8. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Messages:
    56,894
    Likes Received:
    4,913
    Pretty sure we set passing back 20 years or more that year.
     
  9. Highlander

    Highlander Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Messages:
    6,244
    Likes Received:
    1,541
    I am with you on every point made:
    1) he would have been the top rusher that year if he had not gotten hurt
    2). He still doesn't beat out Carson Palmer, particularly after Carson's Trojan team thumped us at home
    3). I would give up a kidney or a testicle for that offense - maybe one of each
     
  10. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Messages:
    9,804
    Likes Received:
    430
    :lol: Don't remember the Alamo! Seriously, erase that damn game from memory.
     
  11. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Messages:
    13,080
    Likes Received:
    2,496
    In the USC game alone, we did. We completed one pass that day.
     
  12. RumblinBuff

    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Messages:
    1,327
    Likes Received:
    241
    #22 had a big fumble early in that contest, but it was raining pretty bad in Norman, if I remember correctly.
     
  13. aik

    aik Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    Messages:
    5,865
    Likes Received:
    622
    That whole year our offense couldn't secure the damn ball. Otherwise CSU and at least one other game probably fall our way and we at least get a nicer bowl game out of it.
     
  14. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Messages:
    14,566
    Likes Received:
    915
    Not really -- drizzle and cold mostly. Just enough to keep everyone uncomfortable.

    IIRC, the Buffs fumbled 3 times, and that's just too much to overcome on the road against a good team. Before the game started, I remember seeing EB reminding the RB's to hold onto the rock.
     

Share This Page