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Fun with Nelson Spruce stats

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Denver_sc, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. Denver_sc

    Denver_sc Club Member Club Member

    Nov 10, 2007
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    SIAP, but I thought it would be cool to look at Spruce's numbers given the record he broke last week.It really contextualizes what Nelson has given us over the past 3 years:
    • Spruce is averaging 6.5 catches/game
    • There are 9 (possibly maybe 10) games left
    • Extrapolating 6.5 catches/game avg. to 9 more games is 58 more catches (rounded down). That would give him 288 career catches (295 with 10 more games)
    288 career catches would tie him with Tavon Austin for 23rd all time in FBS.
    295 would tie 15th all time.

    He needs 14 catches to tie his position coach, Troy Walters.He needs 29 to be the all-time Pac12 leader in receptions.

    However, in Pac 12 play last year, Spruce finished with 69 (nice) catches. if he were to duplicate that effort, he'd finish 13th all time. If he kept up that pace for a 10th game, he'd finish with 306 or 307 depending on rounding, 306 would tie him for 6th all time in FBS, and 307 would put him in sole position.
  2. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

    Feb 1, 2008
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    He's doing it so quietly this year. We will get behind in P12 play, and we will have to throw. Dude is going to put up #s.
  3. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

    Jan 21, 2011
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    If the ducks DB's are as craptastic as it sounds like they might be, Nelson could have a huge game this weekend. Gonna depend on how they recover to the butt whooping in Eugene and how good Sefo's shoulder is.
  4. BuffUp

    BuffUp Go Buffs Club Member

    Oct 10, 2011
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    expose that qb pretending to be a cb.

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