Sunday, October 14, 2012

John Robertson For the Walter Payton Award?

Over the past two games, Villanova freshman quarterback John Robertson has put up numbers that are nothing short of astounding. Aside from the turnovers against Richmond, he was awesome, and against Old Dominion, he was a one man wrecking crew. Through 7 games (six starts) he has already surpassed the 12 game total offensive output of Chris Whitney's sophomore season, and has beaten Whitney's career single game total offense career high, and his career high for rushing yards in a game. Through 7 weeks, Robertson is already putting up historic numbers.

So this begs the question of whether or not we have seen enough that he deserves national recognition. I think the answer is yes. First off, Villanova was just awful last year, and their fuck all contribution from the quarterback position was the primary culprit. This year, Villanova is probably one of the 15 best teams in the country this season, and they're getting historic production from both the quarterback and running game in general. John Robertson is absolutely the biggest reason for that.

Does he deserve to win the most prestigious award in FCS football? I don't know, but he certainly deserves to be on the watch list.

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