Bryant has produced when he got the chance
by ghop (2015-01-02 12:59:38)
Edited on 2015-01-02 13:09:09
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  In reply to: A couple thoughts about last night's late game  posted by pmcdnd96

but even when he does well, he doesn't seem to earn more carries. Perhaps that is why he tries to break a big one on every carry. I did some quick research:

Purdue: Bryant in on one drive in the first quarter, 4 carries, 20 yards, ND scores a TD. 2nd quarter, one drive, 2 carries, 8 yards, ND scores TD. 3rd quarter, one drive, one carry, 8 yards, ND scores TD. 4th quarter, Bryant has one carry for a 17 yard TD. 8-71, 1 TD.

Michigan: 8-19. Folston was 9-17.
Purdue: one series in 2nd quarter, 4 carries for 24 yards. One series in 3rd quarter, 2 carries for 5 yards. 6-29.

Syracuse: 1st quarter, 1 carry for 6 yards. 2nd quarter, one series, 6 carries, 30 yards, fumble. 4th quarter, one series, 4 carries, 21 yards, Golson throws pick, McDaniel in next series. 11-55.

Stanford: 4 series, 6 carries for 14 yards.

UNC: 1st quarter, 1 carry for 5 yards. 2nd quarter, one series, 2 carries for 12 yards scored TD. One carry for the rest of the game for -4 yards. 4-13, TD.

FSU: 1-2.
Navy: 0-0.
ASU: 0-0.
NW: 1-5.

USC: 2nd quarter, 2 series, on the first he had 2 carries for 11 before Golson fumbled. On the second, he had one carry for 4 yards, Zaire scored a few plays later. 3rd quarter, one series, 3 carries, 44 yards, TD. 4th quarter, one carry, 20 yards. 7-79, TD.

LSU: 2-2.

I think that Bryant is the kind of back that needs to be fed the ball and find a rhythm. I'm not saying that he should eat too much into Folston's carries, but he seems to do better when he gets the ball on a sustained, rather than one or two and done, basis.


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