With the talk from the players and coaches about how much better the offense is going to be this season (and I believe it will be based upon some research that will appear in Sunday’s college football preview section), I got to wondering which Tech records could be broken this season.
So, starting at page 136 in the very fine media guide put together by Dean Buchan in the Institute’s Sports Information Department, I’m going to list a few that could go kapppplooooooeeeeeyyyyyy (I don’t know how to insert an audio file into a story).
Before we begin, this is all off-the-top-of-my-head stuff.
Most Net Rushing Yards, Season: 1,562 set by Eddie Lee Ivery in 1978. I can see B-back Jonathan Dwyer busting that one.
Most Touchdowns Rushing, Game: 4, set by several. I can see quarterback Josh Nesbitt, Dwyer, or one of the A-backs taking over that one.
Most Touchdowns Rushing, Season 19, set by Robert Lavette, 1982. You-know-who could take that one.
Most Rushing Yards by a Quarterback, Game: 130 set by Reggie Ball in 2006
Most Rushing Yards by a Quarterback, Season: 734 set by Joe Hamilton, 1999
Rushing Touchdowns by a QB, Season: 9, set in 1962
Highest Yards per Carry Average, Season: 7.2 set by Dorsey Levens, 1993
Most Rushing Attempts, Season: 692, set in 1975
Highest Yards per Carry Average, Season (team): 5.3, set in 1993
Most First Downs Rushing, Game: 26, VMI 1975
Most First Downs Rushing, Season: 175, set in 1975
100-Yard Games, Career: 18, 1981-84
Summing up a few things that are in the notebook online and in tomorrow’s paper: it appears Roddy Jones will be back practicing full time, but may not play against Jacksonville State simply because he hasn’t been able to practice.
Scott Blair won’t handle punting duties this season. Chandler Anderson is the front-runner for that job right now. More on the kickers in Friday’s paper.
Sean Bedford and Brad Sellers seem to have won starting jobs for now on the offensive line, but the jobs may not be settled for a few weeks.