Some of you have suggested that Anthony Allen be moved back to A-back, where you thought he was more effective last season.
Well, not so fast my friends.
Through eight games last season, former B-back Jonathan Dwyer had 718 yards and 5 touchdowns. Dwyer had seven plays of at least 20 yards.
Through eight games this season, new B-back Allen has 692 yards and 5 touchdowns. Allen has nine plays of at least 20 yards.
Kind of spooky, isn’t it?
Now, the biggest difference between those stats is that Dwyer’s included games against Miami and Virginia Tech. Georgia Tech will play in Blacksburg on Nov. 4 and will host Miami the following Saturday.
But they are very familiar. The good news, as Tech’s fans remember, is that Dwyer really got going in the season’s last six games, posting 677 yards.
The question is can Allen do something similar?
A look at the first eight games of the 2008 and 2009 seasons:
|Plays >20||7||Plays >20||9|