So he's not exactly the great Mike Rozier and we haven't seen a truly great option runner since 1997 and Ahman Green, but Georgia Tech's Jonathan Dwyer will most definitely do. Before leaving late in the first half with an injury, Dwyer did the following with his 10 carries against a hot Miami defense:
35-yard-carry, 0 yards, 3 yards, 12 yards, -1 yard, 58 yards (touchdown), 2 yards, 10 yards, 3 yards, 6 yards (touchdown). Most of his carries were inside Miami's 10 yard line where the defense could slow him down, but in the open field he was electric, including a certain highlight-reel cult hit 58 yard touchdown run where he barreled over, juked and then outran several defenders.
It was power, speed, shakes, vision and want-to all in one amazing play. And it wasn't his first like that this year. Watch enough Georgia Tech football and its obvious that as talented a runner quarterback Josh Nesbitt is (93 yards tonight, 591 yards in nine games this year), he keeps the darn ball too much. Backfield mate Dwyer is the real deal, and his 128 first-half yards and two touchdowns against Miami point to a bright future in college football.
The Great Option Back Is Back, His Name Is Jonathan Dwyer and He Plays at Georgia Tech originally appeared on Fanhouse NCAA Football Blog on Fri, 21 Nov 2008 00:05:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.