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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:28 am  Reply with quote
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If we are including professional careers I would have to put van Eeghan ahead of Hubbard, as he had 3 straight 1000-yd seasons and led the AFC in rushing one year, and was on 2 Super Bowl winning teams. His stats on both Raider teams were better than Hubbard's. The rest of the players were during my day, and I'd have to say the best to my eyes was Kenny Gamble. He set a NCAA record for all-purpose total yds which lasted for quite awhile, and was inducted into the college football hall of fame. He ran for 129 yds (most in the first half) against an undefeated Syracuse team which finished ranked among the top-4 teams in the nation. Unfortunately his career coincided with the first years of the self-induced gutting of the program. He did have a 3-year NFL career as a kick returner with the KC Chiefs. I'd put Erenberg and White next, followed by Eachus/Branch.
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[quote="jb'74:1130"]Hey you crazy poster alums/friends ! Thanks for the Board activity on this non-game weekend. Just a few detail responses (and while I may be off,  Doc Reading, Doc Askew and Doc Blackton always said dates/details  make a difference) : 1). I do believe Randolph was the HC QB in that Eachus game. Nate was a freshman in the 2008 season, which lines up with Randolph graduating in the Spring of 2009. (And I think that the play that kept that game from getting away from us was a 50 +/- yard TD pass from our Greg Sullivan to Pat Symonds right after an opening scoring TD by HC's Randolph. Sully's reply both shut down their road game momentum and braced our troops). 2). I'm pretty certain that Nate's inaugural RB performance, as stated, was as a freshman coming in after starting the game as a stud @ LB, but it was actually as a frosh at Cornell, and he came in after a sideline injury to Jordan Scott, not Jordan McCord ( I think that Coach Biddle was particularly upset about the hit administered by the Big Red on Scott). In his four career games against Cornell, Nate came close to rushing for 1,000 yards. 3).It was Rich Ehrenberg who had the solid career with Pittsburg, and he won his job after an opportunity to get on the field in the second half of a pre-season game against the Dallas Cowboys that happened to be a national TV broadcast by ABC's Monday Night football crew (Howard C., Frank G. and Don M.) I'm pretty sure that it was one of ABC's first forays into the pre-season realm, but remember, in 1984 that game, w/o cable, internet, etc. had a huge audience. Rich lit it up with a series of great , gutsy runs and Howard was on fire about "The Red Raiders of the Chenango Valley" and RE's link to Marv H. and Mark v.(BTW, Rich E.'s first varsity touch for 'Gate was as a freshman kick returner in our 1980 season opener on the road at Penn State. That happened to be a game opening TD to put us up 7-0 over the Nittany Lions. (We lost 55-7, but it was a true indicator of what laid ahead for our #22). 4). While I stand by the numerical ranking of our RB's that I tossed out for discussion,  special remarks are appropriate for Kenny Gamble and Jamal Branch, our Walter Payton Award winners.  KG was the inaugural recipient of that remarkable award.  Jamal holds my vote for the single most important carry in this post-"late 60's" review : His +/- 70 yard TD run in the 4th qtr. at Holy Cross in 2003.  We were trying to go 12-0 , but trailed a fairly weak Crusader team.  Jamal would not let the dream season die, pushed us down the field twice late in the game, and our run stretched to stayed alive to 15-0 en route to Chattanooga.[/quote]
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[quote="Gate Raider:1139"][quote="jb'74:1130"]Hey you crazy poster alums/friends ! Thanks for the Board activity on this non-game weekend. Just a few detail responses (and while I may be off,  Doc Reading, Doc Askew and Doc Blackton always said dates/details  make a difference) : 1). I do believe Randolph was the HC QB in that Eachus game. Nate was a freshman in the 2008 season, which lines up with Randolph graduating in the Spring of 2009. (And I think that the play that kept that game from getting away from us was a 50 +/- yard TD pass from our Greg Sullivan to Pat Symonds right after an opening scoring TD by HC's Randolph. Sully's reply both shut down their road game momentum and braced our troops). 2). I'm pretty certain that Nate's inaugural RB performance, as stated, was as a freshman coming in after starting the game as a stud @ LB, but it was actually as a frosh at Cornell, and he came in after a sideline injury to Jordan Scott, not Jordan McCord ( I think that Coach Biddle was particularly upset about the hit administered by the Big Red on Scott). In his four career games against Cornell, Nate came close to rushing for 1,000 yards. 3).It was Rich Ehrenberg who had the solid career with Pittsburg, and he won his job after an opportunity to get on the field in the second half of a pre-season game against the Dallas Cowboys that happened to be a national TV broadcast by ABC's Monday Night football crew (Howard C., Frank G. and Don M.) I'm pretty sure that it was one of ABC's first forays into the pre-season realm, but remember, in 1984 that game, w/o cable, internet, etc. had a huge audience. Rich lit it up with a series of great , gutsy runs and Howard was on fire about "The Red Raiders of the Chenango Valley" and RE's link to Marv H. and Mark v.(BTW, Rich E.'s first varsity touch for 'Gate was as a freshman kick returner in our 1980 season opener on the road at Penn State. That happened to be a game opening TD to put us up 7-0 over the Nittany Lions. (We lost 55-7, but it was a true indicator of what laid ahead for our #22). 4). While I stand by the numerical ranking of our RB's that I tossed out for discussion,  special remarks are appropriate for Kenny Gamble and Jamal Branch, our Walter Payton Award winners.  KG was the inaugural recipient of that remarkable award.  Jamal holds my vote for the single most important carry in this post-"late 60's" review : His +/- 70 yard TD run in the 4th qtr. at Holy Cross in 2003.  We were trying to go 12-0 , but trailed a fairly weak Crusader team.  Jamal would not let the dream season die, pushed us down the field twice late in the game, and our run stretched to stayed alive to 15-0 en route to Chattanooga.         [/quote][/quote]  I was at that Cornell game and Scott was hit late and out of bounds right in front of me.  It was clearly a foul and no penalty was called.  The result was a high ankle sprain.  Scott had one earlier in high school.  Biddle and fans complained to no avail.  Once Eachus started his running everyone was asking "who is this guy."  Cornell was stunned.

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