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Re: Greatest running back

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Re: Greatest running back

Postby Arkpony » Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:22 am

As Recall, Dickerson and Waggoner were both injured in the next to last game of the season. The last game we played here in Arkansas and Meyer played James the entire gam. James mother had been complaining that her son wasn't playing enough so he took the entire load and rushed for over 100 yards but he took a beating.
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Re: Greatest running back

Postby EastStang » Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:52 pm

Arkpony wrote:Charles Waggoner, who signed along with Dickerson and Craig James, was rumored to be the best of the 3 but was injured his freshman year and never played another down. So who knows what would have been.
And remember soon thereafter Dupard signed. As the sole running back, he got lots of yardage.
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Re: Greatest running back

Postby PSCA » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:14 pm

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Re: Greatest running back

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Re: Greatest running back

Postby Charleston Pony » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:43 pm

EastStang wrote:
Arkpony wrote:Charles Waggoner, who signed along with Dickerson and Craig James, was rumored to be the best of the 3 but was injured his freshman year and never played another down. So who knows what would have been.
And remember soon thereafter Dupard signed. As the sole running back, he got lots of yardage.


Did Jeff Atkins overlap with Dupard in the Pony Express II?
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Re: Greatest running back

Postby Dukie » Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:15 pm

Charleston Pony wrote:
EastStang wrote:
Arkpony wrote:Charles Waggoner, who signed along with Dickerson and Craig James, was rumored to be the best of the 3 but was injured his freshman year and never played another down. So who knows what would have been.
And remember soon thereafter Dupard signed. As the sole running back, he got lots of yardage.


Did Jeff Atkins overlap with Dupard in the Pony Express II?

Jeff Atkins was the other half of P.E. II.
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Re: Greatest running back

Postby Charleston Pony » Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:09 pm

I think Atkins came in one year after Reggie and I don't think he ever had a 1,000 yard season. Reggie was a FR who saw limited action behind Dickerson and James but pretty sure he ran for more than 1,000 yards in each of his SO, JR & SR seasons. I think both Atkins & Dupard averaged close to 6 yards per carry in that 1st year of the Pony Express II. Easy to forget how much talent SMU had in those days leading up to the death penalty.
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Re: Greatest running back

Postby redpony » Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:11 pm

IIRC Doak won more than one Heisman. How many did the others win. He had less talent in the OL than ED and CJ. I like ED but IMO Doak has done more for the rep of SMU than the others.
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Re: Greatest running back

Postby Mexmustang » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:52 am

Doak only won one Heisman. He declined to be considered for a second when he wrote the committee saying something to the effect his season had been plagued by injury and he didn't deserve it.
That gesture only improved his "legend' with America's press.
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Re: Greatest running back

Postby redpony » Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:20 am

OK- I stand corrected.
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Re: Greatest running back

Postby mustangxc » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:21 am

1. Doak Walker
2. Eric Dickerson
3. Kyle Rote
4. Craig James
5. Reggie Dupard
6. Zach Line
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Re: Greatest running back

Postby EastStang » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:08 pm

One name deserves honorable mention, Bobby Wilson who had the winning touchdown in the 1935 "Game of the Century" against TCU
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Re: Greatest running back

Postby ponyboy » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:04 pm

Pretty sure Fox sprung the block that made that run possible. Mrydel, you were there.
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Re: Greatest running back

Postby mrydel » Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:05 pm

ponyboy wrote:Pretty sure Fox sprung the block that made that run possible. Mrydel, you were there.
Missed that game. I was getting fit for a hearing aid and what they called spectacles back then.
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