College Football – Michigan State’s Javon Ringer After 3 Games – 498 Yards Rushing and 9 TDs

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College Football – Michigan State’s Javon Ringer After 3 Games – 498 Yards Rushing and 9 TDs

One of the big reasons why Michigan State has won its second game in a row is senior running back Javon Ringer.

The Spartan defense was able to shut out visiting Florida Atlantic Saturday 17-0 behind the running of Ringer, who had a career-high 282 yards rushing on a career-high 43 carries while scoring 2 touchdowns.

Ringer, a 5-foot-9, 202-pound battering ram and speedster, has now rushed for 498 yards in 3 outings (166 yards per game, 4.79 yards per carry) and scored 9 touchdowns. He leads all 1-A runners in TDs and ranks No. 3 among runners.

His gains have come against California, Eastern Michigan and Florida Atlantic, all of which are not exactly the Great Wall of China against the run. California ranks 31st in rushing defense, Eastern Michigan 97th and Florida Atlantic 107th among 119 1-A schools.

Ringer is one of the top running backs in the ค่าคอมแทงบอล ufabet country. Shun White of Navy is ranked No. 1 with 588 yards (196 yards per game) and Donald Brown of Connecticut is No. 2 with 566 yards (188 yards per game).

Shun White is averaging 12.51 yards per carry, a statistic hard to believe since Navy is rated 115th in passing offense (translation: Navy is not going to beat you with the pass). Navy is also ranked No. 1 in rushing offense with 370 yards per game. Knowing this, why are teams not putting 8 men in the box and stopping White short of 12 yards per carry?

White’s yards have been gained against Towson, Ball State and Duke, not exactly powerhouses either.

How Ringer would do against the 5 best rushing defenses in the nation remains to be seen. The current top 5 teams against the rush are Alabama (42 ypg), Florida State (43 ypg), TCU (43+ ypg), Indiana (45 ypg) and LSU (48 ypg). The only team Ringer will face in the regular season is Indiana, which Michigan State visits on Sept. 27.

Spartan quarterback Brian Hoyer completed 5 of 15 passes for 88 yards with an interception and no TD passes against Florida Atlantic. If you are wondering why Michigan State is running Ringer so much, now you know. They are getting very little performance and leadership from Brian Hoyer (a 5th year senior) and a lot of performance and leadership from Javon Ringer.

Michigan State hosts Notre Dame Saturday (9-20-08) and then starts its Big Ten schedule against Indiana.

So how far will Michigan State go this year? Do not worry about it. Just keep running Javon Ringer until someone can stop him.

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