Who's the best player we faced ever?

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  1. RockThrillCock

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    Cam Newton comes to mind but we did make many players look great (Mo Williams, Darren McFadden, Matt Jones). That in itself could be another threads, who did we make look like a Heisman. Cam in the SECCG was a man among boys.
     
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    Lorenzo Ward: "Kenny Hill."
     
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    We have a long history of making opposing players look like Heisman trophy candidates . . . even mediocre players that come off the bench (remember JoJo Kemp of UK . . . oh my God!)
     
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    Probably cam or Watson

    Tebow comes to mind as well
     
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    Williams looked mighty good last November...
     
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    Tebow, Newton and Watson.
     
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    Cam Newton in recent times. Herschel Walker from past times.
     
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    Whammy's defense would have made Benny Hill look like a Heisman winner.
     
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    Probably P. Manning.
     
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    Herschel IMO, I thought you asked best we ever played not who had their best day against us, there are a lot of those!
     
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    Herschel, Barry Sanders, Marino, Manning... Cam and Deshaun gotta ways to go to make the short list
     
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    Wow, I forgot we were in a bowl game against both Barry Sanders and Dan Marino. May have to modify my list. When I posted my original list I thought Walker was fourth. You guys are making think, which is a good thing,
     
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    All the ones mentioned come to mind, but who was that back for Arkansas who ran about 4,000 yards against us several years ago?
     
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    Darren McFadden, I think.
     
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    Marino,H walker,newton..
     
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    Remember when Tee Martin (not best player we've faced) went 24-25 for 300+ yards and like 4 TDs? :mad::confused::rolleyes:
     
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    A Kentucky RB on a rainy night at Carolina Stadium fall of 1993
     
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    Funny we weren't in bowl games against Marino or Sanders. A guy named Rick Trocano was the Pitt QB in 80 and Thurman Thomas was the RB in 84. We did play Marino later on but never against Barry Sanders.

    But back to the question, the answer is Herschel Walker.
     
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    That's a great one, Rod! And we know so true, lol!
     
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    Vinny Testaverde, Deion Sanders, Major Harris, Anthony Carter, Mike Golic, Michael Irvin, Eli Manning, Culpepper, Lawrence Taylor, and Kenny Stabler are some others
     
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    Hershal, Charlie Ward, Deon Sanders, Tebow, Peyton Manning, Dan Marino
     
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    Herschel. Or maybe Lawrence Taylor.
     
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    I was going to mention Michael Irvin but you beat me to it
    Your list so far is the most comprehensive
     
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    I agree.
     
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    Marino put 50 something on us, they changed the game on tv, first time I think they ever did that!
     
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    Dan Marino. We had no answer.
     
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    UGA qb broke the completion record a couple years ago against you guessed it-a Carolina defense.
     
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    the day Arkansas came to town and McFadden and Jones both went silly. Robert Edwards from Georgia ran for 5 touchdowns in 95'. Too many to name....
     
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    Any Tennessee punter or Arkansas tailback.
     
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    This thread needs locking. Too much badness in it.
     
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    Very underrated post right here.
     
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    Yes, but I believe Pitt put Marino in at one point during that game.
     
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    Almost all of the players mentioned were in fact great players. Some were Heisman contenders, and some winners, but if you want to split hairs there were players ... WE MADE LOOK LIKE THEY WERE HEISMAN CANDIDATES, BUT WEREN'T.

    JoJo Kemp (KY) and the Georgia QB (VA transfer) that completed 20 out of 22 passes or something like that. Those guys were decent players, but neither was as good as we made them look the day they killed us.
     
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    George Rogers, in the spring game!!
     
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    Thanks for setting my feeble mind straight
     
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    Marino, walker, and manning
     
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    I would say just based of his performances against us Darren McFadden . The game where him and Felix Jones ran all over us was abysmal. Didn't he throw a TD against us in the game too ??? Tebow ran all over us too but the I will never forget that Arkansas game . I would definitely say McFadden or Cam . Cam in the SEC championship was just ridiculous.
     
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