Isaiah Pead proved that next year he should be mention with the list of Heisman hopefuls before the season began. With 5 touchdowns and 213 yards in their rout of Rutgers, you can't ignore he's the best back in the Big East and with a 7 yards per carry average, he is a first down waiting to happen.
UC football resuscitated itself yesterday because prior to last night's game many people had given up on this team. I said lets wait; a hard thing for fans to do, but they did deserve to see the kind of offensive performance the Bearcats showed last night as a reminder of their potential.
But the credit goes to Pead and the offensive line who made the Scarlet Knight defense look high school-ish. They were sliced, diced and shredded like cheese and Zach Collaros and his receiving corp, like Pead, had a ball. Someone tell Carson Palmer if Zach can throw it up for Armon Binns, he should try it with his crew but I digress. If this offense can finish up the season firing on all cylinders they can build momentum going into next year and the fans will have hope. As this young defense matures they could bolster the other side of the ball and this team will then return to the Big East prominence they've enjoyed the past few years.
I am so glad I was able to enjoy this game because we'll all look back one day and reminisce about Isaiah Pead and his performance of a lifetime; our lifetime. It was Heisman worthy and worth repeating. So as they hit the road and face UConn we have to have faith they will carry the success of this game into next week.
So Coach Butch Jones I backed you last week and your team came through. I'm still on board and I hope the fans are too. Give them another reason to stay on the bandwagon because as you've learned in Cincinnati, the weather and fan loyalty both change daily.
That's the way I see it sitting in The Box Seat...