I just watched the Baylor game highlights from last year and Demercado had a pretty good game. You forgot to mention that Demercado had:
- 4 huge receptions for 55 yards
- A very impressive long TD run that got called back for holding
- Multiple handoffs where he was tackled in the backfield the second he was handed the ball, which weren’t his fault at all and killed his average YPC for the game.
Watch for yourself and then please come back to tell everyone you were cherry picking stats to try to prove your incorrect point.
Great highlights. My takeaway is that Johnston is a beast and Chandler can really light it up given time.
Demercado had a good few catches, but in a game in which we have 450+ passing yards, I don’t really see the RB having 55 of those as being anything other than basic RB play.
The long TD was influenced by the hold. Demercado didn’t really do much other than hit the hole and get aided by a penalty. He did what any RB would have done there. Nothing bad but nothing great.
I don’t blame Demercado for getting hit in the backfield. That doesn’t make him good or bad. He’s a Ryan Christian. Dude has spirit and gives it his all, but he shouldn’t be above 3rd string in my opinion.
If you knew that we had roughly 500 offensive yards against Baylor and you had to guess which RB had 23 touches without being able to break 100 yards of those 500, who would you have guessed? You know my answer.