Sunday, December 30, 2007

December 31...11:00 A.M.

Gosh. Here are Clifton's first 6 punt returns as a Bulldog:

Against Rice
#1: 67 yards, TD
#2: 62 yards (tripped up at the 10)
#3: 8 yards

Weber State
#4: 11 yards
#5: 92 yards, TD
#6: 86 yards, TD

The 3 returns for 189 yards and 2 touchdowns are an NCAA record.

Yeah. 6 returns for 326 yards and 3 touchdowns. The very next game he goes and tears his anterior cruciate ligament, lateral collateral ligament and hamstring tendon agaisnt Oregon.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Clifton Smith

We only get one more chance to see Clifton play in a Fresno State jersey. I'm just bummed he came as an academic non-qualifier. I'm even more disappointed that he lost a whole season when he destroyed his knee. He would have had completely ridiculous numbers he hadn't missed so much time. Having a Bakersfield product (Ryan Mathews) come in this year makes it a bit easier to swallow, but I'm going to be really disappointed when he's gone. This is right up there with when Brandon Bakke's career ended with the basketball team.