Three weeks ago I asked if Denard Robinson, Taylor Martinez, or Cam Newton was the best running quarterback in America. While Newton’s numbers were not as impressive as the others’, he still belonged in the discussion and showed us why on Saturday.
Newton ran for 216 yards on 28 carries as Auburn handed LSU its first loss of the year winning 24-17. The junior quarterback ran for a one-yard touchdown to give his team a 7-0 lead but the signature play came early in the third quarter. Check out this Cam Newton 49-yard touchdown run video against LSU that helped solidify Newton’s claim for the Heisman Trophy:
I was listening to the game on the radio when this play happened and I could tell the announcers were getting excited. Unfortunately their description did not do the play justice. Newton made three LSU defenders miss and dragged Patrick Patterson into the end zone. Now that is freaking impressive. I’m guessing Auburn will be 11-0 before they suffer a loss in the Iron Bowl to Alabama who will move on to the SEC Championship game. Hopefully Tigers fans will relish this high because the Tide will ensure it ends in disappointment.