After the win on Saturday, I posted a projected yards total in which Denard gained somewhere in the neighborhood of 2400/2100 yards for the season. It put him on pace to become the first 2000/2000 player in NCAA history (I assume).
The question is whether he can keep up these torrid numbers against stronger competition. I, for one, think he can - which is not to say that I think that he will. 2,000 yards rushing will be tough. But as long as he stays healthy, he will get his chance. If anything, the stronger competition will force him to stay on the field and keep trying to bang out yardage. He'll need to keep breaking the huge runs in order to have a chance.
Yardage Needed for 2000/2000:
As long as he stays close to achieving this milestone, I'll keep posting updates after every game.