In 2010 Denard threw for 244 yards and 1 TD and rushed for 258 and 2 TDs.
In 2011 he threw for 338 yards and 4 TDs and rushed for 108 and 1 TD.
Like Michael Jordan playing the Knicks, something about Notre Dame brings out the best in Shoelace. He clearly is the Irish's Kryptonite.
He now is in his 3rd year of starting and 2nd year in Borges' offense. However, ND's defense appears to be better this year than in the past two years as well. So, how will he do?
I think he's improved as a passer to the point that he will surpass 2011's throwing totals, racking up 350 in the air and 5 TDs passing (and he's going to have a far better completion percentage than last year's game), and I think he's going to bust at least one long run allowing him to break 125 on the ground and pick up another rushing TD.
Am I crazy? Over exuberant? Or is this going to be Denard's best game yet in a career of wow moments and it will put him back into the Heisman conversation?
Oh and it was also mentioned on the board it's his birthday Saturday. Not sure if that will have an effect on his performance or not, but maybe it'll help the team to perform so they can give him a birthday win.
EDIT: I forgot to mention this is my first forum topic that I've started so also I'd appreciate any suggestions for improving these in the future or any feedback to improve my writing as well, thanks!