All year long I've been waiting to witness the greatness of one Fitzgerald Touissant, the mythical man-beast who is a bizarre combination of Doak Walker winner Chris Perry and speedy Steve Slaton. Due to injuries and other reasons unknowable, all we've seen is a tantalizing glimpse during the Bowling Green game, in which a brace-encumbered Touissant averaged a mere 33 yards per carry, and a touchdown every other possession.
As we all know, in order to defeat Ohio State we will need to score a touchdown on virtually every possession. Our explosive offense has been a bit too inconsistent and mistake-prone to achieve that level of perfection. But perhaps with the Sydd Finch of runninbacks at our disposal, Denard will no longer have to face any pesky third and longs. Rodriguez will never even have to consider the damned thought of trotting out our field goal unit. With Touissant and his 40 yards per carry (estimated), we will march down the field with merry abandon, cruising to the 60 point threshold that should be enough to carry the day. Onward, Touissant!
In all seriousness, I was hard on Vincent Smith early in the year, and then was surprised and thrilled by his performance in the past two games. It will be a shame if he's unable to go on Saturday, but I must say I am somewhat excited at the prospect of finally seeing what Touissant can do. The lack of game film of him and concomitant surprise factor would be a nice bonus. I'm hoping for Biakabutuka part deux.