Free Bagel wrote:Seriously, people need to get off the whole "Purdue's number 1 defense" garbage. It's two games into the season and they played Akron and Arizona. Vandy could've gone out there playing those teams and been ranked 1st in total yards allowed.
You drink a quart of coffee? Because you sure are bitter...
Purdue only allowed 16 yards a game. They have a VERY good defense. It's potentially the best in the Big Ten. That includes the Bucks, Wolves, and Hawks. Laurence Maroney didn't just have a good game. He consistantly ran all over them. Maroney definitely should be considered a back for the future.
I didn't say anything about Maroney, all I said is that this "Purdue has the #1 defense" is total baloney. Bitter? Sure, I've heard it about 400 times today, and it's total garbage.
Think of it like this. Let's say in the NFL the Titans schedule was flipped, and they played Baltimore week 1 and Pittsburgh week 2. Now, to equate that situation to this one, Tennessee shut down Baltimore, Lewis went for 9 yards on 10 carries. So now when Parker comes in for 160 week 2, wouldn't it annoy you if you heard 400 times that "Willie Parker just put up 161 rush yards against the #1 run D in the NFL. I mean the Titans are so good they allow an average of 9 yards rushing per game!!!!"?
This is not to mention that the Akron Zips make the Baltimore Ravens offense look like the '99 Rams.
Purdue may very well have a good defense. But they're nowhere near the #1 defense in the nation just because they played Akron week 1.
And just for the stat books, both Akron and Arizona scored more points against Purdue than they did against teams like Northern Arizona and Middle Tennessee.