Cause This is Spilll-er, C.J. Spiller’s Night!
- Updated: November 8, 2009
(AP Photo, Shiro)
The move has kept me from a solid Saturday of wall-to-wall college football, but I managed to stop long enough to catch most of the FSU-Clemson game, which proved to be one of the most entertaining games of the day. It wasn’t the prettiest football you’ll ever see, but watching C.J. Spiller was a thing of beauty – even at less than 100%.
In case you missed it, the senior do-everything back for the Tigers, torched the once-mighty-now-meek Florida St. defense for a school record 312 all-purpose yards. Spiller half-limped through the performance, at times unable to tap into that extra gear that those of us who’ve been wowed by his speed are used to seeing. No matter, Spiller had more than enough gas in the tank on a number of critical third downs and drives when Clemson needed to respond, where, in the past, they’ve faded with a whimper. Last night they did not, thanks mainly to Spiller.