« on: October 21, 2014, 03:01:15 pm »
I will be interested to see if Nance comes up in the Gagliardi talk, or where he falls in All-America status at the end of the season. While the Gagliardi isn't exactly purely performance based, if you are the best QB in the country, or close to it, you are going to be seriously considered. Same thing with the All-America teams.
We can only play the teams in front of us, and the ODAC just doesn't have that top tier rep. So Nance's big chance to make a national splash came week 1. 24-37, 247 yards, 2 tds, 2 ints, -40 yards rushing (yeah, the sacks were UGLY) was pretty good, but it just isn't going to make anyone's jaw drop. On the other hand, it's the best anyone has done, BY FAR, against Wabash so far this season. Week 2 would also be a good OOC test, and 23-31, 204 yards, 4 tds, 1 int, 60 yards rushing looks efficient but also not jaw dropping. Also 3 teams already this season dropped more points on CNU than HSC did. Not all of that is Nance's responsibility of course.
Bottom line? Nance is good. I think he's best in the conference followed by Pawlowski, whose numbers are aided by a significantly softer OOC schedule than the Tigers. But I wouldn't crown him the best in D3. He might be the best in the South, but even there I see some significant competition. I expect him to make an All America team. I very much doubt it will be first team national All American.