Syracuse vs. UConn: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Jordan Todman?

PISCATAWAY, NJ - OCTOBER 08: Jordan Todman #23 of the Connecticut Huskies runs the ball against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Rutgers Stadium on October 8, 2010 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Rutgers defeated UConn 27-24. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Against Louisville, Syracuse let back-up running back Jeremy Wright run for 98-yards and two touchdowns and gave up 160 yards rushing on the day.

Against Rutgers, the Orange surrendered 166 yards and a touchdown on the ground to freshman Jeremy Deering.

Imagine what would have happened had they faced, say, one of the nation's leading rushers. I suppose we're about to find out. UConn's Jordan Todman enters the SU game as the No. 2 rusher in the country.

Todman ranks second nationally in rushing in the Football Bowl Subdivision with an average of 147 yards per game. In eight games, Todman has rushed 211 times for 1,176 yards with nine touchdowns. He gained 222 yards in UConn’s 30-28 upset of Pittsburgh on Nov. 11...

Making matters worse, Todman is officially in pissed-off mode after being left off the Doak Walker semifinalist list (which really is an insane thing, great job everyone!). Coach Randy Edsall is not pleased.

"The kid was a 1,000-yard rusher a year ago and now he's over 1,000 and he's played one less game this year. He played with an injury [a hyperextended left elbow]. You know, like I said, it is disappointing. But we don't focus on that. We focus on the team and what we can do. If individual honors come, so be it, but so [many] things nowadays are so political that we try not to get caught up in the political game."

Edall will stay out of the political arena. Of course, he might not have a choice given that if he ever did run for office, this video would be broadcast across the nation. And he would then lose. Every time.

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