The Year of the Quarterback? Might be. But that doesn't mean the college football landscape is lacking for running backs; quite the contrary, as a number of ball carriers find themselves fighting for supremacy -- and perhaps even a spot at Heisman's grand table.
We really do feel bad for Kent State linebacker Andre Parker, whose wrong-way run is already going viral. Is running the wrong way really the most embarrassing thing you can do in sports?
Mutuum: "The Defensive players couldn't just let him run because he could have turned around and gone the right way. When the player has the ball, he needs to be brought down. His teammates blocking for him? That I can't explain."
DenverBroncos9899: "Everything about this play is hilarious. The Towson guy had no bussiness touching that ball. The dude grabs it runs the wrong way, with his teammates blocking for him. The Towson players are chasing him the wrong way and force him out. AND THEN, he celebrates like he just made the best play of his career. To funny."
ParrotHdBE: "Feel bad for Parker. Does he normally return punts for them, too? Looks like when the ball started bouncing, he just took on the mindset of a punt returner. With trick plays these days, I guess everyone on the field was confused and didn't know what to make of it and thought the best thing to do was just tackle him."
DashWsk: "It really shouldn't all be on this kid. Not only was Towson trying to tackle him, I'm pretty sure you can see a couple of Kent State players laying blocks for him in the replay."
skrullTRUBLU4BSU: "He's got a nickname with a cool story because it cost them nothing. 'Wrong Way Parker!'"