In a few hours, we could -- and should -- see one of the great, young duos in the NBA take home a championship.
With a win by the Golden State Warriors in tonight's Game 6 of the NBA finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson -- also known as the "Splash Brothers" -- will etch their names in history as one of the sport's most dynamic duos. All they've done in the playoffs is average 28.5 and 19.3 points per game after averaging 23.8 and 21.7 points a game during the regular season.
Watching these two outplay everyone in their path got me to thinking: What are the best, most dynamic duos in the SEC -- offensively and defensively?
Today, we're looking at the top 5 offensive duos in the conference, while we'll check out the defensive duos on Wednesday.
For offense, this could be a quarterback and running back or quarterback and wide receiver. Don't have a solid foundation at quarterback? Well, it could also be a running back and receiver, two running backs or two receivers. You can throw a tight end in there as well.
Here are the top 5 offensive duos in the SEC in 2015:
1. Jonathan Williams/Alex Collins, Arkansas: It's easy to be No. 1 on this list when you both hit the 1,100-yard rushing mark in 2014. They each averaged more than 5 yards per carry and both had 12 touchdowns. In two seasons together, Williams and Collins have totaled 4,216 rushing yards and 32 touchdowns.
2. Dak Prescott/De'Runnya Wilson, Mississippi State: You have the SEC's best quarterback (Prescott) and one of the league's most athletic individuals (Wilson), regardless of position. Last season, Prescott registered 4,435 total yards of offense and accounted for 41 touchdowns. Wilson only caught 47 passes for 680 yards, but he had nine touchdowns and averaged 15.3 yards per catch in conference games.
3. Laquon Treadwell/Evan Engram, Ole Miss: Treadwell might be the SEC's best wide receiver, and Engram might be the nation's best tight end. Treadwell is coming off a horrific leg injury he suffered in early November, but he still managed to lead Ole Miss with 48 catches. An ultimate mismatch at tight end with his speed and strength, Engram was second on the team with 662 receiving yards.
4. Jeremy Johnson/Duke Williams, Auburn: OK, so Johnson's praise is created by tons of hype and only a few appearances, but we're sticking with our assumption that he'll be great! A better pure passer than predecessor Nick Marshall, Johnson will have a ton of fun throwing to one of the SEC's most gifted/athletic receivers in Williams, who could have easily left for the NFL early. Because of an MCL injury, Williams' season was cut short, but he did catch 45 passes for 730 yards and five touchdowns.
5. Nick Chubb/Sony Michel, Georgia: Chubb finished the 2014 season as one of the nation's best overall players, ranking second in the SEC with 1,547 rushing yards and leading the conference with a ridiculous 7.1 yards per carry and 14 touchdowns. Oh, did I mention that he only started the final eight games of the season, and was a freshman? If Michel didn't have issues with injuries last year and this spring, this duo would be higher. Still, you can't ignore his 516 yards of offense and six touchdowns from last year.
Others to consider: