The guy has his own website and is among the frontrunners, the frontrunner perhaps, for the Heisman Trophy.
Untill last week I thought Ole Miss might have a decent shot to slow Cam Newton. He just seems to get stronger, however, and the Rebels took a backward step in run defense last week.
Maybe the Rebels can tackle better and show the form they did against Alabama the week before, but the Ole Miss-Cam Newton matchup tilts a little stronger in Newton’s favor now.
Looking ahead to the weekend, here’s a look at what Newton has accomplished, mostly on the ground, in Auburn’s 8-0 start:
- Leads the SEC and ranks sixth nationally (second among QBs) in rushing with 134.6 yards a game.
- Leads the nation in rushing touchdowns with 14 and in combined rushing-passing touchdowns with 27.
- Is the only player in the nation with five 170-plus rushing yard games this season.
- Is the only Auburn player other than Bo Jackson to have five 170-plus yard games in one season.
- Is ranked third in the nation in pass efficiency (172.08).
- Has been better against SEC opponents, averaging 169.8 rushing yards.
- Leads his nearest SEC rushing competitor by 354 yards.
- Will likely become the first quarterback to lead the SEC in rushing since Auburn’s Jimmy Sidle in 1963.