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‘The Streak’ Ended Just The Way It Should’ve

Posted by Matt on October 1, 2007


What had quickly become affectionately known around Lexington as simply “The Streak,” that is quarterback Andre’ Woodson’s consecutive pass-attempt streak without an interception, came to an end on Saturday just the way it should’ve:

Harmlessly buried late in the 3rd Quarter with the game already in hand and with a defensive stop on the opposing team’s ensuing drive. It was so harmlessly buried late that the media has barely even mentioned it, which I am sure pleases Coach Brooks and Company if they had to see it come to an end.

Regardless, with Tavious Polo having a Nation-leading six interceptions in just four games coming in to the game, the streak was likely going to end and when it did, the Wildcats needed Andre’ and the team to keep the turnover from changing the course of the game.

And that is exactly how they handled it.

Now, with “The Streak” coming to a close, the Wildcats, and more importantly the media, can focus completely on the game against South Carolina on Thursday night in front of a National audience.

I would have liked to have seen Andre’s streak last forever, but that was just not a realistic expectation and it is much more advantageous to have it end in the fashion that it did as opposed to ending next Thursday in a crucial drive against South Carolina that could very easily change the course of the game.

I am confident that the situation will not affect Woodson, or the team, whatsoever and I have all the confidence in the world in our quarterback and our coaches to fully prepare for the Gamecocks this week and for Woodson to continue his Heisman-like form (1308 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 1 interception through 5 games) for weeks to come.

And in case you were wondering, “The Streak” ended at 325 consecutive passing attempts without an interception, an NCAA record that I expect to stand for a very long time.



One Response to “‘The Streak’ Ended Just The Way It Should’ve”

  1. Just2Cocky said

    Very impressive streak indeed. My Gamecocks will have their hands full this week with Woodson and Co.

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