By John Turney
Said Troup, "(T)hey left out Billy Kilmer. in '61. A rookie QB rushes for at least 100 three straight weeks (10-1, 10-8, and 10-15). There is stupid, extra stupid, and then there is ESPN."
And he's right. In 1961, in week three Kilmer rushed for 103 yards on 16 carries and two scores. A week later he rushed for 131 yards on 19 carries and a pair of touchdowns. Then, on October 15 he rushed for four touchdowns to go with his 115 yards on 20 carriers for a total of 55 carries for 349 yards and eight touchdowns over that span.
Only Michael Vick (10), Russell Wilson (4), and Lamar Jackson (4) have more 100-yard rushing performances than Kilmer (There are six tied with three).
Certainly, this deserved a mention by ESPN, no? TJ sure thinks so.