As I have been writing all season, it was just a matter of time before Christian McCaffrey busted another long kickoff or punt return. Sure enough, on Saturday against Stanford’s biggest rival, the California Golden Bears, McCaffrey returned a Kickoff 98 yards for a Touchdown. It’s been a while coming, but it had to happen. The kid is just too explosive to be held out all season.
On the ground, McCaffrey ran for 192 yards on 29 carries. He caught a screen pass and ran that 49 yards setting up his blockers beautifully and scored a Touchdown.
Then, there was the long Kickoff return. Besides that one long return, he had two others for a grand total of 148 yards.
For the season, McCaffrey now has 1,546 yards on 260 carries and 7 Touchdowns. He has 34 receptions for 416 yards and 3 additional Touchdowns.
He averages over 31 yards on 26 Kickoff returns and has even completed a pass for a 28 yard Touchdown. He has limited numbers on Punt returns, but that’s coming, too.
Christian McCaffrey leads the nation with 2,807 total All Purpose yards.
On the East Coast, oldest McCaffrey son Max is struggling. The entire Duke Blue Devil football team is having some tough times right now.
After starting the season at 6-1, the Blue Devils have dropped 4 straight games and fell to 6-5 on the season. They are still Bowl eligible, but forget about any good Bowls at this point.
This last weekend, Duke lost a tough one to Virginia, 34- 42. In defense of the Blue Devils, they got messed over by the officials in the Miami game. After coming from behind to take a probable win, the Miami Hurricanes lateraled the ball their way into the End Zone and a big win over Duke.
Problem was, one of their ball carriers was down and there were several uncalled clips on the play.
Max McCaffrey only caught 1 pass against Virginia and it was good for only 5 yards. Even after such a bad outting, Max McCaffrey is still the leading receiver at Duke with 43 receptions for 508 yards.
The Valor Christian express rolls on in Colorado High School football.
The 10-2 Eagles of Valor Christian continued their advancement in the Colorado playoffs by beating Ralston Valley in convincing fashion at 42-16.
Young Dylan McCaffrey was 6 out of 6 passing for 108 yards and 2 Touchdowns. The third son of Ed and Lisa McCaffrey ran 9 times for 89 yards and another 2 Touchdowns.
Even the youngest McCaffrey son, Luke, got to play briefly in the game which is nice for a freshman.
Duke is getting ready to close out it’s regular season against Wake Forest, while Stanford closes up with Notre Dame in a chance to ruin the Irish playoff hopes.
The younger McCaffreys at Valor Christian continue on in the Colorado High School playoffs.