Auburn football fans were not happy about the ESPN Friday night college football announcing crew comparing UCF RB Isaiah Bowser to Tiger legend and current RB coach Cadillac Williams.
Bowser is having his best season yet, scoring five touchdowns in his first two games. He collected four of those touchdowns last week against the FCS’ Bethune-Cookman.
His career-high in a season is five.
That’s what made the comparison to Cadillac so absurd. Williams’ career-high was 17 rushing TDs in a single season back in 2003, and later had 13 total TDs during the Tigers’ unforgettable undefeated 2004 Sugar Bowl champion Auburn football team.
Bowser was a merely decent rusher at Northwestern. Cadillac was a first-round NFL draft pick. The egregious comparison was not received well:
They did not just compare Bowser to Cadillac…
— Barning Knight 🐯 ⚔ (15-0) (@BarningKnight) September 18, 2021
Give me names pic.twitter.com/OYdc9sP8ki
— Ben Dupree (@BenDupreeJR) September 18, 2021
Who the hell did that?
— Jet7111 (@jet7111) September 18, 2021
Did a double take when I heard that. Lol
— Micah Grove (@micah10193) September 18, 2021
i was mad… actually still mad
— Barnin’ Harsin 🔥 (@ConwayIsaac) September 18, 2021
Oh they definitely did
— Kristofer Garrett (@kitcopeland51) September 18, 2021
And justifiably so.
Bowser had his best season in Evansville his freshman season. In ten games with the Wildcats, he collected 866 yards on 4.4 yards per carry.
His final season with Northwestern was a serious slump, seeing his yards per carry average slip below 3.
Williams, on the other hand, was the driving force along with Ronnie Brown back in 2004 with Jason Campbell under center. His Tigers went 3-1 in bowl games with a 1-1 record in NY6 games.
Bowser and UCF are currently on upset watch in the fourth quarter. Needless to say, the comparison will have no weight whatsoever…if it even does right now.
The Auburn family is a tough group to slip something like that by.