TMG Newsmakers of Week: Washington QB Jake Browning, Utah RB Joe Williams

Mark Blaudschun

They will get all the preferential treatment they deserve this week, including ESPN Game Day Exposure.

They may be the best QB and RB duo the nation hasn't really heard of simply because of lack of television and media coverage (East Coast bias as Rankman puts it).

But both Utah running back Joe Williams, who came out of the stands after "retiring'' and Washington QB Jake Browning are worthy of attention.

Williams, a 5-foot-11 inch, 205 pound senior, had been plagued by injuries which made him decide to become a spectator and fan, rather than a player. But as the Utes' running game sputtered, Williams had a change of heart and returned.

Williams' last two games included 179 rushing yards against Oregon State and s school record 332 yards and four TDs against UCLA in a pair of Ute victories.

While Browning has been enfuego all season with 26 TD passes in seven games this season, including 291 yards and 3 TDS in the Huskies 41-17 win over Oregon State last week.

For those efforts, Williams and Browning are's Newsmakers of the Week.

And in a bonus selection, TMG wants to include the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians, two teams who have a combined waiting list of 177 years since their last World Series win as honorary TMG Newsmakers' of the Week.


Mark Blaudschun