I blame the officiating...
In regards to the Banjo Bowl:
How about allowing Ian Logan to CONSTANTLY and CONSISTENTLY lead with his helmet and lay helmet to helmet hits. Not to mention the spearing that was going on.
I'm sorry, but you want to talk about why there are so many injuries??? Look at what kind of hits the referees are allowing.
For a play by play of JUST Ian Logans hits:
Weston Dressler - helmet to helmet - Concussion
Wes Cates - Helmet to Helmet - taken out for a few
(Very next play as bishops sliding) Helmet to spine - no injury, no call
Marshall touchdown in 4th quarter - Helmet to Helmet (side of head) - Marshall noticeably shaken, no injuries.
No calls on any of these hits.
You want to bring up why there are so many injuries??? Open your eyes. Thats ONE player in ONE game with reference to a previous injury he caused. Unless I'm missing something and they removed/changed the rule regarding trying to kill your opponents?
I think of all the times I've seen a kicker get hit, a RB pulled horse collered, a Quarterback hit in the head, spearing, Facemasking etc. THAT AREN'T CALLED!
The reason for all the injuries this year isn't 'fluke' there's no such thing as 'fluke', luck MAYBE, but not 'fluke'. The injuries this year are DIRECTLY proportional to the illegal hits that are being allowed.
I would like someone to check out the Banjo Bowl gameplay film in regards to Ian Logan. Tell me there's nothing wrong with his play style??? I never saw him ONCE not leave the ground and lead with his helmet. I can't remember the name of the WPG MLB who was laying awesome hits who was unfortunately injured, but he was hitting correctly. He was popping the ball out and making plays, WITHOUT being dirty.