Davis Enjoying Successful First Year

ORLANDO – James Davis is making sure he doesn't forget a thing about his first-ever bowl trip.

The star freshman running back is recording just about everything he does on his new camcorder that he got as a bowl gift. He hasn't let it out of his grip since getting it Friday.

He even had it hanging from his neck when walking out of the locker room after practice Saturday afternoon.

"I'm probably going to wake up Christmas morning and film myself and let my mom know what I did for Christmas," he said. "I'm going to film the guys at dinner tomorrow and I'm going to show them what I did when I get home."

Davis said his family is expected to get into Orlando either late Sunday or early Monday.

Who can blame him for wanting to record everything? Only a year ago was he in the midst of his senior year in high school. Now, he's preparing to go against Colorado in the Champ Sports Bowl.

"It's been good," he said of his trip. "I really haven't had time to think about Christmas. I'm having a lot of fun down here. There's a lot of stuff to do in Orlando."

His first bowl experience will be even better if he can manage to help lead the Tigers to victory Tuesday evening.

And now that he's fully recovered from taking a helmet to his left knee cap, Davis expects to do just that.

"Everything is good right now," he said. "I'm at 100 percent. I just needed a little rest and the two days we had off helped."

Being able to run against the ninth-ranked rushing defense in the nation is a lot easier said than done. However, Davis is very confident he'll be able to gain plenty of yards.

After all, he said no one thought they'd be able to run against N.C. State and look what he did there.

"I don't expect Colorado to do anything different from what they've been doing. They're defensive line is big a lot like Texas A&M, so we're just going to have to go out there and go right at them. I feel pretty good that we can do it."

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