2018 Running Backs

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  1. Leonardfan

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    rockybleier - thanks for all of your research - it's great seeing newer members contributing so much.
     
  2. rockybleier

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    Thanks LF....I’ll be keeping an eye on all running backs.....Hopefully we will find a few diamonds in the rough....Looking to get 1000 yards out of Laird, Ouellette, IEriksen, Epstein, Borghi as freshman??....Probably not.....
    I hope Nolan Eriksen gets close.....
    My big concern is Beau Bisharat.....They talk about the transfer getting most of the carries this year.....Bisharat is a Junior this year, turning down Standford looks worse and worse as the years go on.....I’m rooting hard for BB getting Lindsey-like carries......He could be a 1000 yard back easy.....Remember, this guy is no preferred walk on, he was a highly recruited big running back......
     
  3. Leonardfan

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    I hope Bisharat actually gets a chance as well. He is up against the caste system though and he might of been sold a bunch of BS to commit to Colorado so they would not have to lose him to another Pac 12 team.
     
  4. rockybleier

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    Chad Magyar....Another running back to keep an eye on.....3 star recruit at UNLV...
    Class of ‘18....Didn’t see him on the roster but it may not have been updated with incoming freshmen yet....,
     
  5. Leonardfan

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    BYU redshirt junior Beau Hoge has transitioned to running back.

    Hoge (6'1/220), the son of former NFL running back Merril Hoge, appeared in three games at the quarterback position last season. "It was kind of tough at first when [the coaches] approached me about it," Hoge said earlier this month. "But at the end of the day, it is all about whatever is best for the team." With Hoge's position change the race for the BYU starting quarterback job is down to three competitors: senior Tanner Mangum, sophomore Joe Critchlow and freshman Zach Wilson. Mangum started eight games last season for BYU, which opens its season September 1 at Arizona.
     
  6. northwinds

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    Just perused my SI college football preview edition. Funny how they have Stanford’s Bryce Love as the Heisman front runner...........somewhere between Reggie Bush and Bryce Love I heard that PAC-12 running backs couldn’t win the Heisman because they didn’t get enough ‘East coast exposure’ and played a ‘weak schedule’........LOL.......along with Toby Gerhart and Christian McCaffrey
     
  7. Red raider

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    While looking to find out where Quaide Weimerskirch from GA Tech transferred (he transferred to D2 University of West Florida) I found out their returning starter at RB is also white! His name is Chris Schwarz and he is a 5’10” 205lb JR, he had 999 all purpose yards last season, hope they can perform well and maybe get NFL looks in a couple years. Despite being D2 West Florida is a solid team, they made it to the championship game last season in only their second season of having a football team.
     
  8. Deceptive Speed

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    Top 10 white FBS Rushers through week 8:

    34. QB Nick Fitzgerald MISS St 121 att for 644 yds and 7 TD's

    46. RB Patrick Laird CAL 120 att for 577 yds and 5 TD's

    50. QB Nathan Rourke OHIO 78 att for 569 yds and 6 TD's

    56. QB Trace McSorley PENN St. 98 att for 554 yds and 8 TD's!

    60. RB AJ Ouellette 120 att for 538 yds and 7 TD's

    80. RB Cade Carney WAKE 98 att for 492 yds and 4 TD's

    88. QB Eric Dungey SYR 92 att for 478 yds and 8 TD's

    100. QB Mitchell Guadagni TOL 77 att for 430 yds and 3 TD's

    108. FB Cole Fagan AIR FORCE 93 att for 419 yds and 3 TD's

    120. RB Mike Epstein ILLINOIS 60 att for 412 yds and 3 TD's

    135. RB Ben Glines BC 66 att 378 and 3 TD's
     
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  9. Leonardfan

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    Eastern Washington RB Sam McPherson is another to add to the list. He is a senior at Eastern Washington University - the same school that produced Cooper Kupp. He is currently at 75 rushes 661 yds with 6 tds and 9 rec for 69 yards.

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  10. Jimmy Chitwood

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    keep an eye out on Ben Glines at Boston College. the redshirt sophomore averaged 5.6 yards per carry in his first career start at NC State (16 carries for 90 yards), including a nifty 21-yard scoring run in the third quarter. he’s also an excellent receiver (and split duties at both positions to start the year), and snared his 3rd touchdown catch of the season in the game, as well. BC’s strength coach says he’s a monster and is the toughest player on the roster. with the “real” tailback still battling an ankle injury, Glines may get the nod again this week against Louisville.
     
  11. rockybleier

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    Running back stats through this morning....A few fullbacks, no QB’s (Except Abey)

    Patrick Laird 120-577-5
    Cade Carney 95-489-4
    AJ Ouellette 107-403-5
    Mike Epstein 60-411-3
    Ben Glines 66-372-3
    (Glines’ 5.6 ypc is comparable to AJ Dillon and his 6.2)
    One is a sure fire high nfl pick, the other probably won’t get one carry
    Beau Bisharat 21-143
    Ian Eriksen 34-106
    Nate Cottrell 17-131-2 ( I see he’s had a 10 and a 7 yard run tonight in the first quarter)
    Sean McGrew 31-146-1
    Garrett Groshek 36-230. My favorite. Can he be the lead back in two years????
    Max Borghi 34-187-5
    Kade Remsberg 55-287-1
    Josh Hokit 51-187
    Nolan Eriksen 21-101-1
    Cole Fagan 93-419-3
    Conner Slomka 51-239-4
    Zach Abey 21-42-8. So underused, sad.
    Andy Davidson 23-101. See above comment
    Anthony Gargiolo 48-176
    Cole Gest 5-17 (injury, extra year of eligibility?)
    Matt Hadley 12-114-1. BYU switched from LB (why move Kafentzis??)
    Beau Hoge 4-6. He had to have got injured
    Jake Neatherton 4-24 (Ohio) He may start or share next year
    David Burroughs 4-37 (Ohio) He’s a senior
    Alex Netherda (Cal) 1-8. Next year when Laird graduates?
    Parker Wilson 5-22 injured, letting Fagan get carries for AF
    Brady Bodine 16-81-1 (NCSt)

    I’ve got a bunch more others like Netherda that have just a few carries, but I’ll stop here...
    This should be all of the D1 backs with significant carries.
    Zane Dudek being hurt for Yale sucks.....
    Good to see former Big 10 back James Johannesson get 200 yards last week.
    Yinger for Dayton, a few other guys are certainly worth keeping an eye on.....
     
  12. TwentyTwo

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    Thanks for those updated
    Stats rockybleier! It's an uphill battle! And thanks to Deceptive Speed 's updated WR Stats too!

    Here is North Dakota RB (Jr.) James Johannesson (6'-1" 250lbs) 90 yard TD Run last week; silly announcer said 80 yards
    "Looks like a Fullback but he's got wheels; no one catching him"
    https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/1053858550114480128

    He's a Minnesota transfer
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  13. rockybleier

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    AJ Ouellette tearing it up tonight for the Ohio Bobcats.....Ohio is down by two scores early in the 4th, hurting AJO’s chance at getting more carries.....He’s had several nice, long runs.
     
  14. Deceptive Speed

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    Here's a perfect scenario of the the caste system in effect. Judging by the stats of these 2 D1 RB's which one is the baetter NFL prospect: RB 1. 5'11 215 with nice blend of strength/speed to lead his team on 174 att for 958 yds and 8 TD's; RB 2. 5'10 200 is producing far less in the same amount of games in 144 att for 688 yds and 4 TD's.

    I'd pick the 5'11 215 RB Cade Carney a white guy who just shy Wakes000 yds in the ACC. However it was Wakes other RB B is Wakes 2nd Wakes other RB Matt Colburn is a black guy, and he's the who's the one with mid-round NFL interest not Carney. Havn't checked their 40 times or anything but Carney actually looks like the faster runner in game, so Carneys real problem is only skin deep.
     
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  15. Red raider

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    Plus 3 of Colburns TD’s and 235 of his yards were in 1 game against Louisville which helped inflate his already average stats. Carney is clearly the better back.
     
  16. Carolina Speed

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    …..and here it is!!! This according to the Nike Combine Results!

    Carney 40 time: 4.53
    Colburn 40 time: 4.72

    Carney 20 yard shuttle: 4.21
    Colburn " " " : 4.28

    Carney Vertical: 40
    Colburn Vertical: 28

    Carney Power Throw: 40
    Colburn Power Throw:24

    Carney Nike SparQ Rating: 127.65
    Colburn Nike " " ": 63.99

    Same Ol, same Ol'.
    A white RB with Colburn's numbers coming out of high school would not get signed to a D-II school much less a D-I school!
    What am I saying. A white RB wouldn't sign anywhere. He would never even be thought about. Like he never existed.
     
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  17. rockybleier

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    I’ve watched a ton of Carney’s games this year.....
    There was a game earlier this year (maybe game number one) where Carney was so obviously the better back.....Better stats throughout the game.....Colburn ripped a long one late in the game to have identicle numbers.....Didn’t tell the whole story...If you watched the game, you knew......Saturday afternoon Wake plays in a bowl game on tv....must see for all of us......AJO and the Ohio Bobcats are playing Wednesday night....Tune in gang.....
     
  18. Red raider

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    Nice highlight tape of Cal transfer and now ACU RB Billy McCrary, I believe he had 1000+ scrimmage yards and 10 TD’s in his first season at the FCS level. He’s got some serious speed and quick feet.
     

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