1. Joseph Randle, 25 carries for 128 yards, 3 TD's
Once again, Randle holds it down. Yes, it was a strange game but he blew it out with 5 yards per carry and 3 touchdowns. Jeremy Smith also had a good night with 13 carries for 52 yards and a touchdown. The Randle/Smith duo is a great example of how a committee should work. I expect big things from both of them in College Station against a team that made a white running back from SMU look good.
2. Cyrus Gray - Texas A&M, 29 carries for 101 yards, 1 TD.
A decent night for Gray but he's gonna have to do a little more that this to knock of the boys from Stillwater. He's bordering on a YPC issue. O-line problems? Where's C-Mike?
3. Malcolm Brown, - Texas, 22 carries for 110 yards, 1 TD
Not bad at all for a true freshman. Is he the next Peterson? Only time will tell but he's off to a good start. Fozzy Whittaker also had a good day with 8 carries for 63 and 2. I'm not hitting the panic switch yet but these two could be a bitch to stop in Austin. We'll keep an eye on it...
4. Terrance Gannaway - Baylor, 9 carries for 80 yards, 1 TD
Another solid performance from Gannaway. More than 8 yards per carry and a touchdown to go with it. This guy is a good back. He should be in store for another big game this week against Rice.
5. Dominique Whaley - Oklahoma, 21 carries for 71 yards
Not much to say about the OU rushing game at Florida State. Whaley looked average, Brennan Clay looked average. Where's Finch? It will be interesting to see if Stoops sticks with Whaley this week against Missouri. The flavor of the week didn't tasted too good in Tallahassee.
6. Henry Josey - Missouri, 14 carries for 263 yards and 3 TD's
For the first time in the history of this ranking, Missouri actually turns in a solid performance. It's called addition by subtraction. You lose Kendial Lawrence and you're forced to stick with a single back or two. OR...Western Illinois sucks.
7. Shontrelle Johnson, James White - Iowa State, 28 carries for 109 yards and 1 TD
Iowa State isn't going to break any ground with their running game, but they're working though it. A working man's backfield if you will. There's really nothing wrong with a two back approach if you're getting over 100 yards and a touchdown from it every week.
8. Eric Stephens - Texas Tech - 14 carries for 92 yards and 1 TD
Couldn't break the 100 yard mark against New Mexico? Why only 14 carries? I thought those SEC coaches loved running the ball?
9. James Sims - Kansas, 11 carries for 40 yards
Yikes....Nothing to see here.
10. Collin Klein - Kansas State, 19 carries for 139 yards and 2 TD's
New rule here. If your QB leads the team in rushing, you are automatically sent to the end of the line.