2012 Big 12 RB Ranking: A Look At Week One Performances

Sept 1, 2012; Stillwater Ok, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys running back Joseph Randle (1) runs in for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Savannah State Tigers at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Rowe-US PRESSWIRE

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Joseph Randle 6/107/2
Desmond Roland 9/104/3
Jeremy Smith 5/37/3
Corey Bennett 12/91/1

There is little doubt what the strength of the team is this year. 9 rushing touchdowns says it all, regardless of opponent. What these guys did in limited action is somewhat mind blowing. The three headed monster of Randle, Rowland and Smith is as good as College Football rushing gets. Can't wait to see what they can pull off in the desert this weekend.

Oklahoma Sooners

Damien Williams 9/104/1

The Junior had a nice showing in El Paso, running 9 times for more than 100 yards. Love the YPC average here but if I'm a Sooner fan I'm concerned. Dominic Whaley and Brennan Clay ran 17 times for just 80 yards and neither scored.

Texas Longhorns

Texas: Malcolm Brown 14/105/1
Texas: Joe Bergeron 15/110/2

A solid outing here. 280 yards with the bulk coming from 2 runners. We'll keep an eye on things but my gut tells me that Brown, Bergeron and DJ Monroe are going to be very, very dangerous. They'll have to be if Texas continues to play by the 2 QB No QB rule.

Kansas St. Wildcats

John Hubert 12/152/2
Daniel Sams 3/61/1

Hubert is one of the best in the league and this performance confirms that. The going should get a little tougher this week when Miami comes to town.

West Virginia Mountaineers

Shawne Alston 16/123/2
Andrew Buie 6/80/1

35 carries for 335 yards as a team. Remember though, Holgs hates to run the ball. I suspect that most of these yards came out of boredom.

Kansas Jayhawks

Tony Pierson 20/124/2
Taylor Cox 16/121/1

Kansas ran the shit out the ball Saturday. 48 attempts for 263 yards is strong. The fat man has my attention.

Iowa State Cyclones

Shontrelle Johnson 18/120/1

I would have liked to have seen a little more here. 120 yards and a TD is quality work, but we're talking about Tulsa here. Johnson is a good back, not great though. I'm think Iowa State will stay somewhere close to the middle of the pack this season. Not great, not terrible.

Baylor Bears

Jarred Salubi 13/91/1

All things considered, a pretty weak performance. The Bears are going to try and get it done with the QB.

Texas Tech Red Raiders


Eric Stephens 16/58/2
Kenny Williams 15/74

TCU Horned Frogs

TCU will most likely rely on a three man rotation with Waymon James and Matthew Tucker carrying most of the load. The Horned Frogs open the season this weekend against Grambling State.

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