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Big 12 Running Back Ranking: Week 2

1. Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State -  157 yards, 2TD's on 28 carries

The Troy Trojans did everything they could to limit Kendall Hunter and he still finished with 157 yards and 2 touchdowns. He is still the #1 RB in the NCAA after 2 weeks. Hard to imagine he won't pad his stats against a Tulsa team that gave up 155 yards and 2 TD's against East Carolina.

2. Daniel Thomas, Kansas State - 137 yards, 2TD's on 21 carries

Thomas is the #2 RB in the NCAA after 2 weeks. He finished with 137 yards and 2 TD's against Missouri State and maintained a healthy YPC average of 7.5.  He still trails Hunter, but it's a close race.

3. Demarco Murray, Oklahoma - 51 yards,  2 TD's on 16 carries

He's not going to win any rushing awards with these numbers but he's helping his team win and that's really all you can ask for. He shared carries with Mossis Madu and also had 4 catches for 52 yards.  He'll have to step it up if he wants to stay at the top. 3 yards a carry isn't going to cut it.

4. Roy Helu Jr. Nebraska - 107 yards, 1 TD on 9 carries

It's hard to tell how Nebraska is going to run the ball when they're blowing out teams like Western Kentucky and Idaho. 107 yards on 9 carries is impressive though, and Helu has the talent to be a stud.

5. James Sims  Kansas - 101 yards, TD on 17 carries

Last week's leading rusher was this week's leading receiver and this week's leading rusher didn't play last week. You follow? Kansas went from a loss to North Dakota State to a win over the #17 team in the country. And because of this, they climb 7 spots in the CRFF ranking.  

6. Christine Michael, Texas A&M - 107 yards on 14 carries

Not a real good performance by Michael.  He was stuffed several times early in the game and had a fumble. He did finish with 107 yards but 67 of those came on a single run. Aside from that run, there isn't much to be excited about. I'll chalk to up to a bad game, but another performance like that and you're out of the top 5. Got it? 

7. Alexander Robinson, Iowa State - 49 yards on 11 carries

Iowa State really struggled against Iowa. They got down early and that forced them to go away from the run. If I'm an ISU fan (and I sorta am) I'm wondering why you stop feeding your top offensive weapon. Sure, you're getting your ass kicked, but that's gonna happen anyway. Feed your RB the ball! I expect Robinson to bounce back this week against Kansas State

8. Tre Newton, Texas - 23 yards on  8 carries

This is a Running Back By Committee of the highest order. Has Mack been talking to Mike Shanahan? No back had more than 9 carries.  Some dude named Fozzy is starting this week against Tech...Yes, Fozzy. PS - I fucking hate RBBC's.

9. Baron Batch/Eric Stephens Texas Tech - 78 yards,  3TD's on 20 carries

So Tech has played SMU and New Mexico - and they don't have a single rusher over 100 yards.  

10. Jay Finley, Baylor - 76 yards on 13 carries

When you have a QB like Griffin who leads the team in rushing, it's hard to make a splash. Yep, I wrote the same thing last week.

11. De'Vion Moore, Missouri

Another week, another leading rusher for Missouri. Who will it be this week? Who cares?

12. Rodney Stewart, Colorado - 76 yards on 29 carries

29 carries for 76 yards. Yikes.