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Based solely on one game against an FCS opponent, give us your running back depth chart going forward.
Given that, while they looked better, the offensive line has yet to face a more resistant opponent, I'm still voting for the guys who have shown the ability to operate in small spaces...
1- Jeff 2- Barry 3- Justice 4- Chris 5- Rennie
I'm partial to guys that are hard to tackle because you can't get your hands on them. That's what growing up chasing small farm animals does to your football mind.
Hill -or- Carson -or- Barry J -or- Childs -or- Carr -or- ...
1. Hill 2. Carson 3. Barry J. 4. Carr 5. Childs
1. Carson 2. Sanders 3. Hill 4. Childs 5. Carr
Carson, Sanders, Hill, Childs, Carr. I don't think the lineup will really be decided until after the Pitt game.
Carson, Barry J., Jeff Carr, Justice Hill, Rennie
I would go 1) Carson, 2) Sanders, 3) Hill, 4) Childs, 5) Carr. Hill is the future at the position but I do not think Gundy is ready to start him yet. That being said, I still believe he will still get significant carries. Carson showed improvement against SELA, and Sanders made an impact in the running back and punt return. It could be a three-headed monster in the OSU backfield if they all get carries.
1. Sanders 2. Hill 3. Carson or 3. Carr or 3. Childs
I think Sanders has shown he’s at least deserving of a shot to start in Week 2. Hill looks very promising, so far. I thought all of them looked good on at least on play against an FCS defense. Sanders is the most experienced and may be the best in space and in pass-protection.
Hill, Carson, Sanders, Carr, Childs
Biggest surprise from Saturday’s game:
It was a bit surprising to see the skill level gap between FCS and FBS football players. SELU was just... really bad. I think my old coach, Bill Patterson, and his Owasso Rams could've put up a better fight against the Pokes. (Kidding, but not really kidding).
I was really surprised when Gundy put Rudolph back into the game in the second half. I understand he wanted to get him more reps, but it's not his first year leading the offense. Can't risk him getting hurt in a game like that.
I was surprised Grogan wasn't kicking off. I don't mind him not kicking off because he doesn't have the strongest leg, but Matt Ammendola wasn't that impressive. Although he's a true freshman, so maybe it was just jitters.
I'm with Dustin, I don't understand putting Rudolph back in the game in the second half.
First TD of the season was on a Cowboys punt.
Rudolph's mobility in and out of the pocket impressed me. Last season, he didn't show that same ability. So it is apparent he has worked on all facets of his game.
I was really nervous when Rudolph and the first-teamers went back in. Here was my instant reaction after that awesome scramble play to Seales in the back of the end zone.
Awesome play! Now you all go take off your cleats please.— Kyle Cox (@KyleCox_CRFF) September 3, 2016
Jhajuan Seales looked locked in. He's always been talented, but the focus and commitment haven't always been there. He has an opportunity with Ateman out, and he took a great first step Saturday. Pleasantly surprised.
Give one bold prediction for the upcoming game against CMU.
CMU will put at least 20 points on the board, and OSU will NOT cover.
CMU keeps it within 14 points.
I'll say two Cowboy running backs go for over 50 yards and the teams rushes for over 165. Up from their 142 against Southeastern.
Cooper Rush out performs Mason Rudolph.
Rudolph is done by halftime. Central Michigan is a step up, and the game last year was close. This year, in Stillwater, in the second game? OSU gets a 4 score lead at halftime.
Pokes out-rush the Chips.
OSU rushes for 200 yards against CMU.
Barry J. Sanders takes the opening kickoff or his first punt return to the house.
Cooper Rush throws for 300 yards. He only threw for 237 last week, but he didn't have to do much as the Chippewas averaged 6.7 yards per carry on the ground against Presbyterian. That won't happen this week. As a team, CMU threw for 265 yards against the Cowboys last season while only averaging 2.8 yards per carry on the ground. My perception is that the run defense is better than last season and the cornerbacks are less experienced as a group and without Kevin Peterson, so I'm guessing CMU throws for more yards than last year.