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Jacobson’s Weekly College Football Top 5: Rushing Leaders in Top 25 Ranked Team’s Games



James White of Wisconsin

If it wasn’t for White, I am not sure that Wisconsin would have pulled this game off against BYU as White scored all three touchdowns for the Badgers. Two touchdowns came on the ground, and he also found the end zone off a pass from Joe Stave. White had a total of 23 carries for 147 yards, while averaging 6.4 yards per carry. His longest carry was run for 25 yards. White has scored five touchdowns in his last two games.


Nick Marshall of Auburn

A quarterback rushing for over 200 yards? As unbelievable as it sounds, it’s also true. Marshall rushed for 214 of Auburn’s 444 yards as the Tigers needed just nine pass attempts to lead to a 55-23 victory over Tennessee. Marshall ran for two touchdowns, each which came in the second quarter. With about five minutes remaining in the period, Marshall ran for a 7-yard touchdown run. Then with less than a minute left in the period, Marshall ran for an impressive 38-yard touchdown run. Out of his seven pass attempts, he was able to find C.J Uzomah in the end zone.


Trey Edmunds of Virginia Tech

It’s not often that you see a running back find the end zone four times in a single game. Edmunds was clearly determined to win early in the game as he scored the first three touchdowns for Virginia Tech. Two of those were scored in the first quarter, while the third one was scored early in the second quarter. He had a total of 14 carries for 74 yards, which averages out to 5.3 yards per carry. His longest carry was run for 13 yards. The last touchdown for Edmunds came early in the fourth quarter to lead to a Hokies upset, 42-24.


T.J. Yeldon of Alabama

Alabama controlled the passing and rushing game. Focusing on T.J Yeldon’s performance, he had 25 rushing attempts for 133 yards, while averaging 5.3 yards per carry. He found the end zone twice during his excellent game. He was not a major factor in the beginning of the game, as he did not score until the end of the third period. His second touchdown came early in the fourth quarter.


Henry Josey of Missouri

Despite Maty Mauk’s five passing touchdowns, Josey also found the end zone twice on the ground. His most remarkable run came in the fourth quarter when he had an 86-yard touchdown run. If it wasn’t for this attempt, Josey would have only had 27 yards. However, he came alive and ended the game with an average of 10.3 yards per carry. Josey’s first touchdown came early in the second quarter when he ran for a 4-yard touchdown

-Jordan Jacobson (On Twitter @jordanjacob91)


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