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Question on rushing records, discussion on rushing trends

According to the AP article on their Big 12 awards, Colt is the leading rusher for the team this year, with 576 yards to this point.

I remember the year before last - Colt's freshman season - if memory serves me correct, it was the first time in a long time that UT had not produced a back with over 1000 yards rushing.

What years have we been under 1k yards rushing?

 

Do you think it's a sign of the times (only 2 players so far this season in the Big 12 have broken the 1000 yard mark, as opposed to 4 in the SEC) that the conference has tipped the scales in the direction of passing instead of rushing? Interestingly, however, the Big 12's combined yardage for the top 3 is 7850, whereas in the SEC it's 7461.

Does it point to dearth of good rushers in the league, period? Or is it an issue of o-lines, or even o-line coaching?


I'd love to hear some thoughts on UT's pretty poor showing in the run game (Baylor has outrun us by more than 200 yards) this year, as well as thoughts on the general state of the run in the conference compared to other conferences.

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