so i've been going with penn staters for these last few. here is rb evan royster. he ran for over 1200 yards last year in limited carries. he was expected to break out this year with an increased work load. things haven't been going so well thus far as the o-line has yet to find its grove with 3 new starters (the 2 returning starters changed positions though.) add that in with a gimicky 3-3-5 defense that akron threw at them in game one, and syracuse having 2 of the best defensive tackles that penn state will face. its spells disaster for a running game especially with both teams consistently putting 8 in the box.
hopefully royster's numbers will increase as the line gets more comfortable. he has great vision and acceleration through the hole. he doesn't have great home run speed but he never seems to be caught from behind either. joe always talks about how royster was a great lacrosse player in high school, and that's why penn state really wanted him. so here is a card showing him in his high school lacrosse days.