Savage Big 12′s best
We asked the question the other day, is Dantrell Savage the best running back in the Big 12? And the answer seems a clear yes. For any number of reasons. Foremost of which is this, if not Savage, who is?Nebraska’s Marlon Lucky is the No. 2 rusher in the league, behind Savage, but Lucky isn’t even the Huskers’ best tailback. Quentin Castille is. The Charles Duo — Texas’ Jamaal and Colorado’s Hugh — are excellent players but not as productive as Savage. Kansas State’s James Johnson, Kansas’ Jake Sharp, Missouri’s Tony Temple? All nice tailbacks, but not in Savage’s class. Oklahoma has Allen Patrick and DeMarco Murray but sometimes gives the ball more to Chris Brown.
Savage is averaging 150.7 yards per game in conference play. Hugh Charles is the only other Big 12 runner in triple digits. Savage’s 6.4 yards per carry in conference play is the best in the league, other than teammate Kendall Hunter (7.7).
If Savage hadn’t missed games against Florida Atlantic and Troy, he would be running away with all the statistical honors in Big 12 rushing. Savage clearly is the league’s best tailback.
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