Baylor Backs Running Free

Through two games, the Baylor Bears offense is once again among the top in the nation. Baylor's rushing attack is a big part of the reason why. Come inside for a brief glance at the numbers.

Through two games, the Baylor Bears offense is once again among the top in the nation. Baylor's rushing attack is a big part of the reason why. Here is a brief glance at the numbers after two games are in the books:

Baylor star running back, junior Lache Seastrunk, leads the way for the Bears with 261 yards on 28 attempts. The talented Temple, Texas product is averaging 9.3 yards a carry and 130.5 yards per game. Seastrunk also has tallied 5 touchdowns on the ground placing himself among the nation's leaders.

Redshirt freshman running back Shock Linwood has also made a big impact through the first couple of games. Linwood has rushed for 135 yards and 3 scores. Linwood is getting a lot of time due to the injury to Baylor senior Glasco Martin. Linwood is averaging 6.1 yards a carry and 67.5 yards per game on the ground.

Speaking of Martin, the bruising tailback has only rushed the ball 9 times in two games because of a nagging ankle injury. Martin has scored one touchdown and is averaging 4.1 yards on the ground.

Another beneficiary of Martin's absence is Anthony Webb. Webb, who was third on the depth chart at safety prior to the season, made his debut in the offensive backfield in the season-opener against Wofford. After a steady performance, Webb was moved to tailback and has since played both offense and defense. Webb has rushed 14 times for 99 yards for an average of 7.1 yds/carry. Baylor's other big back, Devin Chafin, made his season debut after sitting out the season opener waiting to be cleared by the NCAA. Chafin showed some tackle breaking ability in his 7 runs against Buffalo tallying 35 yards on the day.

The Baylor quarterbacks also have the ability to run as starter Bryce Petty and backup Seth Russell have each reached paydirt once this season. Petty has not called his own number much this season rushing only 5 times in two games, while Russell has rushed 7 times for 25 yards. Expect to see the number of rushes per game by Baylor quarterbacks to increase as the season progresses.

Baylor next plays ULM on Saturday, September 21st in Waco, Texas. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:00 P.M.

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