Williams Leads Rushing Attack After Week 1

Junior College transfer Hosey Williams already having success at the division one level.

The Cincinnati Bearcats had a balanced rushing attack in last week's win over Purdue. Multiple players carried the rock and the Bearcats junior college transfer Hosey Williams led all rushers with 15 carries for 71 yards and a touchdown. Williams has made it very apparent that his transition from junior college to division one football won't be a problem.

"It's wasn't too much of a transition for me," Williams said after practice Tuesday. "The biggest thing is just having better technique because everyone is talented."

Williams had a 30 yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter to help seal the win for the Bearcats. This was the longest run of the day by any running back as Purdue's defense wasn't giving up too many big plays on the ground.

Both Williams and Ralph David Abernathy shared most of the carries with 15 a piece. Tion Green also had six carries as the Bearcats will share the wealth at the running back position this season. Williams led all rushers this past week but knows it could be someone else on any given day.

"Anything is possible with this group of running backs," said Williams. "I feel like anybody could have a big game because everyone is gifted."

The offensive line played well and wore down the Purdue defense allowing Williams and company to get positive yardage. This week they go against a defense that only allowed 66 yards rushing last week against Southern Illinois.

Although the Bearcats should have a better rushing attack than the Salukis, their is no doubt the rushing game will have its hands full on Saturday against another Big Ten opponent.

Coach Tuberville has made it very clear in his post-game comments that running the football is crucial to a team's success. "If it were up to me we would always run the ball more than we throw."

I'm sure Hosey Williams and the rest of the running backs don't mind hearing that from their head coach. Look for more big plays from Williams and the entire rushing game this week as the Bearcats will look to keep the momentum going and get a tough road win on Saturday in Champaign.


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