Running Back Has Eyes on 100-Yard Mark

Sophomore running back Charlie Jones has rushed for 325 yards in four games after Tyrone Moss tore his ACL against Virginia Tech. Jones has been productive, but has not reached the 100-yard mark yet.

"I feel I have been progressing pretty good," Jones said. "I am beginning to get confident in myself. I think I'll be all right."

Charlie Jones has rushed for 90 or more yards in two of the last four games, but has yet to reach the coveted 100-yard mark.

"I am trying to reach the 100-yard mark," Jones said. "I haven't got that yet. That is what I am pretty much going to be trying to do."

Opponent      Attempts   Yards    TD
Virginia Tech    24        97      1
Wake Forest      17        90      2
Georgia Tech     18        50      0
Virginia         22        88      2
"Everytime I go out there I end up coming short of the 100-yard mark," Jones said. "I am just trying to get there and end with a bang."

LSU is allowing just 95 yards rushing per game ranking seventh in the nation.

Jones is aware of the tough task, but looks forward to the challenge.

"They are a pretty good team," Jones said. "I know they have some pretty good linebackers over there. The defense is pretty good."

The Miami defense ranks 15th in the country giving up 104 yards per game so Jones knows what it is like going up against a top-tier defense.

"I think they are just like us," Jones said. "They have speed over there and move around to the ball quickly."

The offensive line features four seniors who will be playing in their final games and Jones likes what he sees in them.

"The holes are there and the line is gelling together," Jones said. "I think we are going to be all right--run protection and in pass protection."

On the season Jones has rushed for 457 yards and five touchdowns on 115 carries with a 4.0 yards per carry average.

The team resumes practice today at 3:00 pm

Christopher Stock is a Senior Editor with CanesTime and can be contacted by emailing him at

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