James Carrying the Load

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers running back Paul James is second in the nation in rushing yards after he peeled off 192 and three touchdowns Saturday against Eastern Michigan, and he spoke about it after the game.

After playing his senior season while injured, Paul James saw very little action in the recruiting world during his season year at Glassboro (N.J.) High.

His lone offer was from Temple, but then-Rutgers coach Greg Schiano convinced James to walk-on at Rutgers.

It turned out to be a beneficial decision for both parties.

James was injured much of his first two seasons at Rutgers, but now the red-shirt sophomore is becoming a national name. He ran for 192 yards and three touchdowns to lead Rutgers past Eastern Michigan 28-10 Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium, and is off to an amazing start.

James leads the nation with 493 rushing yards (his 164.3 ypg is second in the nation) and he is averaging 8.1 yards on his 61 carries. In addition, his six rushing touchdowns ties Rutgers' total for the 2012 season.

After the game, he spoke to the media, and ScarletReport.com was there:

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