How far can WSU 2017 Air Raid run?

MIKE LEACH says in Jamal Morrow, Gerard Wicks and James Williams the Cougs have the most productive running backs in the entire Pac-12. That’s quite the statement considering the general perception of the Air Raid offense. But the 2016 numbers back it up.

WSU rushed the ball 35.3 percent of its offensive plays last season, and the Cougs went to Williams (pictured above) Wicks or Morrow in the passing game on 26.8 percent of attempts, ESPN notes in a blog post this week. And when it comes to RB yards and TDs from scrimmage in the Pac-12, it's Wazzu and Oregon, followed by everybody else.

Only two teams in the Pac-12 finished last season with 2,500-plus scrimmage yards and 25-plus scrimmage touchdowns from its running backs: Washington State and Oregon.

The Cougars were also one of just four programs nationally to register at least 1,000 receiving yards for its running backs.

With all three back in 2017, Leach says the Cougars have 'the most productive running backs in the Pac-12. And we expect to keep it that way,'" ESPN quotes Leach as saying.  For the full blog entry, CLICK HERE.

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