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1) Running backs: Of course, we lead off with Leon Allen's huge game against Army. 17 of Allen's 33 carries went for 5 or more yards against Army, a 52 percent clip (really good, but not amazing.) Once Allen got to Army's second level though, he was unstoppable, averaging 18.9 yards per carry in those 17 opportunities. His opportunity rate on the season now sits at a less-desirable 41.7 percent, but he's earning 11.6 yards per opportunity.
2) Offensive line: While it's fair to estimate that around roughly 213 of Allen's 345 yards were earned on his own efforts (in the second-level and beyond,) that leaves 132 credited to his offensive line, in only 33 carries. It was a big day for the OL, only allowing 3 stuffs in 35 carries, and a season-best 4.07 line yards per carry. They also finished 6-for-7 in power success rate situations, raising their season average to 74 percent.
3) Receivers: No real standout receiver performances against Army, but Jared Dangerfield earned his most targets (9) since Game 6 against FAU. Sophomore stud Taywan Taylor only has 3 targets the last two weeks.