Leading up to the 2005 Illini football season, IlliniBoard.com's Jeff Murdock decided it would be a good idea to breakdown the Fighting Illini football team position by position. In today's installment, Jeff looks at the running back position, arguably the best position on the field for the Fighting Illini thanks to the combination of EB Halsey and Pierre Thomas at tailback and Jason Davis at fullback, and incoming five-star recruit Rashard Mendenhall.
August 23, 2005
Things are so easy when you break the down by the numbers, and that is what Jeff Murdock does every weekend after the Illinois football games. He sits down in front of a stat sheet and uses it to help in his analyzation of the Illini. This week he noticed that the Illini yards per carry average at a glance is too low when looking at the numbers, because the two fumbles cost the Illini 33 rushing yards.
September 26, 2004