Dana Holgorsen was, at one point, considered an Air Raid disciple.
Lately, his teams have been running the ball extremely well, and Holgorsen doesn’t see a need to change.
“Running the ball is going to be critical,” Holgorsen said in Monday’s Big 12 teleconference, in reference to a question about his team needing to run the ball well against TCU.
“I don’t see us getting away from that (running the ball) anytime soon,” said Holgorsen.
West Virginia’s Justin Crawford is second in the Big 12 in terms of rushing yards, with 451 on just 61 carries. The only player with more rushing yards is Oklahoma State’s Justice Hill, who has 516 yards, but 92 carries. Crawford is averaging a staggering 7.4 yards per carry, and is tied for the top spot in rushing touchdowns with six.
West Virginia is going to have to run the ball extremely well this weekend against TCU if they want to pull off the upset. The Mountaineers are going into an environment that’s going to be fueled by the presence of College Gameday and the best TCU team in some time. The Horned Frogs are solid in every area, but if West Virginia can get the ball to Crawford effectively, they’ll definitely have a chance at scoring the upset.
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