Miami Hurricanes Run Diversification

TALLAHASSEE OCTOBER 7: Running back Travis Homer
TALLAHASSEE OCTOBER 7: Running back Travis Homer /
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Exhibit B: The X factor. Former Georgia high school quarterback DeeJay Dallas has been a multiplicative spark option for Richt and company. You see his obvious natural running ability in the wildcat package. His dynamic shiftiness and feel for creases isn’t something you can teach.

When you consider he has only been at the running back position for three weeks, something special is going on here. Dallas provided two touchdowns last weekend and spells the workhorse back Homer’s touch count. It is pivotal that Homer remains fresh for a potential playoff stretch run.

Dallas has 19 carries for 85 yards and the two touchdowns scored against Notre Dame. He also has three receptions for 70 yards. All of his rushing yards and 18 of his 19 carries have come in the past two games. He was only used a kick returner and in the receiving

Mark Richt’s ability to open up the running game has paid immediate dividends. This is exactly a coach who understands his roster and is putting them in the best place to succeed.

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Now that the Hurricanes have garnered the national spotlight off the field, offensive balance on the field will remain key. At least now Miami has proven it can keep up one side of the balance by being able to run the football.