Will the Miami Hurricanes have a dominant rushing attack in 2018?

TALLAHASSEE OCTOBER 7: Running back Mark Walton
TALLAHASSEE OCTOBER 7: Running back Mark Walton /
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In 2017, Miami was outrushed five weeks in a row against Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Syracuse and North Carolina. Miami was outgained on the ground again in the final game of the regular season against Pittsburgh.

2018 Returning Running Backs

Entering the 2018 season, the Miami Hurricanes will have the most talent and depth that they have had at running back since Mark Richt took over. Travis Homer, Dee Jay Dallas and true freshman Lorenzo Lingard are expected to lead the Hurricanes rushing attack.

Homer took over for Mark Walton who suffered a season-ending ankle injury in the fourth game of the season against Florida State. Homer did not become the feature back until week five against Georgia Tech.

He finished the season ranked seventh in the ACC with 966 rushing yards. His eight rushing touchdowns were tied for 11th in the ACC.

Homer rushed for 90 or more yards against Bethune-Cookman, Georgia Tech, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame and Virginia. After becoming the feature running back, Homer rushed for under 45 yards and averaged less than three yards a carry in a victory against North Carolina and in losses to Pittsburgh and Clemson.