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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Despite less than spectacular performances against North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Clemson, Homer proved he could carry the load as a feature running back. Once he took over for the injured Walton, Dee Day Dallas beat out Trayone Gray for the number two running back spot.

Dallas started the season at wide receiver last year. He didn’t switch to running back until Walton went down. He finished the season with 217 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns and averaging a little over five yards a carry.

Dallas’ big-play ability was on display against Notre Dame and in the Orange Bowl against Wisconsin. He totaled 53 yards and two touchdowns against Notre Dame and 69 yards and a  touchdown against Wisconsin.

We should see tremendous growth from Dallas in 2018 as he will spend all of the spring and summer working with the running backs.

2018 Incoming Running Backs

Challenging Homer and Dallas for playing time will be incoming freshmen running backs Lorenzo Lingard and Cam’Ron Davis. Davis is a very talented running back with excellent speed, acceleration, vision and pass catching ability.

Lingard is an elite talent five-star talent that was recruited by just about every major program in the country. Athlon listed Lingard as one of college football’s 20 impact true freshmen for 2018.

Offensive coordinator Thomas Brown said Lingard is:

"“A slasher, a one-cut downhill-type guy’’ who “can make you miss” without a lot of wiggling."