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Michigan State Spartans
Each Sunday, we’ll analyze Northwestern’s game “by the numbers,” picking out the five most important statistics from the game. Here’s the week one installment.
by Kevin Trahan (@k_trahan) Inside Northwestern.com
4: Combined rushing yards for Treyvon Green and Mike Trumpy
This spring, Northwestern figured it had finally found a solid running game outside of its quarterback, thanks to Treyvon Green and Mike Trumpy. Trumpy was returning from an ACL tear the following season and Green looked much improved after an up-and-down freshman year. However, it was Venric Mark who took over starting duties in fall camp, and Mark had 82 yards in his debut.
Mark is a versatile player who gives NU excellent speed on the edge, but he can’t move the pile and will struggle to run up the middle with this year’s offensive line. Fitzgerald clearly wants to find a power running game, but that can’t happen unless Green or Trumpy steps up. Green had 8 yards, while Trumpy had minus-four. That’s amazing c...
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