Kansas State freshman running back Justin Silmon burst onto the scene in last week's game and may have put himself in position to become the Wildcats' starting running back. Silmon finally got his chance in the second half of the second game of the season as Charles Jones struggled to get anything going when K-State needed a strong rushing presence to help first-time starting quarterback...
Kansas State will be breaking in a new quarterback this season, but the Wildcats can rely on the fact they return a running back. Charles Jones, who led the team in rushing yards and touchdowns last season – 540 and 13 – is back for his junior year. Now, the numbers don't really jump off the page or impress, and maybe that's because he tore the posterior cruciate ligament in...
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Two weeks ago, Kansas State stacked up across the line of scrimmage, daring Auburn to run. When the Tigers did, the Wildcats promptly bottled them up. Last week against UTEP, they did the same thing against Aaron Jones, one of the nation's top rushers. By the time the game ended, Jones had 47 yards on 19 carries. This week? Well, a little different challenge...
Via Associated Press
October 03, 2014 | Discuss
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- The three running backs who returned for No. 20 Kansas State this season had run for fewer than 50 yards, so to say the competition was wide open this offseason would be an understatement. When things shook out, Charles Jones had risen to the head of the depth chart. Jones wound up beating Jarvis Leverett Jr. and DeMarcus Robinson for the starting nod, and incoming...
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