With the likes of Rushel Shell and Wendell Smallwood leading West Virginia's rushing attack, opposing defenses will likely be focusing the bulk of their attention on thwarting the Mountaineers' run game. If the running backs live up to their billing, then the Mountaineers will frequently be relying on their passing game to create balance and keep defenses on their toes. “I would...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) Three injured starters haven't been ruled out for No. 22 West Virginia's next game at Oklahoma State. Coach Dana Holgorsen said Monday that cornerbacks Daryl Worley and Terrell Chestnut and running back Rushel Shell are day-to-day. They were hurt in the first half of West Virginia's 41-27 win over Baylor on Saturday. Worley injured his ribs after fumbling...
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October 20, 2014 | Discuss
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia might get an opportunity to unleash its running game in the second week of the season against Towson. It happened only sparingly in the opener. West Virginia's depth at running back was considered the strength of the offense entering the 2014 season. But four backs managed just 58 yards on 19 carries in a 33-23 loss to Alabama. With the second...
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September 03, 2014 | Discuss
A year ago the running back position was a mess. Rushel Shell had thrown his tantrum and was in the midst of deciding where he would consider transferring. Pitt only had two backs in Malcolm Crockett and Isaac Bennett. None of the guys coming in as freshmen seemed like anything close to saviors. Heck, it really seemed the plan was for either if not both James Connor and Rachid Ibrahim...
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