buck­eyes on the run

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

The Buck­eyes’ streak of four straight sea­sons with 1,000-yard rush­ers was snapped in 2009, and while they don’t have a clear-cut starter at run­ning back — a Beanie Wells or An­to­nio Pittman for in­stance — there is tal­ent be­hind Pryor.

Bran­don Saine and Dan “Boom” Her­ron are the top can­di­dates to start. The 6-foot-1-inch, 219-pound Saine rushed for 739 yards and four touch­downs as a ju­nior while the 202-pound Her­ron chipped in with 600 yards and seven TDs. Saine missed most of the spring with a ham­string strain, but he should be good to go this fall. Look for red­shirt fresh­man Jaa­mal Berry to con­tend for play­ing time as well.

With Pryor’s con­fi­dence grow­ing, don’t be sur­prised to see the Buck­eyes throw more this sea­son, but when it comes to crunch time, Tres­sel will likely hitch his wagon to the run game, which in­cludes Pryor on the move.

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