Thursday, September 8, 2016

Alcorn State may have found answer at running back

LORMAN, Mississippi  -- Alcorn State entered the season facing questions at running back when it lost All-SWAC second-teamer Darryan Ragsdale after he exhausted his eligibility last year.

But coach Fred McNair points to the returning running backs as enough to make up for someone who averaged 7.6 yards per carry and finished with eight rushing touchdowns.

“I think Marquis (Warford) has been doing a good job throughout the training camp and the spring getting ready to take over the role,” McNair said. “With De’Lance Turner and the young guys coming in and getting to play, we do have a little depth at the running back position. We’re going to continue to press the running game and do what we do best.

“Even when Ragsdale was here — he did a great job for us — we had guys coming in behind him doing a great job playing the role they played. It’s always next man up.”


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