As we continue to hand out 1st Quarter grades for the University of Louisville football program, let’s take a look at the Cardinal running backs.
Even without last year’s leading rusher, the Louisville running back position has been pretty impressive thus far. While Dominique Brown has yet to make his 2012 debut, juniors Jeremy Wright and Senorise Perry have done a fine job at carrying the load.
Both Wright and Perry are averaging 17 carries per game. Louisville’s rushing attack ranks 50th in the country with 177.7 yards per game. I have no complains in the running game thus far, but the lack of consistency and putting it together for four quarters kept them from getting an A.
Running Backs First Quarter Grade = B+
Even if Dominique Brown was healthy and playing right now, I still think Jeremy Wright would be the starter. Wright looks like the most improved offensive player on the team when the offensive line is helping him out. The full-time transition to the running back position has paid off huge for Senorise Perry. While Wright looks more like the every-down running back, Perry has the speed to take one to the house if there is an opening.