What a year it has been for Leddie Brown. The junior running back was coming off of a 2019 season that saw him, and the entire offense, struggle mightily to run the football. Fast forward one year later, the team, and Brown, have improved significantly in this area.
After a 156-yard rushing day against TCU, Leddie Brown now has more individual rushing yards in 2020 than the entire offense did in 2019. On the season, Brown now has 897 rushing yards on 165 attempts. As a whole, the offense totaled only 879 rushing yards on 334 attempts in 2019. An average of 2.6 yards per carry.
To top all of this, Brown has even tallied more rushing touchdowns alone this season. He currently has 9 rushing touchdowns on the season (with 2 receiving on top of that). Last year, the offense could only muster 7 rushing touchdowns for the entire season, with the seventh and final coming in game five against Texas.
Neal Brown wanted to be the most improved team in the nation coming into 2020, and it appears that the Mountaineers may just achieve that feat – at least with the ground game. Leddie Brown has quickly rose to stardom in the Big 12, and he is just getting started. Brown still has a lot more football ahead of him with the Mountaineers.