As Tony Caridi called him, Leddie Brown is a “bad, bad man.”
— WVU Football (@WVUfootball) October 17, 2020
The true junior put up a career-high 195 rushing yards on 18 carries against the Kansas Jayhawks today. He was also able to find the end zone twice today — once through the air, and once on the ground.
His most prominent highlight of the day was his career long 87-yard touchdown run that he scored with 3:37 left in the third quarter. At this point in time, it seemed almost given that Brown would crack the 200-yard mark on the ground for the first time in his career. However, it just wasn’t meant to be.
Brown would not touch the football for the rest of the game, and wouldn’t even hardly see the field. His day was over after this 87-yard touchdown, and that stands as his most surprising statistic for the day against the Jayhawks.
Most of the time, coaches will make sure their players reach a certain milestone in the box score if it is within reach. While I expected Neal Brown to keep feeding Leddie Brown so he could have his impressive 200-yard performance, the head man obviously felt it was best to preserve his star running back’s health for more important games down the road.