Junior Jordon James led the charge with a career-best 155 yards against Nevada, but his backfield teammates did their part too. Backups Paul Perkins and Steve Manfro each had nine carries, totaling 55 and 32 yards. Four backs had a run of at least 20 yards, with Perkins breaking out a 45-yarder that set up his three-yard touchdown.
Helped by a 58-20 blowout win, six running backs combined for 288 yards to complement quarterback Brett Hundley’s two rushing scores.
“It’s definitely a step in the right direction, showing that we all can and are willing to get on the field,” Manfro said. “Actually prove to people that we could play with the best.”