Robert Lowe and Chris Nutall run hard.
Don’t believe it? Ask Prairie View A&M.
Still don’t believe it? Ask Texas Tech.
Still confused? Wyoming would like a word with you.
Lowe and Nutall ravaged the Cowboys last Saturday to the tune of 200 rushing yards and five touchdowns. While Lowe had the lion’s share of that total (138 yards on 30 carries), Nutall made the most of his 11 carries and gained 62 yards.
What’s most impressive about their performance was that 178 of their yards came after contact. Nutall, who should be called The Human Pinball with how he bounces off would-be tacklers, accounted for 22 of those yards on a third-quarter touchdown run that put Texas State up 28-14.
“We did get a lot of yards after contact,” Franchione said of the sophomore tandem. “Our line did a much better job, but those guys really ran with vertical presence and made some people miss.”
According to Franchione, that’s nothing new for Nutall.
“You know, Chris’ legs are so strong: He squats about 775,” Franchione said. “Our players would tell you he’s not fun to tackle since he’s built so low to the ground and is so powerful in his legs that our guys probably dislike tackling him the most out all the running backs.”
For the Bobcats to have success in the Sun Belt Conference, Lowe and Nutall must continue to churn their legs and move the pile.
Texas State opens conference play Saturday at Louisiana.