As a note — the running backs listed below are my best guess for starting RB this season for each team. Where two are listed I expect both to be used regularly.
We’re also changing up the poll this time — You can vote for up to three RB’s below, but unlike the old polls (which I had to update manually) this will provide instant feedback on your vote.
Below the poll, I’ve listed statistics and a few notes for each rusher, as a refresher.
Kendall Morris, Austin Peay: 690 yards on 142 attempts (4.9 average), 5 TD
Devin Church, Eastern Illinois: 743 yards on 167 attempts (4.4 average) 9 TD, 2016 preseason all-OVC
Ethan Thomas, Eastern Kentucky: 498 yards on 82 attempts (6.1 average) 4 TD
Cedric Miller / Roc Thomas, Jacksonville State: Miller rushed with first-team in spring game. Thomas is a transfer from Auburn, former 5-star recruit.
Mark Dodson, Murray State: Former Ole Miss rusher, Played in 24 games over two seasons for the rebels, rushing for 249 yards and 5 TD in 2014.
Tremane McCollough, Southeast Missouri: 1,028 yards on 170 attempts (6.0 average) 5 TD
Erick Evans, Tennessee State: 413 yards on 80 attempts (5.2 average) 6 TD
Dorian Carter, Tennessee Tech: 176 yards on 48 attempts (3.7 average) 5 TD
Ladevin Fair / Najee Ray, UT Martin: Fair ran for 375 yards on 68 attempts (5.5 average) 2 TD. Najee ran for 270 yards on 47 attempts (5.6 average) 2 TD.