Saturday, October 17, 2015

Newsome moving up the UConn charts

Since making the move to the FBS level it is safe to say the running back position has never been featured in the passing game like it has been this year.

Case in point, Arkeel Newsome has 234 receiving yards which is not only the third highest total for a UConn running back during the FBS era but just 46 shy of the No. 1 spot held by Andre Dixon since 2007.

Here is the list
280 Andre Dixon 2007
270 Anthony Sherman 2008
234 Arkeel Newsome 2015
231 Cornell Brockington 2004
230 Lyle McCombs 2012
205 Terry Caulley 2002
185 Jordan Todman 2009
176 Terry Caulley 2005
172 Lyle McCombs 2011
155 Arkeel Newsome 2014

Also, Newsome and fellow tailback Ron Johnson have combined for nine touchdowns in the first six games which is more than UConn running backs scored in the 2012 and 2014 season. The last time two UConn RBs had more TDs than that through six games came in 2010 when Jordan Todman scored eight times and Robbie Frey got into the end zone three times.


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