Javonti Greene has shared the burden in the EMU backfield and now shares in the accolades.
Our first co-players of the week, and deservedly so. We are past the halfway point of the season, and Eastern Michigan has yet to dip below .500 heading into their matchup against WMU. As poor as they looked in their loss against Toledo, they have managed to hang in this year in large part thanks to their running game, and Javonti Greene and Dominique White are a very large part of that equation.
Since I couldn't decide if 161 yards and one score or 96 yards and three scores was more impressive, I shall combine them for one monster line of 257 rushing yards and four touchdowns. After two easy games of sharing in the rushing rampage with the now injured Dominique Sherrer, Greene disappeared for a while and just now resurfaced (hopefully for good) with this past Saturday's performance.
White has stepped in as the next Dominique in line and after a bit of a shaky start has now racked up 377 yards and five touchdowns in three conference games. It appears the Eagles' running game has hardly skipped a beat this season, as they now have at least an outside shot at two tailbacks finishing the year with 1,000 rushing yards.
Runners up after the jump, people.
Morgan Williams - I almost gave it to Williams with a strong performance, outscoring Bowling Green by himself in the second half of Toledo's third straight conference win. Consider this me dumping on Toledo for beating "my" Temple squad. (19 carries for 136 yards and 3 TD)
Ryan Radcliff - An impressive performance for sure, and a far cry from a few weeks ago when I was wondering where this team's offense had run off to, but one interception is one too many in a seven point loss. (33 of 50 for 351 yards 3 TD 1 INT)
Bernard Pierce - Probably could have given him the honor again, but he'll be solidly in the running for seasonal hionors no matter how many times he gets it weekly, and I'd like to share the love around the league. (23 carries for 152 yards and 2 TD)
Jawaun Edwards - He is looking like a legitimate feature back solution for the Cardinals - now if they ciould just quit with these oh-so-close matchups every week. Phil might have a heart attack by season's end25 carries for 125 yards and 1 TD
Chandler Harnish - Much like Pierce, he should well be in the end-of season discussion - and he's lucky that early game interception didn't come back to bite him in the ass, because it sure looked bad at the time. (14 of 27 for 203 yards 1 INT, 14 carries for 229 yards)