Illini rushing leader poll

Who leads the Illini in rushing this year?

  • Ra'Von Bonner

    Votes: 9 15.0%
  • Mike Epstein

    Votes: 29 48.3%
  • Chase Brown

    Votes: 17 28.3%
  • Reggie Love

    Votes: 3 5.0%
  • Other (Who)

    Votes: 2 3.3%

  • Total voters
    60
  • Poll closed .
#3
Hot take: it's gonna be Brandon Peters
That certainly is a hot take. I guess I could maybe see it, but if that's the case, I'm going to assume it is because none of the other guys took charge and were good enough to lead the team in rushing. Peters just didn't look athletic enough to be that kind of guy, in my opinion.

I voted Epstein. I know it is silly to assume he will stay healthy, but if he does, and if he is healthy from the previous injuries, he could be a stud. Who knows!
 
#4
That certainly is a hot take. I guess I could maybe see it, but if that's the case, I'm going to assume it is because none of the other guys took charge and were good enough to lead the team in rushing. Peters just didn't look athletic enough to be that kind of guy, in my opinion.

I voted Epstein. I know it is silly to assume he will stay healthy, but if he does, and if he is healthy from the previous injuries, he could be a stud. Who knows!
He had almost 70% of his rushing yards over the last two games of the season with 144 on 18 carries. He ran for 214 yards total, Bonner is the only returned with more yards with 225.

I think it'll be a combination of Peter's being more comfortable running the ball, Epstein only playing 3 or 4 games and splitting the rest of the carries between 3 or 4 mostly average rb's. It's still absolutely a hot take but it's possible this season.
 
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#5
He had almost 70% of his rushing yards over the last two games of the season with 144 on 18 carries. He ran for 214 yards total, Bonner is the only returned with more yards with 225.

I think it'll be a combination of Peter's being more comfortable running the ball, Epstein only playing 3 or 4 games and splitting the rest of the carries between 3 or 4 mostly average rb's. It's still absolutely a hot take but it's possible this season.
Hey, man, it made me think.

I think Bonner is average, no idea about Brown, but probably not a stud either, no idea what we'll get from Love (coming off injury, correct?), and hard to count on Epstein.

I see your line of thinking. Still think we need our running backs to outperform Peters rushing the ball if we are to be any good.