Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE
Once again, T.J. Yeldon looked like a seasoned veteran running back, rushing for 55 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown. It's not the kind of performance we've grown accustomed two in 2012, but it wasn't too shabby.
It was Eddie Lacy who was the star of the game, showing that he is well on his way to being healthy. We didn't see him do a lot of spinning but we saw him work in the red zone.
Gone is Jim McElwain's aversion to running the ball in the red zone. Doug Nussmeier fed Lacy the ball when the time came and he came up with three rushing touchdowns.
Bravo, Doug, and shame on you Jim for not doing this the past few years.
The best surprise was the play of Kenyan Drake. He was used most after the Hogs had all but given up, but he still posted six carries for 57 yards and a touchdown. His long run of 21 yards was impressive.
Little Dee Hart threw in some yardage as well, including a nice 11-yard scamper.