I was beginning to doubt Coach Holliday's ability to turn the running game around. Let's face it: The Herd had been getting stuffed on the run, putting Rakeem Cato in serious jeopardy.
Against Rice on Saturday, Cato threw the ball less and enjoyed it much more, completing 28 of 39 passes for 259 yards and two touchdowns. That's a 72 percent completion rate with no interceptions.
That's a very good day for a quarterback if you can run the ball. But Marshall can't run the ball! How did the Herd win with only two touchdown passes?
It appears the Doc had the prescription to help out Cato with a running game. He moved his primary running back so far to defense.
Way to go, Doc. The defense needed help, but now what about the running game? Who's left?
He answered the question against Rice. Watson, Grooms and Butler put on a show. As Cato took the pressure off them, these three returned the favor. And then some.
Let's take a look at just how well these three backups answered the call: