Breaking Down the Top Big Ten Spring Football Running Back Battles

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Breaking Down the Top Big Ten Spring Football Running Back Battles
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The Big Ten accomplished more on the ground than in the air in 2012, to say the least. Only two of the top 50 passing offenses in the nation came from the Big Ten (woof), while four teams topped 225 yards per game on the ground.

Unfortunately, several top rushers bid the Big Ten a fond farewell after the season, while other teams have promising prospects in town who could shake up the position races. As such, we've got a few battles at tailback brewing for the coming spring.

Penn State in particular has an intriguing battle shaping up, while Brady Hoke might have to wait until after spring to get an accurate reading on where his race stands. And who's going to be the next man in for the Badgers?

Here's a look at the biggest and best races coming up this spring in the Big Ten.

Onward!

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