There's a difference between teams that are good at running the football and teams that are good at pounding it.
Especially in this new-fangled eon of football, where "read option" is the weapon du jour, the difference between "ground attack" and "ground-and-pound" has never been quite so distinct.
Reading the defensive end then electing to dart in the opposite direction isn't hard-nosed football. It's smart football and it's good football, but physical it is not.
In an era when most terms opt to run away from opponents, however, some old-school BCS squads still run through them.