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Running back Mike Davis had to follow in fan-favorite Marcus Lattimore's shoes after winning the starting job.
Davis is explosive, compact and smart with his running. I expected him to be really good but thought it would take some time.
Davis has burst onto the scene as the team's most important offensive player and one of the studs of the SEC right now. Through three games, Davis has 341 yards rushing, including an astonishing 7.6 yards-per-carry average. He has broken free for two 75-yard touchdown runs and also scampered his way to 149 yards against Georgia.
Davis has been solid as a receiver in addition to his exceptional running. He is instantly looking like an elite running back and earning the respect of being a future star of college football as a top draft prospect at the position.
I am not surprised that Davis is having success, though I am surprised at how much success he is having.
Davis is a stud, and his emergence is a great surprise for South Carolina, especially when looking toward the future.