Sophomore running back Michael Dyer was expected to carry the Auburn offense this season, and he is living up to expectations. After three games, Dyer is 10th in the nation with 350 yards and has reached the end zone six times.
Dyer has already topped his touchdown total from last season and should be in line for a second straight 1,000 yard season if he stays healthy. His role is expected to expand in the coming weeks after only 16 carries against Clemson (for 151 yards).
“He’s running fresh and well and you can expect him getting the ball more as we move forward,” Chizik said to the Columbus (Ga) Ledger-Enquirer.
He’ll have another good chance for big numbers against Florida Atlantic, who is giving up 192.5 yards rushing per game. Despite the Owls’ struggles, Dyer would be the first player to run for over 100 yards this season against Florida Atlantic.