The emergence of Cierre Wood in the rushing game is going to go a long way in the success of the Fighting Irish. Wood has 1,176 total yards this season and nine touchdowns.
The 6’0'' tall and 215-pound running back has rushed for 87 or more yards in eight of the Irish's 11 games.
The emergence of both Wood and quarterback Tommy Rees gives the Irish the needed balance on offense to make them one of the nation’s best in 2012.
The Irish will have a young offensive line, but the best way to counteract the young line is a balanced offense.