Knile Davis is out for the season. He suffered a major injury last week and will not play at all this year. Why this matters…because he is AWESOME! He was going to be a major part of the offense and the national media considered him to be a darkhorse in the Heisman race. (That’s THE award for the nation’s best college football player and no Razorback has ever one it.)
Why he mattered so much to our offense: We have a new quarterback, Tyler Wilson, and now defenses will focus on him more. With Knile Davis in the backfield for us, defenses would have had to put players on the defensive side of the ball that would watch for him coming out of the backfield with the ball. That leaves more receivers that are not being defended, so it is much easier to pass the ball.
Try to comfort your guy with the thought that Ronnie Wingo and Robert Johnson can shoulder some of the running woes – and try to convince them that they’re not going to fumble!