West impressesAfter receiving just one carry all season, running back Theron West broke out in the New Mexico Bowl, rushing for 17 yards on three carries, catching three passes for 50 yards and a score, and blocking a kick as well. West has continued to play well in spring practices, prompting Leach to call him currently the most explosive running back on the team. Still, incumbent starter Marcus Mason played well at the end of the season, and redshirt freshmen Jamal Morrow and Gerard Wicks appear ready to challenge for playing time. “It’s a battle right now with all the running backs,” West said. “It’s a battle and we all love it. It keeps us excited, we just all roll in, every day we take turns on scout team, each and every single one of us. We just compete, compete, compete, compete and we’re going to battle it out.”
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