Central Florida may get inconsistent quarterback play at times, but the running game is one of the team’s biggest strengths.
In last week’s loss to Michigan, the Knights rushed for 275 yards on 46 carries (6.0 yards-per-carry) and a pair of touchdowns.
Among the most impressive of the Central Florida backs was Dontravious Wilson. Wilson led the Knights with 17 carries for 81 yards and a touchdown.
Wilson showed tremendous field vision and poise on his 34-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. He is very capable of running between the tackles and can absorb contact.
The Knights run a large majority of their plays out of the shotgun formation, so Wilson has to be patient and trust his blockers. He certainly did a great job of that against the Wolverines.
Wilson had 10 carries of five or more yards throughout the game.
He certainly is a smart football player that can do a lot of damage when he gets in space. Maryland’s front seven is definitely going to have to be on their toes if they want the slow down Central Florida’s ground attack.
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