UH runs the ball 61 percent of the time, a ground-and-pound approach rooted by an evolving passing game and, when possible, the desire for a ball-control offense.
“It’s just something we’re committed to,” Holgorsen, in his first season as UH coach, said. “Running the football just has to be a mentality. It’s something we have identified we want to do.”
That has meant leaning at different times on Patrick Carr (279 yards) and Kyle Porter (273 yards). Add quarterbacks D’Eriq King and Clayton Tune, and UH is one of four schools to have four different players with at least one 100-yard rushing game, joining Louisiana, South Carolina and Wyoming.