The pass-first Patriots finished a pedestrian 18th in the league in rushing (107.9) and were tied for 22nd in yards per carry
With four more carries, he'll join Jim Brown as the only NFL players to average at least 5 yards per carry
on 1,000 career attempts.
Backup Mike Epstein averaged 6.8 yards per carry
last year, though he played in only five games because of injury.
The Rams, on the other hand, ranked dead last in the NFL, allowing a league-high 5.1 yards per carry
. That's certainly not great news for their chances of stopping Elliott, who was terrific in the second half of the year.
Tate entered the game averaging 12 yards per carry
, but had a long of 13 against the Ducks.
Hillman had 41 yards on 12 carries supporting Anderson against Houston, and would pick up any slack in the starter's workload, while the Chiefs gave up 4.7 yards per carry
to Houston's undistinguished running backs.
Despite being hampered by an ankle injury in the second half of the season, Jean-Guillaume rushed 118 times for 1,310 yards -- a staggering 11.1 yards per carry
-- and 22 touchdowns as Shepherd Hill went 10-2 before losing in a Division 4 state semifinal.
"Mike Alstott maxed out at 10 rushing touchdowns (Hillis already has 11), never had a 1,000 yard rushing season, and averaged under 4.0 yards per carry
every season except for one, all while getting selected for pro bowls as a "fullback" despite most of his carries coming out of a single back set.
This "88 Power Keep" and its left-handed twin, "99 Power Keep", became staple plays, good for over 700 yards and 7.6 yards per carry
He has rushed for 123 yards on slightly more than three yards per carry
in his past three games, including the playoff win against the Ravens.
His 6.4 yards per carry
average is on school record pace and he already ranks No.
The senior captain gains more than 10 yards per carry
, averaging more than 15 yards in last week's playoff win over North.