The running game was the foundation of both the Aggies and the Cowboys this season. As mentioned before, Trayveon Williams earned his spot among A&M royalty by setting a new record for most yards in a season. The polarizing Ezekiel Elliott continues to climb up the ranking in terms of the best Dallas Cowboys of all time.
Both backs had such a great season and look to have a long career in front of them. They also helped carry their collegiate teams more than most backs tend to, racking up tons of carries.
While their running styles are totally different, their relevance to their programs is of most importance. Without hungry Zeke, many say the Cowboys wouldn’t be as good as they are right now. While the Cowboys did beat the Giants without him, it was only by two points to a team that only won five games, only one of which they won by more than a lone score.
As far as the Aggies go, they needed Williams perhaps more than anyone else on the offensive side of the ball. In their four losses, he rushed for more than forty yards just one time. In every Aggie win, Trayveon had more than 100 rushing yards.
This is no coincidence, kids. These two teams rely on their run game more than people realize. Even though Williams is leaving for the NFL, the Aggies are going to pass the torch (or pimp cane) to Freshman All-SEC running back, Jashaun Corbin.
Corbin looks to be a tougher, more down-hill back than Williams, which is actually more of a Jimbo-style back. In comparison to Dalvin Cook, Corbin is much closer than Trayveon. With more stability all around him, don’t be surprised if Jashaun Corbin is more successful than Trayveon Williams.