WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) When Purdue begins its season this weekend at Marshall, two running backs who have yet to carry the ball in a college game will get the bulk of the playing time.
Sophomore D.J. Knox, a special teams player in 2014, will start at running back Sunday. Freshman Markell Jones will be the backup.
With Akeem Hunt and Raheem Mostert, Purdue featured a hit-or-miss running game in 2014, creating some big plays because both backs possess speed. The Boilermakers missed other big-play opportunities when those backs misread the proper hole or gap to attack.