October 1, 2007
Smith back on top
UCF's Kevin Smith finds himself back at No. 1, both in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.
Following his career-high 223 yard rushing performance against Louisiana-Lafayette, Smith leads the nation once again in rushing, averaging 178.25 yards per game. He also held the top position a couple weeks back.
Arkansas' Darren McFadden (164.25), Kent State's Eugene Jarvis (153.80) and Michigan's Mike Hart (152.20) each trail Smith.
Smith leads the Bowl Subdivision (formerly known as Division I-A) in rushing touchdowns with 10 scores in four games. He is second in overall touchdowns, trailing only Texas Tech's Michael Crabtree, who has 14 touchdowns as a wide receiver.
Even more remarkable is the fact Smith sat out the second half of UCF's game against Memphis (due to the large lead) and was held out of the fourth quarter against ULL as a precautionary measure due to a bruised groin.
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