Originally Posted by 76Texan
Foster averages 3.7 ypc on 103 carries.
Tate averages 3.9 ypc on 30 carries,.
In short yardage situation (3rd or 4th and 2 or less and goal line situation), Foster was used 19 times, Tate 4.
We know that in these situations, quite often, it's more difficult to gain much yardage since the defense stacks the line.
This stat is telling. Both of our backs have dropped in production this year, most likely due to either defenses keying in on it (allowing our air attack to flourish in the first 4 games) or because our two new starters still need time to either develop or gel with the rest of the line.
It's strange to take the two changes: change in offensive line and change in Arian's diet, along with the statistical evidence of the ENTIRE running attack struggling, and point to Arian's diet as the reason.