ESPN pundit Stinchcomb ranks top RB duos in the SEC
On Thursday, ESPN College Football analyst Matt Stinchcomb ranked the top five running back combinations within the SEC.
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Topping his list was the Tennessee twosome of Jalen Hurd and Alvin Kamara — followed by Georgia’s Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice of LSU, Kentucky’s tandem Stanley ‘Boom’ Williams and JoJo Kemp, and Alabama rushers Bo Scarbrough and Damien Harris.
In 2015, Hurd and Kamara combined for 1,986 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns. This thunder-and-lightning combination is a diverse and versatile entity. Both Hurd and Kamara were used extensively as pass-catchers out of the backfield. With their respective ability to both rush the football and act as receiving threats, there’s little doubt Tennessee will get plenty of production from its backfield.
Despite possessing arguably the top back in the country, LSU finds itself with the third-best backfield in the SEC (according to Stinchcomb). Dually, Alabama’s backfield is very inexperienced — yet still noted as being a top-five unit within the conference.