Closed the season in strong fashion as he ran for a career-high 108 yards while adding 1 score in the Independence Bowl against North Carolina ... Finished the year with 566 yards rushing and 5 TDs, while catching 14 passes for 77 yards ... Got the start at running back against Miami (Ohio), and finished the game with 10 yards on nine carries while catching one pass out of the backfield for two yards ... suffered a hairline fracture in his fibula during practice prior to the Arizona State game ... returned from the fractured fibula against Kansas State, where he got six carries and had a long of 14.
Against Iowa State had 16 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown ... Carried the ball eight times on the ground for 41 yards against Oklahoma State, which included a score from 18 yards out ... rushed for 64 yards on nine carries at Baylor for an average of 7.1 yards per rush ... stepped in for the injured Henry Josey and rushed for 106 yards on 18 carries against Texas ... put Mizzou up by two scores with a 35-yard score with under five minutes left in the first half ... carried 15 times for 94 yards against Texas Tech, averaging 6.3 yards per carry ... ran the ball 17 times for 63 yards against Kansas while adding a touchdown from two yards out to tie the game at 10-10 in the third quarter...
Led the team with 63 rushing yards on eight carries against Miami (Ohio) ... Scored his first career TD on a career-long 39-yard run against the RedHawks ... Had six carries against Colorado ... Carried the ball 11 times for 44 yards against Texas A&M ... Scored his second TD of the year on a two-yard run against the Aggies ... Carried the ball six times for 12 yards against Oklahoma, and nearly scored on a 13-yard run in the fourth quarter, as he was marked out of bounds just shy of the goal line ... Added a 22-yard reception vs. OU.
Ran for 55 yards on six carries (9.2 avg.) against Nebraska ... Led the team with 96 yards on six carries against Texas Tech ... Scored his third TD of the year on a 71-yard run in the first quarter, which set a new season-long play for Mizzou ... Gained 22 yards on four carries in the victory over Kansas State ... Ran the ball six times against Iowa State ... Rushed for 75 yards on 10 carries against Kansas, including a 31-yard touchdown run in the second quarter ... Also had one reception (for 24 yards) against KU.
Caught three passes on the year for 49 yards, including a beautiful leaping 33-yard reception on a third-and-long situation at Nevada that extended a Tiger drive which eventually ended in a touchdown ... Had four carries against Illinois in his first collegiate action ... Ran the ball seven times for 49 yards against Bowling Green on Sept. 12 ... Had career-highs in carries (10) and yards (77) in the win over Furman.
Carried the ball six times for eight yards against Nevada ... Was the Tigers' leading rusher against Texas, running for 37 yards on seven carries, one of which was a nice 22-yard gain up the middle that served as his long gain for the season ... Carried the ball seven times against Colorado on Oct. 31 ... Had two carries for 15 yards against Baylor ... Had seven rushes for 28 yards in the win over Iowa State.
Won First-Team All-State and district offensive MVP honors in 2008 as he rushed for 2,681 yards and a whopping 43 touchdowns while he helped lead his team to a 13-1 record and the school's first-ever district championship ... His team was 13-0 in games in which he played, but he was unable to go in the Class 4A state quarterfinal game due to an injured shoulder.
Had an amazing three-game stretch in November when he ran for yardage totals of 365, 242 and 261 yards in consecutive games, while getting five touchdowns in each of those games ... Had 1,734 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns as a junior, and won Second-Team All-State and First-Team All-District honors for his play in 2007 ... High school coach - Mickey Moss