Gulf Coast native running backs put on some superb performances throughout college football and the NFL this past weekend.
Pensacola's Trent Richardson ran all over his home state team in Alabama's 38-10 domination of Florida, gaining, 181 yards and scoring two touchdowns to also boost his Heisman Trophy candidacy.
Ole Miss running back Brandon Bolden of Baton Rouge got into the end zone for the first time this season with a two touchdown performance in the Rebels 38-28 win over Fresno State. Bolden only had 43 total yards but he did it just on 6 carries for an impressive 7 yards per carry average.
Slidell High School and Tulane Alum Matt Forte had 205 yards rushing and two touchdowns in the Chicago Bears 34-29 victory over the Carolina Panthers.
And Perry Florida's LeGarette Blount bulldozed over the Indianapolis Colts defense for 127 yards rushing on 25 carries. Blount's 35 yard touchdown with 3:15 left to play sealed the victory for the Bucs.