Ellensburg, WA--- Central Washington's running game entering this season is a work in progress. The group of backs returning do not even have 1,000 yards rushing combined in a Wildcats uniform.
The most tenured back, sophomore Ishmael Stinson. Starting three games last season, rushing for 499 yards and four touchdowns.
Head coach Blaine Bennett still has yet to announce whose number one on the depth chart, leaving an open competition with just two weeks left till the season opener. A competition that seems to bringing a rushing corps together.
Stinson said, "I think what we got to do is run hard even in practice. You know what I mean. Trying to go 100 percent like it is the game. Each of us can bring something different to the game to do the best we can. Hopefully do better in the running game than we did last year."
Sophomore running back Levi Taylor added, "Three returners who all got to play in some games last year who are coming together real well. Individually I try to do my best every single day. Numbers wise I don't know. I don't normally like to look at that stuff, but I will play hard every down. And that's what I'm here to do."