Debate It: Who will be 2014 rushing TD leader?

Jeremy Langford’s 2013 season doesn’t seem to get enough fan fare. Did you know his 18 rushing touchdowns led the Big Ten, which was home to names such as Ameer Abdullah, Melvin Gordon and Carlos Hyde, among others? The Big Ten is loaded at running back, once again, so it will be a fun race. See who are panelists pick to win the rushing TD crown in this post.

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RUSHING TD
2013 leader: Jeremy Langford, Michigan State – 18
2014 returning leader: Jeremy Langford, Michigan State – 18

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Tom Dienhart: Jeremy Langford, RB, Michigan State. The Spartans figure to have one of the top offenses in the Big Ten. And Langford will be the guy who frequently cashes in, pushing the ball to pay dirt with his physical style. He rushed for 18 scores in a breakout 2013. He’ll come close to matching that this fall.

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Sean Merriman: Jeremy Langford, RB, Michigan State. How do you not go with a guy who rushed for 1,422 yards and a league-leading 18 touchdowns last season? The Spartans return a ton of talent on the offensive line, which means this group should be able to lead Langford to another huge season. Mark Dantonio loves to ride his lead back, and that means Langford will have plenty of opportunities to reach paydirt.

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Tevin Coleman

Brent Yarina: Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana. Arguably the Big Ten’s most underrated player, Coleman sprinted for 12 scores in just nine games last season. If Coleman can stay healthy, that number will improve quite a bit, especially considering the weapons the Hoosiers lost in the passing game. There’s also this: Melvin Gordon raves about Coleman, and who am I to argue with one of the Big Ten’s best?

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bob jones on 7/31/2014 @ 1:11pm EST Said:

Have to vote for “Quad A”, Ameer “All-American” Abdullah. The young man is first class, a number one all the way.

Heisman Predictor on 7/31/2014 @ 1:12pm EST Said:

Mike Sadler

akble on 7/31/2014 @ 1:36pm EST Said:

Don’t count out Weisman from Iowa in TDs

nathan on 7/31/2014 @ 8:47pm EST Said:

Ameer. Although Langford pry get it bc mich st. Pass offense is weak.

Marc Rubenstein on 7/31/2014 @ 10:54pm EST Said:

Watch out for Paul James from RU…you heard it here first!

Joshua Palmer on 8/1/2014 @ 6:37pm EST Said:

Derrick Green.