Kenny Williams is the team's leading rusher with 241 yards at an average of 7.1 per carry.
Before football season started, Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville compared young running back Kenny Williams to Ronnie Brown, who he coached at Auburn. On Monday, Tuberville said Williams reminds him of Ben Tate, another running back from Tuberville’s time at Auburn.
Both are high praise. Brown was an NFL first-round draft choice in 2005, Tate a second-round pick in 2010. After missing 2010 with a broken ankle, Tate debuted last year rushing for 942 yards as a backup to All-Pro Arian Foster with the Houston Texans.