Monday, September 19, 2011

Henry Josey: Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week

Henry Josey, Missouri, TB, So, Angleton, Texas
Henry Josey ran for 263 yards and three touchdowns in only two quarters of play to lead Missouri's ground assault in the 69-0 win over Western Illinois. Josey had 14 first-half carries, and averaged 18.79 yards per attempt. The sophomore needed only 57 yards to set the MU single-game rushing record of 319 yards by Devin West (1998 vs. Kansas), but with the game in hand did not play in the second half. Josey's rushing total is the highest single-game output in the NCAA through games of Sept. 17, and it was the fourth-highest single-game total in MU history. His three scores came from six, 21 and 68 yards. He is currently No. 1 in the Big 12 and No. 6 nationally in rushing, with 133.33 ypg. His per-rush average of 13.8 through three games is tops in the nation among those with 15 or more carries on the year.