2012 National Leaders Rushing - Games vs. BCS Automatic Qualifying Teams through 01/07/2013

Name Team Yr Pos G Att Yards Avg. TD Att/G Yards/G
1 David Piland Houston SO QB 1 4 71 17.75 1 4.00 71.00
2 Quentin Hines Akron SR RB 1 6 76 12.67 1 6.00 76.00
3 Brendan Bigelow California SO RB 10 42 416 9.90 3 4.20 41.60
4 Walter Kazee SDSU SR RB 1 9 86 9.56 0 9.00 86.00
5 Melvin Gordon Wisconsin FR RB 11 52 491 9.44 2 4.73 44.64
6 Orwin Smith Ga Tech SR RB 9 65 568 8.74 5 7.22 63.11
7 Larry Dixon Army SO RB 4 49 427 8.71 2 12.25 106.75
8 Tavon Austin WVU SR WR 11 69 572 8.29 3 6.27 52.00
9 Donnell Alexander CSU FR RB 1 8 66 8.25 0 8.00 66.00
9 Vintavious Cooper ECU JR RB 2 12 99 8.25 0 6.00 49.50
11 Robert Godhigh Ga Tech JR RB 11 45 361 8.02 4 4.09 32.82
12 Gee Gee Greene Navy SR RB 4 38 303 7.97 1 9.50 75.75
13 Munchie Legaux Cincinnati JR QB 7 28 215 7.68 1 4.00 30.71
14 Marcus Mariota Oregon FR QB 10 84 644 7.67 5 8.40 64.40
15 Lache Seastrunk Baylor SO RB 10 126 958 7.60 6 12.60 95.80
16 Kevin Grooms Marshall FR RB 2 13 96 7.38 0 6.50 48.00
17 Robbie Rouse Fresno St SR RB 2 36 259 7.19 3 18.00 129.50
18 Tony Pierson Kansas SO RB 8 68 486 7.15 2 8.50 60.75
19 Horactio Banks Ball State FR RB 3 27 191 7.07 2 9.00 63.67
20 Josh Robinson Miss St FR RB 8 36 252 7.00 1 4.50 31.50
21 James White Wisconsin JR RB 11 98 683 6.97 10 8.91 62.09
22 Frankie Jackson Ark St SO RB 2 15 104 6.93 0 7.50 52.00
23 Duke Johnson Miami (Fl) FR RB 11 125 853 6.82 8 11.36 77.55
24 Shawn Southward Troy SR RB 2 36 238 6.61 4 18.00 119.00
25 Trey Watts Tulsa JR RB 3 54 355 6.57 1 18.00 118.33
26 Giovani Bernard N Carolina SO RB 7 155 1015 6.55 8 22.14 145.00
26 Desmond Johnson USM SR RB 2 22 144 6.55 0 11.00 72.00
28 Cierre Wood Notre Dame SR RB 10 96 628 6.54 4 9.60 62.80
29 Kenjon Barner Oregon SR RB 10 223 1443 6.47 15 22.30 144.30
29 Trey Williams Texas A&M FR RB 9 45 291 6.47 3 5.00 32.33
31 Keith Marshall Georgia FR RB 11 90 580 6.44 7 8.18 52.73
32 Denard Robinson Michigan SR QB 9 147 942 6.41 4 16.33 104.67
33 Johnny Manziel Texas A&M FR QB 9 145 927 6.39 12 16.11 103.00
34 Ja'Terian Douglas Tulsa JR RB 3 24 153 6.38 1 8.00 51.00
34 Deon Anthony Troy JR QB 2 13 83 6.38 1 6.50 41.50
36 Ka'Deem Carey Arizona SO RB 10 242 1539 6.36 18 24.20 153.90
36 Eddie Lacy Alabama JR RB 11 170 1081 6.36 14 15.45 98.27
38 T.J. Yeldon Alabama FR RB 11 152 965 6.35 11 13.82 87.73
39 C.J. Anderson California SR RB 10 107 678 6.34 3 10.70 67.80
40 Ben Malena Texas A&M JR RB 9 100 633 6.33 6 11.11 70.33
41 Curtis McNeal USC SR RB 11 111 691 6.23 2 10.09 62.82
42 Storm Johnson UCF SO RB 2 27 168 6.22 0 13.50 84.00
43 Devonta Freeman FSU SO RB 11 80 497 6.21 7 7.27 45.18
44 Cody Fajardo Nevada SO QB 3 60 371 6.18 4 20.00 123.67
44 Raymond Maples Army JR RB 4 77 476 6.18 0 19.25 119.00
46 Tony Jones Colorado SO RB 9 45 275 6.11 3 5.00 30.56
47 Dri Archer Kent State JR RB 2 26 157 6.04 2 13.00 78.50
48 Terron Ward Oregon St SO RB 11 58 349 6.02 5 5.27 31.73
49 Charles Ross Rice JR RB 2 16 96 6.00 1 8.00 48.00
50 De'Anthony Thomas Oregon SO RB 10 79 473 5.99 7 7.90 47.30
51 Venric Mark N'western JR RB 12 210 1249 5.95 9 17.50 104.08
52 Brennan Clay Oklahoma JR RB 11 79 467 5.91 4 7.18 42.45
53 Brendon Kay Cincinnati SR QB 8 44 259 5.89 1 5.50 32.38
54 Todd Gurley Georgia FR RB 11 189 1106 5.85 13 17.18 100.55
55 Johnathan Franklin UCLA SR RB 12 242 1410 5.83 10 20.17 117.50
56 Trayion Durham Kent State SO RB 2 38 218 5.74 2 19.00 109.00
57 Kenneth Farrow Houston FR RB 1 13 74 5.69 0 13.00 74.00
57 Antoinne Jimmerson N Texas FR RB 2 16 91 5.69 1 8.00 45.50
59 Cassius McDowell Toledo SO WR 2 15 85 5.67 0 7.50 42.50
59 Angelo Pease Kansas St SR RB 10 52 295 5.67 0 5.20 29.50
59 Romar Morris N Carolina FR RB 9 43 244 5.67 2 4.78 27.11
62 A.J. Blue N Carolina JR RB 9 58 325 5.60 6 6.44 36.11
63 Jordan Parker MTSU FR RB 2 16 89 5.56 0 8.00 44.50
64 Montee Ball Wisconsin SR RB 11 278 1531 5.51 19 25.27 139.18
64 James Wilder, Jr. FSU SO RB 11 83 457 5.51 7 7.55 41.55
64 Marion Grice Ariz St JR RB 11 75 413 5.51 6 6.82 37.55
67 Taylor Martinez Nebraska JR QB 11 171 940 5.50 9 15.55 85.45
68 Jonathan Williams Arkansas FR RB 9 37 203 5.49 0 4.11 22.56
69 Prince-Tyson Gulley Syracuse JR RB 12 146 797 5.46 9 12.17 66.42
70 Dennis Johnson Arkansas SR RB 9 103 560 5.44 5 11.44 62.22
71 David Oku Ark St JR RB 2 23 125 5.43 0 11.50 62.50
72 Donta Abron Colorado FR RB 9 45 244 5.42 2 5.00 27.11
73 Silas Redd USC JR RB 11 158 849 5.37 8 14.36 77.18
74 Carlos Hyde Ohio State JR RB 8 161 861 5.35 14 20.13 107.63
74 Kenny Williams Texas Tech SO RB 10 109 583 5.35 4 10.90 58.30
76 Roderick McDowell Clemson JR RB 11 73 390 5.34 4 6.64 35.45
76 Teondray Caldwell Wash St FR RB 7 41 219 5.34 0 5.86 31.29
76 Marcus Murphy Missouri SO RB 10 41 219 5.34 1 4.10 21.90
79 Andre Ellington Clemson SR RB 11 184 981 5.33 4 16.73 89.18
79 Marlin Lane Jr. Tennessee SO RB 9 84 448 5.33 0 9.33 49.78
79 Blake Jurich SJSU SO QB 1 6 32 5.33 1 6.00 32.00
82 Jeremy Hill LSU FR RB 9 131 692 5.28 10 14.56 76.89
83 Braxton Miller Ohio State SO QB 9 172 905 5.26 7 19.11 100.56
83 Glasco Martin Baylor JR RB 10 142 747 5.26 12 14.20 74.70
85 Senorise Perry Louisville JR RB 8 84 441 5.25 8 10.50 55.13
86 Josh Snead Duke SO RB 10 79 414 5.24 0 7.90 41.40
87 Tyler Tettleton Ohio JR QB 1 9 47 5.22 1 9.00 47.00
88 Ty MacArthur Air Force JR WR 1 5 26 5.20 0 5.00 26.00
89 Jeremy Smith Okla St JR RB 11 53 275 5.19 5 4.82 25.00
90 David Fluellen Toledo JR RB 2 45 233 5.18 1 22.50 116.50
91 Isi Sofele California SR RB 10 122 631 5.17 3 12.20 63.10
91 Terrence Franks Texas St SO RB 1 6 31 5.17 0 6.00 31.00
93 Trent Steelman Army SR QB 4 90 464 5.16 10 22.50 116.00
93 George Winn Cincinnati SR RB 9 174 898 5.16 11 19.33 99.78
93 Devin Campbell Buffalo FR RB 3 25 129 5.16 0 8.33 43.00
93 Byron Marshall Oregon FR RB 9 50 258 5.16 2 5.56 28.67
97 Jerome Smith Syracuse JR RB 12 210 1081 5.15 3 17.50 90.08
98 Kain Colter N'western JR QB 12 166 853 5.14 12 13.83 71.08
99 Juwan Thompson Duke JR RB 10 52 265 5.10 1 5.20 26.50
100 Donovonn Young Illinois SO RB 9 94 477 5.07 2 10.44 53.00

Note: To qualify, player must have played in 75% of his team's games and have a minimum of 4.0 rushing attempts per game played.