“He has. You can see with his endurance. He didn’t wanna come out, he wanted to keep on running, keep running the ball and that’s what you wanna see. Yes, I think his capacity’s gone up. I think also it’s nice to see him face some adversity. He puts the ball on the ground, he’s hard on himself. He bounced right back, we took him out a play, and I think we put him right back in.”
Stoops went on to say that Williams suffered a minor injury during the game against New Mexico State, but fought through the pain.
The more touches Williams receives, the better the offense will be. He’s the most consistent playmaker on the roster as a physically overwhelming force who can turn speed into power without a moment’s notice.
The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles, Florida Gators, and New Mexico State Aggies have all found that out the hard way.
Total Rushing Yards: #SEC 1. Ralph Webb 377 2. Nick Chubb 365 3. R. Williams III 354 4. Stanley Boom Williams 341 5. Damien Harris 327
Williams ran the ball just 13 times against Southern Miss, but still managed to accumulate 94 rushing yards and 110 total yards from scrimmage. He carried the ball just 12 times against Florida, but picked up 66 yards and had a seven-yard reception.
Against New Mexico State, Williams finally received the workload he deserves.