One major plus side to the Mountaineer's season is the depth at running back. The Mountaineers amassed 172 rushing yards in their 24-17 win over William and Mary on Saturday.
Dreamius Smith is one of the players in the crowded backfield but believes that having a lot of options in the running game is very beneficial to the team.
"Every last one of us is healthy, I mean one comes out and one comes in and does the same thing" said Smith.
Smith was the second leading rusher on the day carrying the ball 12 times for 40 yards. Charles Sims lead the team with 23 carries for 120 yards and scored the team's first touchdown of the game. Wendell Smallwood also made significant contributions to the rushing attack, carrying the ball 4 times for 22 yards and a score.
"[Coach Holgerson] calls on one of our numbers and we go in and make plays" Smith said. "If you got the hot hand, you're going to stay in."
From having the hot hand to potential risk of injuries, a lot of different things could happen for a true star to emerge out of the backfield.
The packed backfield already forced last year's leading rusher, Andrew Buie to leave the program. Buie was set to redshirt this season but soon decided to withdraw from the university. Buie is expected to be back in January after taking a semester off.
Holgerson's offense is usually known for its air raid approach but that could change this season with the talent at the running back position. It'll be interesting to see just how good of a rushing team the Mountaineers can be this season.