Tulsa's Douglas Over 160 Yards, Scores Against Rice
News:Ja'Terian Douglas rushed for 169 yards on 17 carries with a touchdown against Rice on Saturday.
Analysis: Rice ranks 119th in the nation against the run and it showed in this game as Ja'Terian Douglas almost single-handedly beat them up and down the field. Douglas is now averaging 87.8 yards rushing per game with six touchdowns on the season.
News:Ja'Terian Douglas rushed for 128 yards on 13 carries with one touchdown against UTEP on Thursday.
Analysis:Ja'Terian Douglas needed this sort of effort as he attempts to hold-off Alex Singleton, who is quickly rising up the depth chart and starting to see the lion's share of the carries. On the season Douglas leads the team in yards per carry (7.40). He's a nice play in deeper leagues this coming Saturday against Rice, who has given up the second most rushing yards per game in C-USA this season (244.4).
News:Ja'Terian Douglas rushed for 19 yards on 11 carries and caught a seven-yard pass at UAB on Saturday.
Analysis: The team's leading rusher coming into this game, Ja'Terian Douglas was over shadowed by his fellow backs Trey Watts and Alex Singleton. Look for him to have a bounce back game this coming Thursday at Marshall.
News:Ja'Terian Douglas rushed for 52 yards on 11 carries with a touchdown against Fresno State on Saturday.
Analysis: Through four games, Ja'Terian Douglas leads the team in rushing yards per game (88.8) and yards per carry (8.88) with four total TDs. Even with QB Cody Green holding back the offense, Douglas has managed to persevere and should be owned in the majority of deep leagues.
Tulsa's Douglas Rushes for 163 Yards, Two TDs in Blowout Win
News:Ja'Terian Douglas rushed for 163 yards on five carries with two touchdowns against Nicholls State on Saturday.
Analysis: Yes, he did all that damage on just five carries. Of course, he was facing a Nicholls State defense that had no business being out on the field. Expect a much stiffer test against Fresno State.
News:Ja'Terian Douglas rushed for 85 yards on 13 carries against Tulane on Saturday.
Analysis:Ja'Terian Douglas split carries evenly with Alex Singleton and Trey Watts against a helpless Tulane defense. Unfortunately, he was not able to reach the end zone like he did last week. Against Nicholls State next week, expect Tulsa to dominate the game with their rushing attack and Douglas to play a meaningful role.
News:Ja'Terian Douglas rushed for 55 yards on 11 carries with a touchdown in the season opener at Iowa State.
Analysis:Ja'Terian Douglas scored from only one yard out, showing that he may be the short yardage back moving forward. Last season he only scored one rushing touchdown, so this was a welcomed surprise. Against Tulane in the team's next game, Douglas should rush for more yards.
News: RB Ja'Terian Douglas rumbled for over 100 yards and a score in Tulsa's win Saturday.
Analysis: Douglas pounded the ball, but as the third Tulsa back will struggle for value next week against Houston.
News:Ja'Terian Douglas rushed for a career high 194 yards in Tulsa's big win against Marshall.
Analysis: Douglas did it on only 10 carries. He did not find the end zone in the win, and is a solid sleeper pick for 2012.
News: Despite all having the ability to make the big play and be the clear starter, all of the Tulsa running backs are content with their own status on the team.
Analysis:Trey Watts (568 yards) Ja'Terian Douglas (550) and Alex Singleton (245) have each led Tulsa in rushing in at least one game this year, but with Watts questionable this week, Singleton may be in line for a few more carries which would see his value increase.
News: One week after an enormous performance, Ja'Terian Douglas saw only eight carries in their win over Rice.
Analysis: He did gain 51 yards but this was just a blip on the radar. He is a solid flex play.
News: Coming off of his first start, Ja'Terian Douglas probably earned a larger role as he ran for 137 yards and a touchdown for Tulsa.
Analysis: He averaged nearly 10 yards per carry and as the team’s leading rusher. Going against one of the nation’s worst run defenses this week in Rice, Douglas is a must-start.
News: Tulsa running back Ja'Terian Douglas continued his solid play, rushing for 136 yards and a touchdown, as well catching two balls in the win against UAB.
Analysis: Douglas is slowly becoming a solid RB2 option, but, because the touches are spread in the Tulsa offense, he is best used as a flex play.
News: The Tulsa coaching staff is not surprised with the production of Ja'Terian Douglas, who rushed for 173 yards against Oklahoma State last weekend.
Analysis: Douglas is a speedster who just needs reps. Against Boise State he is a solid flex play because of his game-changing speed.
News:Ja'Terian Douglas showed off his explosiveness, rushing for 173 yards and two touchdowns for Tulsa on Saturday.
Analysis:Trey Watts still led the team with 20+ carries, but Douglas was solid. While he should be benched next week against Boise State, he is a solid long term prospect.
News: The Tulsa rushing attack remains a situation to avoid for the most part, as three rushers all made an impact in their win against Tulane.
Analysis:Alex Singleton led the way with 59 yards, while Trey Watts rushed 12 times for 56 yards. Once the game got out of hand, Ja'Terian Douglas added 31 yards. With Oklahoma State on the docket for this weekend, it is best to stay away from this situation.
News: Despite putting up 30 points, the Tulsa backfield struggled to make an impact, as Trey Watts, Alex Singleton and Ja'Terian Douglas all were held out of the end zone.
Analysis: The passing game had it going on today, so as we expected, all Tulsa players outside of G.J. Kinne are hit or miss. All should be benched next week against Oklahoma State.
News:Trey Watts has emerged through a crowded Tulsa backfield to appear on the top of the depth chart.
Analysis: Watts is the teams most complete back between himself Alex Singleton and Ja'Terian Douglas. Watts played in 11 games last season and carried the ball 62 times for 197 yards and a score, and he also recorded 20 receptions for 172 yards and two scores. Expect a true breakout season from Watts.