It's no secret that behind every good passing game is an effective rushing attack. Running back Paul Mosley
has provided the Bears with some legitimate muscle at the position.
Mosley, a 235-pound senior from Austin, will share the starting running back position with junior speedster Brandon Whitaker, and Mosley is the hammer of the duo. The two split time at running back last season, and the move paid dividends in the form of more rushing lanes for both backs and more room to pass for Bell.
The offensive line is a variable in the equation, but even if the big guys up front aren't at their best, Mosley will still grind out positive yardage and inevitably fall forward. His seven touchdowns in 2005 attest to his ability to bulldoze defenders in the end zone, which was a quality the Baylor offense lacked for many years.
Mosley has never missed a game due to injury in his Baylor career, playing in 34 games over his first three seasons. Reliability is a chief concern among coaches when running backs are the topic, and Mosley has this quality in spades. Even in an offense that stresses the pass, Mosley is a constant threat to pound out those few necessary yards.
Mosley rushed 21 times for 64 yards and a touchdown and also caught two passes for 15 yards in a 23-13 win over Iowa State
Rushed 22 times for 133 yards in Baylor's 16-13 overtime loss to Texas A&M.
He has shown some explosiveness this season, running for over five yards 23 times this season and going over 10 yards 11 times.
Mosely played in just one series, gaining 24 yards on four chances.