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POLL: Who will get the most carries against UMass?

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Dan Mullen appeared to make a change in direction at the running back position in the second half against LSU, so will it continue?

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Mississippi St. Bulldogs fans have been clamoring for a change in the "Holloway up the middle" scheme which had been so prevalent in the first two games of the season. It appeared early on that Dan Mullen was going to be stuck in his ways and continue to plow along that same path.

But then in the second half, Ashton Shumpert began to get a few more carries than what we are accustomed to. And he was doing really well with those carries. For the game, Holloway had 5 carries for 15 yards and Ashton Shumpert had 6 for 34 yards. Things were looking up.

But then Dan Mullen put doubt back in our heads. The Bulldogs had inexplicably made a furious comeback attempt and had a chance to drive in the final two minutes to tie or take the lead. And Holloway came back on the field and carried the ball for no gain.

So this will be the focus of today’s poll question. Did we see a shift in Dan Mullen’s running back strategy on Saturday, or will it continue to be business as usual for the Bulldogs and Brandon Holloway continuing to run the ball up the middle over and over again?

Take a moment and vote in the poll below on who you think will get the most carries on Saturday against UMass. I’m restricting this to just running backs. It is quite possible the Bulldogs are led by Fitzgerald (assuming he starts) in carries and rushing yards. However you vote, let us know why in the comments section.