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Former Michigan QB Leading Jags Rushing Charge



    Former Michigan QB Leading Jags Rushing Charge
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    CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 2: Geno Atkins #97 of the Cincinnati Bengals tackles Denard Robinson #16 of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the fourth quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati defeated Jacksonville 33-23. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

    It's not every day you see a college quarterback go on a tear as a running back in the NFL, especially when that college quarterback was as high-profile as Denard Robinson was while leading one of the nation's most storied programs from under center.

    But that's exactly what Robinson has done recently after starring at Michigan as a dual-threat quarterback before entering the NFL draft as a running back and catching on with the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Just one thing, though, the Jaguars' rushing attack hasn't been so lowly lately. In fact, Robinson has been really, really good lately, and against some pretty solid football teams. That could possibly bode not-so-well for a wounded Cowboys defense that has been exposed in recent weeks.

    Robinson has been great over his past three games, averaging better than 5 yards per carry against Cleveland, Cincinnati and Miami. In those three games, he has two 100-yard rushing days and has also found the end zone twice. That Cleveland game three weeks ago was the second-year back's breakout game when he carried the ball 22 times for 127 yards and a score as the Jaguars' routed Cleveland for their only win of the year. Prior to that game, his game-high carry total was nine, in a Week 4 loss to San Diego. Since then, he's had no fewer than 17 carries, and could easily hit the 20 mark this week against a leaking Cowboys defense.

    So look out, folks. A game that looked to be a laugher a few weeks ago might not be so funny anymore.