Welcome to the first edition of Pistol Whipping the WAC. My attempt at proving the impossible, that the University of Nevada is in fact a football school that has just been mascarading as an NBA factory as of late.
Last year's leading rusher in the WAC was not Ian Johnson of Boise State. It wasn't Frosh sensations Ryan Mathews from Fresno nor Deonte Jackson from Idaho.
The number one rusher in the WAC was Nevada's feature back, Luke Lippincott. And he ran in the WAC's numero uno rushing offense, the Pistol. Lippincott piled up over 1,400 yards on the ground and accounted for 15 scores as well. His total rushing yards was good for 18th overall in the country.
With the majority of Nevada's offensive line returning this season, look for 2008 to yield another WAC rushing crown for Luke "the Duke" (or in this case the king of current WAC running backs).
Pre Season Prediction: First Team All WAC, 20 TD season. Blow up game will be @ Hawaii