Zach Line powers SMU running game

Hard-charging sophomore buys into Jones' philosophy, leads C-USA in rushing

Updated: December 29, 2010, 5:15 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

BURLESON, Texas -- Sophomore Zach Line, a Michigan native, didn't know much at all about SMU when coach June Jones called to offer him a scholarship.

"I had never even been to Dallas," Line said. "I just knew SMU was a small school in a big city."

But Line bought into Jones' plan to rebuild the Mustangs -- and the warmer Texas weather -- and is helping to make bowl trips an annual occurrence on The Hilltop. The 6-1, 225-pound running back collected 1,391 yards on 227 carries to lead ...

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