Those stats should come as no surprise to Mountain West fans. Last season Carrier carried 255 times and racked up 1,469 yards and 15 TD’s, averaging 5.8 yards per carry. Like this year he seemed to be making up for lost time after a knee injury forced him to redshirt the 2011 season. So far the New Mexico Lobo star out of Pearland, Texas has carried 93 times for 559 yards and 5 TD’s easily putting him on track to meet or exceed last year’s gaudy numbers. He was the week 2 Mountain West Player of the Week and featured here in August as one of the 50 best players in the Mountain West Conference. He has also been named to the Maxwell Award preseason watch list.
Last October Kasey Carrier set a school and Mountain West record with 338 rushing yards with three touchdowns on 38 carries against Air Force. Don’t be surprised if at some point this season he breaks his own record.