SEC teams relying heavily on new backs

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(AP) The youngsters are taking over in Southeastern Conference

Across the league, young or previously unknown backs helped
carry their teams to victories last weekend. And when the games
were up for grabs, the balls were in the hands of players like
South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore, Alabama's Trent Richardson and
Auburn's Michael Dyer.

The freshman Lattimore and sophomore Richardson even shared SEC
offensive player of the week honors.

Of the league's Top 10 rushers, only Florida's Jeffrey Demps and
Kentucky's Derrick Locke led their team in that category last

LSU coach Les Miles says running back is a position youngsters
can play if they have the talent, the durability to hold up
physically and the ability to hold onto the ball.

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