Carlos Hyde, Anthony LaCoste among impressive running backs

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A look at the top 10 performances by running backs from Week 10:

Week 10: Things we learned

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From Jadeveon Clowney coming up empty again vs. Mississippi State to Ohio State's unsung tight end, here are the lessons we learned from the college football weekend. More ...

10. Antonio Andrews, Western Kentucky

Key stats: Andrews ran for 110 yards on 22 carries for Western Kentucky, and picked up another 36 receiving.

The buzz: Another week, another 100-yard game for the Hilltoppers' senior in a 44-28 win over Georgia State. It was his eighth straight game over 100 yards.

9. James White, Wisconsin

Key stats: White ran 19 times for 132 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead the Badgers' 28-9 win over Iowa. He averaged 6.9 yards per carry.

The buzz: The senior is on the small side for the NFL (5-foot-10, 197 pounds), but he has played big in 2013. The Iowa performance marked his fifth 100-yard game of the season.

8. Todd Gurley, Georgia

Key stats: Ran for 100 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown, plus 87 receiving yards and another score on three catches, in a 23-20 win over rival Florida.

The buzz: Gurley made a triumphant return from injury with some huge plays in the first half. It was Gurley's third 100-yard effort in five games this season, and a career high in receiving yards.

7. Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska

Key stats: Abdullah ran for 127 yards on 24 carries, plus 31 receiving yards, in a thrilling 27-24 win over Northwestern.

The buzz: How effective has Abdullah been for the Cornhuskers? This was his lowest rushing total in his last five games.

7. Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona

Key stats: On 32 carries, Carey rumbled for 152 yards for the Wildcats in a 33-28 win over Cal.

The buzz: Carey has played in seven games this season, and gone over the 100-yard mark in every one of them. His 32 carries served as his second-highest total of the season.

5. Mike Davis, South Carolina

Key stats: Davis ran for 128 yards on only 15 carries, and added two catches for another 26 yards for the Gamecocks.

The buzz: The brightest young star in the SEC shined again Saturday. Read all about it.

4. Charles Sims, West Virginia

Key stats: Sims ran for 154 yards on 24 carries with a touchdown, and added 31 receiving yards, including a 13-yard touchdown catch.

The buzz: It was a breakout performance for a talented back who hadn't rushed for 100 yards since mid-September. Five straight opponents had held Sims to under 100 yards, three of those to 60 or less.

Week 10: Things we learned

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From Jadeveon Clowney coming up empty again vs. Mississippi State to Ohio State's unsung tight end, here are the lessons we learned from the college football weekend. More ...

3. Carlos Hyde, Ohio State

Key stats: Hyde needed just eight carries for 111 yards, an average of 13.9 yards per attempt.

The buzz: The lead backfield horse on one of the nation's few remaining undefeated teams is on a serious roll with four consecutive 100-yard games, all of them in Big Ten play.

2. Tre Mason, Auburn

Key stats:Mason ran for 168 yards and four touchdowns on 32 carries in a road win over Arkansas.

The buzz:The junior may be small by NFL standards, but he's playing big once again for AU this season. He's a good bet to cross the 1,000-yard mark next week at Tennessee.

1. Anthony LaCoste, Air Force

Key stats: LaCoste ran 23 times for 263 yards, the highest FBS total in the nation Saturday. He averaged 11.4 yards per carry and scored three touchdowns in a win over Army.

The buzz: For a player who had only been over 100 yards once previously all year, the buzz begins here for LaCoste. He doubled his season touchdown total in one day, and his 78-yard touchdown run was his longest of the season, entering the game, by 57 yards.

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