Chase Brown still on top: Junior Illini RB leads nation in rushing yards through Week 6
Illinois junior running back Chase Brown is still on top of college football’s rushing leaders after a tremendous Week 6. Through the first 6 games of the season, Brown has rushed for 879 yards and 4 touchdowns on 151 carries.
— Jeremy Werner (@JWerner247) October 9, 2022
Brown has 49 more yards than Pittsburgh running back Israel Abanikanda, who is second in the FBS in rushing yards.
Brown rushed for 146 yards on 31 carries in the 9-6 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes in Week 6. The Fighting Illini rushed for 200 yards in the win over Iowa.
In all 6 games in the 2022 season, Brown has rushed for over 100 yards, with his most being 199 yards on 36 carries in the 23-20 road loss to Indiana. Brown rushed for 151 yards and 2 touchdowns on 19 carries in the Week 1 38-6 win over Wyoming.