Ferocity in the Backfield
In what might be the most well-known and electrifying run of his collegiate career, Moss put his name on the map during his performance against the school he originally committed to in Oregon State.
With Utah backed up onto their own nine-yard line and facing a 2nd and 10, Zack Moss showed why he may be the king of yards-after-contact. After collecting the hand-off from Tyler Huntley, Moss is met in a gap in the line of scrimmage by defensive back Shawn Wilson. Once the two collide, Moss gets the best of Wilson as the power he accumulated in just eight steps was enough to send Wilson flying backwards and spun to face a seismic opening in the defensive line. It was at that moment that he was good as gone as he took off towards the Oregon State end zone, racking up 91 yards and a touchdown. He would finish the game with two touchdowns and 121 yards on five carries en route to Utah’s 52-7 win.
When predicting what the addition of Moss will bring to the Bills, it is safe to assume that he is going to bring a whole lot of ferocity to the backfield. Ideally, he would be used in short-yardage situations, goal-line packages, essentially every play that Frank Gore was involved with last season.
Fans saw how effective that type of back could be with Gore alongside Singletary. Couple those attributes you get with Moss, essentially a younger Gore, with the speedy, elusive, quick-twitch runner in Devin Singletary and the Buffalo Bills could easily have one of the best backfields in the NFL, not just the AFC.