By Paul Sykes

Kevin Costner would approve.

So would Lt. John Dunbar, his character in “Dances with Wolves,” if University of Louisville offensive coordinator Mike Sanford ordered a cavalry charge in the Arkansas State Red Wolves’ den.

After four football games, Arkansas State (1-3) has allowed 1,014 yards rushing, or an average of 254 yards per game. The Red Wolves have surrendered an almost equal number of yards through the air. But U of L has lost leading receiver Doug Beaumont indefinitely with a knee injury.

Bilal Powell leads the ground attack with 109.3 yards per game. Victor Anderson obviously has big play speed potential. Backups Blayne Donnell and Jeremy Wright are eager to produce.

The newly discovered scrambling abilities of quarterback Adam Froman would be a welcome addition as well. He has 94 yards rushing this season.

They may not be Jim Kiick and Larry Czonka from the historic, undefeated Miami Dolphins, but the U of L rush could conjure up memories of Michael Bush and Kolby Smith if the ground game is unleashed. Run up the score, guys.

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By Paul Sykes

Paul Sykes owns Paul Sykes Advertising and does contract work for other advertising and publishing firms. The proud husband of Sonja, he has a fascination with bears, bars and Cardinal sports. He's also the moderator of