Its been quite the weekend for Deejay Dallas. Saturday, the sophomore running back rushed for a career-high 110 yards in a win against Toledo, and on Sunday, he’s celebrating his 20th birthday.
In a game where the Rockets made it close in the third quarter, Dallas came up huge for the Canes. In the third quarter alone, Dallas carried the ball six times for 32 yards, including a 19-yard touchdown up the middle to give Miami more of a cushion for their lead.
Dallas has been one of the vocal leaders for the Hurricanes so far in the early season. Before the Toledo game during warmups, Dallas was seen chatting up the Rockets student section, where he was greeted by boos.
Deejay Dallas vs everyone pic.twitter.com/K5N0J1qgw7— Barstool Miami (@BarstoolUMiami) September 15, 2018
Dallas’ career day ended with 110 yards rushing, which led the Miami ground game, which finally woke up after struggling the first two weeks of the season. On 17 carries, Dallas averaged 6.5 yards a run.
In the seven drives where Miami generated a touchdown, Dallas had 97 yards on 15 carries.
In a week that started with Dallas saying, when asked about Toledo’s upset goals against Miami: “We’re built to crush dreams,” 13 was a huge part of this Canes victory.
After the game, Dallas wasn’t just looking out for himself either. Dallas backed up quarterback Malik Rosier, telling reporters, “So now he can stop being booed - stop booing Malik.” Rosier finished the day with five total touchdowns, throwing for two and rushing for three.
And it wasn’t just yesterday where Dallas looked great. In Miami’s first two games, Dallas has looked almost better than anyone in a Canes uniform. His season stats in 2018 have nearly surpassed his performance last year.
In just three games, Dallas leads Miami with nearly 200 yards on the ground, averaging 6.5 yards every-time he gets a carry. Yesterday, Dallas and Travis Homer combined for 172 yards and averaged over five yards a carry.