Bahn: David Oku Pays Back Opportunity With Effort For Red Wolves

by Chris Bahn  on Thursday, Sep. 20, 2012 3:00 pm  

Running back David Oku has been one of the most consistent offensive threats for Arkansas State so far this season. (Photo by ASU Media Relations)

"Really, we didn’t know what to expect," Malzahn said. "You'd seen him play at a high level before. He fits really well in the offense. We expect him to improve too."

Finding a complement to Oku is an ongoing process for the Red Wolves. Frankie Jackson, Sirgregory Thornton and Michael Gordon have all shown flashes of being a threat behind Oku. Freshman Rocky Hayes has also added an element to the running game, though he’s more of a change of pace guy in the offense.

ASU needs someone to consistently get 15-20 carries behind Oku in order for the offense to work at its peak. Alcorn State provides the Red Wolves with a chance to fine tune things.

For Oku it’s another opportunity to show how much he relishes his second chance. If watching him run isn’t enough to suggest playing for Arkansas State means a lot to Oku, he’ll gladly tell you have much it means.

“It’s been real good,” Oku said. “I’ve been blessed.”



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