Pitt has a pretty good running back in James Conner, who is one of the nation's top rushers. In the Armed Forces Bowl game, though, they'll face a decent one themselves in the Cougars' Kenneth Farrow.
Farrow fell just short of 1,000 yards this season, finishing with 934. Farrow, though, hasn't gotten nearly as many carries as Conner and is managing a gaudy 5.7 yards per carry. Conner has gotten more than 100 carries more than Farrow, leading to his somewhat underrated yardage total. The junior has also found the end zone 13 times this year
With 18 catches, Farrow is is also a bigger threat out of the backfield than Conner.
It's important to note, too, that he is playing his best ball right now. He has topped 100 yards on ground in four of his team's past five games. In the finale against Cincinnati this past weekend, he had a season-high 138 yards on 7.3 yards per carry, and seven of his 12 rushing touchdowns have come in the past three games.
The Houston offense isn't one that has scored a ton of points this season, but Pitt needs to find a way to slow down Farrow, who is the unit's biggest weapon.