Slaton seeing different looks as numbers decline

Updated: November 14, 2007, 4:19 PM ET
By Joe Starkey | Special to

Junior tailback Steve Slaton has not been as explosive this season as he was his first two years at West Virginia.

Slaton's yards per carry is down by 1.7 yards from last season, to 5.3, going into Saturday's critical matchup at No. 22 Cincinnati (ESPN, 7:45 p.m. ET).