Colgate RB Eachus set to return from injury

Colgate All-America running back Nate Eachus said Wednesday he expects to play against Fordham on Saturday after missing the Raiders' last two games.

Eachus, who led all FCS players with 1,871 rushing yards in 2010, pulled an abdominal muscle in Colgate's first game of the season against Albany and played at less than 100 percent against Holy Cross the following week. He sat out games against Dartmouth and Towson as the Raiders fell to 1-3.

"I'm feeling a lot better now," Eachus said. "Unfortunately, it sidelined me for the last two weeks, but I'm feeling a lot better and I'm back to my feet."

The 5-foot-10, 212-pound Eachus added he practiced on a limited basis Monday and Tuesday.

A two-time nominee for the Walter Payton Award (sponsored by, Eachus has carried the ball 61 times for 261 yards and a pair of touchdowns this season.

"I'm just glad I'm back to (being) healthy this week and looking forward to trying to make a turnaround for this team," he said.