Cox, who is averaging 5.5 yards per carry and has scored 10 of the Mountaineer's 14 touchdowns this season, is tied with Citadel quarterback Ben Dupree as the leading scorer in the Southern Conference.
"The thing is that he's producing," Mountaineers coach Scott Satterfield told the Watauga Democrat. "He's getting in the end zone. He's been the guy making big plays for us. When he gets into space, he's able to get away from them."