Slaton finished with 185 yards on 26 carries and scored his seventh touchdown of the season against Mississippi State as the Mountaineers moved to 5-0 on the season. In the first Big East game of the season, against the Syracuse Orange men, Slaton carried the ball 20 times for 163 yards, including a 52-yard touchdown run. On a Friday night game in front of a national audience against the Connecticut Huskies, Slaton carried the ball nineteen times for 128 yards, including a career high 56-yard touchdown run.Slaton recorded his second straight 200-yard performance by putting up 203 yards on 33 carries and two touchdowns against instate rival Marshall in the first game of his sophomore season. Playing only the first two series of the Eastern Washington game, Slaton was still able to get 105 yards on only 8 carries and scoring two touchdowns. Slaton performed in front of a national audience while gaining 149 yards in the 1st quarter alone against Maryland, finishing the game with 195 yards on 21 carries and added another two touchdowns. Slaton helped the highly ranked Mountaineers to their fourth win of the season by gaining 80 yards on 24 carries against East Carolina.