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Keyvone Lee named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

Penn State seems to have found an RB1 to finish out the season.

NCAA Football: Penn State at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State finally got in the win column on Saturday with an always satisfying victory over Michigan in the Big House.

A key component of the victory was the emergence of Penn State’s run game, which accounted for 266 yards from scrimmage. Leading the way in that barrage was freshman running back Keyvone Lee.

Lee rushed for 134 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries, averaging 6.1 yards per carry along the way. That performance was good enough to earn him Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors.

This is the first weekly honor for the Nittany Lions this season and, likewise, Lee’s first weekly honor. The Florida native is now second on the team in rushing with 227 yards on the ground and is averaging a substatial 5.5 yards per carry. With Journey Brown gone and Devyn Ford out, the emergence of Lee as well as fellow freshman Caziah Holmes is critical for the Nittany Lions as they look to continue winning games down the stretch.