Top Five Penn State Running Backs of the 2010s

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psuwxman's picture

I haven't been able to find it (more realistically, haven't put for the energy to find it) but I swear there was a run against Illinois one year (I think at Illinois) where Zwinak hurt two Illini defenders on the same play.

I don't mean this as a celebration of players getting hurt but like... that was a pretty badass to watch him just plowing over dudes and then two of them realize at the same time how much it hurts getting hit by an armored truck.

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thekmosh's picture

In my mind Zwinak carried the ball and 11 dudes for 3 yards every play.

"Maybe I'm just a dumb defensive coach"

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Liongame's picture

Derek Day da 5'9". What a legend.

"Much of the Garden State is Penn State territory" —The New York Times

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DoubleLion0408's picture

1. Saquan

2a. Zack Zwinak

2b. Miles Sanders

4. Evan royster

5. Journey Brown

Bill Belton was the defacto starter for two years but I would put Akeel Lynch and Noah Cain ahead of him on the list.

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m1ek's picture

this makes more sense than trying to squeeze a top 5 QBs out of a decade.

I don't know why, but I never liked Belton as a RB. And I forgot how much fun Zwinak was.

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DoubleLion0408's picture

It is because he is not a running back. O'Brien moved him there out of necessity but quickly turned him into a receiving back. He was probably awesome in practice where there is little contact but in a game, he was usually a liability. Couldn't block, couldn't break tackles. Went down on first contact far too easily.

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