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.
In my mind Zwinak carried the ball and 11 dudes for 3 yards every play.
"Maybe I'm just a dumb defensive coach"
Where is Derek Day?!
Derek Day da 5'9". What a legend.
"Much of the Garden State is Penn State territory" —The New York Times
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.
Success with honor
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.
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.