Silas Redd. Curtis Dukes. Stephfon Green. Brandom Beachum.
The names just keep on coming at opponents from the Nittany Lion backfield this season. With senior Stephon Green coming back last week against Iowa from suspension and the expected return of junior Brandon Beachum from injury this week against Northwestern, the Lions will have four capable tailbacks to choose from.
Talk about depth. Despite the majority of the carries going to standout sophomore Silas Redd, the Lions can look to the devastating injury that the South Carolina Gamecocks suffered when star running back Marcus Lattimore went down with a season-ending knee injury as evidence that a Plan B isn’t such a bad option.
Or in the Nittany Lions’ case, a Plan B, C, or D. And for the team this season, it’s been important.
Following the departure of all-time PSU leading rusher Evan Royster to the graduation, the tailback duties were supposed to be assumed by senior Stephfon Green, who had amassed more than 1,000 yards and ...