'51-6. That's all I got to say': Former Penn State RB Miles Sanders talks favorite memory at Heinz Field
This week, former Penn State running back Miles Sanders will be making a trip to Heinz Field as the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 5 of the NFL season. The ex-Nittany Lion has some pretty fond memories of playing in that stadium.
Asked for his favorite memory at Heinz Field just days before the Eagles play the Steelers, Sanders thought back to his college days. A rivalry matchup between Penn State and Pitt — a game the Nittany Lions dominated — sticks out to the running back.
“51-6. That’s all I got to say,” Sanders said, according to Mike Kaye of NJ.com.
That particular game in 2018 was close through the first two quarters. Penn State owned a 7-6 advantage at the end of the 1st quarter and took a 14-6 lead into the locker room. The Nittany Lions couldn’t be stopped in the second half, though, outscoring the Panthers 37-0 in the final 30 minutes.
Sanders had a strong performance that evening, piling up 118 yards on 16 carries and adding 6 receiving yards on 1 reception.
The 2018 season marked Sanders’ final in State College. He was a second-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft. So far this season, the Eagles running back has carried the ball 51 times for 236 yards and a touchdown. He’s also had 78 yards on 9 catches.