Ja'Juan Seider, Penn State RB coach, explains why Kaytron Allen started vs. Ohio State
Kaytron Allen started at running back last week for Penn State for the first time this season. Against a top-5 team in Ohio State.
Talk about a trial by fire.
For all intents and purposes, Allen did well for himself. The freshman running back totaled 76 yards and a touchdown against a solid Ohio State defensive line. On Thursday, running backs coach Ja’Juan Seider explained why Allen got the starting nod over Nick Singleton.
Kaytron Allen started last wk for the first time. Ja’Juan Seider said he views both freshmen RBs as co-starters so it was time to do that. Seider will continue to rotate them.
“I’ve been trying to hint at that with you guys since the summer that I think he’s a special player.”
— Audrey Snyder (@audsnyder4) November 3, 2022
Allen was outshined by Singleton preseason as just the “other” freshman running back on the team alongside Singleton. As it turns out, both freshman running backs can give any team they face 100 yards and a few scores if they are up to it.
That’s something not many other teams in the country can say, much less from a pair of freshmen. Allen and Penn State are back in action in Week 10 against Indiana.