James Franklin updates status of sophomore RB Keyvone Lee for Central Michigan game
James Franklin stated thatPenn State running back Keyvone Lee could miss Saturday’s game against Central Michigan. When asked of the sophomore’s status, Franklin said “we’re not sure, yet.”
Lee left Saturday’s game against Auburn after suffering a leg injury in the first quarter. He was seen riding the stationary bike on the sideline but did not record a stat for the remainder of the afternoon. The Nittany Lions would go on to win 41-12 and improve to 3-0.
Will RB Keyvone Lee play Saturday? James Franklin said he’s “not sure yet.”
Lee was banged up Saturday then returned to the game but was limping during the celebration
— Audrey Snyder (@audsnyder4) September 21, 2022
This season, Lee has been one of the focal points in Penn State’s rushing attack. Through 3 games, he’s recorded 48 rushing yards off 14 carries and has averaged 3.4 yards per run. He also has tallied 3 catches for 23 yards and a touchdown.
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Lee’s production might not be needed Saturday against the Chippewas due to the success of the 2 freshmen running backs. Both Nick Singleton and Kaytron Allen have starred in the Nittany Lions’ backfield this season in rotational roles.
Singleton has totaled a team-high 334 yards off 30 carries. He has 4 rushing touchdowns through 3 games. Allen, an early enrollee from Bradenton, Fla., has recorded 23 carries for 106 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Kickoff against the Chippewas is set for noon E.T. at Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions are a 26.5-point, favorite, according to FanDuel.