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RB Lee named Big Ten freshman of week after 134-yard game

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Keyvone Lee was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday after his huge game at Michigan that helped Penn State to a 27-17 victory, its first of the season.

Lee rushed for 134 yards on 22 carries and scored one touchdown for the Nittany Lions. He also came up with some big runs late in the game to set up the clinching touchdown, including a 24-yard burst down to the Michigan 27.

Lee is the first PSU freshman to earn the Big Ten’s weekly honor since DE Jayson Oweh did last season on Oct. 28.

Lee and fellow freshman Caziah Holmes started the season fourth and fifth on the depth chart but have been forced into action after a slew of issues at the running back spot. Journey Brown was forced to retire from football because of a heart condition, Noah Cain suffered a season-ending injury on the first series of the season, and Devyn Ford suffered an injury last week at Iowa. Ford was not at Saturday’s game because of a death in his family.

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