Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Penn State's Redd caps off stellar month

Silas Redd led the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) with 703 rushing yards in October.

Penn State's Redd caps off stellar month

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Through nine games, Penn State´s Silas Redd has rushed for a Big Ten-leading 1,006 yards (5.2 yards per carry). (GENE J. PUSKAR / Associated Press)
Through nine games, Penn State's Silas Redd has rushed for a Big Ten-leading 1,006 yards (5.2 yards per carry). (GENE J. PUSKAR / Associated Press) GENE J. PUSKAR / Associated Press

Penn State’s Silas Redd had an October to remember.

The sophomore running back from Norwalk, Conn., led the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) with 703 rushing yards in October.

His 137 yards on a career-high 30 carries in Saturday’s 10-7 win over Illinois gave him his fifth straight game with more than 100 yards on the ground. The last time a Nittany Lion achieved that feat? Curtis Enis, with eight straight 100-yard rushing games, in 1997.

Redd’s 111.78 rushing yards per game ranks 12th in the nation. That mark ranks second in the conference behind only Iowa's Marcus Coker.

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Through nine games, Redd has rushed for a Big Ten-leading 1,006 yards (5.2 yards per carry) to go along with seven touchdowns. The 5-foot-10, 209-pound back already has one more touchdown than Evan Royster had last season and needs just 38 yards to match Penn State’s all-time leading rusher’s mark from 2010.

The No. 16 Lions (8-1, 5-0 Big Ten), who have an off week before hosting Nebraska on Nov. 12, have now had seven straight seasons with a 1,000-yard rusher. — Jake Kaplan

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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 30 years, covering covering Penn State football, Villanova basketball and other college sports, along with golf and the Penn Relays. This is his seventh season on The Inquirer’s Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976-84.

Joining Joe this season is Erin McCarthy, an intern for The Inquirer and a junior at Penn State majoring in print and digital journalism. This is Erin's first season on the Penn State football beat. She previously spent two summers as an Inquirer summer intern on the Pennsylvania and South Jersey desks. She is also an editor for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A Delaware County native, Erin graduated from Episcopal Academy.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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