Penn State’s dynamic duo of freshman running backs shined in the spotlight in a Week 12 road win at Rutgers, and one half of that combo picked up some weekly recognition from the Big Ten. Kaytron Allen was named the conference’s co-freshman of the week following his big performance at Rutgers.
This is the second time Allen received at least a share of the Big Ten’s weekly freshman player of the week award. Allen previously picked up the Big Ten weekly honor earlier in the season after a Week 4 against Central Michigan. Allen rushed for 117 yards and a touchdown against Rutgers for his second career 100-yard rushing game.
Allen’s partner in the running game, Nick Singleton, had a solid showing against Rutgers as well. Singleton rushed for 62 yards but also had a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to get Penn State on the scoreboard for the first time in Week 12.
Allen shared the Big Ten’s weekly freshman honor with Ohio State running back Dallan Hayden. Hayden rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns in Ohio State’s road win against Maryland.
Here are this week’s Big Ten players of the week:
- Offense: Mohamed Ibrahim, RB, Minnesota
- Defense: Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa
- Special Teams: Jake Moody, K, Michigan
- Freshman of the Week: Kaytron Allen, RB, Penn State and Dallan Hayden, RB, Ohio State
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