Penn State Running Back Noah Cain Out For Season, Nittany Lions Down to Third Running Back

By Kevin Harrish on October 27, 2020 at 5:51 pm
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Heading into the season, Penn State had what might well have been the best running back trio in the country with Journey Brown, Noah Cain and Devyn Ford all sharing a backfield.

But just one game into the season, only Ford – the team's third option – remains available.

Brown, Penn State's starter and widely considered the best returning running back in the Big Ten, was sidelined with an undisclosed medical condition just before the season and Cain will now miss the remainder of the season, as well, after suffering a leg injury on the first series of Penn State's loss to Indiana.

With both Brown and Cain sidelined, Ford will now take on the role as the team's primary running back for Saturday's game against Ohio State and beyond. The sophomore rushed for 69 yards and one regretful touchdown on 20 carries along with three receptions for 11 yards.

Coming out of high school, Ford was rated as the No. 5 running back and No. 79 overall player in the 2019 class.

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