Beachum Sidelined for Eastern Michigan with Sprained Foot

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Nittany Lion running back corps will be without junior tailback Brandon Beachum on Saturday.

 

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Beachum sprained his right foot at practice this week.  He could be available when the Nittany Lions travel to Indiana next weekend for the Big Ten opener.  Beachum has carried the ball 21 times for 81 yards (3.9 ypc) through three games this season.

 

With Beachum out of the rotation, sophomore Curtis Dukes will likely see increased playing time in the backfield.  Dukes carried the ball six times for 47 yards during the season-opener against Indiana State.  Junior tailback Derek Day could also see action on Saturday.  Silas Redd leads the team in rushing with 255 yards and four touchdowns.

 

The Nittany Lions host Eastern Michigan on Saturday at noon in the final non-conference game of the season.  It is Jersey Day at Beaver Stadium.  Make sure to wear the jersey with your favorite number.



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