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Evan Royster Will Set All Time Rushing Record This Month

128 yards are all that separate Evan Royster and the all-time rushing record at Penn State. While his production may have fallen off slightly this year, Royster is still in a great position to break the record this week during the Homecoming game against Illinois.

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If past Penn State-Illinois games are any indication, Evan Royster will threaten to break the school’s all-time rushing record Saturday.

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And what Penn State story about a Joe Paterno-coached player would be complete without some historical father-son connection? Royster's lead blocker on the team, fullback Joe Suhey, is the son of former Penn Stater Matt Suhey, who was a senior on the team when Curt Warner, the current all-time leading rusher, was a freshman.

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Penn State has a bye next week and travels to Minnesota the week after that. Hopefully, Royster can set the record this week at home, in front of so many fans that have enjoyed watching him play for the past four years.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.