Nick Singleton is a major reason Penn State Football has such a bring future in front of the program, and the Big Ten Freshman of The Year running back showed the nation why during the Rose Bowl.
With the game tied at 14, Singleton gashed the Utah Utes defense for an 87-yard touchdown run, that was eerily similar to Ki-Jana Carter’s touchdown dash on the Nittany Lions‘ first play of the 1994 Rose Bowl against Oregon.
Penn State Football extended the lead to 34-14 with 10:36 remaining in the game, with a methodical drive down the field.
Singleton’s touchdown scamper sent Twitter into a firestorm. Here’s a sampling of the reaction from Penn State Football fans:
Penn State fans would react to the big Touchdown run from Nick Singleton
— Dean Straka (@DWStraka49) January 3, 2023
NICK SINGLETON TO THE HOUSE! Out here looking like Ki-Jana Carter, babyyyyy🌹🏈💙
— Erin Wise (@wiseaboutPA926) January 3, 2023
— Brendan Mundy (@AirMundy) January 3, 2023
Nick Singleton reminds me of Saquan Barkley. Both phenomenal runners.
— taylor (@ay_taybay) January 3, 2023
Nick Singleton just had his Saquon Barkley #RoseBowl run.
— The Real Avery Lynch (@YoungBull_Lynch) January 3, 2023
NICK SINGLETON IS THE GRANDADDY OF THEM ALL https://t.co/aynaHXILQ0
— Caroline (@_supcaroline) January 3, 2023