Former Kansas State running back Bryce Brown had his first memorable game with the Philadelphia Eagles last night, shattering the franchise’s single-game rookie rushing record with 178 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries.
Brown got the first start of his pro career because usual starter LeSean McCoy was out with a concussion. But Brown played well enough that one website now wonders if he should be the starter regardless of McCoy’s health moving forward.
It wasn’t a perfect night for him. He fumbled twice. But can you honestly expect a mistake-free game from a player who hasn’t started since high school?
Wildcats fans will have mixed reactions to Brown’s game. Some will crack jokes about him accomplishing more in one night than he did during his entire career at K-State. And that is fair. Brown didn’t last long in Manhattan. But some will be happy for him. Here is what he told the Philadelphia Inquirer after the game:
“I knew we were going to run the ball coming into the game, and I was prepared for it,” said Brown, who played one year at Tennessee and one game at Kansas State before the Eagles drafted him in the seventh round. “I was up for the challenge.”