Rashaad Penny drags defender by jersey for nearly 10 yards

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Rashaad Penny took a Hawaii defender for a ride Saturday night.

Literally.

Penny, on a second quarter carry, picked up a 12-yard gain. For about eight yards of that run, Penny had Hawaii linebacker Jahlani Tavai holding onto his jersey and dragging on the turf. Really.

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The best part is that Tavai didn’t even make the tackle. Penny, with his jersey a bit stretched out, squirmed free before being brought down by defensive back Daniel Lewis. Jr.

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A run like that showcases Penny’s skillset — speed, power and balance — quite well. Penny entered the weekend third in the country in rushing yards with 1,115 for the Aztecs, who have dropped two games in a row after a 6-0 start.

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