Noah Cain spent three years at Penn State before deciding that there’s no place like home and coming back to Baton Rouge. Cain has played 11 games this season and started in one of those games. He’s carried the ball 54 times for 296 yards and seven touchdowns.
On Saturday night against the UAB Blazers, he had one of the best games of his short LSU career as he scored three touchdowns. Cain ran the ball 13 times for 76 yards, which wasn’t a season-high as far as yards, but three touchdowns are the most he has scored in one game.
According to Brian Kelly, he always had faith in him.
“Opportunity. It’s just a crowded backfield, and you look at that across college football there’s really good backs that sometimes don’t get the carries, but when they get their opportunity make the best of it. He did, we’ve always had faith in him. He’s a kid that wanted to come back to Louisiana, and it’s great to see him on this night, last opportunity in Tiger Stadium this year… have the kind of game that he had.”
Cain might receive a higher workload than usual against Texas A&M as the running back room deals with a few injuries.