You can forgive Meadville running back Journey Brown for not going out of his way to speak with the press following his team’s 57-14 victory against fellow Pennsylvania program Bradford. For the second time in as many weeks, he was probably a little tired from running up and down the field ad nauseum to answer questions.
Just seven days after a jaw-dropping performance in which he accumulated 722 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground, Brown returned to the field and was almost as good, finishing with 6 total TDs. He was near 400 yards of total offense after just six carries (that’s not a typo) and five of his six scoring plays came from 55 yards or longer.
When combined with his performance in Meadville’s first two games, Brown surpassed 1,000 yards on the season within the first 10 quarters of football, only eight of which he played in.
While most of the attention was rightfully on Brown’s performance on the field, his newfound celebrity also gained attention from some of Meadville’s opponents. According to one Bradford fan, the crowd was more interested in Brown’s personal heroics than their own team. That’s not Brown’s fault, but it is indicative of the new world that Brown finds himself navigating after his monster game against DuBois.
For now, he’s happy to continue focusing on the field, where he remains an unbelievable beast on the ground. Just ask DuBois or Bradford.