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Junior running back Karekin Brooks scored three of Penn's four touchdowns this Saturday against Lehigh, earning himself DP Sports Player of the Week.

Credit: Chase Sutton

As far as "Karekin Brooks versus Lehigh” performances go, this past weekend’s game probably won’t top the list. But the mere fact that it’s in the discussion says quite a bit. 

Last year against the Mountain Hawks, Brooks filled in for injured running back Tre Solomon and delivered one of the best games in the history of Penn football. With 268 yards rushing and four touchdowns total, Brooks set a lofty precedent of dominance against his in-state rival. 

Unfortunately for Lehigh, Brooks lived up to that precedent on Saturday.

After being held scoreless in the first quarter, Brooks broke out in the second with two touchdown runs in less than four minutes of game time.

However, his big moment came in the fourth, as he broke free for a whopping 75-yard touchdown run to effectively ice the game for the Quakers at 30-10.

In total, the junior tailback tallied 163 rushing yards and three touchdowns, and even added 23 more through the air, nearly eclipsing the same 200-yard threshold that he smashed last season. And just as he did last year, Brooks more than earned his DP Sports Player of the Week for once again dismantling the Mountain Hawks' defense. 

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