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Beyond the Box Score: Israel Abanikanda Separating Himself at RB



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Israel Abanikanda seems to have turned the corner in his battle for playing time with Vincent Davis. Abanikanda earned his first start of the season on Saturday against Clemson, after head coach Pat Narduzzi said he was ready to get rid of the “or” designations at running back on his depth chart.

Abanikanda has provided a spark in the running game the last three weeks, and has been productive enough in the passing game, despite Davis’ better performance as a pass protector.

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Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker

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