Iowa center admits being jealous of MSU lineman’s TD run

Jack Allen became the hero of offensive linemen everywhere last weekend.
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One of the lasting images of Michigan State’s win over Penn State last weekend came toward the end of the game. 

Center Jack Allen lined up in the backfield, took a handoff and scored a touchdown from nine yards out, stiff-arming a Penn State defender along the way. 

Unsurprisingly, his counterpart in this week’s Big Ten championship game, Iowa center Austin Blythe, took notice. 

“I was definitely a little jealous,” he told reporters on a conference call Monday. 

After saying he lobbied the Iowa coaching staff for a similar play to be installed in the Hawkeyes offense, he sounded resigned to the fact that won’t happen. 

"It is what it is, just go out there and do what I can and I’ll share my glory with the running backs," Blythe said. 

As for Allen, he said he was just happy represent his position group in a unique way. 

“It just keeps everything light and keeps everybody happy," Allen said. "At the same time, it gives a lot of fat guys like myself around college football some hope.”

(H/T SpartanTailgate

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