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Pitt State RB Lewis takes advantage of expanded role

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Pittsburg State Gorillas (6-0) will be on the road on Saturday, facing the Lincoln Blue Tigers.

Heading into the weekend, Pitt State running back Caleb Lewis is #3 in the MIAA in rushing yards with 455 yards on 100 carries in six games. He has also scored 3 touchdowns.

Lewis is taking advantage of a bigger role in the Pitt State offense, after posting 522 yards on 123 carries his freshman season in 2021.

“I’ve always been a dominant competitor, but this year I feel like I have a chip on my shoulder,” Lewis says, “I feel like I didn’t get the accolades that I wanted last year. When I run the ball, I got something to prove.”

“When you take a step back and get out of that game plan mode and watch your guys play on film, you’re like wow, Caleb is playing really fast,” Pitt State head coach Brian Wright says about his sophomore running back, “You can see him hitting the hole and picking up pass protection. He’s a well-rounded player. He’s doing a lot of things really well and playing really fast. He’s really doing a great job leading as well. He’s a great leader on our football team.”

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