Deonte Alston, a Juniata College freshman and 2012 Patterson Mill graduate, rushed for 150 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in his first collegiate start Saturday. Alston electrified the home crowd with runs of 26, 33 and 57 yards in an exciting 45-38 showdown loss against Franklin & Marshall.
Used sparingly in Juniata's first three games, Alston entered Saturday's contest against Franklin & Marshall with five carries for eight yards, but was inserted into the lineup to give a spark to the Eagles rushing attack. It didn't take Alston long to make an impact, breaking outside with a lightning quick move for a 26-yard run on his second carry that helped set up Juniata's first score of the contest. The Patterson Mill 1,000-yard rusher also caught a pass and returned a punt.