PSU: Blue Royster Cult

Written by Paul Zeise on .

With each passing week, another Penn State player raves about the ability of starting tailback Evan Royster.

He leads the Nittany Lions in rushing with 306 yards and six touchdowns.

Royster is averaging 8.1 yards per carry and has put together back-to-back 100-yard games entering Saturday’s contest against temple at Beaver Stadium.

The redshirt sophomore is quickly becoming a folk hero.

He has been dubbed "Rolls Royster" and there was a sign in the student section two weeks ago that read "Blue Royster Cult."

Royster initially didn’t know anything about the American rock band "Blue Oyster Cult" that formed in New York in 1967 and it still somewhat active today.

"I actually saw a Facebook page about it, and it cracked me up," he said. "But I had never heard of it. Someone said they sang a song about a cowbell."

Royster didn’t play against Temple last year. He carried the ball just once in Penn State’s 31-0 victory before leaving with a sprained ankle.

Safety Anthony Scirrotto said Royster "cuts very nice, he has breakaway speed. I think people underestimate his speed and don't realize how fast he is until he's running by them."

-- Ron Musselman

More Cowbell for Walken, More Royster for PSU.

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