Ex-Lincoln HS Star Running Back Israel Abanikanda Tears Up 177 Yards, 4 TDs for Pittsburgh in 45-21 Win Over URI


University of Pittsburgh and former PSAL’s Lincoln High School’s (Brooklyn) running back Israel “Izzy” Abanikanda enjoyed game for the ages, as he went off today for 177 yards and four touchdowns on 19 carries in the Panthers’ 45-24 home win over the University of Rhode Island.

Abanikanda becomes the first Pittsburgh running back with 100-plus rushing yards in three straight games since Darrin Hall accomplished the feat during the 2017 season.

Israel “Izzy” Abanikanda goes for four TD in 21-point win over URI.

Overall, Abanikanda broke off an amazing 245 all-purpose yards.

— Jerry Del Priore

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