"As a freshman, little is often given and little is often expected.
Playing high school football -- often against older players much further along in growth, development and experience -- freshmen usually are expected to sit, learn and bide their time.
What they are certainly not expected to do is carry the weight of expectations on their small shoulders, the pressure that comes from a playoff game against a heated rival.
Somewhere along the line, Miles Sanders didn't get the memo. And even when he wasn't there to assert his will on the game, he could count on his defense to come through."