Windsor Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

Windsor Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

Junior defensive tackle Robert Windsor (Fond du Lac, Wis.) earned his first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award after his performance against his home-state Wisconsin Badgers. He is the second Nittany Lion to win defensive weekly honors this season (Yetur Gross-Matos vs. Iowa).

Windsor was a key cog in the Penn State defense that held the Badgers to their fewest points (10) since 2016 and fewest passing yards (60) since 2014 in a 22-10 win Saturday at Beaver Stadium. Windsor finished second on the team with a career-high-tying six tackles, including a personal-best 2.0 sacks. Windsor’s previous personal mark for sacks was 1.5 against Illinois earlier this season. After allowing 79 yards on Wisconsin’s opening possession, the Nittany Lion defense buckled down to allow just 190 yards the rest of the game. The 269 yards of total offense for Wisconsin is 178.2 yards below the Badgers’ season average (447.2). The Penn State defensive line accounted for five sacks, led by Windsor’s 2.0 quarterback hits. Entering the game, Wisconsin had only allowed 13 sacks all season.

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Penn State-Rutgers Game to Kick at noon

Penn State-Rutgers Game to Kick at noon

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The No. 20-ranked Nittany Lions travel to Rutgers for their final road game of the regular season Saturday for a noon kick on Big Ten Network. In addition, the game will also be available on the Penn State Sports Network (10:30 a.m. airtime) and GoPSUsports.com.

Penn State is 26-2 all-time against Rutgers, including a 5-0 mark in away games. The last time the teams met in Piscataway, Penn State posted a 39-0 win in tough weather conditions in 2016. Last season, the Scarlet Knights took the early 6-0 lead, but Penn State reeled off 35 unanswered points to secure the Homecoming win. Trace McSorley was 16-for-21 for 214 yards and two touchdowns to lead the offense, while Jason Cabinda had 11 tackles, including one tackle for loss, and Brandon Smith made 10 stops to pace the defense.

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No. 20 Penn State Stifles Wisconsin, 22-10

No. 20 Penn State Stifles Wisconsin, 22-10

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – No. 20 Penn State limited Wisconsin to its lowest point total (10 points) since 2016 and Miles Sanders rushed for 159 yards and a touchdown as the Nittany Lions earned a 22-10 win over the Badgers Saturday afternoon at Beaver Stadium.

Wisconsin (6-4, 4-3 Big Ten) was first on the scoreboard with a touchdown on its first possession, but Penn State (7-3, 4-3 Big Ten) outscored the Badgers 22-3 over the remainder of the game for its 10th-straight win over a Big Ten West Division opponent and fourth-straight win over Wisconsin. Penn State clinched its 14th consecutive winning season with the win, becoming one of just four teams to accomplish the feat thus far this season.

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Single Game Parking Sales to end for Wisconsin Game

Single Game Parking Sales to end for Wisconsin Game

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.– Penn State has announced that it will not sell any additional single game parking permits in advance of the Nov. 10 Wisconsin football game in Beaver Stadium. The contest will kick at noon or 3:30/4:00 p.m., with the kick time to be announced by Sunday.

The wet conditions that have persisted this fall and the impact of the Oct. 27 contest with Iowa have some grass lots in poor condition, with additional rain in the forecast during the next week. Penn State officials are monitoring the forecast and the prognosis for improving the conditions of the lots before making a final decision on possible lot closures for the Wisconsin game.

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No. 17/16 Penn State Holds Off No. 18 Iowa

No. 17/16 Penn State Holds Off No. 18 Iowa

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – A gutsy effort by senior quarterback Trace McSorley, big stops on defense and three 40-plus yard field goals by true freshman kicker and Iowa native Jake Pinegar led No. 17/16 Penn State past No. 18 Iowa, 30-24, in Big Ten football action Saturday in Beaver Stadium.

Iowa (6-2, 3-2) threatened late, but the Penn State defense (6-2, 3-2 Big Ten) came up with two big stops in the final minutes to preserve Penn State’s lead. Senior safety Nick Scott halted a drive at the Nittany Lion 2-yard line with his second interception in as many weeks with 3:18 remaining, and then after Iowa regained the ball at its own 23 with 1:23 remaining and managed one first down, but time ran out after three-straight incomplete passes brought up fourth down. On the fourth down play, Iowa’s Nate Stanley was forced to pitch in desperation to offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs. Wirfs gained 15 yards but was pulled down by Penn State defenders Micah Parsons and John Reid to end the game.

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No. 18/16 Penn State Wins at Indiana, 33-28

No. 18/16 Penn State Wins at Indiana, 33-28

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Senior quarterback Trace McSorleyrushed for 107 yards and two touchdowns and was aided by big plays on defense and special teams, as No. 18/16 Penn State defeated Indiana, 33-28, in Big Ten football action Saturday afternoon in Memorial Stadium.

McSorley’s 34-game streak with a passing touchdown came to an end but his 327 yards of total offense and two scores led the Penn State (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten) offense. Running back Miles Sanders added 126 all-purpose yards, catching a team-best six passes for 54 yards and rushing 15 times for 72 yards and a touchdown.

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