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.