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Clark and Maybin Named Big Ten POW

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Congratulations to Daryll Clark for winning his first career Big Ten Player of the Week award.

Daryll Clark, Penn State
JR, QB, Youngstown, Ohio/Ursuline
Clark compiled a career-best 244 passing yards and drove his offense past 40 points for the fifth time this season in a 48-7 triumph at Wisconsin. The junior quarterback completed 16-of-25 passes with one touchdown and also tallied two rushing scores for the first time in his career. After the Badgers pulled within 17-7 in the second quarter, Clark guided PSU to touchdowns on its next three drives. The scoring streak started with his two rushing scores and was capped by a 44-yard strike to give the visitors a 38-7 third quarter lead. Clark picks up his first career weekly accolade.
LAST PSU OFFENSIVE POW: RB Evan Royster on Sept. 8, 2008.

And congratulations also go to Aaron Maybin for his first career Big Ten Player of the Week Award.

Aaron Maybin, Penn State
SO, DE, Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron

Maybin filled the stat sheet with six tackles, a career-best 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack, two forced fumbles and a pass breakup to spearhead a Penn State defensive effort which forced four turnovers and held Wisconsin to one touchdown. The sophomore defensive end picked up his eighth solo sack on the year, which tops the Big Ten and is tied for the national lead. Maybin’s first forced fumble was recovered just 16 yards from the endzone and led to a touchdown and a 24-7 lead while his second forced fumble occurred on a fourth quarter sack. He collects his first career weekly laurel.
LAST PSU DEFENSIVE POW: LB Navorro Bowman on Sept. 22, 2008.

Personally I think Maybin got robbed on Saturday. I counted three occassions where he tackled the quarterback behind the line of scrimmage, but I was shocked to see the final stats where he was only credited one sack. They called one tackle a two-yard-loss rushing attempt even though Evridge was clearly dropped back in passing position and stepped forward in the pocket to avoid the pressure. And the scorer gratiously called another tackle a "no gain" instead of a one yard loss. There's hometown scoring for you. Wouldn't want to jeopardize our OMG AWESOME linemen their NFL draft picks.