If you’re having trouble keeping track of all the Penn State player accolades, that’s a good thing. Guess what – there’s more!
Nittany Lions’ quarterback Trace McSorley was named the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback of the Week (after being named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week, Rose Bowl Player of the Week and Manning Award Stars of the Week earlier this week).
Jason Cabinda collected his second Lott IMPACT Defensive Player of the Week honor today (after earning his first career Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor on Monday).
McSorley was 17-of-26 for 282 passing yards and a touchdown against the Wolverines last weekend, and 76 rushing yards and a career-high three touchdowns. He was responsible for four touchdowns against the Wolverines (three rushing, one passing) giving him 21 this season, which is tied for 12th place at Penn State with Kerry Collins in 1994 and John Hufnagel in 1972. With 358 yards of total offense, McSorley became the fifth Nittany Lion with 6,000 career yards of total offense.
Against Michigan, Jason Cabinda recorded 12 tackles, including a half-sack, and forced his second career fumble. His 13 tackles were one off Cabinda’s career mark of 14.
Congratulations, Trace and Jason!