To be honest, kind of hard to pick one player, but tight end Mike Gesicki had his best game of the season last Saturday. He hauled in six receptions for 55 yards, and had a massive 22-yard grab that kept what was thought to be a pivotal fourth quarter drive alive. In the end, Gesicki’s stellar afternoon wasn’t enough, but it wasn’t for a lack of production on No. 88’s part.
The defense crashed and burned in the fourth quarter, but prior to that, safety Troy Apke made a number of impressive open field tackles. I thought the defender that had the best game was defensive end Shareef Miller. The redshirt sophomore totaled five tackles, 1.5 tackle for loss, and one sack, but had to play over 80 snaps in Ryan Buchholz’s absence, and it showed as Miller’s impact leveled down the stretch. Koa Farmer also deserves a shoutout, recovering a fumble that would turn into seven points, and setting the Nittany Lions for another touchdown after his kickoff return.