There wasn’t much pretty about the Nittany Lions loss to Michigan State on Saturday. From the stormy conditions that caused a delay for several hours, to a defense that suddenly can’t defend the pass, to an offense that could not move the ball with any consistency throughout the afternoon, it just wasn’t Penn State’s day as they succumbed to their second loss of the season. However, the play of DaeSean Hamilton continues to be a highlight for the Nittany Lions.
The senior captain had another big day, catching seven passes for 112 yards and a touchdown. It was his third 100 yard-plus receiving day of the season, with the others coming against Indiana and Michigan. In a season where he became Penn State’s all-time leading receiver, Hamilton has transformed into a more physical player who is able to routinely make tough catches in traffic, and locating the ball and making the proper adjustments to make a difficult reception in tight coverage. He has gone from a player unlikely to find a home in the NFL, to someone who seems destined to play on Sundays for the next several years.