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Penn State Quarterback Sean Clifford Named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week

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Clifford had a career day to help lift the Nittany Lions to 4-0.

Heather Weikel | Black Shoe Diaries

Sean Clifford had his most productive day as a Nittany Lion against Villanova on Saturday, and the Big Ten took notice.

Clifford has been named as the Big Ten’s Co-Offensive Player of the Week for a performance that included his first 400-yard passing game to go along with four touchdown passes as Penn State took down Villanova 38-17. He shared the award with Northwestern running back Evan Hull, who rushed for 216 yards on 22 carries with two touchdowns, including a 90-yarder.

This is the first time a Penn State player has received the Officensive Player of the Week recognition since KJ Hamler did so by helping Penn State take down Michigan 28-21 in front of a White Out crowd on Oct 19, 2019.

Clifford’s four touchdown passes moved him to third all-time in the Penn State record books for most touchdowns accounted for in a career. He moved past Saquon Barkley and Christian Hackenberg on Saturday, and is eight touchdowns away from passing Daryl Clark.

Clifford will look to throw for at least 200 yards in his seventh straight game as Penn State battles Indiana on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EST in front of a Stripe Out crowd in Beaver Stadium. The game will be the ABC Prime Time Game of the Week.