When you win 35-7 despite basically not trying for two quarters as Penn State did on Saturday, there are bound to be some standout performers. Thanks to their strong week six showings, quarterback Sean Clifford, left tackle Rasheed Walker, and tight end Nick Bowers were all named to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Offense of the Week.
Clifford had another big statistical day, going 20/29 through the air for 264 yards and 3 touchdowns, as well as rushing for 33 yards and a score.
Nick Bowers (who we highlighted on Monday) grabbed three receptions for 66 yards, including a beautiful diving grab on a well-thrown ball by Clifford.
Rasheed Walker, the redshirt freshman who has quietly been putting together a very nice first season as a starter, was a big reason why Clifford was sacked only once (on a ball he should have thrown away), and rarely pressured until later in the game when the Boilermakers started getting more creative with their fronts.