Penn State defensive end/linebacker was named Pro Football Focus' defensive MVP this week after logging four tackles, .5 tackles for loss, and recording his first career pick-six.
What a moment for Jesse Luketa, man. pic.twitter.com/YlsNl9uACD— Roar Lions Roar (@RLRblog) September 11, 2021
Luketa split time between linebacker and edge rusher during the game while Ellis Brooks sat out the first half due to his targeting penalty against Wisconsin. While Luketa has been an average linebacker during his time in Happy Valley, he's looked the part of a star defensive end in his two games there so far.
The Nittany Lions need a big game out of not only Luketa, but the entire defensive front as their set to take on an Auburn offense that's put up over 60 points in each of their first two games.
Saturday's Whiteout kicks off at 7:30 p.m. on ABC.