Three Nittany Lions were honored in BTN.com’s All-Big Ten football team and awards. Defensive lineman Carl Nassib was named the conference’s player of the year and earned a spot on the all-defensive team. Fellow big man and defensive lineman Austin Johnson was also named to the team. Freshman running back Saquon Barkley earned conference freshman of the year honors after breaking the school’s freshman rushing record.
True freshman Saquon Barkley has dazzled this season and the Coplay, Pa., native added another prestigious record to his résumé against the Spartans: 1,000-yard rusher.
Penn State was missing five key defenders against an elite offense — not a recipe for success.
Penn State was on the wrong side of a 55-16 shellacking by the fifth-ranked Spartans in East Lansing.