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Sean Spencer Named CoachingSearch Defensive Line Coach Of The Week

A Penn State position coach received CoachingSearch coach of the week honors for the second week in a row. Last week, Josh Gattis, who heads Penn State’s receivers earned the honor. This week, defensive line coach Sean Spencer is the CoachingSearch defensive line coach of the week.

Gattis’ defensive line tallied four sacks and stifled the Illinois running and passing attack. While the Penn State defense as a whole pitched a 39-0 shutout, the defensive line played a crucial role in holding the Illini to 1.4 yards per rush. It also added seven tackles for loss, and held quarterback Wes Lunt to only 16 completions on 37 attempts, and just 129 yards.

Carl Nassib added another sack to bring his nation-leading total to 13.5 on the year. He finished with three tackles total, all of which were solo and one of which came for a loss. Big men Austin Johnson and Anthony Zettel also contributed a sack each, and Evan Schwan saw an increased production with three tackles.

Spencer’s defensive line is up for a massive test this coming Saturday against Northwestern. The Wildcats average 186.1 rushing yards a game.

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Ben Berkman

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