Brandon Bell, Grant Haley, Marcus Allen All Named Big Ten Players Of The Week
A trio of Nittany Lions earned some conference accolades for their stellar performances in Saturday’s incredible upset of then-No. 2 Ohio State.
Linebacker Brandon Bell earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week in his first game back from injury with 19 total tackles — a remarkable feat that undoubtedly changed the outcome of the game.
The special teams award was split between the two Nittany Lion defenders who combined to make arguably the best play in Penn State football history. Cornerback Grant Haley and safety Marcus Allen combined for Big Ten Co-Special Teams Players of the Week after Allen blocked a potential 45-yard Ohio State field goal that resulted in a 60-yard scoop and score from Haley that sealed the game for the Nittany Lions.
The upset put Penn State back in the AP Top-25 poll for the first time since 2011 where the Lions now sit at No. 24.
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