Sean Spencer’s Wild Dogs Continue To Rack Up Sacks And Turkeys For State College Food Bank
Following a six-sack weekend in Bloomington, Sean Spencer’s Wild Dogs have now accumulated 25 sacks on the season, securing 25 turkeys for the less fortunate of Centre County come Thanksgiving.
Spencer announced before the season that the program would donate a turkey to the State College Food Bank for each sack tallied by the Penn State defensive line this season.
The unit has held up its end of the bargain to this point, and is currently tied for third in the country with 3.57 sacks per game. This figure puts them ahead of even ~elite~ teams like Alabama, Clemson, and Ohio State.
After a slow start, Penn State’s defensive line has found its footing in recent weeks, led in part by stellar performances from Shaka Toney and Yetur Gross-Matos.
Although their total may have been inflated by last weekend’s prolific outing in the Hoosiers, the Nittany Lions are now on pace for nearly 43 sacks on the season, which would top last year’s total by one.
Penn State’s next matchup offers perhaps the greatest test for the Wild Dogs this year — Iowa has allowed a mere .86 sacks per game this season, which is tied for the tenth lowest total in the nation. But expect a confident defensive line to continue gobbling up quarterbacks on its quest to feed the hungry of Centre County this November.
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