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Sean Clifford Named Big Ten’s Co-Offensive Player Of The Week

Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford is officially this week’s Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week, as announced by the conference Monday. He shares the honor with Northwestern running back Evan Hull, who totaled 216 yards and two touchdowns this week.

This marks Clifford’s second Offensive Player of the Week award in his career. His first came after dismantling Maryland nearly two years ago to the day.

In Penn State’s 38-17 win over Villanova, Clifford threw for a career-high 401 yards and a career-high-tying four touchdowns, all on a 73.1% competition percentage. His performance helped lift the Nittany Lions to No. 4 in the most recent AP Poll.

Clifford’s performance was also the first time a Penn State quarterback threw for more than 400 yards in the United States. Christian Hackenberg did it in 2014 against UCF, but that game took place in Ireland.

Clifford now finds himself with the fifth-most career passing yards (5,890) in program history. His 49 touchdowns rank second all-time behind only Trace McSorley.

The undefeated Nittany Lions will host Indiana at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 2, as they seek to avenge last year’s controversial 36-35 overtime loss.

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