Penn State Football

Penn State Football: Handing Out Game Balls From Win Over Northwestern

Penn State Football moved to 5-0 on the season with the most frustrating blowout win (and cover of a 26.5 point spread) over Northwestern Saturday.

Penn State Football Game Balls from Win

Offense: Trey Potts

Yes, it’s odd to give the game ball on offense to a player with only four touches, but Potts absolutely made his touches count, scoring two touchdowns acting as the second string running back after starter Kaytron Allen went down in the second quarter with an injury.
At the end of the first half, Potts took a handoff 13 yards for Penn State’s first touchdown of the day. At the end of the game, Potts scored the final touchdown of the game to cover the spread on a 30 yard pass from Beau Pribula.
In total, Potts accounted for 51 yards and two touchdowns on four touches to provide a much needed spark for Penn State.


Defense: Daequan Hardy and Zane Durant

Penn State’s defense was again ELITE Saturday with a season high 12 tackles for a loss, seven sacks, and a turnover.
Daequan Hardy intercepted possibly the easiest pass that you could find, as it seemed Northwestern’s backup quarterback did not see the senior corner and threw directly at him.
Zane Durant recorded one sack and a team high three tackles for a loss.

Special Teams: Zion Tracy and Alex Felkins

Freshman Zion Tracy made one of the best plays of the day for Penn State, stopping a fake punt in the third quarter.
Tracy read the play perfectly, shedding a block and making the tackle just before the line to gain.
Alex Felkins was perfect Saturday, converting his two field goals and five extra points. Felkins hit a season long 47 yard attempt in the third quarter.

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Robert Casturo

Expertise: College Football, Penn State Football Education: Saint Vincent College, Penn State Law School Location: Washington, DC Experience: Robert Casturo has covered Penn State football for NittanyCentral since 2022. Casturo previously covered Penn State football through a social media presence (@PSU_FB_Thoughts on X) since 2019. Casturo earned his bachelor's degree from Saint Vincent College in 2015, where he was a punter for 1 season on the Saint Vincent College football team and worked in the athletic department for 2 years as a student manager. Casturo earned his JD from Penn State Law in 2018 where he was a senior editor of the Penn State Law Review.