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Penn State Football: Marcus Allen Named Co-Defensive Player Of The Week By Big Ten

by on October 03, 2016 11:40 AM

After racking up 22 tackles and nearly setting a program record in the process Penn State safety Marcus Allen was named Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week. Allen shares the honor with Northwestern’s Ifeadi Odenigbo.

Broken down Allen's 22 tackles came as 8 solo and 14 assisted as the Nittany Lions came from behind to win 29-26 in overtime on Saturday. Allen's 22 stops are the most by a Penn State player since Paul Posluszny made 22 tackles at Northwestern in 2005 and are tied with Posluszny and Ron Crosby (vs. Ohio, 1974) for fourth place on Penn State's all-time single game tackles list.

Allen’s 22 tackles are the most by a Big Ten player since Wisconsin’s Mike Taylor had 22 stops at Ohio State on Oct. 29, 2011. He is just the second player in FBS this season to reach the 20-tackle mark - Rodney Butler of New Mexico State made 24 stops (4 solo, 20 assisted) versus New Mexico Sept. 10.

The Nittany Lions host Maryland for Homecoming Saturday at noon on BTN.

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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