Penn State Nittany Lions – Illinois Fighting Illini: Players of the Game

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Penn State played host to Temple on Saturday and sent the in-state “rivals” away with a loss. Here is who shined!

Offensive Player of the Game

Sep 29, 2012; Champaign, IL, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions running back Zach Zwinak (28) tries to avoid a tackle by Illinois Fighting Illini defensive lineman Glenn Foster (91) during the second quarter at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bradley Leeb-US PRESSWIRE

Zach Zwinak

The 235 pound fullback-turned-half back turned in Penn State’s first 100 yard rushing performance of the season on just 19 carries and scored twice. He played a key role in chewing up the clock against the Illini defense by punishing them play after play in the 2nd half. Zach now has 196 yards rushing over the last two weeks and gives this offense a different dimension as a power running back.

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  • Willie Green

    Zwinick reminds me of Tommy Donchez.