Aug 30, 2014; Dublin, IRL; Penn State Nittany Lions running back Akeel Lynch (22) and running back Cole Chiappialle (33) celebrate after the winning field goal against the Central Florida Knights at Croke Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State Football Morning Briefing: A Pair of Nittany Lions Honored, Recap of Recruits and Other News

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Today’s Penn State news links are a mix of reviewing what has already happened, as well as talking a look into the future. There’s still plenty to talk about after the Nittany Lions’ 26-24 victory over UCF in Ireland.

The Big Ten announced its weekly awards today. Two Nittany Lions earned honors in Week 1. Same Ficken was named the Special Teams Player of the Week, and wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton shared Co-Freshman of the week honors with Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett. Elsewhere, there are some early previews for Saturday’s matchup with the Akron Zips and PennLive keeps us aware of how some of Penn State’s 2015 and 2016 recruits did over the weekend. Also, the Nittany Lions are big favorites over the Zips.  Finally, the Nittany Lions open as big favorites against the Zips Black Shoe Diaries explains whey Anthony Zettel is its MVP from Week 1.

Morning Links:

Penn State Football: WR DaeSean Hamilton Named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week (Leonard- Victory Bell Rings)

Penn State Football: Sam Ficken Named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week (Leonard- Victory Bell Rings)

In the crosshairs: Penn State’s pass rush vs. Akron QB Kyle Pohl (Flounders- PennLive)

Penn State Pressure Points: Christian Hackenberg’s upside for Saturday, The Herb Hand Effect examined (Flounders- PennLive)

Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Open as a Double-Digit Favorite Over Akron (Leonard- Victory Bell Rings)

BSD MVP – Central Florida: Anthony Zettel (Vecellio- Black Shoe Diaries)

How’d they play? Weekly recap of Penn State’s 2015 and 2016 football commits (Snyder- PennLive)

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