Penn State Football’s defense dominates again
Brent Pry’s defense shut out an opponent for the second time this season, which matches that of Georgia’s defense, which is considered by most to be the best in the country.
Derrick Tangelo had an excellent afternoon, and he has stepped up and played his best football when his team needed him most, following the injury to PJ Mustipher.
Arnold Ebiketie also added a sack and another tackle for loss on the afternoon, bringing his team-leading sack total to 9.5 on the year.
A lot of credit is due to defensive line coach John Scott Jr for bringing the best out his unit all season long.
The secondary had possibly their best performance of the year, allowing just 93 total yards through the air. Sure Rutgers doesn’t have the best passing attack, but to hold any Power 5 team (except for Navy) under 100 passing yards is impressive.
Senior captain Jonathan Sutherland hauled in his first career interception today as well.
The defense has continued to impress, and they will need to continue to do so next week as they face on of their toughest tests yet, going against Michigan State’s explosive offense.