Penn State Football wide receiver Jahan Dotson and safety Ji’Ayir Brown both won Big Ten Play of the Week honors from their respective sides of football.
If you had told a Penn State Football fan on Saturday night that Jahan Dotson would win Offensive Player of the Week for his performance, no one would have been shocked.
By the time the Big Ten announced Conference Players of the Week on Monday, that prediction became reality.
The Nittany Lions star shares the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors with Purdue quarterback Aidan O’Connell. He threw for over 500 yards and 3 touchdowns to take out a previously undefeated Michigan state, so Penn State fans shouldn’t be too upset that Dotson didn’t get the outright honors.
As for Jahan Dotson, he broke the program record for receiving yards in a game, with 242. Oh, and he also added three touchdowns, including one for 86 yards, which is tied for the fourth longest reception. of touched by the history of the school. with Jim Scott, who caught an 86-yard score against Navy in 1971.
Defensively, Ji’Ayir Brown won the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week award.
Safety was tied (with Brandon Smith) for the team lead in tackles against Maryland, with 9, 8 of them being solo tackles.
Brown also had his 4th interception of the season, which is tied for the best of the Big Ten, and sent him back 87 yards for a touchdown to seal the game at the end of the fourth quarter.
The pair have been two of the best players all season for this Penn State Football team, and even more against the Terrapins.