Penn State's redshirt sophomore sensation quarterback, Trace McSorley, has been named the Player of the Week by the Rose Bowl Game for his impressive Senior Day performance against Michigan State. He was crucial to a second half that saw the Lions score 35 unanswered points which led to a 45-12 blowout, earning the B1G East division title and a big to the conferene championship game in Indianapolis on December 3rd against Wisconsin.
Called "the best game ever by a Nittany Lion quarterback" by FightOnState.com Editor Mark Brennan, McSorley tossed only 23 passes, but connected on 17 of those for an eye-popping 376 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions.
On the day, McSorley averaged over 16 yards per attempt and more than 22 yards per completion. He spread the ball to eight different receivers. He currently leads FBS in passing yards per completion with 16.17 YPC and is the only FBS quarterback nationally to top the 16 yards per completion mark.
Against MSU, McSorley became the first Penn State quarterback to pass for more than 350 yards in a game on fewer than 32 attempts.
McSorley is the second Nittany Lion to receive the Rose Bowl Player of the Week honor this season. His backfield teammate, Saquon Barkley was previously honored for his performance against the Hawkeyes.
McSorely is also currently up for the prestigious FOS Player of the MSU Game honor, voted on Nittany Lion fans. Ne was also named Scout's Big Ten Player of the Week.