He's already been named the Rose Bowl Game Offensive Player of the Week and was given a helmet sticker on ESPN's College Football Final show for his impressive Big Ten East clinching performance against Michigan State. Now sophomore quarterback Trace McSorley has also been named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.
In was 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 against the Spartans.
The Penn State quarterback is the second Nittany Lion to be awarded Big Ten Player of the Week honors with running back Saquon Barkley earning the nod twice this season. With this award PSU has nine weekly honors from he conference this season, tying the most for the squad in a single season since 2012.
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.