The 216 yards were the most ever by a Nittany Lion, topping the 212 O.J. McDuffie had against Boston College in 1992.
Afterward, he went one on one with FightOnState.com. Asked how it felt to finally have a breakout game, he cracked, "It was equivalent to a dog rolling down the window on a long road trip and getting some fresh air. … To run and have the wind at your face … it's just a great feeling."
That was one of many gems the ever-quotable sophomore had. To hear the entire interview, click the link below.
In the meantime, here are some other notes on Butler's big day against Northwestern:
Butler had a career-high 11 receptions Saturday. He is the first Penn State player to have at least 11 receptions in a game since Freddie Scott had a Penn State record 13 receptions against Rutgers in 1995. Butler had 8 catches for 112 yards this season entering the NU game.
Butler had three receptions of 40 or more yards Saturday (40, 55, 49), which gives him four such catches this season and nine for his career.
Butler's 55-yard reception in the first quarter was the longest of his career. His previous long reception was a 54-yard grab against Central Michigan last season. The catch was Butler's third of the game to that point, and put him over 100 yards receiving in the first quarter (112 yards in the first stanza).