Although the Nittany Lions were down 9-3 at halftime, Scirrotto was instrumental in giving them a spark with two drive-snuffing interceptions.
Scirrotto beat out Jeremy Kapinos who had eight punts for 365 yards, four of which were inside the 20. In fact, Kapinos now owns the PSU record for all time punting yardage at Penn State. Paul Posluszny had a team high 13 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble. Both Kapinos and Posluszny earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors.
Here is how the voting ended up:
This is Scirrotto's first FOS Player of the Game honor.
Here are how the voting results have shaken out through the first seven games this season:
Akron: Dan Connor (13 tackles and two sacks)
Notre Dame: Jordan Norwood (six catches for 92 yards)
Youngstown State: Tony Hunt (18 carries for 143 yards and one TD)
Ohio State: Tony Hunt (24 carries for 135 yards)
Northwestern: Deon Butler (eight receptions for 112 yards)
Minnesota: Tony Hunt (144 yards, two TDs, one reception for 15 yards and one TD)
Michigan: Tony Hunt (33 yards, five receptions for 85 yards, one TD)
Illinois: Anthony Scirrotto (four tackles, two interceptions, one kickoff returned TD)
Fight On State is the exclusive home of the FOS Player of the Game Award, the first and only honor given to a Penn State football player by the fans of the Nittany Nation. Each week voting is conducted on the FightOnState.com Audibles message board.