Derrick Williams torched the Illini with 241 all-purpose yards, becoming the first Lion under Paterno to score a rushing, receiving and return touchdown in a game. The senior wideout did the same with the Player of the Game vote, running away with the honor in a landslide never seen before with the PSU voting.
Saturday was a big day for Derrick Williams
as he led Penn State
to a prime-time victory over Illinois
with six rushes for 33 yards (5.5 YPC) and one touchdown, six receptions for 75 yards (12.5 YPC) and one touchdown and three kick returns for 133 yards (44.3 YPC) and one touchdown.
It was a history-making game as he become the first player under Joe Paterno to score a rushing, receiving and return touchdown in a single game.
And in appreciation of his efforts, hundreds of Nittany Lion fans thanked him in style, with a landslide victory for the FOS Player of the Game honor.
Here is how the voting broke down:
Derrick Williams: 95%
Daryll Clark: 2%
Evan Royster: 1%
Mark Rubin: 1%
Navorro Bowman: 1%
The FOS Player of the Game honor is the first and only award given to a Penn State football player by Nittany Nation fans. Voting is conducted exclusively at FightOnState.com after every PSU game.