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Gillikin, McSorley and Scott named team captains for the 2018 season
No. 4 Penn State defeats Indiana, 45-14
Penn State beats Indiana, 45-14, to improve to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten
Cabinda, McSorley and Scott selected by coaches and teammates to lead the team
Saquon Barkley rushed for 84 yards on 20 carries and added another 58 yards receiving for the Nittany Lions.
USATSI Gallery - Indiana @ Penn State
USATSI Gallery - Georgia State @ Penn State
USATSI Gallery - Penn State vs. Pittsburgh
USATSI Gallery - Akron at Penn State
Check out the Penn State USATSI photo gallery from the game against Michigan State.
Awards: Earned the Captain's Award at the annual team banquet.
Season: Appeared in all 13 games with one start...Selected team captain prior to the season...Made his second career start - and first on defense - at Maryland (11/25), with his only other start coming at running back vs. Indiana in 2015.
Akron (9/2): Logged two stops...Made one tackle on kickoff coverage. Pittsburgh (9/9): Totaled a career-high eight tackles, to tie for No. 2 on the team with Jason Cabinda and Koa Farmer...Logged his first career tackle for loss on a fourth-quarter combined stop behind the line with Shareef Miller...Two of his tackles came on special teams...Joined Irvin Charles and Garrett Taylor as the coaching staff's Co-Special Teams Player of the Week. Georgia State (9/16): Had three tackles. Indiana (9/30): Scooped up a fumble, which was forced by Irvin Charles, on Hooiser punt return and took it 13 yards for his second career touchdown (rush vs. Army; 2015)...Made two stops. at Northwestern (10/7): Totaled two solo stops, including one on kickoff coverage. Michigan (10/21): Made three tackles. at Ohio State (10/28): Posted three tackles, all coming on kickoff coverage. at Michigan State (11/4): Had one stop on kickoff coverage. Rutgers (11/11): Logged four tackles...Made his first career solo tackle for loss in the third quarter. Nebraska (11/18): Made two stops. at Maryland (11/25): Posted one tackle...Part of a defense that held the Terps scoreless in the first half, marking the seventh time in 2017 the Nittany Lion defense held an opponent scoreless in at least one half. vs. Washington (12/30): Made two solo tackles, including one on special teams.
➤ 2016 ➤ Sophomore Season
Season: Appeared in 13 games...Wore No. 25 in the regular season final to honor injured senior Von Walker...Ranked No. 3 on the team in special teams tackles (8).
Kent State (9/3): Made one tackle...Returned two kickoffs for 52 yards, including a long of 30 in the second quarter. at Pitt (9/10): Made one stop, an assisted special team stop with Troy Apke...Returned two kickoffs for 43 yards...Had a long return of 29 yards. Temple (9/17): Returned one kickoff for 17 yards. Minnesota (10/1): Returned one kickoff for 26 yards. Maryland (10/8): Logged a career-high three stops, all coming on special teams...Was the coaching staff’s Special Teams Co-Player of the Week with Ayron Monroe. Michigan State (11/26): Lone stop came on kickoff coverage...Added his first career pass breakup in the fourth quarter. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Made an assisted tackle on kickoff coverage. vs. USC (1/2): Logged his lone hit on a kickoff coverage.
➤ 2015 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season
Season: Appeared in 13 games with one start...Was one of 17 redshirt freshmen to see action...Was one of seven freshmen (3 redshirt, 4 true) to start...Made his first career start vs. Indiana (10/10)...Selected as the John Bruno Memorial Award winner for the team’s outstanding member of special teams.
at Temple (9/5): Made two tackles on special teams...Combined with Matt Zanellato for the stop on the game’s opening kickoff...Made a solo stop on a first quarter punt. Buffalo (9/12): Returned his first career kickoff...Took the opening kickoff 58 yards...His 58-yard kick return was the longest for a Penn State player since Chaz Powell had a 92-yard return against Purdue in 2011...Made one special teams tackle on a kickoff coverage. Rutgers (9/19): Rushed one time for five yards...Returned two kickoffs for 57 yards (28.0 ypr), with a long of 34 yards. San Diego State (9/26): Completed his first career passing attempt for 32 yards to Chris Godwin...Was the longest completion by a non-quarterback since RB Eric McCoo threw a 63-yard touchdown pass against Illinois in 2001...The completion was the first for a non-quarterback since 2011 (Curtis Drake; Nebraska)...Rushed six times for nine yards...Returned three kickoffs for 72 yards...All three kickoff returns were for 20-plus yards (20, 24, 28). Army (10/3): Rushed 12 times for 54 yards -- with no negative yard carries -- and one touchdown...Scored his first career touchdown on Penn State’s second series of the game with an 11-yard rush...Caught a screen pass for 22 yards in the fourth quarter for his first career reception...Made one special teams tackle...Was the coaching staff’s Offensive Player of the Week. Indiana (10/10): Led the team with eight rushes for a career-high 57 yards...Had a career-long 35-yard rush on the second play of the game...Caught three passes for 21 yards, including a 10-yard grab during Penn State’s first touchdown drive. at Ohio State (10/17): Returned three kicks for 38 yards, including a long of 19...Carried the ball once for three yards. vs. Maryland (10/24): Returned four kickoffs for 85 yards (21.2 ypr), with a long return of 27 yards...Had one carry for one yard. Illinois (10/31): Completed his second career pass, a 14-yard touchdown pass to Christian Hackenberg on a throw-back pass...Had one tackle on special teams...Was the coaching staff’s co-Special Teams Player of the Week with Koa Farmer. at Michigan State (11/28): Made two special teams tackles. vs. Georgia (1/2): Carried one time for four yards.
➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season
➤ High School
A four-year letterman during his high school career...Played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Brookline (Mass.) High School for head coach Kevin Mahoney and played his final two seasons at Fairfax High School for head coach Kevin Simonds...Played running back, quarterback, wide receiver, linebacker, safety and returned kicks during his career...As a senior, rushed for 1,582 yards on 182 carries and threw for 511 yards with three touchdowns...Had 11 catches for 129 yards and compiled a total of 25 touchdowns as a senior team captain...All-state selection as a senior and also earned a first-team nod on the all-metro, all-region and all-conference teams, while being named the Liberty District Outstanding Athlete of the Year...As a junior, ran for 981 yards and 12 touchdowns...Rated as a three-star prospect by all four major recruiting services...Rated as a Top 100 running back and a Top 25 athlete on the national lists...Rated a Top 20 recruit coming out of the state of Virginia according to Rivals and 247Sports...Lettered twice in track and field and once in basketball.
Full name is Nicholas Michael Scott...Son of Irvin and Lakisha Scott...Has two older brothers, Irvin and Leon...Brother, Irvin, played cornerback at Holy Cross from 2010-13...Has been a volunteer with KEEN Greater D.C. (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now), helping elementary age disabled students enjoy sports and exercise...Majoring in psychology and is interested in a possible career as a sports psychologist...Born May 17, 1995 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.