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Nittany Lions earn bowl eligibility
No. 4 Penn State defeats Indiana, 45-14
Barkley sets Penn State record with 358 all-purpose yards
Barkley totals 246 all-purpose yards, while defense yields just 159 yards in shutout
Tyler Davis named to Lou Groza Award list, while Blake Gillikin selected to Ray Guy Award list
USATSI Gallery - Akron at Penn State
Check out the USA Today photo gallery from the football game between No. 24 Penn State and Purdue
NCAA Football: Penn State squares off against Illinois at Beaver Stadium.
NCAA: Sits No. 14 among active FBS scorers in points per game (7.8)...Ranks No. 16 among active FBS kickers in field goal percentage (.814)...Is No. 21 on the active FBS field goals made per game (1.35) list...Is one of eight active FBS kickers to amass 90 made PATs without a miss.
Career: Ranks tied for No. 11 on Penn State’s career field goals made charts with 35, equaling Chris Bahr's total from 1973-75...Sits tied for No. 12 on the career scoring charts at Penn State with 204 points with Ki-Jana Carter (1992-94)...Owns the school record for consecutive field goals made with 18, breaking Sam Ficken’s mark of 15 straight makes between the 2012 and 2013 seasons...Had his consecutive field goals made streak snapped on a first quarter blocked kick vs. Ohio State...The 18-straight made field goals were tied for the longest streak in the Big Ten since Brad Craddock (UMD) converted 24-straight in from 2013-14...The 18 consecutive field goals are tied for the fourth-longest streak in Big Ten history.
Season: Tied the Penn State single-season record with 62 converted extra points attempts, equaling Brett Conway’s mark from 1994...Joins Brett Conway (62; 1994) and Kevin Kelly (60; 2008) as the only place kickers with 50-plus made extra points in a single season...Tied for No. 2 on Penn State’s single-season field goals made charts (22), trailing only Sam Ficken’s 24 makes from 2014...Finished No. 5 on the PSU single-season scoring charts (128 points)...Davis and Saquon Barkley (132) became the first set of teammates to score 100 points in the same season...Tied the Big Ten single-season kick scoring record with 128 points, equaling the mark set by Ohio State’s Sean Nuernberger in 2014.
➤ 2017 ➤ Senior Season
Awards: Selected to the Lou Groza Award preseason watch list...Selected preseason second-team All-American by Sporting News.
Season: Started five games at place kicker...Selected team captain prior to the season.
Rankings: Ranks tied for No. 56 nationally and No. 5 in the Big Ten in field goals made per game (1.0)...Sits tied for No. 70 in the FBS and No. 9 in the Big Ten in scoring per game (8.2).
Akron (9/2): Converted all seven extra points and 1-of-2 field goal attempts...Hit a career-long 47 yard field goal in the third quarter...Had seven kickoffs for a 64.0 yard average and four touchbacks...Made one tackle...One of 10 Penn Staters to register their first career tackles in the game. Pittsburgh (9/9): Successful on his lone field goal attempt and made all four extra points...Converted a 24-yard field goal in the fourth quarter...Hit six kickoffs for an average of 64.0 yards and three touchbacks. Georgia State (9/16): Connected on all eight extra point attempts, tying a career high (at Purdue, 2016)...Missed his lone field goal attempt, a 39-yard try...Hit six kickoffs for an average of 65.0 yards with all six ending in touchbacks...Named Co-Special Teams Player of the Week by the coaching staff, along with Blake Gillikin. at Iowa (9/23): Connected on field goals from 19 and 21 yards...Attempted a career-high-tying four field goals, making two, missing one and having one attempt blocked...Hit four kickoffs for an average of 64.0 yards and one touchback. Indiana (9/30): Made one of three field goal attempts, connecting from 45 yards, missing from 21 yards and having a 42-yard attempt blocked...Successful on all six extra point attempts...Totaled nine points in the game...Hit eight kickoffs for an average of 64.2 yards...Six kickoffs ended in a touchback.
➤ 2016 ➤ Junior Season
Awards: Earned the Vlade Award (most accurate collegiate kicker) from the Columbus Touchdown Club...Named All-Big Ten first team by the conference coaches...Earned All-Big Ten second team from the media...Is the first Nittany Lion kicker to earn first team honors since Kevin Kelly in 2008...Selected to Phil Steele’s All-Big Ten first team...Earned a spot on the Athlon Sports All-Big Ten second team...Named Pro Football Focus All-Big Ten second team...Selected to the All-ECAC first team...Named one of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award...Named one of three Lou Groza Award Stars of the Week on Oct. 3, 2016, following his effort vs. Minnesota, which included a game-tying field goal in the final seconds of regulation...Earned Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player of the Week (McCarron - Iowa) following a 4-for-4 effort on field goal attempts and a career-high 15 points at Rutgers (11/19)...Earned the John Bruno Memorial Award (outstanding member of special teams) at the annual Nittany Lion Football Banquet.
Season: Started all 14 games at place kicker...Off to the best kicking start in Penn State history.
Final Rankings: Led the Big Ten and was No. 8 nationally with a .917 field goal percentage...No. 2 in the B1G and No. 17 in the FBS in field goals per game (1.57 fgpg)...No. 2 in the Big Ten and No. 19 nationally in scoring (9.1 ppg)...No. 2 in the Big Ten and No. 11 nationally in total points (128)...Had the third-most extra point makes among kicker with a perfect percentage.
Kent State (9/3): Converted on all five kicks for nine points...Was 3-for-3 on extra points...Connected on field goals of 29 and 28 yards. at Pitt (9/10): Connected on a 38-yard field goal in the fourth quarter...Nailed all four extra point attempts. Temple (9/17): Tallied 10 points...Knocked in both field goal attempts and all four extra points...Converted field goals of 30 and a season-long 40 yards...Was the coaching staff’s Special Teams Player of the Week. at Michigan (9/24): Connected on a 21-yard field goal in the third quarter...Converted his only extra point attempt. Minnesota (10/1): Converted three field goals (19, 27, 40 yards) to push his streak to 17 straight makes to begin his career and set the school record...Made both extra point attempts to account for 11 points...Was the coaching staff’s Special Teams Player of the Week. Maryland (10/8): Handled five PAT attempts and converted his only field goal of the game for eight points...Connected on a 30-yard field goal in the second quarter to extend his school-record streak to 18 straight makes. Ohio State (10/22): Had his consecutive field goals made streak snapped on a blocked first-quarter attempt from 39 yards...Converted a field goal in the fourth quarter from 34 yards out...Hit all three extra point attempts. at Purdue (10/29): Converted all 10 of his kicks...Scored 14 points, with a pair of field goals and a career-best eight extra points...Connected on field goals of 29 and 33 yards. Iowa (11/5): Converted all five extra point attempts and was 2-of-3 on field goals...Scored 11 points...His unsuccessful field goal attempt was blocked in the first quarter...Converted field goals of 30 and 37 yards. at Indiana (11/12): Converted all seven kicks on the afternoon...Hit his only field goal attempt, a 39-yarder...Was 6-for-6 on extra points. at Rutgers (11/19): Connected on all seven kicks in wet and windy conditions...Converted field goals of 32, 34, 40 and 32 yards...His four made field goals are a career high total...Made all three extra point attempts...The 15 points scored are a career high. Michigan State (11/26): Scored nine points with one field goal and six extra points...Connected on a 35-yard field goal in the second quarter. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Tallied eight points in the game...Converted his only field goal attempt, a 24-yard attempt...Hit all five extra points. vs. USC (1/2): Converted all seven extra point attempts...Hit eight kickoffs for an average of 57.6 yards and one touchback
➤ 2015 ➤ Sophomore Season
Season: Appeared in seven games with five starts...Made his Penn State debut against Army (10/3) after transferring from Bradley in 2014...Finished perfect on the season, going 8-for-8 on field goals and 11-for-11 on extra points.
Army (10/3): Had on 62-yard kickoff. Indiana (10/10): Connected on his first career field goal -- a 30-yard attempt in the fourth quarter...Also converted his first extra point attempt. Illinois (10/31): Converted both field goal attempts and all three extra point attempts...Knocked through field goals of 42 yards in the second quarter and 28 yards in the third quarter...Averaged 61.2 yards on five kickoffs. at Northwestern (11/7): Connected on all three extra point attempts...Averaged 56.8 yards on four kickoffs. Michigan (11/21): Connected on a season-high three field goal attempts (3-for-3) and his only extra point attempt...Converted field goal tries from 23, 24 and 18 yards. at Michigan State (11/28): Connected on his only field goal (29 yards) in the second quarter...Converted his lone extra point attempt. vs. Georgia (1/2): Was successful on his only field goal attempt (34 yards) in the second quarter...Also connected on both extra point attempts.
➤ 2014 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season
Redshirt season...Joined the program as a run-on during the 2014 season.
➤ 2013 ➤ Freshman Season -- Bradley University
Appeared in 12 games as a member of the Bradley soccer program...Was one of four true freshmen on Bradley’s 2013 roster...Started the season-opener...Scored the game-winning, golden goal in the 95th minute versus UMass on Sept. 1.
➤ High School
Did not compete in football as a prep...Lettered twice in soccer for head coach Eric Wilson at St. Charles North High School...Also spent time as a part of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy...Ranked as the No. 10 recruit in the Midwest Region in 2013 by TopDrawerSoccer...One of only eight juniors to earn a spot on the 2001 Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association all-state team...Set the St. Charles North season school record with 25 goals as a junior...Named the Chicago Sun-Times and Kane County Chronicle Area Player of the Year after his junior season...Was the lone freshman to earn a starting spot on the varsity as a freshman in 2009...A car accident forced him to the sidelines as a sophomore in 2010.
Full name is Tyler Dale Davis...Son of Tim and Sharon Davis...Has one brother, Joe...Majoring in economics and would like to own his own company one day...Born September 29, 1994 in St. Charles, Illinois.