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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Junior quarterback Trace McSorley (Ashburn, Va.) and senior linebacker Jason Cabinda (Flemington, N.J.) collected national weekly honors following the win over No. 19 Michigan. McSorley was named the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback of the Week, while Cabinda collected his second Lott IMPACT Defensive Player of the Week honor.
McSorley has been raking in accolades this week, being named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week, the Rose Bowl Big Ten Player of the Week and the Manning Award Stars of the Week. Cabinda earned his first career Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor Monday.
McSorley was 17-of-26 for 282 passing yards and a touchdown against the Wolverines. He also hurt Michigan with his legs, recording 76 rushing yards and a career-high three touchdowns. McSorley has thrown a touchdown pass in 22 consecutive games, dating to the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl, extending his Penn State record. The streak is the second-longest active streak in the FBS (Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield). He also had his 12th career game with both a rushing and passing touchdown. McSorley is the first Penn State quarterback to run for three touchdowns in a game since at least 1982.
With 358 yards of total offense, McSorley became the fifth Nittany Lion with 6,000 career yards of total offense. He moved into fourth place on the career charts with 6,340 yards (5,678 passing and 662 rushing), passing Tony Sacca (6,000 yards). McSorley's 282 passing yards against Michigan give him 1,879 yards this season, which ranks 22nd for a single season. With 358 yards of total offense versus Michigan, McSorley moved into 19th place in the single-season total offense chart with 2,133 yards (1,879 passing and 254 rushing). McSorley was responsible for four touchdowns against the Wolverines (three rushing, one passing) giving him 21 this season, which is tied for 12th place at Penn State with Kerry Collins in 1994 and John Hufnagel in 1972.
Cabinda recorded 12 tackles, including a half-sack, against Michigan. He also forced his second career fumble in the third quarters on a John O’Korn scramble. The 13 tackles were one off of Cabinda’s career mark of 14, which he has accomplished twice. The effort was his eighth career double-digit tackle performance.
The second-ranked Nittany Lions travel to No. 6 Ohio State Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on FOX. The game can also be heard on GoPSUsports.com and the Penn State Sports Network.
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