Hunt Sets FOS POG Record

Tony Hunt

With a nasty wind swirling in West Lafayette last Saturday, the Nittany Lions looked to the ground game to grind out a road win over the Boilermakers and increase their season win total to six. Tony Hunt was instrumental in the win and the Nittany Nation thanked him for his efforts with the Fight On State Player of the Game honor.

With 142 yards on 32 carries, the games only touchdown and two catches for 36 yards, Tony Hunt was a major factor in the offense's success against Purdue. In fact, Hunt had over double the ground yardage as the entire Boilermaker offense, who managed a mere 62 yards against the stingy PSU defense.

This is Tony Hunt's fifth FOS Player of the Game honor, an unprecedented single season mark for single Nittany Lion. Previously the record was held by Paul Posluszny who received the honor four times during the 2005 season from PSU fans. Earlier this season Hunt won for his performances against Youngstown State, Ohio State, Minnesota and Michigan.

Here are the results brokedown for this week's honor:

Jay Alford: 0.6%
Dan Connor: 11.0%
Tony Hunt: 75.9%
Offensive Line: 11.7%
Anthony Scirrotto: 0.8%

Here are how the voting results have shaken out through the first nine 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 and a kick off returned for 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.

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