Penn State junior defensive tackle Robert Windsor was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Monday for the first time in his career after his standout performance in the Nittany Lions’ win against Wisconsin.
Windsor tied his career high with six tackles and had a career-best two sacks as the Penn State defense turned in a dominant outing. The Nittany Lions held the Badgers to 10 points, their fewest in any game since 2016, and 269 yards of total offense — 178 below their season average. After allowing Wisconsin to gain 79 yards on the opening drive — 71 on a single play — Penn State gave up just 190 the rest of the way in the 22-10 victory.
Overall, Penn State had five sacks on the day after Wisconsin had allowed only 13 through its previous nine games this season.
Windsor is the second Nittany Lion to win conference Defensive Player of the Week this season, joining Yetur Gross-Matos, who was honored after the win over Iowa.
The Nittany Lions (7-3, 4-3) travel to Rutgers (1-9, 0-7) for a noon kick on Saturday, airing on the Big Ten Network, before returning home for the regular season finale against Maryland on Nov. 24.