Penn State plays it's biggest game of the year to date when the No. 24 Northwestern Wildcats travel to Beaver Stadium. The Wildcats are 5-0 on the season and will look to stay unbeaten against the 3-2 Nittany Lions.
The Lions enter the week on a three-game winning streak after starting the season 0-2. Penn State has outscored the opposition 93-27 in the three victories.
The offense has been rolling behind the senior leadership of quarterback Matt McGloin. McGloin has meshed well with new head coach Bill O'Brien and seems to be a perfect fit for O'Brien's NFL-style passing attack.
Northwestern won't be an easy opponent. Penn State is going to have to play solid in all facets of the game in order to come out on top.
The following slides highlight five important players who are worth watching against the Wildcats.