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LCB Adrian Amos: B-
RCB Stephon Morris: A-
S Malcolm Willis: A
S Stephen Obeng-Agyapong: B
The Penn State defense held Northwestern to just 135 yards passing. The secondary was blanketed over the Northwestern receivers all game, never allowing quarterback Trevor Siemian to make a big play down the field. The longest Wildcats completion went for just 16 yards.
While the secondary is yet to record an interception this year, the group has improved its coverage each week, allowing the defensive line time to pressure the opposing quarterback.
Against the Wildcats, cornerback Adrian Amos and safety Stephen Obeng-Agyapong didn't really show up on the state sheet, only recording one tackle between them. Amos fumbled on a kick return, but was bailed out when the ball bounced out of bounds.
Cornerback Stephon Morris had a solid game against the Wildcats, blanketing his receiver for much of the game. Morris recorded four tackles in the game.
The only blemish against Morris was a first-half pass interference call on third down that set the Wildcats up for a touchdown. Morris made a great play on the ball, but was whistled for the penalty. However, reviews of the play show that Morris did not interfere with the receiver's ability to catch the ball and was a victim of a bad call.
Safety Malcolm Willis led the secondary with five tackles against the Wildcats. Willis seemed to be all over the field and kept the Northwestern receivers from getting behind him and making a big play.
The secondary has been a weakness all year for the Lions, but a solid performance like the one in Week 6 should give them confidence moving forward.