10 Stats That Show Just How Big of a Deal This Season Is

Penn State clinched a victory for the 7th time in a row with Saturday's 39-0 shutout against Rutgers. With only one regular season game left to play, it's time to take a look at just how big of a deal this season has been for the Nittany Lions.

These 10 stats following last night's game give a pretty good idea of that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This marks the first time since 1994 that Penn State has won seven consecutive Big Ten games.

Photo: Joe Hermitt

Penn State has scored 30 or more points in eight games this season—the most in a season since 2009.

Photo: Tim Weight

The 39-point Rutgers shutout was Penn State's largest shutout victory on the road since joining the Big Ten in 1993.

Photo: Joe Hermitt

The Nittany Lions have scored in the last 17 consecutive quarters.

Photo: Joe Hermitt

Trace McSorley now has 2,959 yards of total offense this season (2,600 passing, 359 rushing), moving him up three spots to fourth on Penn State's all-time single season list.

Photo: Tim Weight

Saquon Barkley now sits at 14 rushing scores for the season—the most by a Nittany Lion since Larry Johnson's 20 in 2002.

Barkley's 14th rushing score also broke the all-time sophomore rushing touchdown record.

Photo: Joe Hermitt

Mike Gesicki broke Penn State's all-time record for season receptions by a tight end with 42 receptions. He is now 54 yards away from the all-time season record for receiving yards by a tight end, set in 1977.

Photo: Tim Weight

The Nittany Lions have generated at least 9 tackles for loss in eight games this season, including last night's game.

Photo: Joe Hermitt

Penn State is 7-1 in Big Ten play for the first time since 2008.

Photo: Tim Weight

Penn State hosts Michigan State next Saturday, November 26 at 3:30 p.m. for the last regular season game. With a Penn State win and an Ohio State win against Michigan, the Nittany Lions will clinch the division title and respresent the Big Ten East in the Big Ten Championship Game.

Photo: Tim Weight

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