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Tegray Scales, LB

Scales fi­nally earned na­tional recog­ni­tion in 2016 when named him a sec­ond-team All-Amer­i­can, and he is even bet­ter in 2017. He gave Ohio State’s de­fense fits in the sea­son opener, pil­ing up 12 tack­les, and he added eight in a win over Vir­ginia. Since the start of 2016, Scales has 10 games in which he has recorded 10 or more tack­les, and he also has three in which he has more than one sack.


Tyler Davis, PK

Davis was an amaz­ing story in 2016, but he hasn’t been quite as good this sea­son with a new snap-and-hold bat­tery in front of him. He’s just 4-for-8 on field goal at­tempts, and a sur­pris­ing 1-for-5 on kicks be­yond 30 yards, in­clud­ing one blocked last week at Iowa. It’s not ex­actly as if all of the misses were his fault, nor is it like there is an­other kicker chal­leng­ing him se­ri­ously for the job. But Penn State is go­ing to need more con­sis­tency from its field goal unit, start­ing this week.

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