Week 11 helmet stickers

November, 10, 2013
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Recognizing the best and the brightest from the Nittany Lions in Week 11:

Tailback Zach Zwinak. He had a total of just 17 carries in the three prior games, but his number was called early and often against Minnesota. Zwinak plowed through defenders and showed he could still be a factor in the Penn State offense. He picked up seasons bests in both carries (26) and yards (150). This game helped show Zwinak, who's now wearing gloves, has put his fumbling problems behind him. He may no longer be the unquestioned starter, but he's still an important part of the offense.

Defensive end C.J. Olaniyan. The defense went through its hot-and-cold streaks on Saturday, but Olaniyan seemed to play well throughout. He finished with six tackles, 2.5 tackles-for-loss and assisted on a sack. But his biggest play came in the third quarter when Donovahn Jones bobbled the exchange and Olaniyan came up to force the fumble. Olaniyan put the offense just 37 yards from the end zone -- although it couldn't take advantage and punted after a three-and-out. It wasn't the best day for the Penn State defense, but it was a good one for Olaniyan. And he deserves a helmet sticker.

Josh Moyer | email

Penn State/Big Ten reporter

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