James Franklin was impressed by how well his defense played on Saturday. Zakee Wheatley and Adisa Isaac are two names that he mentioned that stood out to him.

Wheatley had 1 interception and 2 total tackles. Dubbed the “Turnover King” this offseason, Wheatley’s nickname has started to become much more than just a title. He has also had 1 forced fumble as well.

“He was our turnover king in training camp,” said Franklin. “He’s got a knack for finding the ball.”

Isaac just keeps getting better and better every week, according to Franklin. He had 3 solo tackles and 1 sack in the win over the Tigers.

“Every week he’s taken a step and is gaining more confidence,” said Franklin. “He’s still a young player. Last week he was able to flash and do some really good things.”

The Penn State defense has plenty of players like Isaac and Wheatley who are producing this season. The Nittany Lions are a scary team to face right now.