Penn State needed a defensive boost in a tight game on the road at Indiana.
Redshirt sophomore defensive end Shaka Toney provided that much-needed boost for the Nittany Lions with a monster fourth quarter.
Toney tied a school record for quarterback sacks in a game with four in the final six minutes. The 6-foot-3, 241-pound edge rusher finished with six tackles a forced fumble and at least one sack in Indiana’s final three drives to earn the Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week.
Those four sacks put Toney is some elite company atop the single-game sack leader category at Penn State. He equaled the mark set by three others – Terry Killens vs. Indiana, 1995; Jimmy Kennedy at Wisconsin, 2002; Tamba Hali vs. Wisconsin, 2005.
Toney’s four sacks resulted in 29 yards lost and his final sack forced Indiana coach Tom Allen to use his final timeout with 37 seconds remaining.
Previous Uplifting Athletes
Rare Performance of the Week Winners