September 12, 2007

Connor enjoys a solid week

When Penn State entered this week at No. 12 in the AP polls, Nittany Lions' senior inside linebacker Dan Connor noticed.

In fact, according to Connor, it's a ranking that he and his teammates felt they deserved all along.

"Going into the season we felt we were overlooked, but we had confidence in ourselves, and right now we have the same confidence as we did in August that the conference is up for grabs and we want to take it," said Connor.

Penn State's defense has played with a chip on their shoulders so far this season, accomplishing a lot both individually and as a team, which has created larger expectations every week.

"We go into every game hoping for a shut-out or a defensive dominating game, it is high expectations but that's what we go out for every week," Connor said.

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