Godwin highlighted the Temple game with a 52-yard grab in the first quarter to put Penn State on the board early, finishing with three of his seven receptions for at least 16 yards.His seven catches also moved him to 10 nationally among DI FBS programs.Heading into the 2016 campaign, expectations were high for the 1,000-yard receiver, who was named to both the Maxwell Award and Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch Lists prior to the start of the season.
Despite opening the year with a 26-yard reception in the first quarter against Kent State to put the Nittany Lions in position for their first touchdown of the year, Godwin is simply among a deep group of talented options.Last week, wide receivers coach Josh Gattis acknowledged that dealing with six or seven offensive possibilities has meant that he's asked the team to be unselfish in how they approach a newly installed offensive scheme.A selfless mentality just makes it all the more exciting when No. "Anytime you can get in the end zone is a blessing," Godwin said following his team-high performance against Temple."Just the fact that it was my time was a great feeling.With the offense that we have, anyone can score at any given moment.
It's just a matter of being patient, working on technique and waiting for your turn." New Faces Head coach James Franklin noted that he was pleased to see different faces making contributions last week.With injuries taking their toll, Penn State saw career-high efforts from linebackers Brandon Smith (eight tackles, 0.5 TFL) and Manny Bowen, who collected his first career sack in the second quarter.Other new faces included defensive end Torrence Brown, who earned his first career start against the Owls and combined with defensive tackle Robert Windsor for a sack in the fourth quarter.Still Perfect Penn State place kicker Tyler Davis has not missed either a field goal attempt or a PAT kick this year, extending his career combined total (field goals and PATs) to 35-for-35.Having made two field goals in the win against Temple, Davis is among 18 DI FBS players to have a perfect 1.000 percentage on the year.Davis, who did not play a single snap of football during his high school career, took over place kicking responsibilities late last year.