October 17, 2007
Butler, teammates understand each other
On an afternoon that saw the Nittany Lions pass for 218 yards against the Wisconsin Badgers, Penn State junior wideout Deon Butler was the target of the most passes, yards, and touchdowns.
His final line for the day: 7 catches, 93 yards and a touchdown.
Not bad, especially considering the contributions made by Penn State's ground game, which racked up 233 yards and four touchdowns on 47 carries for the day.
Frankly, with the offense clicking on all cylinders like it was on Saturday, Butler said he was just happy to be a part of it.
"Every time the ball's up in the air, it's more fun for us as wide receivers," he said. "But that was just something the coaching staff I think just put an emphasis on last week was throwing the ball more to kind of help set up our run game.
"Our run game came through tremendously with Evan and Rodney. Anthony played an excellent game at quarterback. Just being able to throw the ball like that and get into a rhythm early, it just seems like we got into a rhythm early and just kept it going."
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