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Penn State freshman QB Christian Hackenberg gets full attention of No. 4 Ohio State's defense

  • FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, file photo, Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg rolls out looking to pass during the second quarter an NCAA college football game against Michigan in State College, Pa. There's a joke making the rounds of the Big Ten that maybe they just ought to name the freshman-of-the-week award in the conference the Christian Hackenberg Award. After all, he wins it every week, it seems. The Penn State quarterback gets his biggest test to date when he plays at No. 4 Ohio State on Saturday night, Oct. 26. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, file photo, Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg rolls out looking to pass during the second quarter an NCAA college football game against Michigan in State College, Pa. There's a joke making the rounds of the Big Ten that maybe they just ought to name the freshman-of-the-week award in the conference the Christian Hackenberg Award. After all, he wins it every week, it seems. The Penn State quarterback gets his biggest test to date when he plays at No. 4 Ohio State on Saturday night, Oct. 26. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Sept, 28, 2013, file photo, Ohio State defensive lineman Michael Bennett, left, tries to sack Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. There's a joke making the rounds of the Big Ten that maybe they just ought to name the freshman-of-the-week award in the conference the Christian Hackenberg Award. After all, he wins it every week, it seems. The Penn State quarterback gets his biggest test to date when he plays at No. 4 Ohio State on Saturday night, Oct. 26.  (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

    FILE - In this Sept, 28, 2013, file photo, Ohio State defensive lineman Michael Bennett, left, tries to sack Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. There's a joke making the rounds of the Big Ten that maybe they just ought to name the freshman-of-the-week award in the conference the Christian Hackenberg Award. After all, he wins it every week, it seems. The Penn State quarterback gets his biggest test to date when he plays at No. 4 Ohio State on Saturday night, Oct. 26. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)  (The Associated Press)

There's a joke making the rounds in the Big Ten that maybe they ought to just name the freshman-of-the-week honors in the conference the Christian Hackenberg Award.

After all, it seems he wins it every week.

Penn State's rookie quarterback gets his biggest test to date when he plays at No. 4 Ohio State on Saturday night. The Buckeyes are spending a lot of time working on how they'll go about preventing him from winning the honor a fourth time.

Adding to that, the Buckeyes' defense has a lot to prove after getting roughed up last week by Iowa in a victory that stretched Ohio State's win streak to 19 in a row.