Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg (14) passes during the first quarter against Central Florida in State College on Saturday.
Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg (14) passes during the first quarter against Central Florida in State College on Saturday. (GENE J. PUSKAR -- The Associated Press)

For the second time in three weeks, Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg has been selected Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

Hackenberg was 21 of 28 for 262 yards, with one touchdown and no interceptions in the Nittany Lions' tough 34-31 loss to unbeaten Central Florida on Saturday.

The Big Ten also honored Hackenberg after the season opening win over Syracuse, when he became just the third Penn State true freshman quarterback since 1910 to start a season opener. Hackenberg is the first Nittany Lion to win multiple conference Freshman of the Week accolades since the award began in 2010.

For the season, Hackenberg is 66 of 92 (71.7) for 851 yards, with four touchdowns and three interceptions. Three of his four scoring strikes have been for 45 yards or longer. Hackenberg has thrown for at least 250 yards in all three games and has completed six passes of 40 yards or more.

Penn State (2-1) plays its final non-conference game on Saturday, Sept. 21, hosting Kent State at 3:30 p.m. in Beaver Stadium.