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2019 Big Ten Football Weekly Honors – Week 14

by | Dec 2, 2019 | Football Blogs, Headlines, RRSN News | 0 comments

Following Big Ten football games on Nov. 29-30, the Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week and Freshman of the Week in the Big Ten were announced this morning. Below are this week’s honorees:
Offensive Player of the Week
J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State
Jr., RB, La Grange, Texas/La Grange
Rushed for a career-high 211 yards on 31 carries and a career-best four touchdowns in Ohio State’s win at Michigan
Became just the third Buckeye to score four rushing touchdowns against the Wolverines, while his 260 total yards were the most ever for an OSU student against Michigan
Moved into second place on the Ohio State career rushing list with 4,113 yards, passing Ezekiel Elliott (3,961 yards) and trailing only two-time Heisman Trophy recipient Archie Griffin (5,589 yards)
Claims his fourth career Offensive Player of the Week award and fourth of the season
Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: J.K. Dobbins (Nov. 25, 2019)
Defensive Player of the Week
A.J. Epenesa, Iowa
Jr., DE, Glen Carbon, Ill./Edwardsville
Registered a career-high 14 tackles, including two sacks and a career-best 4.5 tackles for loss, in Iowa’s win at Nebraska
Led a Hawkeye defense that held the Huskers below 30 points for only the second time all season
Helped Iowa secure its fifth consecutive win in the Nebraska series
Claims his fourth career Defensive Player of the Week honor and second of the season
Last Iowa Defensive Player of the Week: A.J. Epenesa (Nov. 18, 2019)
Special Teams Player of the Week
Keith Duncan, Iowa
Jr., K, Weddington, N.C./Weddington
Converted all five of his kicks (3 PAT, 2 FG) in Iowa’s win at Nebraska, including the game-winning 48-yard field goal with one second remaining to break a 24-24 tie
Has made 29 field goals this season, setting school and Big Ten records while tying for the sixth-most in NCAA history
Kicked his second game-winning field goal this season, having also made a 39-yard field goal with 4:51 left in Iowa’s 18-17 win over Iowa State
Earns his fourth career Special Teams Player of the Week honor and third of the season
Last Iowa Special Teams Player of the Week: Keith Duncan (Nov. 25, 2019)
Freshman of the Week
Coco Azema, Northwestern
RB, Cypress, Texas/Langham Creek
Rushed seven times for 123 yards and a 24-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of Northwestern’s win over Illinois
Was making his debut on the offensive side of the ball after injuries forced his move from defensive back
Helped the Wildcats earn their fifth consecutive win in the Illinois series
Collects his first career Freshman of the Week award
Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Evan Hull (Nov. 18, 2019)