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Big Ten Football Players of the Week

by | Nov 12, 2018 | Football Blogs, Headlines, RRSN News | 0 comments

Following Big Ten football games on Nov. 10, 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

Devine Ozigbo, Nebraska

Sr., RB, Sachse, Texas/Sachse

Rushed for a career-high three touchdowns in Nebraska’s victory over Illinois, carrying the ball 11 times for 162 yards

Recorded the two longest runs of his career on 66- and 60-yard touchdowns

Added three catches for 36 yards to finish the contest with 198 all-purpose yards

Collects his first career Offensive Player of the Week award

Last Nebraska Offensive Player of the Week: Tommy Armstrong Jr. (Nov. 14, 2016)

Defensive Player of the Week

Robert Windsor, Penn State

Jr., DT, Fond Du Lac, Wis./Fond Du Lac

Established a career best with two sacks in Penn State’s win against Wisconsin

Tied a career high with six total tackles, including five solo stops

Anchored a defense that recorded five sacks and held Wisconsin to 12 first downs

Receives his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor

Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Yetur Gross-Matos (Oct. 29, 2018)

Special Teams Player of the Week

Logan Justus, Indiana

Jr., K, McCordsville, Ind./Mt. Vernon

Hit the game-winning field goal from 42 yards out with 2:32 remaining to give Indiana a 34-32 victory over Maryland

Added a 23-yard field goal earlier in the game and has now made six straight field goal attempts and is 13-of-15 this season

Converted on all four PAT attempts to total 10 of Purdue’s 34 points on the day

Earns his first career Special Teams Player of the Week honor

Last Indiana Special Teams Player of the Week: J-Shun Harris II (Sept. 17, 2018)

Freshman of the Week

Adrian Martinez, Nebraska

Fr., QB, Fresno, Calif./Clovis West

Recorded his sixth 300-yard total offense game of the season, tallying 345 total yards against Illinois

Completed 24 of 34 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns in the contest

Added 55 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground

Records his third Freshman of the Week award and second in as many weeks

Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Adrian Martinez (Nov. 5, 2018)