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Big Ten Football Players of the Week

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Co-Offensive Players of the Week
J.T. Barrett, Ohio State
Sr., QB, Wichita Falls, Texas/Rider
Accounted for four touchdowns and 365 yards of total offense in a victory at Indiana
Threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing for 61 yards and another score
Now responsible for 104 career touchdowns (rushing and passing), two shy of the Big Ten record held by Purdue’s Drew Brees
Receives the seventh Offensive Player of the Week award of his career, the fourth-most in conference history
Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: Curtis Samuel (Nov. 7, 2016)
Saquon Barkley, Penn State
Jr., RB, Coplay, Pa./Whitehall
Rushed for 172 yards and two touchdowns on just 14 carries in Penn State’s victory over Akron
Recorded the second 80-yard run of his career in the second quarter
Added three catches for 54 yards and one 20-yard kickoff return to finish the contest with a Big Ten-best 246 all-purpose yards
Claims his third career Offensive Player of the Week award
Last Penn State Offensive Player of the Week: Trace McSorley (Nov. 28, 2016)
Defensive Player of the Week
Josey Jewell, Iowa
Sr., LB, Decorah, Iowa/Decorah
Recorded a game-high 14 tackles, including seven solo stops, in Iowa’s 24-3 win over Wyoming
Matched career highs with 2.5 tackles for loss and a pair of sacks
Added a pass breakup
Collects his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
Last Iowa Defensive Player of the Week: Jaleel Johnson (Nov. 14, 2016)
Co-Special Teams Players of the Week
Antoine Brooks, Maryland
So., DB, Lanham, Md./DuVal
Returned a blocked field goal 71 yards for a touchdown in Maryland’s road victory at Texas
His first career touchdown gave Maryland a 21-7 lead early in the second quarter
Finished the game with four solo tackles, including one tackle for loss
Earns his first career Special Teams Player of the Week honor
Last Maryland Special Teams Player of the Week: Teldrick Morgan (Nov. 28, 2016)
Quinn Nordin, Michigan
Fr., K, Rockford, Mich./Rockford
Converted four of his six field goal attempts, including two 50-yard kicks, in Michigan’s 33-17 over Florida in Arlington, Texas
Recorded successful kicks from 25, 55, 30 and 50 yards, becoming the first kicker in program history to hit multiple 50-yard field goals in the same game
Added three extra points on three attempts to finish the game with 15 points, the most ever for a Michigan kicker in his debut
Earns his first career Special Teams Player of the Week honor
Last Michigan Special Teams Player of the Week: Kenny Allen (Oct. 31, 2016)
Freshman of the Week
J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State
RB, La Grange, Texas/La Grange
Set an Ohio State record for rushing yards by a freshman in his first game with 181 yards on 29 carries at Indiana
Recorded an average of 6.2 yards per carry with a long run of 35 yards
Added two receptions for 24 yards in the contest
Claims his first career weekly award
Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Mike Weber (Nov. 21, 2016)