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Corbin, Wright, Bachie, Evans, Bateman, Martinez earn Big Ten football honors

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Co-Offensive Players of the Week
Reggie Corbin, Illinois
Jr., RB, Upper Marlboro, Md./Gonzaga College HS

•              Ran 13 times for a career-high 213 yards against Minnesota, making him the first Illini to reach the 200-yard plateau since Mikel Leshoure ran for 330 yards against Northwestern in 2010
•              Recorded a pair of touchdown runs, with both covering more than 70 yards to give him four rushes of at least 70 yards this season
•              Notched the eighth-most rushing yards in Illinois history, passing Red Grange’s 212 rushing yards against Michigan in 1924
•              Collects his first career Offensive Player of the Week award
•              Last Illinois Offensive Player of the Week: Wes Lunt (Sept. 8, 2014)

Terry Wright, Purdue
Sr., WR, Memphis, Tenn./Coffeyville

•              Caught six passes for 146 yards and three touchdowns in Purdue’s win over Iowa
•              Had scoring receptions of 41, 82 and three yards in the contest
•              Became the first Purdue player with three receiving touchdowns in a game since Gary Bush in 2012
•              Earns his first career Offensive Player of the Week award
•              Last Purdue Offensive Player of the Week: David Blough (Oct. 22, 2018)

Defensive Player of the Week
Joe Bachie, Michigan State
Jr., LB, Brook Park, Ohio/Berea

•              Recorded seven tackles, including two tackles for loss, in the team’s victory over Maryland
•              Forced three fumbles, broke up two passes and recovered a fumble in the contest
•              Anchored a defense that held Maryland to 100 total yards and nine first downs
•              Receives his third career Defensive Player of the Week honor and first since 2017
•              Last Michigan State Defensive Player of the Week: Khari Willis (Oct. 15, 2018)

Special Teams Player of the Week
Spencer Evans, Purdue
Sr., K, Arlington, Texas/Martin

•              Booted the game-winning, 25-yard field goal with eight seconds remaining in Purdue’s 38-36 win over Iowa
•              Also converted on all five PAT attempts to total eight of Purdue’s 38 points on the day
•              Evans’ field goal marked the first time since 2016 that the Boilermakers have won in such fashion
•              Earns his first career Special Teams Player of the Week honor
•              Last Purdue Special Teams Player of the Week: Joe Schopper (Oct. 22, 2018)

Co-Freshmen of the Week
Rashod Bateman, Minnesota
Fr., WR, Tifton, Ga./Tift County

•              Recorded a career-high 175 receiving yards while matching career highs with seven catches and two touchdown receptions at Illinois
•              Covered 61 and 86 yards on his touchdown catches, with the 86-yard score marking the longest for the Gophers since 2003
•              Set the school record for catches in a season by a freshman with 42, and moved within 77 yards and two touchdwns of those freshman receiving records at Minnesota
•              Claims his first Freshman of the Week award
•              Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Tanner Morgan (Oct. 29, 2018)

Adrian Martinez, Nebraska
Fr., QB, Fresno, Calif./Clovis West

•              Recorded his fifth 300-yard total offense game of the season, tallying 338 total yards at Ohio State
•              Completed 22 of 33 passes for 266 yards in the contest
•              Added 72 rushing yards and a career-high two touchdowns on the ground
•              Records his second Freshman of the Week award
•              Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Adrian Martinez (Oct. 22, 2018)