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Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin Earn Big Ten Weekly Football Honors

by | Nov 6, 2017 | Football Blogs, RRSN News | 0 comments

Following Big Ten football games on Nov. 4, the co-offensive, co-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:

Co-Offensive Player of the Week

Chris Evans, Michigan

So., RB, Indianapolis, Ind./Ben Davis

Recorded 191 rushing yards on 13 carries as Michigan defeated Minnesota

Tallied touchdown runs of 60 and 67 yards, the two longest rushes of his career

Averaged 14.7 rushing yards per attempt in the contest

Receives his first career Offensive Player of the Week award

Last Michigan Offensive Player of the Week: De’Veon Smith (Nov. 21, 2016)

Karan Higdon, Michigan

Jr., RB, Sarasota, Fla./Riverview

Rushed for 200 yards on 16 attempts and found the end zone twice in Michigan’s victory over Minnesota

Broke the 200-yard barrier for the second time this season, becoming the first Michigan running back to record multiple 200-yard games in the same season since 2004 (Mike Hart)

Performance included a career-long 77-yard touchdown run

Earns his first career Offensive Player of the Week award

Last Michigan Offensive Player of the Week: De’Veon Smith (Nov. 21, 2016)

Co-Defensive Player of the Week

Josh Jackson, Iowa

Jr., DB, Corinth, Texas/Lake Dallas

Tied a school record with three interceptions as Iowa defeated Ohio State

Recorded three tackles in the contest, all solo stops

Became the third player in school history with three interceptions in a contest, joining Tyler Sash and Grant Steen

Collects his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor

Last Iowa Defensive Player of the Week: Josey Jewell (Sept. 25, 2017)

Khaleke Hudson, Michigan

So., DB/LB, McKeesport, Pa./McKeesport

Notched a Michigan-record 8.0 tackles for loss as the Wolverines defeated Minnesota

Recorded 15 total tackles, including 12 solo stops, while adding three sacks and a forced fumble

His 8.0 tackles for loss broke the previous school record of 7.0 set by Larry Foote at Iowa in 2001

Collects his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor

Last Michigan Defensive Player of the Week: Chase Winovich (Sept. 25, 2017)

Special Teams Player of the Week

Matt Coghlin, Michigan State

Fr., K, Cincinnati, Ohio/Archbishop Moeller

Connected on both of his field goal attempts, including a 34-yarder as time expired to give Michigan State a 27-24 victory over Penn State

Both of his field goals came in the fourth quarter, with the first coming from 32 yards out to tie the game at 24-24

Recorded the first game-winning field goal as time expired for the Spartans since Michael Geiger kicked a game-winning 41-yarder at Ohio State in 2015

Receives his first career Special Teams Player of the Week award

Last Michigan State Special Teams Player of the Week: Michael Geiger (Nov. 23, 2015)

Freshman of the Week

Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin

Fr., RB, Salem, N.J./Salem

Carried the ball 29 times for 183 yards and a touchdown in Wisconsin’s win over Indiana, topping the 100-yard rushing mark for the sixth time in nine career games

Scored on a 32-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, his Big Ten-leading 12th rushing score of the season

Broke loose for a 45-yard run on his first carry, his fifth run of 40-plus yards this season

Claims his fifth career Big Ten Freshman of the Week award, tying him for the third-most in conference history alongside Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg (2013) and trailing only Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett (seven honors in 2014) and Illinois’ Nathan Scheelhaase (six in 2010)

Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Jonathan Taylor (Oct. 23, 2017)