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Martinez Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

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Offensive Player of the Week

Taylor Martinez, Nebraska

Jr., QB, Corona, Calif./Centennial

• Accounted for 407 yards of total offense and four touchdowns to help Nebraska to a 29-28 road victory against Northwestern on Saturday

• Engineered two fourth-quarter scoring drives, erasing a 12-point deficit and tying the largest fourth-quarter comeback in school history

• Threw for 342 yards, the second-most of his career, and three touchdowns on 27 completions, adding 65 yards on the ground and a score

• Wins his fourth career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award and third this season

• Last Nebraska Offensive Player of the Week: Taylor Martinez (Oct. 1, 2012)

 

Defensive Player of the Week

Jordan Hill, Penn State

Sr., DT, Steelton, Pa./Steelton-Highspire

• Recorded a season-high nine tackles in Penn State's 38-14 victory at Iowa on Saturday

• Credited with two tackles for loss, including one sack, and a quarterback hurry

• Was part of the Penn State defense that held Iowa to 209 yards, including 20 yards on the ground and 2-for-12 on third down

• Wins the first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award of his career

• Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Gerald Hodges (Oct. 8, 2012)

 

Special Teams Player of the Week

Brendan Gibbons, Michigan

Jr., K, West Palm Beach, Fla./Cardinal Newman

• Was a perfect three-for-three in field goal attempts against Michigan State, booting the game-winning field goal with five seconds remaining

• Converted on attempts from 21, 24 and 38 yards, the latter of which clinched the 12-10 victory to help Michigan reclaim the Paul Bunyan Trophy

• Has made seven consecutive field goal attempts and ranks eighth all-time in school history with 24 field goals

• Wins his first Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week award

• Last Michigan Special Teams Player of the Week: Zoltan Mesko (Oct. 11, 2009)

 

Freshman of the Week

Kyle Carter, Penn State

TE, Bear, Del./William Penn

• Hauled in six catches, tying his career high, for a career-best 85 yards in his first start for Penn State

• All six catches came in the first half, helping the Penn State offense score 24 unanswered points to begin the game

• Wins his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week accolade

• Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Deion Barnes (Sept. 17, 2012)

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