Michigan, Nebraska and Wisconsin Earn Big Ten Football Weekly Laurels

Wisconsin linebacker Mike Taylor had a career-high nine tackles in shutout of Oregon State.

Sept. 12, 2011

Offensive Player of the Week
Denard Robinson, Michigan
Jr., QB, Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach
• Led Michigan to 28 fourth-quarter points, including two touchdowns in the final 1:12, in a 35-31 win over Notre Dame
• Accounted for 446 of Michigan’s 452 total yards, throwing for a career-high 338 yards and four touchdowns, including the game-winner to Roy Roundtree with two seconds to play
• Ran for 108 yards and a touchdown as the Wolverines overcame a 17-point deficit to win, Michigan’s third-largest comeback in history
• Earns his fourth Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor
• Last Michigan Offensive Player of the Week: Roy Roundtree (Nov. 8, 2010)

Defensive Player of the Week
Mike Taylor, Wisconsin
Jr., LB, Ashwaubenon, Wis./Ashwaubenon
• Claims his first weekly conference honor after helping Wisconsin to a 35-0 win over Oregon State, its first shutout since Oct. 31, 2009
• Recorded a career-high nine tackles, including a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble
• Helped the Badgers hold the Beavers to just 23 yards rushing on 24 carries
• Last Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Week: J.J. Watt (Nov. 29, 2010)

Special Teams Player and Freshman of the Week
Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska
Fr., KR, Homewood, Ala./Homewood
• Claims his first weekly honor after returning a kickoff for a score in Nebraska’s 42-29 win over Fresno State
• Totaled a school-record 211 kickoff return yards, besting the previous mark of 186 yards
• After Fresno State had cut the lead to 28-26, returned the ensuing kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, the second-longest return in school history
• Last Nebraska Special Teams Player of the Week: Brett Maher (Sept. 3, 2011)
• Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: N/A