Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Penn State Collect Weekly Football Laurels

Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson posted 200 rushing yards in a win over San Diego State.

Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson posted 200 rushing yards in a win over San Diego State.

Sept. 26, 2011

Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Denard Robinson, Michigan
Jr., QB, Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach
• Rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns in Michigan’s win over San Diego State on Saturday
• His 200 rushing yards are the seventh most in a game by a quarterback in Big Ten history
• Moved into second place on the Big Ten’s career rushing yards list by a quarterback with 2,605, second only to former Indiana signal caller Antwaan Randle El (3,895)
• Also threw for 93 yards for a total of 293 yards of total offense against the Aztecs
• Claims his second weekly honor this year and the fifth of his career.
• Last Michigan Offensive Player of the Week: Denard Robinson (Sept. 12, 2011)

Matt McGloin, Penn State
Jr., QB, Scranton, Pa./West Scranton
• Completed 82 percent of his passes in leading Penn State to a win over Eastern Michigan
• Was 14-of-17 for 220 yards and three touchdowns after entering the game early in the second quarter
• Entered the game with a 3-0 lead and left the game in the third quarter with a 31-0 advantage
• Claims the first Big Ten weekly award of his career
• Last Penn State Offensive Player of the Week: Darryl Clark (Nov. 22, 2009)

Defensive Player of the Week
Tom Nardo, Iowa
Sr., DL, Lancaster, Pa./Catholic
• Finished with a career-high 12 tackles in helping Iowa defeat visiting Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday
• Totaled six solo tackles and six assisted stops
• Also finished with two tackles for loss, including a half sack
• Wins his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
• Last Iowa Defensive Player of the Week: Shaun Prater (Nov. 1, 2010)


 

 

Special Teams Player of the Week
Derek Dimke, Illinois
Sr., K, Rockford, Ill./Boylan
• Was a perfect 3-for-3 on his field goal attempts in Illinois’ three-point win over Western Michigan
• Converted on attempts from 39, 35 and 21, with the final kick giving the Illini the game-winning points
• Claims his first weekly award this season and the third of his career
• Last Illinois Special Teams Player of the Week: Derek Dimke (Oct. 11, 2010)

Freshman of the Week
Donovonn Young, Illinois
RB, Houston Texas/Katy
• Rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown on 12 attempts in Illinois’ win over Western Michigan
• Produced the first 100-yard game by an Illinois freshman since Jason Ford in 2008
• Scored on a 14-yard run in the third quarter, giving Illinois a 17-13 lead.
• Claims his first career weekly honor
• Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Houston Bates (Sept. 5, 2011)

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