Four Big Ten Schools Garner Weekly Football Laurels

Penn State linebacker Gerald Hodges earned his third career weekly honor with 11 tackles against Northwestern.

Penn State linebacker Gerald Hodges earned his third career weekly honor with 11 tackles against Northwestern.

Oct. 8, 2012

Offensive Co-Players of the Week
Denard Robinson, Michigan
Sr., QB, Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach
• Became the Big Ten’s all-time leader in rushing yards by a quarterback after rushing for 235 yards, second-most in single-game history by a Big Ten quarterback, against Purdue on Saturday
• Has 3,905 career rushing yards, which ranks fourth in NCAA history among quarterbacks
• Also passed for 105 yards against Purdue, totaling 340 yards of offense to move into the top 10 in total offense in Big Ten history
• Wins his ninth career Offensive Player of the Week honor, tied for the most in conference history with former Wisconsin running back Ron Dayne
• Last Michigan Offensive Player of the Week: Denard Robinson (Sept. 10, 2012)
 
Carlos Hyde, Ohio State
Jr., RB, Naples, Fla./Naples
• Rushed for 140 yards and four touchdowns on 28 carries in Ohio State’s win over nationally ranked Nebraska on Saturday night
• Became the first Buckeye since Eddie George in 1995 to score four touchdowns in a game
• Scored on touchdown runs from one, one, seven and 16 yards to help the Buckeye offense to 63 points, tied for the second-most points by a Big Ten team this season
• Wins the first Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award of his career
• Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: Braxton Miller (Sept. 17, 2012)

Defensive Player of the Week
Gerald Hodges, Penn State
Sr., LB, Paulsboro, N.J./Paulsboro
• Finished with 11 tackles, including 1.5 for loss, in Penn State’s victory over Northwestern on Saturday
• Part of a Penn State defense that held Northwestern to season lows in total yards (247), first downs (14) and rushing yards (112)
• Recorded two pass breakups and a forced fumble, which came with less than one minute left in the contest to seal the Nittany Lion victory
• Wins the third Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award of his career
• Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week:  Michael Mauti (Oct. 1, 2012)


 

 

Special Teams Player of the Week
Corey Brown, Ohio State
Jr., PR, Upper Darby, Pa./Cardinal O’Hara
• Returned a third-quarter punt 76 yards for a touchdown against nationally ranked Nebraska on Saturday night
• Accounted for 112 all-purpose yards by adding three catches and one rush
• Wins his first Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week award
• Last Ohio State Special Teams Player of the Week: Devin Barclay (Sept. 13, 2010)

Freshman of the Week
Aaron Burbridge, Michigan State
WR, Farmington Hills, Mich./Harrison
• Recorded eight catches for 134 yards against Indiana, both career highs and the most by any Michigan State receiver this season
• Became the first true freshman in Spartan history to record a 100-yard receiving game
• Wins his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week accolade
• Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Mike Sadler (Nov. 14, 2011)

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