Indiana, Michigan State, Nebraska and Ohio State Earn Weekly Honors

Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez produced 365 yards of total offense and four touchdowns at Michigan State.

Nov. 5, 2012

Offensive Co-Players of the Week
Cody Latimer, Indiana
So., WR, Dayton, Ohio/Jefferson Township
• Set or matched career highs in catches, yards and receiving touchdowns to help Indiana to a 24-21 victory over Iowa on Saturday
• Accounted for all three Hoosier touchdowns, hauling in three scoring passes, which is tied for the second most in a single game in program history
• Caught seven passes for 113 yards, including receptions of six, 15 and 30 yards that resulted in scores, the latter being the game winner
• Claims his first Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor
• Last Indiana Offensive Player of the Week: Ben Chappell (Sept. 20, 2010)

Taylor Martinez, Nebraska
Jr., QB, Corona, Calif./Centennial
• Guided the Huskers on two fourth-quarter scoring drives, erasing a 10-point deficit in the final frame for a 28-24 victory over Michigan State on Saturday
• Ran for 205 yards, the seventh 200-yard rushing performance in the Big Ten this season, and touchdown runs of 35 and 71 yards
• Passed for 160 yards, resulting in 365 yards of total offense, and two touchdowns, including the game winner with six seconds remaining
• Wins his fifth career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award and fourth this season, tied for second most in a single season in conference history
• Last Nebraska Offensive Player of the Week: Taylor Martinez (Oct. 22, 2012)

Defensive Player of the Week
Ryan Shazier, Ohio State
So., LB, Plantation, Fla./Plantation
• Finished with a game-high 14 tackles, including 11 solo stops, and a pass breakup in Ohio State’s 52-22 victory over Illinois on Saturday
• Recorded two tackles for loss and needs just two tackles to become the first Buckeye sophomore to notch 100 tackles in a season since James Laurinaitis in 2006
• Was part of the Ohio State defense that limited Illinois to just 170 yards of total offense
• Takes home his second consecutive Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor and second of his career
• Last Ohio State Defensive Player of the Week: Ryan Shazier (Oct. 29, 2012)



Special Teams Player of the Week
Mike Sadler, Michigan State
So., P, Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Northern
• Punted seven times for 326 yards, an average of 46.6 yards per punt, against nationally ranked Nebraska on Saturday
• Placed three punts inside the Huskers’ 20-yard line, having landed 42 percent of his punts inside the opponents’ 20 this season
• Wins his second Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week award and first this season
• Last Michigan State Special Teams Player of the Week: Mike Sadler (Nov. 7, 2011)

Freshman of the Week
Bri’onte Dunn, Ohio State
RB, Canton, Ohio/GlenOak
• Recorded career highs with 13 rushes and 73 yards and added a touchdown in Ohio State’s victory over Illinois on Saturday
• Scored on a three-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, capping the Buckeyes’ scoring output of 52 points
• Wins his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
• Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Braxton Miller (Nov. 28, 2011)