Big Ten Football Players of the Week
Nov. 6, 2017


Following Big Ten football games on Nov. 4, the co-offensive, co-defensive and special teams players of the week and freshman of the week in the Big Ten were announced this morning. Below are this week's honorees:

Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Chris Evans, Michigan
So., RB, Indianapolis, Ind./Ben Davis

• Recorded 191 rushing yards on 13 carries as Michigan defeated Minnesota
• Tallied touchdown runs of 60 and 67 yards, the two longest rushes of his career
• Averaged 14.7 rushing yards per attempt in the contest
• Receives his first career Offensive Player of the Week award
• Last Michigan Offensive Player of the Week: De’Veon Smith (Nov. 21, 2016)

Karan Higdon, Michigan
Jr., RB, Sarasota, Fla./Riverview

• Rushed for 200 yards on 16 attempts and found the end zone twice in Michigan’s victory over Minnesota
• Broke the 200-yard barrier for the second time this season, becoming the first Michigan running back to record multiple 200-yard games in the same season since 2004 (Mike Hart)
• Performance included a career-long 77-yard touchdown run ¥ Earns his first career Offensive Player of the Week award
• Last Michigan Offensive Player of the Week: De’Veon Smith (Nov. 21, 2016)

Co-Defensive Player of the Week
Josh Jackson, Iowa
Jr., DB, Corinth, Texas/Lake Dallas

• Tied a school record with three interceptions as Iowa defeated Ohio State
• Recorded three tackles in the contest, all solo stops
• Became the third player in school history with three interceptions in a contest, joining Tyler Sash and Grant Steen
• Collects his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
• Last Iowa Defensive Player of the Week: Josey Jewell (Sept. 25, 2017)

Khaleke Hudson, Michigan
So., DB/LB, McKeesport, Pa./McKeesport

• Notched a Michigan-record 8.0 tackles for loss as the Wolverines defeated Minnesota
• Recorded 15 total tackles, including 12 solo stops, while adding three sacks and a forced fumble
• His 8.0 tackles for loss broke the previous school record of 7.0 set by Larry Foote at Iowa in 2001
• Collects his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
• Last Michigan Defensive Player of the Week: Chase Winovich (Sept. 25, 2017)

Special Teams Player of the Week
Matt Coghlin, Michigan State
Fr., K, Cincinnati, Ohio/Archbishop Moeller

• Connected on both of his field goal attempts, including a 34-yarder as time expired to give Michigan State a 27-24 victory over Penn State
• Both of his field goals came in the fourth quarter, with the first coming from 32 yards out to tie the game at 24-24
• Recorded the first game-winning field goal as time expired for the Spartans since Michael Geiger kicked a game-winning 41-yarder at Ohio State in 2015
• Receives his first career Special Teams Player of the Week award
• Last Michigan State Special Teams Player of the Week: Michael Geiger (Nov. 23, 2015)

Freshman of the Week
Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
Fr., RB, Salem, N.J./Salem

• Carried the ball 29 times for 183 yards and a touchdown in Wisconsin’s win over Indiana, topping the 100-yard rushing mark for the sixth time in nine career games
• Scored on a 32-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, his Big Ten-leading 12th rushing score of the season
• Broke loose for a 45-yard run on his first carry, his fifth run of 40-plus yards this season
• Claims his fifth career Big Ten Freshman of the Week award, tying him for the third-most in conference history alongside Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg (2013) and trailing only Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett (seven honors in 2014) and Illinois’ Nathan Scheelhaase (six in 2010)
• Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Jonathan Taylor (Oct. 23, 2017)