Michigan State, Penn State, Purdue Standouts Earn Weekly Accolades

Penn State's Jordan Hill was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.

Penn State's Jordan Hill was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.

Nov. 26, 2012

Offensive Co-Players of the Week
Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State
Jr., RB, Columbus, Ohio/Groveport Madison
• Finished with a career-high 266 yards rushing, the sixth-highest single-game total in school history, and a touchdown to help Michigan State defeat Minnesota on Saturday
• Recorded his third career 200-yard rushing day and third this season, having rushed for 210 yards against Boise State and 253 against Eastern Michigan
• Cracked the Big Ten’s top 10 single-season records in rushing attempts with 350 and all-purpose plays with 387 this season
• Records his third Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week selection this season
• Last Michigan State Offensive Player of the Week: Le’Veon Bell (Sept. 24, 2012)

Robert Marve, Purdue
Sr., QB, Tampa, Fla./Plant
• Threw for a career-high 348 yards and four touchdowns to help Purdue earn bowl eligibility with its win over Indiana on Saturday
• Connected on 20 of 29 passing attempts, with touchdown passes of eight, 19, 26 and 73 yards, becoming the first Boilermaker to throw for more than 300 yards in a game since 2009
• Directed a Purdue offense that amassed 558 yards of total offense, and completed passes to nine different receivers
• Wins his first Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award
• Last Purdue Offensive Player of the Week: Joey Elliott (Nov. 8, 2009)

Defensive Player of the Week
Jordan Hill, Penn State
Sr., DT, Steelton, Pa./Steelton-Highspire
• Recorded a career-high 12 tackles in Penn State’s 24-21 overtime victory against Wisconsin on Saturday
• Credited with three tackles for loss, including two sacks, as Penn State forced eight straight punts and one turnover by Wisconsin after the Badgers took a 14-7 first-quarter lead
• Registered eight tackles, including two tackles for loss and a sack, in the fourth quarter and overtime alone
• Wins his second Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award and second this season
• Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Jordan Hill (Oct. 22, 2012)

Special Teams Player of the Week
Sam Ficken, Penn State
So., K, Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso
• Kicked the game-winning 37-yard field goal in overtime to give Penn State a 24-21 triumph over Wisconsin on Saturday
• Was a perfect three-for-three on field goal tries, also converting from 23 and 32 yards, ending the season having made 10 straight attempts
• Wins his first Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week award
• Last Penn State Special Teams Player of the Week: Anthony Fera (Nov. 21, 2011)

Freshman of the Week
Frankie Williams, Purdue
DB, Tampa, Fla./Coral Gables
• Recorded six tackles, three pass breakups and an interception in Purdue’s victory over Indiana on Saturday
• Returned a third-quarter interception 33 yards, setting up a Purdue touchdown which gave the Boilermakers a 28-21 lead
• Claims his second Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
• Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Frankie Williams (Sept. 3, 2012)