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.

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)