Big Ten Names Players of the Week

The Big Ten Conference announced the three players of the week after a wild and exciting weekend of football. Offensive honors went to Michigan’s Denard Robinson, who led the Wolverines to 28 fourth-quarter points, including two touchdowns in the final 1:12, in a 35-31 win over Notre Dame. The star quarterback accounted for 446 of Michigan’s 452 total yards and had a hand in all five of the team’s touchdowns. See all the honorees inside.

Defensive honors went to Wisconsin’s Mike Taylor, who had a  career-high nine tackles, including a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble. Both special teams and freshman honors went to Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah, who had a school-record 211 kickoff return yards, besting the previous mark of 186 yards. More videos inside.

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tosu_steve on 9/12/2011 @ 1:52pm EDT Said:

How do you give a guy who was 11/24 4TD but with 3 INT as a QB that honor? Look at his over-all QB rating and that is not player of the week worthy.

Russ Wilson 17/21 3TD 0 INT

Big D in KC on 9/12/2011 @ 4:28pm EDT Said:

If you actually watched the game, it is clear that Robinson is deserving of the honor despite the picks. Not a Michigain fan, but his heroics late in the game were spectacular. Evaluating a performance is about more than just the stat line.