Big Ten office hands out Week 12 Players of the Week

The Big Ten office released its Week 12 Big Ten Players of the Week on Monday morning. The list features a pair of Buckeyes, including Ryan Shazier, the back-to-back Defensive Player of the Week. See all the honorees and watch select video highlights in this post.

Offensive Player of the Week: Carlos Hyde, Ohio State, Sr., RB

  • Rushed for a career-high 246 yards, the fourth-most in Ohio State history, and scored five total touchdowns in the Buckeyes’ road victory over Illinois, becoming the first Big Ten player since 2010 to score five times in a game
  • Averaged 10.3 yards per carry and rushed for four touchdowns, including runs of one, eight, 51 and 55 yards
  • Also had an 18-yard touchdown reception and totaled 272 all-purpose yards in the game
  • Records the third Offensive Player of the Week award of his career and second this season
  • Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: Braxton Miller (Oct. 28, 2013)

Defensive Player of the Week: Ryan Shazier, Ohio State, Jr., LB

  • Recorded a career-high 16 tackles that included 1.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss in the Buckeyes’ road win at Illinois
  • Forced a fumble on a third-quarter sack, which led to an Illinois safety to give the Buckeyes a 37-21 advantage
  • Leads the conference and ranks among the top 15 in the nation with 1.45 tackles per loss a contest
  • Claims his fourth career Defensive Player of the Week honor and second this season
  • Last Ohio State Defensive Player of the Week: Ryan Shazier (Sept. 16, 2013)

Special Teams Player of the Week: Brendan Gibbons, Michigan, Sr., K

  • Was perfect on his kicking attempts in a road win against Northwestern, including a 44-yarder as time expired to force overtime
  • Also converted on attempts from 25, 28 and 29 yards to match his career best of four field goals in a game
  • Made two fourth-quarter field goals and added another in the second overtime
  • Claims his second career Special Teams Player of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan Special Teams Player of the Week: Brendan Gibbons (Oct. 22, 2012)

Freshman of the Week: Corey Clement, Wisconsin, RB

  • Averaged nearly 10 yards per carry, finishing with 108 yards on 11 totes, and scored two touchdowns in Wisconsin’s win over Indiana
  • Rushed for more than 100 yards for the third time this season and tied a career high with two scores
  • Was one of three Badgers to rush for more than 100 yards in the game as they ran for 554 yards, which ranks eighth in Big Ten single-game history
  • Wins his second Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Corey Clement (Sept. 9, 2013)

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Gary on 11/18/2013 @ 12:25pm EDT Said:

Really? Carlos Hyde gets the nod for rushing 246 yds against the #121st ranked rushing defense when Ameer Abdullah rushes for 123 yds against the #1 defense? This network sucks.

    BTN.com staff on 11/18/2013 @ 1:43pm EDT Said:

    Gary, to be clear, those weekly awards are handed out by the Big Ten Conference. Thanks.

Gary A. Engberg on 11/18/2013 @ 8:35pm EDT Said:

They’re on Kool Aid! People have a tendency to pick Ohio State and MSU for everything. You could pick Borland, White, and Gordon every week. How come no one mentions the screw job at Arizona State, forgotten? That would make them 9-1, but I guess you just have to say your sorry to ruin a schools rank and standing. Maybe Barry will straighten things out next year. Too bad Anderson, a great guy, is not like Urban and constantly complaining. It seems to work. OSU didn’t play so well against a Wisconsin team at the Horseshoe either…..

gthomas1 on 11/19/2013 @ 7:28am EDT Said:

Wow, Wisconsin fans have sever inferiority complex. Look back at the Player’s of the Week before you spout off. Also, you should understand that Carlos Hyde has the highest yds/carry in the B1G, not just against Illinois. Anyway, maybe you should learn to appreciate the accomplishments of other players around the conference instead of being petty about it when a player from your own team doesn’t perform as well. As for the loss at Arizona State, the Badgers lost the game. They were trailing, not winning. If the refs made a bad call that would have put points on the board for Arizona State to beat the Badgers, I could understand; but that is not what happened. If Wisconsin was the better team they would have been ahead on the scoreboard before the “bad call” and would have won. They didn’t. And let’s not even get into the bad call by the coach and quarterback in how they decided to center the ball placement for a possible FG (with no timeouts and only 18 seconds on the clock). Idiotic.