Big Ten office hands out Week 12 football award winners

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Big Ten office hands out Week 12 football award winners

The Big Ten office released its Week 12 football award winners Monday. See all of the honorees and watch select video highlights below.

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Offensive Player of the Week: Nate Sudfeld, Indiana, Sr., QB, Modesto, Calif./Modesto Christian

  • Completed 23 of 35 passes for 385 yards and four touchdowns in the Hoosiers’ win over Maryland
  • Added a rushing touchdown to match his career high with five total touchdowns
  • Holds school career records with 54 touchdown passes, four 350-yard passing games and four games with at least four touchdown tosses
  • Earns his first career Offensive Player of the Week award
  • Last Indiana Offensive Player of the Week: Jordan Howard (Sept. 28, 2015)

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Co-Defensive Players of the Week: Jon Reschke, Michigan State, So., LB, Sterling Heights, Mich./Brother Rice

  • Recorded six tackles, including a sack, in Michigan State’s victory at Ohio State
  • Anchored a Spartan defense that held Ohio State to 132 total yards of offense, more than 300 yards fewer than the Buckeyes’ average entering the contest
  • Added a quarterback hurry late in the second quarter with the game tied 7-7
  • Claims his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan State Defensive Player of the Week: Malik McDowell (Nov. 16, 2015)

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Deonte Gibson, Northwestern, Sr., DE, Lakewood, Ohio/St. Edward

  • Set career highs with four tackles for loss and three sacks in Northwestern’s victory at Wisconsin
  • Also registered six tackles, including four solo stops
  • Led a Northwestern unit that recorded a season-best 11 tackles for loss and six sacks
  • Earns his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Northwestern Defensive Player of the Week: Dean Lowry (Oct. 26, 2015)

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Co-Special Teams Players of the Week: Griffin Oakes, Indiana, So., K, Greenwood, Ind./Greenwood

  • Matched a school record with four field goals for the second consecutive week, converting all four of his attempts against Maryland
  • Registered field goals from 21, 19, 48 and 36 yards
  • Leads the Big Ten and ranks fifth nationally with a 90.9 percent field goal conversion rate this season
  • Claims his third career Special Teams Player of the Week honor and second in as many weeks
  • Last Indiana Special Teams Player of the Week: Griffin Oakes (Nov. 16, 2015)

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Michael Geiger, Michigan State, Jr., K, Toledo, Ohio/Ottawa Hills

  • Converted a 41-yard field goal as time expired to give Michigan State a 17-14 victory at Ohio State
  • Has recorded at least one field goal in nine of the team’s 11 games this season, including each of the last four contests
  • Ranks ninth in school history with 38 career field goals
  • Earns his first career Special Teams Player of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan State Special Teams Player of the Week: Jalen Watts-Jackson (Oct. 19, 2015)

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Freshman of the Week: Shannon Brooks, Minnesota, RB, Atlanta, Ga./Pickens

  • Rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns in Minnesota’s win against Illinois
  • Averaged 10.2 yards per carry in the contest, including touchdown runs of five, 38 and 75 yards
  • Ranks second in the conference with 6.2 yards per carry in Big Ten play
  • Wins his third career and second consecutive weekly award
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Shannon Brooks (Nov. 16, 2015)
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