See who took home Week 5 Big Ten football honors

See who took home Week 5 Big Ten football honors

The Big Ten office released its Week 5 Big Ten players of the week on Monday morning. All five winners are first-time honorees.

See all of the winners, plus watch select video highlights, below.

Offensive Player of the Week: Ty Johnson, Maryland, So., RB

  • Rushed for 204 yards on just seven carries against Purdue, averaging 29.1 yards per attempt
  • Reached the end zone twice, scoring on runs of 8 and 48 yards, to help the Terrapins
  • Paced a Maryland rushing attack that generated 400 yards on the ground as the team improved to 4-0 on the season
  • Claims his first career Offensive Player of the Week award
  • Last Maryland Offensive Player of the Week: N/A

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Co-Defensive Players of the Week: Ifeadi Odenigbo, Northwestern, Sr., DL

  • Registered a career-high four sacks and added a forced fumble to lead the Wildcats to a victory at Iowa
  • Became the second player in the nation to record 4.0 sacks in a game this season and the first Big Ten player to do so since Ohio State’s John Simon in 2012
  • Moved into fifth place in program history with 18.5 career sacks
  • Earns his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Northwestern Defensive Player of the Week: Anthony Walker (Nov. 30, 2015)

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Marcus Allen, Penn State, Jr., S

  • Tallied a career-high 22 tackles, including eight solo stops, as Penn State defeated Minnesota
  • Recorded the most tackles by a Penn State player since Paul Posluszny in 2005 and the most by a Big Ten player since Wisconsin’s Mike Taylor had 22 tackles in 2011
  • Became the second player in the Football Bowl Subdivision to notch at least 20 tackles in a game this season
  • Claims his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Anthony Zettel (Sept. 28, 2015)

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Special Teams Player of the Week: Emmit Carpenter, Minnesota, So., PK

  • Went 4-for-4 on field goal attempts, including go-ahead field goals in the final minute of the fourth quarter and in overtime
  • Converted field goals from 35, 37, 37 and 46 yards
  • Became the fifth player in program history to convert at least four field goals in a road contest and the first since 1997
  • Earns his first career Special Teams Player of the Week honor
  • Last Minnesota Special Teams Player of the Week: Ryan Santoso (Oct. 20, 2014)

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Freshman of the Week: Mike Weber, Ohio State, RB

  • Carried the ball 14 times for 144 yards and a touchdown as Ohio State defeated Rutgers
  • Broke the 100-yard barrier for the third time in four games this season, improving his Big Ten-leading average to 123.8 yards per game
  • Recorded runs of 49- and 46-yards, with the latter going for a touchdown in the third quarter
  • Wins his first career weekly award
  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: J.T. Barrett (Dec. 1, 2014)
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