Check out who claimed Week 10 Big Ten football honors

Check out who claimed Week 10 Big Ten football honors

The Big Ten office released its Week 10 football award winners Monday. View all five honorees below.

Co-Offensive Players of the Week: Wilton Speight, Michigan, Jr., QB

  • Set a career high with 362 passing yards and recorded his first career rushing touchdown in a victory over Maryland
  • Broke the school record for most passing yards in the first half of a game, throwing for 292 yards
  • Completed 19 of 24 passes, including two touchdown tosses
  • Claims his second career Offensive Player of the Week award and second of the season
  • Last Michigan Offensive Player of the Week: Wilton Speight (Sept. 12, 2016)

Curtis Samuel, Ohio State, Jr., HB

  • Recorded 173 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in three quarters of play against Nebraska
  • Tallied eight catches for 137 yards and added 41 rushing yards on five carries
  • Registered two touchdown catches, including a 75-yard touchdown on the first offensive play of the third quarter
  • Earns his first career Offensive Player of the Week award
  • Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: J.T. Barrett (Oct. 17, 2016)

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Defensive Player of the Week: Tre Watson, Illinois, So., LB

  • Tallied a career-high 16 tackles, including four solo stops, in Illinois’ victory over Michigan State
  • Recorded 1.5 tackles for loss
  • Added one pass break-up
  • Claims his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Illinois Defensive Player of the Week: Tavon Wilson (Oct. 10, 2011)

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

  • Went 3-for-3 on field goals and 5-for-5 on extra points in Minnesota’s victory over Purdue, including a pair of field goals from more than 50 yards
  • Converted field goals from 28, 52 and 53 yards, with the 53-yarder setting a new career high
  • Improved to 16-for-18 on field goal attempts this season for a conversion rate of 88.9 percent
  • Earns his second career Special Teams Player of the Week honor
  • Last Minnesota Special Teams Player of the Week: Emmit Carpenter (Oct. 3, 2016)

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Freshman of the Week: Connor McGovern, Penn State, OG

  • Anchored an offensive line that paved the way for 599 yards of total offense against Iowa
  • Helped the Penn State offense record 359 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, as well as 240 yards and two touchdowns through the air
  • Leads an offensive line that has helped Penn State score on 14 of its last 18 drives
  • Wins his first career weekly award
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Saquon Barkley (Sept. 21, 2015)

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