Iowa dominates Week 11 Big Ten football superlative honors

Iowa dominates Week 11 Big Ten football superlative honors

The Big Ten office released its Week 11 Big Ten players of the week on Monday morning. Iowa, which upset No. 3 Michigan, claimed three honors to dominate the superlatives.

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

Offensive Player of the Week: Tommy Armstrong Jr., Nebraska, Sr., QB

  • Posted 278 yards of total offense and accounted for three touchdowns in Nebraska’s victory over Minnesota
  • Completed 19-of-27 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns
  • Rushed nine times for 61 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown run with 7:17 remaining in the fourth quarter to close out the scoring in a 24-17 contest
  • Claims the fourth Offensive Player of the Week award of his career
  • Last Nebraska Offensive Player of the Week: Tommy Armstrong Jr. (Sept. 26, 2016)

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Defensive Player of the Week: Jaleel Johnson, Iowa, Sr., DT

  • Recorded a career-high nine tackles, including six solo stops, in Iowa’s win against Michigan
  • Registered two tackles for loss, opening the scoring for the Hawkeyes with the team’s first safety since 2014
  • Added one sack late in the second quarter
  • Collects his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Iowa Defensive Player of the Week: Desmond King (Oct. 5, 2015)

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Special Teams Player of the Week: Keith Duncan, Iowa, Fr., PK

  • Converted a game-winning 33-yard field goal as time expired in Iowa’s victory over Michigan
  • Also kicked a 25-yard field goal as he finished the game 2-for-2
  • Recorded the first game-winning kick of his career
  • Earns his first career Special Teams Player of the Week honor
  • Last Iowa Special Teams Player of the Week: Ron Coluzzi (Sept. 26, 2016)

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Co-Freshmen of the Week: Manny Rugamba, Iowa, CB

  • Set career highs with four tackles and three pass break-ups in the Hawkeye’s win against Michigan
  • Recorded his second interception of the season in the fourth quarter
  • Made his first career start in the contest
  • Wins his first career weekly award
  • Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Anthony Nelson (Sept. 5, 2016)

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John Moten IV, Northwestern, RB

  • Recorded 139 all-purpose yards in Northwestern’s victory over Purdue
  • Set career highs with 16 carries and 119 yards rushing, averaging 7.4 yards per attempt
  • Added a 20-yard reception
  • Claims his first career weekly award
  • Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Clayton Thorson (Oct. 26, 2015)

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