staff, November 23, 2015

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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)