, November 7, 2016

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)


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)


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)


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)