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Offensive Co-Players of the Week

Cody Latimer, Indiana

So., WR, Dayton, Ohio/Jefferson Township

•           Set or matched career highs in catches, yards and receiving touchdowns to help Indiana to a 24-21 victory over Iowa on Saturday

•           Accounted for all three Hoosier touchdowns, hauling in three scoring passes, which is tied for the second most in a single game in program history

•           Caught seven passes for 113 yards, including receptions of six, 15 and 30 yards that resulted in scores, the latter being the game winner

•           Claims his first Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor

•           Last Indiana Offensive Player of the Week: Ben Chappell (Sept. 20, 2010)

Taylor Martinez, Nebraska

Jr., QB, Corona, Calif./Centennial

•           Guided the Huskers on two fourth-quarter scoring drives, erasing a 10-point deficit in the final frame for a 28-24 victory over Michigan State on Saturday

•           Ran for 205 yards, the seventh 200-yard rushing performance in the Big Ten this season, and touchdown runs of 35 and 71 yards

•           Passed for 160 yards, resulting in 365 yards of total offense, and two touchdowns, including the game winner with six seconds remaining

•           Wins his fifth career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award and fourth this season, tied for second most in a single season in conference history

•           Last Nebraska Offensive Player of the Week: Taylor Martinez (Oct. 22, 2012)

Defensive Player of the Week

Ryan Shazier, Ohio State

So., LB, Plantation, Fla./Plantation

•           Finished with a game-high 14 tackles, including 11 solo stops, and a pass breakup in Ohio State's 52-22 victory over Illinois on Saturday

•           Recorded two tackles for loss and needs just two tackles to become the first Buckeye sophomore to notch 100 tackles in a season since James Laurinaitis in 2006

•           Was part of the Ohio State defense that limited Illinois to just 170 yards of total offense

•           Takes home his second consecutive Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor and second of his career

•           Last Ohio State Defensive Player of the Week: Ryan Shazier (Oct. 29, 2012)

Special Teams Player of the Week

Mike Sadler, Michigan State

So., P, Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Northern

•           Punted seven times for 326 yards, an average of 46.6 yards per punt, against nationally ranked Nebraska on Saturday

•           Placed three punts inside the Huskers' 20-yard line, having landed 42 percent of his punts inside the opponents' 20 this season

•           Wins his second Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week award and first this season

•           Last Michigan State Special Teams Player of the Week: Mike Sadler (Nov. 7, 2011)

Freshman of the Week

Bri'onte Dunn, Ohio State

RB, Canton, Ohio/GlenOak

•           Recorded career highs with 13 rushes and 73 yards and added a touchdown in Ohio State's victory over Illinois on Saturday

•           Scored on a three-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, capping the Buckeyes' scoring output of 52 points

•           Wins his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award

•           Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Braxton Miller (Nov. 28, 2011)

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