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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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    Browns add two to practice squad

    Browns add two to practice squad

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:41:57 GMT
    The Cleveland Browns on Monday signed OL Karim Barton and WR Charles Johnson to the practice squad. General Manager Ray Farmer made the announcement. Johnson, a seventh-round pick by Green Bay in 2013, was signed off the Packers' practice squad to Cleveland's active roster in Week 6. He missed the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. Johnson caught six passes for 65 yards during the preseason. Barton, a rookie who initially joined the Browns via waivers from Philadelphia on Aug. 25, ap...
    The Cleveland Browns on Monday signed OL Karim Barton and WR Charles Johnson to the practice squad. General Manager Ray Farmer made the announcement. Johnson, a seventh-round pick by Green Bay in 2013, was signed off the Packers' practice squad to Cleveland's active roster in Week 6. He missed the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. Johnson caught six passes for 65 yards during the preseason. Barton, a rookie who initially joined the Browns via waivers from Philadelphia on Aug. 25, ap...
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    Big Ten Weekly Football Release

    Big Ten Weekly Football Release

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:41:20 GMT
    • For the fourth consecutive season, Big Ten squads combined for at least 10 victories during the opening weekend of play, winning 12 contests on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. • Maryland and Rutgers each marked their first games as members of the Big Ten with victories . . . • Head coach James Franklin opened his tenure at Penn State last Saturday, guiding the Nittany Lions to a 26-24 victory over Central Florida in Dublin, Ireland. • Big Ten offenses averaged 37.5 points and 468.1 yard ...
    • For the fourth consecutive season, Big Ten squads combined for at least 10 victories during the opening weekend of play, winning 12 contests on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. • Maryland and Rutgers each marked their first games as members of the Big Ten with victories . . . • Head coach James Franklin opened his tenure at Penn State last Saturday, guiding the Nittany Lions to a 26-24 victory over Central Florida in Dublin, Ireland. • Big Ten offenses averaged 37.5 points and 468.1 yard ...
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    Browns sign Patrick Lewis to practice squad

    Browns sign Patrick Lewis to practice squad

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:39:14 GMT
    The Cleveland Browns on Monday signed OL Patrick Lewis to the practice squad. General Manager Ray Farmer made the announcement. Lewis spent 11 weeks on the Browns' active roster last season. He dressed but did not play in three games and was inactive for eight more. He also spent three weeks on the club's practice squad before being signed to Jacksonville's active roster. He joins OL James Brown, DL Jacobbi McDaniel, TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi, LB Keith Pough, QB Connor Shaw and LB Justin Staple...
    The Cleveland Browns on Monday signed OL Patrick Lewis to the practice squad. General Manager Ray Farmer made the announcement. Lewis spent 11 weeks on the Browns' active roster last season. He dressed but did not play in three games and was inactive for eight more. He also spent three weeks on the club's practice squad before being signed to Jacksonville's active roster. He joins OL James Brown, DL Jacobbi McDaniel, TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi, LB Keith Pough, QB Connor Shaw and LB Justin Staple...

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