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Big Ten Football Players of the Week

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Offensive Co-Players of the Week

Le'Veon Bell, Michigan State

Jr., RB, Columbus, Ohio/Groveport Madison

  • Finished with a career-high 266 yards rushing, the sixth-highest single-game total in school history, and a touchdown to help Michigan State defeat Minnesota on Saturday
  • Recorded his third career 200-yard rushing day and third this season, having rushed for 210 yards against Boise State and 253 against Eastern Michigan
  • Cracked the Big Ten's top 10 single-season records in rushing attempts with 350 and all-purpose plays with 387 this season
  • Records his third Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week selection this season
  • Last Michigan State Offensive Player of the Week: Le'Veon Bell (Sept. 24, 2012)

 

Robert Marve, Purdue

Sr., QB, Tampa, Fla./Plant

  • Threw for a career-high 348 yards and four touchdowns to help Purdue earn bowl eligibility with its win over Indiana on Saturday
  • Connected on 20 of 29 passing attempts, with touchdown passes of eight, 19, 26 and 73 yards, becoming the first Boilermaker to throw for more than 300 yards in a game since 2009
  • Directed a Purdue offense that amassed 558 yards of total offense, and completed passes to nine different receivers
  • Wins his first Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award
  • Last Purdue Offensive Player of the Week: Joey Elliott (Nov. 8, 2009)

 

Defensive Player of the Week

Jordan Hill, Penn State

Sr., DT, Steelton, Pa./Steelton-Highspire

  • Recorded a career-high 12 tackles in Penn State's 24-21 overtime victory against Wisconsin on Saturday
  • Credited with three tackles for loss, including two sacks, as Penn State forced eight straight punts and one turnover by Wisconsin after the Badgers took a 14-7 first-quarter lead
  • Registered eight tackles, including two tackles for loss and a sack, in the fourth quarter and overtime alone
  • Wins his second Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award and second this season
  • Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week:  Jordan Hill (Oct. 22, 2012)

 

Special Teams Player of the Week

Sam Ficken, Penn State

So., K, Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso

  • Kicked the game-winning 37-yard field goal in overtime to give Penn State a 24-21 triumph over Wisconsin on Saturday
  • Was a perfect three-for-three on field goal tries, also converting from 23 and 32 yards, ending the season having made 10 straight attempts
  • Wins his first Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week award
  • Last Penn State Special Teams Player of the Week: Anthony Fera (Nov. 21, 2011)

 

Freshman of the Week

Frankie Williams, Purdue

DB, Tampa, Fla./Coral Gables

  • Recorded six tackles, three pass breakups and an interception in Purdue's victory over Indiana on Saturday
  • Returned a third-quarter interception 33 yards, setting up a Purdue touchdown which gave the Boilermakers a 28-21 lead
  • Claims his second Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Frankie Williams (Sept. 3, 2012)