Three Wolverines earn Player of the Week honors
Written by Matt Pargoff   

It was an interesting week in the Big Ten with Penn State falling to Michigan State and Ohio State getting blown out by Iowa. While those upsets generated two players on the Big Ten Players of the Week list, the group was dominated by Wolverines, featuring three that were recognized for their accomplishments in a 33-10 win over Minnesota.

Running backs Karan Higdon and Chris Evans were named Co-Big Ten Offensive Player Week after combining for 391 yards and four touchdowns on the ground. Higdon ran the ball 16 times for 200 yards and two scores, while Evans racked up 191 yards and two trips to the end zone on 13 carries.

They combined for the most rushing yard by a tandem in a single game in program history.

Viper linebacker Khaleke Hudson was also recognized as one of the top performers in the conference, named Co-Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week along with Iowa’s Josh Jackson.

Hudson finished the game with 15 total tackles, including eight for a loss and three sacks, also forcing a fumble that Michigan recovered. Jackson matched that with a three-interception performance against Ohio State.

Michigan State kicker Matt Coghlin was named Special Teams Player of the Week, while Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor was for the fifth time this season named Freshman of the Week.


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