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Big Ten Football Players of the Week: Week 9

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For the second week in a row, the Offensive PotW did his damage against the Scarlet Knights. And this shows that Illinois can have nice things.

At least he's in the rear view mirror
At least he's in the rear view mirror
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Offensive Player of the Week

Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska Sr., RB

•  Produced a school-record 341 all-purpose yards, including 19 carries for 225 yards and three rushing touchdowns, in Nebraska's victory over Rutgers

•  Added 90 yards on two kickoff returns and 26 yards on two receptions

•  Moved into second place on the Big Ten career all-purpose yardage list, passing Indiana's Anthony Thompson and Ohio State's Archie Griffin

•  Records the fifth Offensive Player of the Week award of his career and fourth of the season

Defensive Player of the Week

Joey Bosa, Ohio State So., DE

•  Registered six tackles and 2.5 sacks to guide the Buckeyes to a double-overtime victory at Penn State

•  Recorded a sack on the final play of the game to clinch the win

•  Leads all Big Ten players with 8.0 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss

Special Teams Player of the Week

Justin DuVernois, Illinois Jr., P

•  Averaged 48.7 yards on nine punts as Illinois defeated Minnesota

•  Four of his nine punts were downed inside the 20-yard line, including two inside the 10-yard line

•  Recorded two punts of 61 yards and had four punts of longer than 50 yards

Freshman of the Week

DaeSean Hamilton, Penn State WR

•  Caught a school-record 14 passes, including three receptions on the game-tying drive in the fourth quarter, against nationally ranked Ohio State

•  Finished with 126 receiving yards, marking his fourth 100-yard game of the season

•  Leads all Big Ten players with 8.1 receptions per game this season

•  Wins his second Freshman of the Week award