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Big Ten Football Players of the Week: No Leonte?

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Score three touchdowns in a game and it ain't good enough. Sorry, Mr. Carroo.

Leonte Carroo hauls in one of his three TDs against Tulane; not good enough
Leonte Carroo hauls in one of his three TDs against Tulane; not good enough
Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Listening to Glen Mason, Howard Griffith, and Rick Pizzo on Big Ten Football and Beyond, the conversation turned to the Heisman and a certain Nebraska running back.  Ameer Abdullah was great on Saturday, and it was in a conference game.  But the guy has already won the award three times this season.  And we're in week 5.  Is there a push for a B1G Heisman?

Offensive Players of the Week

Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska  Sr., RB

  • Rushed for 208 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries, including 127 yards in the first quarter alone, as Nebraska improved to 5-0 on the season
  • Set a career-high with three rushing touchdowns and had three touchdowns overall for the second straight week
  • Records the fourth Offensive Player of the Week award of his career and third of the season

Defensive Player of the Week

Cole Farrand, Maryland  Sr., LB, Green Pond, N.J./Pope John XXIII

  • Recorded 19 tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, to lead Maryland to a victory over Indiana
  • Claims his first career Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Maryland Defensive Player of the Week: William Likely (Sept. 22, 2014)

Special Teams Player of the Week

Griffin Oakes, Indiana  Fr., K

  • Converted three field goal attempts, including a school-record 58-yarder and kicks from 38 and 48 yards
  • Tied for the 10th longest field goal in Big Ten history and the longest since 2009
  • Claims his first career Special Teams Player of the Week honor

Co-Freshmen of the Week

Anthony Walker, Northwestern  LB

  • Recorded eight tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and a 49-yard interception return for a touchdown in a victory at Penn State
  • Led the team in tackles as the Wildcats defense did not allow a touchdown in a Big Ten game for the first time since 1995
  • Wins his first career weekly award

J.T. Barrett, Ohio State  QB

  • Went 26-of-36 for 330 yards and four touchdowns as the Buckeyes defeated Cincinnati
  • Added 79 rushing yards, giving him 409 total yards, the second-highest total in school history and most since 1981
  • Wins his third Freshman of the Week award