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Big Ten Football Players of the Week: No RU players on the honor roll

After Jonathan Aiken broke the ice for Rutgers last week, there were no Knights listed on this week's B1G Honor Roll in football.

Future RU opponent Sam Foltz of the Huskers
Future RU opponent Sam Foltz of the Huskers
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Co-Offensive Players of the Week

Wes Lunt, Illinois
So., QB

  • Completed 35 of 50 passes for a career-high 456 yards and three touchdowns in Illinois' victory over Western Kentucky
  • Last Illinois Offensive Player of the Week: Steve Hull (Nov. 25, 2013)

David Cobb, Minnesota

Sr., RB

  • Set a new TCF Bank Stadium record for a Gopher with 220 rushing yards on 29 carries, including two touchdowns, as Minnesota defeated Middle Tennessee State
  • Recorded the first 200-yard rushing performance by a Gopher since Nov. 12, 2005
    Last Minnesota Offensive Player of the Week: Philip Nelson (Nov. 4, 2013)

Defensive Player of the Week

Drew Ott, Iowa
Jr., DE

  • Recorded a career-high 13 tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss, and one sack, as the Hawkeyes defeated Ball State
  • Last Iowa Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week: Christian Kirksey (Dec. 2, 2013)

Special Teams Player of the Week

Sam Foltz, Nebraska

So., P


  • Averaged 51.2 yards on six punts as Nebraska defeated McNeese State
  • Four of his six punts were downed inside the 20-yard line, including three inside the 10-yard line
  • Last Nebraska Special Teams Player of the Week: Pat Smith (Nov. 25, 2013)

Freshmen of the Week

Mike Dudek, Illinois

  • Recorded four receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown in Illinois' win over Western Kentucky
  • Became the first Illini newcomer since 2003 to tally a touchdown reception in each of his first two games
  • Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Aaron Bailey (Sept. 30, 2013