BIG 10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Offensive Player of the Week
Justin Fields, Ohio State
Jr., QB, Kennesaw, Ga./Harrison

  • Accounted for four touchdowns in Ohio State’s 52-12 win at Michigan State (two passing, two rushing)
  • Ran for a career-high 104 yards and two touchdowns, including a 41-yarder that set up a touchdown
  • Completed 17 of 24 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions
  • Collects his second career Offensive Player of the Week award
  • Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: Justin Fields (Nov. 2, 2020)

Defensive Player of the Week
Micah McFadden, Indiana
Jr., LB, Tampa, Fla./Plant

  • Matched a career high with two sacks and added a team-high nine tackles in the Hoosiers’ victory at Wisconsin
  • His second sack came on the Badgers’ final possession when he dropped Graham Mertz for a loss of four yards
  • Anchored a defense that held Wisconsin to six points, marking the lowest single-game output for the Badgers against Indiana since a 10-3 Hoosier win in 1992 
  • Claims his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Indiana Defensive Player of the Week: Jamar Johnson (Oct. 26, 2020)

Co-Special Teams Players of the Week
Haydon Whitehead, Indiana
Sr., P, Melbourne, Australia/McKinnon Secondary College

  • Pinned Wisconsin inside the 20-yard line four times, including two punts downed inside the 10
  • Placed punts down at the 1-yard line and the 8-yard line and did not allow any return yardage or returns
  • Totaled five punts for 201 yards, an average of 40.2 yards per punt
  • Earns his first career Special Teams Player of the Week honor
  • Last Indiana Special Teams Player of the Week: Charles Campbell (Nov. 2, 2020)

Drue Chrisman, Ohio State
Sr., P, Lawrenceburg, Ind./La Salle

  • Averaged 53.4 yards on five punts in Ohio State’s 52-12 win against Michigan State
  • Three of his five punts were downed inside the 20-yard line, with two being downed inside of the 10-yard line
  • Had a career-long 74-yard punt, the eighth longest punt in Ohio State history
  • Claims his second career Special Teams Player of the Week honor and first of the season
  • Last Ohio State Special Teams Player of the Week: Drue Chrisman (Sept. 9, 2019)

Freshman of the Week
Joey Porter, Penn State
CB, Bakersfield, Calif./North Allegheny

  • Tallied a career-high seven tackles, including five solo stops, in Penn State’s 23-7 win at Rutgers on Saturday
  • Matched a career best with an unassisted tackle for loss as Penn State held Rutgers to a season-low in points and recorded the program’s 900th all-time win
  • Previous career high was five tackles, set in each of the past three games
  • Collects his first career Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Keyvone Lee (Nov. 30, 2020)