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The sophomore was named the Big Ten co-offensive player of the week for his performance in a 24-21 win over Iowa last weekend. Latimer caught seven passes for 113 yards and three touchdowns as he matched or set career highs in each category. It was the first weekly award for the native of Dayton, Ohio and the first for the Hoosiers since QB Ben Chappell claimed the award in 2010.
Nebraska junior QB Taylor Martinez shared the award as he rallied the Huskers from a 10-point deficit to post a 28-24 win at Michigan State on Saturday. He completed 16 of 36 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns against three interceptions while rushing for 205 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries. It was the fourth weekly award won by Martinez this fall, tying him for the second-most in a single season in league history.
Ohio State senior LB Ryan Shazier earned Big Ten defensive player of the week honors for the second consecutive week as he posted 14 tackles, including 11 solo, to go with a pass defended in a 52-22 win over Illinois. Overall, the Buckeyes allowed just 170 yards of total offense.
Michigan State P Mike Sadler was named Big Ten special teams player of the week as he amassed seven punts for 326 yards in a loss against the Cornhuskers. Sadler, who averaged 46.6 yards per boot, buried three inside the Nebraska 20-yard line. It was the second career award for Sadler.
Meantime, Ohio State RB Bri'onte Dunn claimed his first career Big Ten freshman of the week award for rushing for 73 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries, all career-highs.
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