Week 11 B1G Players of the Week
You knew a record-setting day was going to yield some accolades.
Jake Rudock and Jehu Chesson etched their names into the Wolverine record book on Saturday after fueling a thrilling double-overtime win. Rudock set a Michigan record with his six touchdown passes while Chesson tied a UM mark with four touchdown catches.
They connected for a score on a do-or-die play at the end of regulation and led Michigan to a season-best 581 yards of offense.
Needless to say, they were shoo-ins for the B1G weekly awards.
Here’s how the rest of the conference’s Week 11 honors shook out:
B1G Co-Offensive Player of the Week — Jake Rudock, Michigan QB
B1G Co-Offensive Player of the Week — Jehu Chesson, Michigan WR
B1G Defensive Player of the Week — Malik McDowell, Michigan DL
B1G Special Teams Player of the Week — Griffin Oakes, Indiana K
B1G Freshman of the Week — Shannon Brooks, Minnesota RB
McDowell led MSU to a dominant defensive effort against Maryland. The sophomore recorded a career-high eight tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and forced a fumble in a 24-7 victory. Michigan State produced four B1G Defensive Player of the Week winners in 2015.
Oakes earned his first weekly award of the season after notching a school-record four field goals in IU’s double-overtime loss to Michigan. The sophomore connected from 39, 36, 51 and 24 yards out to keep the Hoosiers alive. He currently ranks first in the B1G and ninth in college football in field-goal percentage (88.9).
Brooks earned his second B1G Freshman of the Week honor after racking up 86 yards and a rushing touchdown. The tailback also threw his first career touchdown pass on a trick play to Drew Wolitarsky that helped keep the Gophers within striking distance against No. 5 Iowa. He became the first Minnesota player to rack up multiple weekly awards.