Fans aren't happy with the B1G after Iowa P Tory Taylor wasn't named Special Teams Player of the Week
Iowa punter Tory Taylor had himself a game this week against Penn State.
Taylor had 5 punts for 222 yards, averaging 44.4 yards per kick. He pinned Penn State inside the 15-yard line multiple times, giving the Hawkeyes defense a huge boost.
So when he wasn’t the B1G Special Teams Player of the Week this week, fans wondered why. The award went to Michigan kicker Jacob Moody, who made some big kicks against Nebraska — none bigger than the one to give the Wolverines the win. But Taylor played a huge role in Iowa’s victory in the top-4 showdown and by pinning Penn State in bad field position, it allowed the Hawkeye defense to step up and make big plays.
Iowa fans — and B1G fans, for that matter — took to Twitter to voice their displeasure with the selection. Here are some of the best responses:
— Malfunctioning Jug Machine Stan (@TadDorsey1) October 11, 2021
Are you kidding?! How did Taylor not get this? Absolute BS
— Jones (@F_J_11) October 11, 2021
— Alex Hickey (@bigahickey) October 11, 2021
Incredible that Iowa's Tory Taylor was not a co-special teams player of the week the Big Ten. https://t.co/xNs0RfeI13
— Greg Pickel (@GregPickel) October 11, 2021
I’m convinced that these awards are selected while someone is drunk. https://t.co/woGbhzQKnN
— Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) October 11, 2021
Did Tory Taylor die???? https://t.co/tc9ErHO8W7
— Spencer Petras Truther (@MATTHANKlNS) October 11, 2021
Tory Taylor would like a word https://t.co/cCrNotRABF
— Jon D. Miller (@hawkeyepodcast) October 11, 2021
How did Tory Taylor not win special teams player of the week https://t.co/a9yCsrKaHH
— Andrew Brandenburg (@abrandenburg10) October 11, 2021
also diagnosing myself with terminal Big Ten brain for feeling strongly that Iowa punter Tory Taylor was snubbed for Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week
— Daniel Gallen (@danieljtgallen) October 11, 2021