Week 6 B1G Players of the Week dominated by Michigan
Have a day, Michigan.
The Wolverines cleaned up on Saturday against Northwestern with a 38-0 drubbing. On Monday, the Wolverines cleaned up the B1G weekly awards. For the first time all season, one team had three players represented.
Here’s how they shook out in Week 6:
Offensive Player of the Week: Jordan Canzeri, Iowa RB
Defensive Player of the Week: Jourdan Lewis, Michigan CB
Special Teams Player of the Week: Jehu Chesson, Michigan KR
Co-Freshman of the Week: Jabrill Peppers, Michigan DB
Co-Freshman of the Week: Shannon Brooks, Minnesota RB
Canzeri had a career day in a 29-20 Iowa win against Illinois. The senior had a career-high 256 rushing yards and set a school record with 43 carries. His 75-yard touchdown run gave the unbeaten Hawkeyes the breathing room they needed against Illinois.
Lewis also had a game-changing touchdown in a winning effort. He picked off Clayton Thorson and returned it for a touchdown to fuel Michigan’s rout against Northwestern. On a defense that recorded its third straight shutout for the first time in 35 years, Lewis is having an All-American season.
Speaking of that Michigan defense, freshman sensation Jabrill Peppers again looked like the five-star recruit he was hyped up to be. He had five tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and broke up three Northwestern passes in the shutout. He became the first Michigan freshman to win the weekly honor in three years.
Peppers’ teammate, Chesson, gave the Wolverines the only points they’d need on the opening kickoff. He sent the Big House into a frenzy with his 96-yard kickoff return for a score. His first career special teams touchdown set the tone for a dominant Michigan day.
And Brooks had a long touchdown of his own. The true freshman tailback provided the back-breaking touchdown on a 71-yard run that gave the Gophers their first comfortable lead of the day. His 176 rushing yards were the most by a Minnesota freshman in 12 years.
All five selections earned their first weekly awards of 2015.