Every week in the Big Ten, there are outstanding young men playing football for our entertainment, and so we at OTE feel that it is only right to recognize the best and the brightest of these. Here now, the week 5 winners:
Offensive Player of the Week: DaeSean Hamilton, Penn State WR (Honorable Mention: Felton Davis III, Michigan State WR)
DaeSean caught three touchdowns on only nine total catches against Indiana, accumulating 122 receiving yards and setting the Penn State career receptions record, passing Deon Butler for the record.
Davis III had a similar stat line (9 catches, 114 yards, 2 TD), but did not set any school records in the process, thus we at OTE gave Hamilton the nod this week.
Defensive Player of the Week: Joe Bachie, Michigan State Linebacker
Josiah Scott with the forced fumble. Joe Bachie follows with a hit. Chris Frey with the recovery. Big momentum play for the Spartans. pic.twitter.com/5Yz19v0VB2— David Harns (@DavidHarns) September 30, 2017
Bachie had 9 tackles (5 solo, 3.5 for loss, 1 sack) and a fumble recovery against Iowa, stopping an Iowa drive in the redzone in a low scoring game where every point mattered.
Honorable mention goes to Wisconsin safety Natrell Jamerson, whose two interceptions (including one pick six) earned him player of the week honors from the Big Ten Conference.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Ryan Anderson, Rutgers Punter
Though video evidence has yet to be seen by myself, reports from MNWildcat and a couple of folks on Twitter insist that Anderson was able to kick a near-perfect coffin corner punt to the 2 yard line against Ohio State, and in a year where just about everything that could go wrong for the Scarlet Knights has, we felt it necessary to recognize this lone bright spot in a sea of turmoil.
Honorable mention goes to future Heisman candidate Saquon Barkley for his first ever kickoff return touchdown.
Clip(s) of the Week: Spartan fans doing the Kinnick Wave
Fox just showed the Spartan fans doing the Kinnick Wave and now I've got the chills. pic.twitter.com/ExVw5zfotD— Andy Garman (@GarmanSports) September 30, 2017
A cool new tradition that just gets better every week.
Honorable mention (and possibly Fail of the Week) goes out to this guy.