Sep 12, 2015; Evanston, IL, USA; Northwestern Wildcats linebacker Anthony Walker (18) runs off the first during the first half of the game against the Eastern Illinois Panthers at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports
The majority of the teams in the Big Ten conference looked solid in Week 3. This week’s edition of the Big Ten Football Players of the Week includes both a familiar face, as well as an emerging star. Here are the players who stood out the most in Week 3 of the college football season.
Offense: Michigan State WR Aaron Burbridge
Air Force just couldn’t find an answer for Burbridge on Saturday. The senior receiver caught eight passes for 156 yards and three touchdowns, including this insane grab on a great throw from his quarterback Connor Cook.Defense: Northwestern LB
Can you believe that this kid is only a sophomore? He sure doesn’t play like one. Walker has been one of the most impressive defensive players in the country so far this season. This past week, he put together an outstanding performance against a potent Duke offense, racking up 19 total tackles. This is the second time Walker has won the honor this season.
Special Teams: Iowa K Marshall Koehn
Does icing the kicker really work? Well, Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi found out the hard way. He called a timeout to ice Koehn as time expired. Had he not called the timeout, the game would’ve went to overtime, as the kick came up short. Instead, Koehn was granted another chance and this time around, he left nothing to be desired, booting a 57-yard field goal to win the game.
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