Ohio State’s 60-35 win at Illinois Saturday produced two more Big Ten award winners as Buckeyes running back Carlos Hyde and linebacker Ryan Shazier were named the conference’s respective offensive and defensive player of the week.
Both were so honored for the second time this season.
See the full release from the Big Ten after the jump.
Offensive Player of the Week Carlos Hyde, Ohio State Sr., RB, Naples, Fla./Naples • Rushed for a career-high 246 yards, the fourth-most in Ohio State history, and scored five total touchdowns in the Buckeyes’ road victory over Illinois, becoming the first Big Ten player since 2010 to score five times in a game • Averaged 10.3 yards per carry and rushed for four touchdowns, including runs of one, eight, 51 and 55 yards • Also had an 18-yard touchdown reception and totaled 272 all-purpose yards in the game • Records the third Offensive Player of the Week award of his career and second this season • Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: Braxton Miller (Oct. 28, 2013)
Defensive Player of the Week Ryan Shazier, Ohio State Jr., LB, Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Plantation • Recorded a career-high 16 tackles that included 1.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss in the Buckeyes’ road win at Illinois • Forced a fumble on a third-quarter sack, which led to an Illinois safety to give the Buckeyes a 37-21 advantage • Leads the conference and ranks among the top 15 in the nation with 1.45 tackles per loss a contest • Claims his fourth career Defensive Player of the Week honor and second this season • Last Ohio State Defensive Player of the Week: Ryan Shazier (Sept. 16, 2013)
Special Teams Player of the Week Brendan Gibbons, Michigan Sr., K, West Palm Beach, Fla./Cardinal Newman • Was perfect on his kicking attempts in a road win against Northwestern, including a 44-yarder as time expired to force overtime • Also converted on attempts from 25, 28 and 29 yards to match his career best of four field goals in a game • Made two fourth-quarter field goals and added another in the second overtime • Claims his second career Special Teams Player of the Week honor • Last Michigan Special Teams Player of the Week: Brendan Gibbons (Oct. 22, 2012)
Freshman of the Week Corey Clement, Wisconsin RB, Glassboro, N.J./Glassboro • Averaged nearly 10 yards per carry, finishing with 108 yards on 11 totes, and scored two touchdowns in Wisconsin’s win over Indiana • Rushed for more than 100 yards for the third time this season and tied a career high with two scores • Was one of three Badgers to rush for more than 100 yards in the game as they ran for 554 yards, which ranks eighth in Big Ten single-game history • Wins his second Freshman of the Week award • Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Corey Clement (Sept. 9, 2013)