UM's Peoples-Jones, MSU's Coghlin share Big Ten special teams honors
Donovan Peoples-Jones is on a touchdown tear for Michigan, while Matt Coghlin just celebrated his first for Michigan State.
Both were good enough to earn Big Ten honors this week.
Peoples-Jones, a sophomore receiver from Detroit Cass Tech, and Coghlin, a sophomore kicker, shared Big Ten special teams player of the week honors, announced Monday.
Peoples-Jones returned a punt 60 yards for a third-quarter touchdown in Saturday's 56-10 demolition of Nebraska — his fourth touchdown in the last seven quarters (and five for the season).
Coghlin, meanwhile, turned a trick play into his first career touchdown in Michigan State's 35-21 victory over Indiana. Coghlin took a pitch from holder Brian Lewerke on a fake field-goal attempt, and rumbled six yards for a touchdown. Coghlin's extra point gave the Spartans a 28-7 lead at the time.
Coghlin was 5-for-5 on extra-point attempts en route to his second career Big Ten special teams player of the week honor.
WEEKLY BIG TEN HONORS
Co-offensive players of the week
►Dwayne Haskins, QB, So., Ohio State
►Miles Sanders, RB, Jr., Penn State
Defensive player of the week
►Tre Watson, LB, Sr., Maryland
Co-special teams players of the week
►Matt Coghlin, K, So., Michigan State
►Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, So., Michigan
Co-freshmen of the week
►Anthony McFarland, RB, Maryland
►Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue