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Michigan defensive end Chase Winovich, who had nine tackles, including three for loss, in the Wolverines’ win over Northwestern, was named Big Ten co-defensive player of the week on Monday.
Winovich is second on the UM team with 32 tackles, first in tackles for loss with 10.5, first in sacks with three and tied for first in quarterback hurries with three.
Winovich is Michigan’s first Big Ten weekly award winner on defense since Khaleke Hudson was honored in November 2017.
KJ Hamler, who is from Pontiac and played for Orchard Lake St. Mary’s before transferring to IMG Academy in Florida for his senior season, was named Big Ten freshman of the week for his performance in Penn State’s loss to Ohio State.
Hamler had four catches for 138 yards, including a 93-yard TD reception, the second-longest play from scrimmage in Penn State history.
Offense: Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins, who passed for 270 yards and three TD in the Buckeyes’ triumph. He led a 12-play, 96-yard drive to OSU’s winning score.
Co-defense: Ohio State DE Chase Young, who had six tackles, including three for loss, in OSU’s victory.
Special teams: Purdue P Joe Schopper, who averaged 41.3 yards on seven punts. He placed five inside the Nebraska 20-yard-line in the Boilermakers’ victory.