MSU's Cook grabs Big Ten honor after career day

The Detroit News
Connor Cook

Connor Cook, who threw for a career-high 398 yards in Michigan State's 52-26 win over Indiana, has been named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week.

Cook also set career highs for completions (30) and attempts (52), and tied his career best with four TD passes. Cook has exceeded 300 yards passing in three consecutive games.

Cook shares this week's offensive award with Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett, who had 324 yards of total offense and five TD in Ohio State's win over Rutgers.

Other winners:

Defensive Player of the Week -- DE Dean Lowry, Northwestern: Had six tackles for loss, two sacks, 10 total tackles and one pass breakup in Northwestern's victory at Nebraska.

Special Teams Player of the Week -- P Drew Meyer, Wisconsin: Averaged 46.8 yards on five punts in Wisconsin's victory at Illinois.

Freshman of the Week -- QB Clayton Thorson, Northwestern: Had 177 yards passing and 126 rushing for the Wildcats.