Michigan’s Kenny Allen wins Big Ten honor

The Detroit News
Kenny Allen

Michigan kicker Kenny Allen, who had three field goals on three attempts in the Wolverines’ 32-23 win over Michigan State, has been named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week.

Allen also punted three times (one inside the 20) for a 40.7-yard average.

On the season, Allen is 9-for-13 on field goals and leads the Wolverines in scoring with 65 points.

Other Big Ten award winners:

Offense: Penn State RB Saquon Barkley, who had career-highs of 207 rushing yards and 277 all-purpose yards in the Nittany Lions’ 62-24 win over Purdue. Barkley averaged 11.5 yards on 18 rushing attempts and also scored two TD.

Co-defense: Indiana LB Marcus Oliver, who had two sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles in the Hoosiers’ 42-36 win over Maryland.

Co-defense: Wisconsin LB Ryan Connelly, who had a career-high 11 tackles and two pass break-ups in the Badgers’ 23-17 overtime victory against Nebraska.

Freshman: Indiana RB Tyler Natee, who had 18 carries for 111 yards and one TD. As a team the Hoosiers rushed for 414 yards, the most against a Big Ten opponent since 2001.

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