The following is a release from the Big Ten Conference with their initial offensive, defensive and special teams players of the week.
Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell shared offensive honors with Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez.
Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State
Jr., RB, Columbus, Ohio/Groveport Madison
·Recorded career-highs with 210 rushing yards and 44 carries, scoring two touchdowns to help Michigan State defeat nationally ranked Boise State on Friday night.
·Amassed a career-best 265 all-purpose yards, more than Boise State’s total offensive yards (206) for the game
·Scored the Spartans’ only touchdowns of the game, including the game-winner midway through the fourth quarter.
·Records his first Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week selection and third overall honor, having earned two Freshman of the Week awards during the 2010 season.
·Last Michigan State Offensive Player of the Week: Kirk Cousins (Oct. 24, 2011).