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Two Spartans Win B1G Player of the Week on Their Side of the Ball...

Special Teams Player of the Week

Kyler Elsworth, Michigan State

So., LB, Goodrich, Mich./Goodrich

  • ·Blocked a punt in the final minute of the first half, which Michigan State recovered in the end zone to give the Spartans a 23-14 halftime edge
  • ·Marked Michigan State’s first blocked punt that resulted in a touchdown since 2006
  • ·Claims his first career Big Ten weekly honor
  • ·Last Michigan State Special Teams Player of the Week: Denicos Allen (Nov. 22, 2010)




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CO Offensive Player of the Week

Kirk Cousins, Michigan State

Sr., QB, Holland, Mich./Holland Christian

  • ·Threw three touchdown passes, highlighted by the game-winning touchdown toss to Keith Nichol as time expired, in Michigan State’s win over Wisconsin
  • ·Completed 22 of 31 passes for 290 yards, his 20th career 200-yard passing game, as the Spartans rallied from a 14-0 first-quarter deficit
  • ·Won his 22nd game as Michigan State’s quarterback, becoming the program’s all-time wins leader
  • ·Claims his second career Big Ten weekly honor

· Last Michigan State Offensive Player of the Week: Kirk Cousins (Oct. 25, 2010)