East Lansing, MI – Redshirt senior kicker Matt Coghlin has earned Big Ten Special Teams Co-Player of the Week honors.
While his teammate, Antjuan Simmons, was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week following Michigan State's 29-20 victory over Northwestern.
Simmons helped MSU's defense hold NU to 63 yards rushing and 20-points on their way to an upset win against the previously undefeated Wildcats.
The Ann Arbor native tallied a game-high 13 tackles, including two for a loss and one sack – it's the fourth time this season he's logged double-digit tackles (he currently ranks second with 10.6 per game).
Coghlin finished 3-for-4 on field goals vs. Northwestern, along with the game-winner from 48-yards with less than four minutes left in the contest, putting the Spartans ahead, 23-20.
It wouldn't be the first time (2017 vs. Penn State, 2019 vs. Indiana, 2019 vs. Maryland).
He now has four career game-winning kicks and multiple Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week accolades (2017, 2018, 2020).
Michigan State will return to action Saturday, Dec. 5, against No. 3/4 Ohio State at home.
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