It's no surprise that Michigan's Jeremy Gallon received Big Ten honors for his performance in the Wolverines' win over Indiana. However, it is somewhat surprising how no Ohio State players were honored after a tiring Week 8 of college football.
That must be a misprint.
Anyway, Gallon was the most impressive player last week, as he set a Big Ten record with 369 receiving yards. It was also second-most in FBS history. Needless to say, the senior receiver had a game that Michigan fans will talk about for quite some time, and I'm sure he will tell his grandchildren about the day he transformed into Superman.
Gallon finished the game with 14 receptions, 369 yards and two touchdowns. This is the second time this season he was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.
Who had the best week?
Max Bullough also represented for the state of Michigan, as the Spartans linebacker earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors for what he did in a 14-0 win against Purdue. He led the team with 10 tackles, two tackles for loss and forced a fumble that was picked up by a teammate and returned for a touchdown.
The senior is well-deserving of this honor, but did you know this is his first time making this list? Surprised me as well. We're talking about one of the more consistent players in the Big Ten and somebody who has led Michigan State in tackles the last two seasons.
As for the other honors, Indiana's Mitch Ewald was named Special Teams Player of the Week after contributing 11 points to the Hoosiers' loss to Michigan. He made all five extra points and was 2-for-2 on field goal attempts. He also became the first Indiana kicker to drill a 50-yard kick since 2002.
Freshman of the Week went to Iowa's defensive back Desmond King, who finished the game against Ohio State with 12 tackles. It was easily the best game of his young career, and it now moves him to fourth on the team with 41 tackles.
Still, this week was all about a Michigan receiver who couldn't be stopped on a Saturday afternoon.