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John Simon, Corey Brown earn weekly Big Ten honors

John Simon and Corey Brown earned Big Ten honors for their performances in Ohio State's win over Wisconsin on Saturday.

Kirk Irwin

The Ohio State Buckeyes continue to have their players receive weekly awards from the Big Ten, with two players earning honors this week. The Buckeyes bested Wisconsin by a score of 21-14, moving to 11-0 with a 7-0 mark within the Big Ten, and have the Michigan Wolverines next week, which will wrap up their season.

Defensive lineman John Simon was awarded the Defensive Player of the Week honors. He totaled six tackles, but much more impressive is the four sacks he racked up, an Ohio State record. It's the most sacks by a Big Ten player since Ryan Kerrigan with Purdue in 2010. Simon has nine sacks on the season, which is good for top of the conference, and has 14.5 tackles for a loss this year.

Punt returner Corey Brown took the Special Teams Player of the Week honors. As the game was forced to overtime, his opening return for a touchdown was crucial to Ohio State remaining unbeaten. It was a 68 yard punt return. He averaged 23 yards per punt return on three attempts.

This is the second of each award for both players over their college careers.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.