Golden Gopher players honored by Big Ten after big win over PurdueMinnesota Sports
-- Two University of Minnesota football players have been honored by the Big Ten Conference. The awards are the first for both players.
(Chicago, IL) -- Two University of Minnesota football players have been honored by the Big Ten Conference. The awards are the first for both players.
Quarterback Phillip Nelson of Mankato was named the league's Freshman of the Week after leading the Golden Gophers to a 44-28 win over Purdue on Saturday. Nelson had a hot hand in the first half, connecting on 15-of-17 throws for 246 yards and three touchdowns.
Senior cornerback Michael Carter was named the Big Ten's Defensive Player of the Week after turning in a career high six pass breakups, six tackles, and returning an interception 43-yards for a touchdown.
Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke expects his star quarterback Denard Robinson to play this Saturday when the Wolverines visit Minnesota for a Big Ten football game. Robinson was injured in last week's Michigan loss at Nebraska and could not finish the game. His right arm suffered enough damage that he couldn't grip a football with his throwing hand. Hoke says Robinson has improved, can grip a football, and should play at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday for the 11 a.m. contest for the Little Brown Jug. The Wolverines will definitely need Robison as their offense has not scored a touchdown in eight quarters of play.