By: Bill Scott
Wisconsin senior linebacker Chris Borland is the co-Defensive Player of the Week in the Big Ten Conference this week. Borland finished with 13 tackles and matched his career best of two sacks to help Wisconsin knock off BYU 27-17 on Saturday.
Borland notched his 16th career double-digit tackle game and fourth this season.
It’s the 5th career Defensive Player of the Week honor, tying him with Penn State’s Paul Posluszny for the most in conference history.
Minnesota’s Peter Mortell won the Big Ten’s Special Teams Player of the Week. The sophomore punter out of Green Bay (Notre Dame Academy) averaged 46 yards per punt, placing three inside the 20-yard line, to help Minnesota knock off Penn State for its eighth victory of the season.