Leon Jacobs, Jonathan Taylor pick up Big Ten weekly awards

Defensive Player of the Week

Leon Jacobs, Wisconsin

Sr., LB, San Pedro, Calif./Golden Valley

• Paced the Badgers with a personal season-high nine tackles, including four solo stops, in Wisconsin’s victory over Purdue

• Recorded the second interception of his career, snagging a Purdue pass at the Wisconsin 11-yard line midway through the fourth quarter

• The Badgers went on to run out the clock following Jacobs’ interception

• Collects his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor

• Last Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Week: Natrell Jamerson (Oct. 2, 2017)

Freshman of the Week

Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin

Fr., RB, Salem, N.J./Salem

• Carried the ball a career-high 30 times for 219 yards with one touchdown against Purdue

• Recorded his third 200-yard rushing game of the season, pushing his season rushing total to 986 yards in six contests (164.3 yards per game)

• Broke loose for a 67-yard touchdown run on his third carry of the game, notching his third run of 60-plus yards this season

• Claims his third career Big Ten Freshman of the Week award

• Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Jonathan Taylor (Oct. 9, 2017)

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