Leon Jacobs wins Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week

MADISON — Wisconsin linebacker Leon Jacobs was honored as the Co-Defensive Player of the Week for the Big Ten for his performance against Iowa in week 11. Jacobs finished the game with four tackles, a sack, and two fumble recoveries, one of which was returned 21 yards for a touchdown.

Defensively, Wisconsin only allowed 66 total yards of offense to the Hawkeyes in their 38-14 victory. Iowa did not score a touchdown offensively, as both their scores came on interceptions returned for touchdowns by defensive back Josh Jackson. Jackson shared the honor with Jacobs this week.

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The 66 yards allowed was the fewest that Wisconsin has ever allowed to a Big Ten opponent in program history.

This is the second time that Jacobs has earned the honor, the first coming in week seven after Wisconsin beat Purdue 17-9.

Jacobs also set a school record by appearing in his 55th game on Saturday against Iowa.

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