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Ozigbo, Martinez Earn Big Ten Honors

November 12, 2018

Nebraska's high-powered offense continues to do well when it comes to recognition from the Big Ten as two Huskers earned weekly honors from the conference.

Running back Devine Ozigbo was named Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for 11 times for 162 yards, including a career-long rush of 66 yards. Ozigbo found the end zone three times in the 54-35 win, also a career best, and added three catches for 36 yards.

This is Ozigbo's first Offensive Player of the Week award. The senior has appeared in 39 games for the Huskers over the past four seasons. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. was the last Husker to win the award, taking the honor after Nebraska's win over Minnesota in November 2016.

MORE: Ozigbo Among Big Ten's Best | More on the Table for Martinez

Quarterback Adrian Martinez was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the third time this sason, but didn't have to share the award for the first time. The true freshman from Fresno, California, had 345 yards of total offense against Illinois –– 290 passing, 55 rushing –– and accounted for four total touchdowns.

Martinez is the eighth player in Big Ten history to earn the freshman-of-the-week honor three times, and the first quarterback to do it since Ohio State's J.T. Barrett in 2014.

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