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Jake Ryan, Matt Wile earn Big Ten player of the week honors

Two Wolverines were honored with Big Ten player of the week honors this week.

Gregory Shamus

ANN ARBOR -- Not only did Michigan defeat Penn State 18-13 to earn its first Big Ten win of the season, Monday also brought a nice added bonus to two players in particular.

The Big Ten announced that linebacker Jake Ryan and kicker Matt Wile were both honored with a conference awards for their efforts on Saturday.

Ryan earned co-Defensive Player of the Week honors whereas Wile received co-Special Teams Player of the Week honors.

Ryan led the Michigan defense with 10 tackles -- three for a loss -- and one sack against the Nittany Lions. It is the first time that a Michigan defensive player was given the honor since Ryan won it on Oct. 25, 2012. Minnesota linebacker Damien Wilson, who recorded 15 tackles during its win over Northwestern, shared the award.

Ryan currently leads the Big Ten in tackles for loss with nine.

Wile, who had struggles consistently making field goals earlier in the season, did not miss an attempt on Saturday and was a key contributor for Michigan's victory on Saturday. With makes from 45, 42 and 37 yards he scored Michigan's final 10 points of the game. It is the first Big Ten award of his career. Minnesota's Jalen Myrick, who scored a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Northwestern, shared the award with Wile.

Michigan currently is on a bye week as it prepares for rival Michigan State (3:30 p.m., ABC).