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Three Wolverines Named Big Ten Players of the Week after Northwestern Performance

In the first five weeks, no Wolverine had earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors. In Week 6 alone, three of them did.

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Michigan's Jourdan Lewis, Jehu Chesson, and Jabrill Peppers each were named a Big Ten Player of the Week after their performances in the Wolverines' 38-0 shutout win against then-No. 13 Northwestern. Lewis was selected as the Defensive Player of the Week for recording four tackles, a tackle for loss, and an interception which he returned 37 yards for a touchdown. Chesson was picked as the Special Teams Player of the Week for his 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to open the contest. And Peppers was a co-Freshman of the Week after tallying five tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and three pass break-ups against the Wildcats.

This is the first time that a Wolverine has been chosen as a Big Ten Player of the Week in 2015. Despite Michigan having what many would consider to be the best defense in America, its success has been predicated more on a team-wide effort than strong individual, statistical performances. However, Michigan ended that drought in Week 6 thanks to Lewis and Peppers, while Chesson added the cherry on top on special teams.

The other Big Ten Players of the Week in Week 6 were Iowa RB Jordan Canzeri (Offense) and Minnesota RB Shannon Brooks (co-Freshman).

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