After hitting six field goals in the 31-20 victory over Indiana, Jake Moody is the Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
The freshman kicker from Northville, Mich. replaced starter Quinn Nordin just before kickoff. He proceeded to convert boots from 23, 29, 30, 31, 32 and 33 yards.
The 6-for-6 day is a school record, which broke Nordin’s high of five against Air Force last year.
Jim Harbaugh noticed that Nordin, “wasn’t feeling too well,” so he called up Moody. The head coach praised his freshman afterwards.
“His demeanor didn’t change at all,” Harbaugh said. “Didn’t look like he needed a pep talk or a Snickers bar or anything. Just get warmed up and get out there, didn’t hesitate to give him a chance to do it and just kept coming through.”
Moody shared Player of the Week honors with Nebraska’s Barrett Pickering, who connected on three field goals to top Michigan State 9-6.