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Felton Davis III Named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week

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NCAA Football: Iowa at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

The Michigan State Spartans got a huge victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday, and a key reason why was junior wide receiver Felton Davis III.

Davis hauled in nine catches for 188 yards and two touchdowns in the Spartans’ 17-10 win this weekend. The Big Ten Conference took notice of Davis’ top notch performance.

Davis was named Co-Offensive Player of the Week, along with Penn State wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton.

Davis is the first Spartan to receive this honor since quarterback Connor Cook, who was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week in late October 2015.

The nine catches and 114 yards were both career highs for Davis, while the two touchdown-performance matched his career high, which he set earlier this season against Bowling Green.

Davis did most of his damage in the first half before the Michigan State offense began to sputter, recording seven grabs for 88 yards and both touchdowns.

On the season, Davis now leads the Spartans in receptions with 21, receiving yards with 256 and touchdowns with four. He also is the active career leader amongst the Michigan State receiving crops in catches, yards and touchdowns with a 35-456-5 line.

Last Saturday’s game was a coming out party for Davis, who had four catches in each of the previous three contests, and did not surpass 70 yards in any of those games. Let’s hope Davis is able to build upon his Week 5 performance and continue that level of play throughout the rest of the season.

It’s officially Michigan week, ladies and gentlemen. Be sure to follow all of our coverage on The Only Colors. Go Green!