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Michigan State’s Jayden Reed, Jacub Panasiuk take home weekly honors from Big Ten/PFF

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Reed and Panasiuk delivered key performances in the win over Nebraska

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After a clutch victory over Nebraska on Saturday night, Michigan State’s Jayden Reed and Jacub Panasiuk are getting recognized for their efforts.

Reed was announced as the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after delivering big for the Spartans in the fourth quarter. In case you missed it, Reed returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown, tying the game at 20, and eventually forcing overtime.

It was MSU’s first punt return for a touchdown since Keshawn Martin broke loose in November of 2011. He finished the game with 192 all-purpose yards (69 kick return, 62 punt return, 59 receiving and two rushing) and hauled in a 35-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.

Defensively, Panasiuk dominated throughout the night, catching the eye of Pro Football Focus. Panasiuk was listed on PFF’s first-team All-Defensive team and earned Defensive Player of the Week honors.

According to PFF’s grading scale, Panasiuk produced a 94.1 pass-rush grade and 14 pressures on 39 rushes. One of the biggest moments of the game was his strip sack of Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez in the fourth quarter.

Extended highlights of the game can be found here: