For the third time this season, Michigan State star defensive player Jacoby Windmon has earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week.
In his first game playing as a true linebacker, Windmon made as much of an impact as you could ever hope for. He was Saturday’s MVP with forcing the fumble in double overtime, intercepting a pass right in MSU’s red zone and racking a team-high 11 tackles and two tackles for loss.
On the season, the UNLV transfer has 37 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss (leading the Big Ten) and 5.5 sacks (second-most in the Big Ten).
He also has six forced fumbles this season, which is the most in the nation by a wide margin. The second-highest total for forced fumbles in the Big Ten Conference is three forced fumbles, which is held by Michigan State safety Kendall Brooks.