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12/02/16 - Corey DavisSr/2017, Western Michigan, 6-3, 213 (DS#1 WR) [Newsfeed]
Western Michigan hangs on for 29-23 win in MAC title game...Zach Terrell threw two touchdown passes, including a 70-yard strike to Corey Davis, and Butch Hampton kicked five field goals as No. 13 Western Michigan held off Ohio 29-23 in the Mid-American Conference championship game on Friday night at Ford Field. The Broncos (13-0) remained one of two undefeated FBS teams along with No. 1 Alabama and solidified their case for a New Year's Six bowl berth while winning their first conference title. Western Michigan, ranked No. 17 in the latest College Football Playoff poll, potentially earned a Cotton Bowl bid as the Group of 5 representative.

Western Michigan, which led by 16 at halftime, isn't guaranteed that berth. Navy, ranked No. 19 in the CFP poll, has two games remaining, including the American Athletic Conference title game against Temple on Saturday. Terrell completed 19 of 31 passes for 290 yards but was also intercepted twice after getting picked off just once during the regular season. Davis, who leads the FBS with 18 touchdown receptions this season, caught eight passes for 144 yards. Robert Spillane's interception with 51 seconds left sealed the win. - The Sports Xchange

12/02/16 - Sefo LiufauSr/2017, Colorado, 6-3, 230 (DS#14 QB) [Newsfeed]
QB Liufau injured on Colorado's first series...Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau left Friday's Pac-12 championship game against Washington in the first quarter with an apparent right leg injury. Liufau was injured when he was sacked by Psalm Wooching on a second-and-8 play with 9:50 left in the first quarter with Washington leading 7-0. Liufau stayed on the ground for about a minute before he left with some assistance by trainers. It was not immediately clear whether he would return. He had rushed for 20 yards and completed his only pass attempt for 9 yards before leaving the game. Steven Montez replaced Liufau. - The Sports Xchange

12/02/16 - Rodney SmithrSo/2019, Minnesota, 5-11, 205 (DS#18 RB) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES): RB Rodney Smith, Minnesota...Smith led the Gophers with 1,084 yards and 15 rushing touchdowns. This season he became the 20th Gopher ever to rush for 1,000 yards in a season and his 15 rushing scores is third most all-time in a single season. Through two years, he ranks tied for 24th in program history with 1,754 yards. - Minnesota Football

12/02/16 - Jonah PirsigrSr/2017, Minnesota, 6-8, 325 (DS#13 OT) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES): OT Jonah Pirsig, Minnesota...Pirsig was Minnesota’s lone senior offensive lineman on the team he was a leader as the line worked to create a new identity this year. Jonah showed his toughness battling through injuries during the season and at right tackle he provided protection for Minnesota to pass for 2,128 yards and rush for 2,237 yards. - Minnesota Football

12/02/16 - Emmitt CarpenterrSo/2019, Minnesota, 5-11, 199 (DS#4 K) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): Emmit Carpenter, Minnesota...Carpenter made 21-of-23 field goals this season and 41 extra point attempts. His 21 field goals were tied for first in the Big Ten and tied for seventh in the nation. Carpenter has scored 104 points this season, which ranks second all-time for Minnesota kicker behind Dan Nystrom who tallied 109 points in 2000. His 104 points also ranks third all-time for any Gopher behind Gary Russell (114 points in 2005) and Nystrom. - Minnesota Football

12/02/16 - Steven RichardsonJr/2018, Minnesota, 6-0, 300 (DS#30 DT) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES): DL Steven Richardson, Minnesota...Richardson made 30 tackles this season and led the Gophers with 11 tackles for loss and seven sacks. He also broke up one pass, forced two fumbles and recovered two fumbles. He had four tackles for loss against Colorado State, which is tied with 14 other Gophers for third most in a game. - Minnesota Football

12/02/16 - Jonathan CelestinJr/2018, Minnesota, 6-1, 220 (DS#45 OLB) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Jonathan Celestin...Celestin had a breakout year for the Gophers. He led Minnesota with 79 tackles, which included 52 solo stops. He also notched 7 tackles-for-loss, 2.5 sacks, broke up four passes and forced one fumble. - Minnesota Football

12/02/16 - Shannon BrooksSo/2019, Minnesota, 5-11, 210 (DS#30 RB) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Shannon Brooks...Brooks battled injuries this season, but still rushed 125 times for 599 yards. He averaged 4.8 yards per carry and scored five touchdowns. He also added six receptions for 66 yards and one touchdown. - Minnesota Football

12/02/16 - Drew WolitarskySr/2017, Minnesota, 6-2, 220 (DS#127 WR) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Drew Wolitarsky...Wolitarsky was Minnesota’s go-to receiver all season. He caught 61 passes for 787 yards and scored five touchdowns. He has caught a pass in 25 straight games, which is tied for the sixth longest streak in school history. His 125 career catches rank ninth in program history, while his 1,676 yards place him tenth all-time. - Minnesota Football

12/02/16 - Jalen MyrickSr/2017, Minnesota, 5-10, 205 (DS#17 CB) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Jalen Myrick...Myrick tallied 38 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss this year. The speedster also notched one interception and broke up nine passes. - Minnesota Football

12/02/16 - Scott EkperSr/2017, Minnesota, 6-3, 285 (DS#65 DT) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Scott Epke...Ekpe notched 16 tackles this season, which included 4.5 tackles for loss and one sack. Ekpe also recovered two fumbles. - Minnesota Football

12/02/16 - Allen LazardJr/2018, Iowa State, 6-4, 223 (DS#26 WR) [Newsfeed]
Standout Iowa State wide receiver Allen Lazard will return for his senior season. Lazard caught 69 passes as a junior in 2015, including seven for touchdowns, and his 1,018 yards rank third in school history. Lazard also averaged seven catches for 114 yards in his final five games, coinciding with quarterback Jacob Park's elevation to the starting job. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Lazard, who grew up in nearby Urbandale, Iowa, was one of the most highly sought recruits the Cyclones ever landed in 2014. Lazard has lived to his promise, with 170 career grabs for 2,419 yards. The Cyclones finished 3-9 in 2016 despite averaging nearly 30 points in conference games, a program-high since the Big 12 was formed. "Our football team made a lot of strides this past year," Lazard said. "Coach (Matt) Campbell has this program going in the right direction and the enthusiasm and excitement within the locker room is extremely high." Lazard's return will boost expectations in 2017 for Iowa State, which made strides this season despite winning just two league games. - AP Sports

12/02/16 - R.J. SheltonSr/2017, Michigan State, 5-10, 202 (DS#40 WR) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): WR R.J. Shelton, Michigan State...Shelton led the team in receptions (53), receiving yards (789) and all-purpose yards (1,377), and tied for the team lead in touchdown catches (5), all of which were career highs. During the regular season, he ranked tied for fifth in the Big Ten in receptions (4.4 pg), fifth in all-purpose yards (114.8 ypg), sixth in receiving yards (65.8 ypg) and tied for ninth in TD catches (5). Shelton led the team with 22 plays of 20 yards or more (11 kick return, 10 receptions, one rush), and four of MSU’s eight plays of 50-plus yards this season featured Shelton. The 5-11, 202-pound Shelton caught two 86-yard touchdown passes (at Indiana, vs. Northwestern) this season from Tyler O’Connor, becoming one of only two players in school history to have two touchdown receptions of 86 yards or longer in the same season (Sherman Lewis, 1963). - Michigan State Football

12/02/16 - Malik McDowellJr/2018, Michigan State, 6-5, 276 (DS#1 DT) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DL Malik McDowell, Michigan State...McDowell, the only returning starter on the defensive line from a year ago, led the unit this season with 34 tackles, including a team-best seven for losses (31 yards), in nine games. He missed the last three games of the season (Rutgers, Ohio State, Penn State) due to an injury he suffered at Illinois on Nov. 5. Making his first career start at defensive end against Northwestern on Oct. 15, McDowell registered a career-high 11 tackles, including two for losses (11 yards) and a half sack (4 yards). All of McDowell’s previous 19 starts came along the interior of the defensive line. A versatile athlete, McDowell started five games this season at nose tackle and three at defensive end. - Michigan State Football

12/02/16 - Riley BulloughrSr/2017, Michigan State, 6-1, 227 (DS#4 ILB) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES): LB Riley Bullough, Michigan State...Bullough garnered All-Big Ten honors for the second year in a row, as he was a second-team pick by the coaches and a third-team selection by the media in 2015. A team captain, Bullough finished second on the team in tackles for loss (6.5 for 13 yards) and third in tackles (76) despite missing three games (Wisconsin, Indiana, BYU) due to an injury. His 8.4 tackles per game average led the Spartans and tied for eighth best in the Big Ten in the regular season. In addition, Bullough’s 64 tackles (9.1 avg.) in conference play ranked sixth best in the league.

Bullough, a native of Traverse City, Michigan, tallied double-digits in tackles four times in 2016: season-high 14 vs. Michigan (Oct. 29), 12 vs. Northwestern (Oct. 15), 11 each vs. Ohio State (Nov. 19) and Illinois (Nov. 5). He posted a season-high two tackles for loss (7 yards) at Maryland and had at least one tackle for loss in five of the nine games he played in this season. - Michigan State Football

12/02/16 - Josiah PricerSr/2017, Michigan State, 6-3, 248 (DS#10 TE) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES): TE Josiah Price, Michigan State...Price closed out his record-setting Spartan career with a career-high 38 receptions for 387 yards and five touchdowns as a senior in 2016. His five TD catches were the most by a Big Ten tight end in the regular season and his 38 catches tied for second most by a Spartan tight end in a single season. A native of Greentown, Indiana, Price finished his career with the most touchdown catches (21) by a tight end in Michigan State history, which also ranks fourth among all players in the school record book. Price’s 104 career catches and 1,238 receiving yards also rank third most among Spartan tight ends. - Michigan State Football

12/02/16 - Brian AllenJr/2018, Michigan State, 6-2, 304 (DS#2 C) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES): OG Brian Allen, Michigan State...A mainstay on the offensive line, Allen was one of only three players on the team and the only offensive lineman to start every game this season. He led the team with twice as many knockdowns as any other lineman and also ranked first in dominators. The Hinsdale, Illinois, native, who was also a second-team selection by the coaches and media as a sophomore in 2015, started three positions on the offensive line as a junior in 2016. Allen started the first three games at left guard, then shifted to center for two games before moving to right guard for five games. The versatile lineman started at left guard the final two contests. - Michigan State Football

12/02/16 - LJ ScottSo/2019, Michigan State, 6-0, 230 (DS#10 RB) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): L.J. Scott...Scott led the Spartans in nearly every rushing category, compiling career highs in rushing yards (994), carries (184) and rushing touchdowns (6). His 82.8 rushing yards per game average ranked eighth in the Big Ten during the regular season and his 86.9 ypg in conference play was sixth best. Scott’s 994 rushing yards were sixth most by a Spartan sophomore in a single season. He also had a team-best 10 runs of 20 yards or longer. - Michigan State Football

12/02/16 - Montae NicholsonJr/2018, Michigan State, 6-1, 219 (DS#4 SS) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Montae Nicholson...Nicholson also received his first Big Ten plaudits by garnering honorable mention from the coaches and media. He finished second on the team with a career-high 86 tackles, which ranked second among Big Ten defensive backs and 15th overall during the regular season (7.8 avg.). Nicholson, who started 10 games at safety, also led the team in production points throughout the entire season. A product of Monroeville, Pennsylvania, Nicholson led the team in tackles four times and had four double-digit tackle games, including a career-high 17 vs. BYU on Oct. 8, the most by a Spartan in a single game since 2005. He also had 10 stops vs. No. 11 Wisconsin and 13 apiece vs. Northwestern and No. 2 Ohio State. In addition, Nicholson had two pass break-ups vs. Furman, a fumble recovery vs. No. 18 Notre Dame and a 10-yard interception return vs. Rutgers. - Michigan State Football

12/02/16 - Darian HicksSr/2017, Michigan State, 5-10, 184 (DS#42 CB) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Darian Hicks...Hicks received his first All-Big Ten recognition after leading the Spartans in pass break-ups (career-high eight) and interceptions (two for 46 yards) during his senior campaign. He started in all 10 games he played in (missed the BYU and Northwestern games due to injury) and recorded 30 tackles, his second-highest total as a Spartan. Hicks tied for 10th in the Big Ten in the regular season with 1.0 passes defended per game. The 5-11, 184-pound native of Solon, Ohio, collected a career-high three pass break-ups in the season opener against Furman. He added two more pass break-ups to go along with a season-best six tackles vs. No. 11 Wisconsin on Sept. 24, and snared his first interception at Indiana on Oct. 1. In the Michigan game, Hicks returned an interception 42 yards and also had three tackles against the second-ranked Wolverines. He tallied two pass break-ups at Illinois on Nov. 5 to give him a career-high eight for the season. - Michigan State Football

12/02/16 - Jabrill PeppersrSo/2019, Michigan, 6-0, 205 (DS#1 OLB) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): LB Jabrill Peppers, Michigan...Peppers helped lead a unit that finished first in eight Big Ten defensive categories. He contributed a career-best 72 tackles, 16 tackles-for-loss, four sacks, one interception and one forced fumble. - Michigan Football

12/02/16 - Jake ButtSr/2017, Michigan, 6-5, 250 (DS#2 TE) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): TE Jake Butt, Michigan...Butt is the team's second-leading receiver with 43 receptions for 518 yards and four touchdowns, including 29 of those catches that netted a first down. During the 2016 season, he became both Michigan's all-time leading receiver in yards by a tight end (1,618 yards) and the program's record holder for career receptions by a tight end (135). - Michigan Football

12/02/16 - Jourdan LewisSr/2017, Michigan, 5-10, 186 (DS#3 CB) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DB Jourdan Lewis, Michigan...A finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, Lewis has been targeted 31 times, allowing 74 yards, with 14 total yards after catch and 0.36 yards per snap in coverage. The lock-down corner is more likely to touch the football than the receiver he is covering is to catch the ball, with 12 pass breakups to eight receptions allowed. Lewis has contributed 23 tackles, 3.5 tackles-for-loss, two interceptions and 12 pass breakups this season. - Michigan Football

12/02/16 - Chris WormleyrSr/2017, Michigan, 6-5, 302 (DS#1 DT) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DL Chris Wormley, Michigan...Senior defensive end Chris Wormley earned first-team accolades on the coaches ballot and earned second-team honors from the media. Charlton led the team with 8.5 sacks followed by Wormley in second with six sacks. The bookend defenders each contributed 11 TFLs and 39 tackles on the year. - Michigan Football

12/02/16 - Taco CharltonSr/2017, Michigan, 6-5, 272 (DS#2 DE) [Newsfeed]
2016 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DL Taco Charlton, Michigan...Senior defensive end Taco Charlton was named All-Big Ten first team on the coaches and media ballots. Charlton led the team with 8.5 sacks followed by Wormley in second with six sacks. The bookend defenders each contributed 11 TFLs and 39 tackles on the year. - Michigan Football

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