IOWA CITY, IA.--Quarterback Brad Banks and placekicker Nate Kaeding have been named co- offensive and specialty team Players of the Week in the Big Ten. Both earned the distinction following their play in Iowa's 42-35 overtime win at Penn State last Saturday.

Banks, a senior from Belle Glade, FL, completed 18 of 30 passes for 261 yards and four touchdowns. One of the scoring strikes was a six-yarder to C.J. Jones in overtime. The passing yardage was a career high for Banks. Brad also rushed eight times for 41 yards.

Kaeding, a junior from Iowa City, has now connected on 13 straight field goals. He scored 10 points against Penn State with two field goals and four extra points. His three-pointers came from 47 and 55 yards out. The 55-yarder was his longest ever and third longest in Iowa history.

Kaeding has now won the league honor three times. He previously was named Player of the Week for his efforts against Penn State (2000) and Kent State (2001).

The last time two Iowa players were picked for the honor in the same week was against Michigan State (Oct. 7th) two years ago (Aaron Kampman and Kahlil Hill).

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