Michigan State saw two Spartans earn Big Ten honors Monday for their play in the Spartans 27-23 win over rival Michigan.
Jalen Watts-Jackson earned Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his role in the Spartans magical touchdown after Michigan mishandled the snap on a punt attempt. The sophomore found the football in his hands and quickly made his way towards the end zone after the clock had ran out of time leaving Michigan fans in disbelief. The 38 yard touchdown was the first of his career and the first for the Spartans on special teams this season. This is Jalen Watts-Jackson’s first career Big Ten honor.
Senior defensive end Shilique Calhoun earned Defensive Player of the Week honors after recording five tackles, including a career-best 3.5 tackles for loss and a pair of sacks. Calhoun led the Spartans defense in forcing the Wolverines to go three-and-out on six possessions. This is the New Jersey natives third career Defensive Player of the Week honor and second this season.