Williams earns Big Ten acclaim

Senior receives special teams laurel; Badgers announced weekly honors

Williams named Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player of the Week

University of Wisconsin senior Brandon Williams was named Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced Monday morning.

The accolade comes after Williams returned four punts for 105 yards, including a 66-yard return for a touchdown, in the Badgers' 65-0 romp over Temple. He also returned Temple's sole kickoff 38 yards.

Williams shared the honor with Northwestern punt returner Marquice Cole, who returned two punts for 101 yards, including an 81-yard touchdown in the second quarter of the Wildcats' 38-37 win.

Badgers name team players of the week

Quarterback John Stocco and tight end Owen Daniels were named Wisconsin's co-offensive players of the week after Daniels caught three touchdown passes from Stocco in Wisconsin's 65-0 trouncing of Temple Saturday. Stocco threw for 180 yards and three touchdowns while playing less than one half.

Defensive end Kurt Ware was named the team's defensive player of the week after he recorded two sacks, two quarterback hurries and a forced fumble against Temple.

Right tackle Mike Van Someren and mike linebacker Victor Meckstroth were named scout team offensive and defensive players of the week.

Williams was also named the Badgers' team special teams player of the week.

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