Iowa's Sash Named Big Ten Defensive Player of Week

Iowa's Tyler Sash (9) treis to avoid Iowa State's Alexander Robinson (33) and Kelechi Osemele (72) after pulling down an interception during the first quarter of their game Saturday, September 12,2009 at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames. (Brian Ray/The Gazette)

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By Becky Ogann

IOWA CITY (AP) - Iowa safety Tyler Sash has been named co-Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after recording three interceptions in a 35-3 win at Iowa State.

Sash, a sophomore from Oskaloosa, tied the school record for picks set by Grant Steen against Indiana in 2002.

Sash also had a team-high 10 tackles, including two for losses, and he forced a fumble. He leads Iowa with 20 tackles in two games.

He shares this week's award with Minnesota linebacker Nate Triplett.

Iowa (2-0) hosts Arizona in a non-conference game Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.

Minnesota's Nate Triplett recorded a career-high 17 tackles and returned a fumble 52 yards for a touchdown in the Gophers' 20-13 win over Air Force.

On offense, Michigan's Tate Forcier got the Big Ten's recognition for racking up 310 yards of total offense. He lobbed a touchdown pass with 11 seconds left for the victory over Notre Dame.

On special teams, the Big Ten's player of the week is Michigan's Darryl Stonum, who produced two key special teams plays - a 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and a punt downed on the four-yard line.

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