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    Stefan Demos Tabbed Big Ten's Special Teams Player of the Week

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Stefan Demos celebrates Saturday's game-winning kick.
    Stefan Demos celebrates Saturday's game-winning kick.

    Oct. 25, 2009

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- For the second time this season and the third time in his career, junior place-kicker Stefan Demos (Scottsdale, Ariz./Horizon) has been tabbed the Big Ten Conference's Special Teams Player of the Week. The announcement was made on the Big Ten Network's "Big Ten Tonight" show Sunday evening.

    Demos booted his second game-winning field goal of the season, this one a 19-yarder with 21 seconds remaining, to give Northwestern a 29-28 comeback win over Indiana at Ryan Field. The Wildcats overcame a 28-3 second-quarter deficit for their biggest comeback in school history.

    After quarterback Mike Kafka marched the Wildcats 65 yards on their final drive to the Indiana 2-yard line, Demos came on to drill the game winner from a sharp angle on the left hash. Earlier in the game, he converted a 28-yard field goal, to go along with three PAT kicks. Demos, who is 11-of-12 on field goal attempts this year (his only miss was a blocked field goal attempt), drilled a 49-yarder earlier this year to beat Eastern Michigan 27-24.

    Demos ranks fourth among Big Ten kickers in both field goals made (1.38 pg) and scoring (6.88 pg).

    Earlier this month, he was honored by the Big Ten for his four field goals in NU's 27-21 win at Purdue.