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    Tim McGarigle Named National and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Tim McGarigle was named the Walter Camp Foundation National Defensive Player of the Week on Sunday.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Tim McGarigle was named the Walter Camp Foundation National Defensive Player of the Week on Sunday.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    Nov. 1, 2004

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Junior linebacker Tim McGarigle (Chicago, Ill./St. Patrick) was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation Division I-A National Defensive Player of the Week on Sunday, and then picked up Big Ten Defensive Player of the week kudos on Monday.

    McGarigle led the Northwestern defense with a career-high 21 tackles (eight solos, 13 assists) and a pass breakup in Saturday's 13-10 victory over 17th-ranked Purdue. He entered the weekend ranked ninth nationally in total tackles and first nationally in solo tackles.

    Led by McGarigle, Northwestern's defense held Purdue's offense to a season-low 10 points and its lowest passing yardage total (210 yards) of the season.

    McGarigle is now the Big Ten co-leader in total tackles (12.6 per game) with Ohio State's A.J. Hawk. He is averaging 7.9 solo hits per game.

    McGarigle now has 339 career tackles, which ranks eighth on Northwestern's all-time list.

    Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma's freshman running back, earned Offensive Player of the Week honors for his season-high 249 yards and one TD in the Sooners' 38-35 win over Oklahoma State.