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    Tyrell Sutton Earns Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Honors

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Tyrell Sutton picked up his second Big Ten weekly honor after running for 168 yards and a TD at Iowa.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Tyrell Sutton picked up his second Big Ten weekly honor after running for 168 yards and a TD at Iowa.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    Nov. 6, 2006

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Sophomore running back Tyrell Sutton (Akron, Ohio/Archbishop Hoban) was named the Big Ten's Co-Offensive Player of the Week after running for 168 yards and a touchdown, and totaling a season-high 203 all-purpose yards in Northwestern's 21-7 win at Iowa.

    Sutton averaged 6.0 yards per rushing attempt while also adding 35 yards on five receptions to help the Wildcats snap a six-game losing streak. His 168 rushing yards were the most given up this season by the Hawkeyes defense, which entered the game ranked fifth in the conference allowing only 123 yards on the ground per outing.

    The reigning Big Ten Freshman of the Year has now rushed for 150 or more yards in two of his last three games, including a season-high 172 yards against Michigan State on Oct. 21.

    Sutton now has 2,307 career rushing yards (seventh all-time at NU) and 2,891 career all-purpose yards (13th all-time at NU). He is the Big Ten's fifth-leading active rusher.

    Sutton earned his first weekly laurel as a freshman on Sept. 12, 2005 (vs. Northern Illinois).