Jewell earns second B1G weekly honor this season

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell was named Big Ten Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week following Iowa’s 21-19 loss to No. 4 Penn State on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. He shares the award with Michigan defensive lineman Chase Winovich, who had three sacks against Purdue on Saturday.

This is the second weekly honor of the season for Jewell, who was also recognized for his play in Iowa’s opening win over Wyoming.

Jewell, a native of Decorah, Iowa, matched his career high with 16 tackles against the Nittany Lions. His total included 11 solo stops and three tackles for loss. He also had his fifth career interception, with his 33-yard return leading to Iowa’s first touchdown of the game.

Penn State running back Saquon Barkley was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after compiling 358 all-purpose yards, including a career-high 211 rushing yards, in the win over the Hawkeyes. This was also Barkley’s second weekly honor of the season.

Jewell leads the B1G with 44 tackles through the first four games. He has 345 career tackles to rank 12th on Iowa’s career chart.

The Hawkeyes take on Michigan State on Saturday for their second conference game of the season, starting at 3:12 p.m. in East Lansing, Mich.