SPORTS SHORTS: Jackson shares weekly B1G honor

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior defensive back Josh Jackson has been named co-Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week following Iowa’s 55-24 win over No. 3 Ohio State Saturday in Kinnick Stadium.

Jackson was also named the national defensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Foundation and College Sports Madness.

Jackson tied a school record with three pass interceptions and also added three solo tackles. His first pick led to a touchdown that game Iowa a 31-17 halftime advantage, his second interception led to a field goal and his third stopped an Ohio State scoring threat in the fourth quarter.

Jackson leads the nation in passes defended with 15 and has five of Iowa’s 13 interceptions this season. He is also fifth on the team in tackles with 36.

Iowa named FWAA Team of the Week

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa football team has been named the Football Writers Association of America National Team of the Week following the 55-24 win over No. 3 Ohio State on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.

The Hawkeyes scored on a 30-yard interception return on the first play of the game and never trailed, defeating the Buckeyes for the first time since 2004 and snapping a five-game losing streak in the series. After the score was tied at 17-all in the second quarter, Iowa scored 31-straight points before a fourth-quarter touchdown by OSU.

The 55 points are the most scored by Iowa in the 65-game series, and the most scored by the Hawkeyes against a ranked opponent since a 55-17 win over No. 19 Texas in the 1984 Freedom Bowl.