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Hawkeye kicker earns Player of the Week honors


IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- Hawkeye kicker and Dubuque native, Mike Meyer, has earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors for his performance against Indiana.

Meyer hit four field goals on Saturday to account for 12 of the Hawkeyes 18 points in the win over the Hoosiers in Bloomington.

The freshman booted kicks of 23, 27 and 27 yards before splitting the uprights with a 42-yarder in the fourth quarter to pull the Hawkeyes within one point of the Hoosiers.

Ricky Stanzi would then hit Marvin McNutt on a 52-yard pass play to give the Hawkeyes the 18-13 lead with just 2:50 left in the game.

A dropped pass in the end zone by Indiana would the seal the victory for Iowa.

Cedar Rapids native Paki O'Meara was the last Hawkeye to receive Special Teams Player of the Week honors on September 7, 2010.

The 13th ranked Hawkeyes take their 7-2 record into Evanston, Illinois on Saturday to face the Northwestern Wildcats.  The game is scheduled for an 11:00 am kick-off.

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