Starr named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week

In the show’s final segment, Lynch said he’s normally not a big stats guys but it’s interesting looking at Michigan State’s stats. The Spartans are close to the Hoosiers in several statistical categories on offense and defense, he said, including having given up one less yard this season on defense than IU.
Other injury updates: Lynch said he expects the other players who left the Minnesota game with injuries – Ben Wyss, Josiah Sears and Marcus Thigpen to be back this week. He said Demetrius McCray will still be out another week or two with an injury.
In Saturday’s preview of the Minnesota game, Chris suggested that former walk-on Austin Starr may be the best kicker in the Big Ten. After Starr’s 4-for-4 performance Saturday, the rest of the Big Ten may be starting to think that, too.

Today, the conference named Starr the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week:

Austin Starr, Indiana, JR, K, Logansport, Ind./Logansport

Starr equaled a school record with four field goals to help Indiana improve to 5-1 with a victory over Minnesota. The junior kicker was a perfect four-of-four on the day, including kicks of 47, 43, 33 and 25 yards. The 47-yarder was the second longest of his career and put the Hoosiers ahead for good. The Indiana native has now connected on nine straight field goal attempts, the second-longest streak in school history just one shy of the program record. He also handled kickoff duties and blasted three touchbacks to boost his season total to 10 touchbacks on the year. Starr earns his first career weekly award.

LAST INDIANA SPECIAL TEAMS POW: KR Marcus Thigpen on Oct. 9, 2006


  1. Why was there no mention that he was a perfect 4-4 on PATs also? Those points are just as important as a field goal, just ask coach Pete out at USC!

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