Hawkeyes' Jackson named co-Big Ten defensive player of the week

Two interceptions for touchdowns by the junior accounted for Iowa's only points

The one and only bright spot for the Hawkeyes in Saturday's 38-14 loss to Wisconsin was cornerback Josh Jackson. 

Two interceptions for touchdowns by the junior accounted for Iowa's only points on the day. That makes five picks in the last two games for Jackson, and to no surprise he was named co-Big Ten defensive player of the week. It's the second consecutive week he's shared the honor.

"What he's done the last two weeks, just statistically, I don't know how you can do better than that," Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz said. "That's almost video-game-type numbers. To me, it's just a result of his hard work. He's really done some good things over the years and over the months, but still, he's playing really well. To say a guy is going to do that kind of stuff, that's pretty unusual."

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