Michigan State's Joe Bachie named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

Posted: 10:53 AM, Oct 09, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-09 16:38:08Z

Michigan State linebacker Joe Bachie has been named the Big Ten's Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Spartans' 14-10 win over Michigan on Saturday.

Bachie recorded 10 tackles, six of which were solo tackles during the team's win. He also had an 11-yard sack, his first career interception, a forced fumble and pass break-up.

The forced bumble in the first quarter led to the Spartans scoring their first touchdown of the game.

This is Bachie's first honor for defensive player of the week and the first for the Spartans since Jon Reschke on Nov. 23, 2015.