Matt Coghlin named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week
Posted: 2:20 PM, Nov 07, 2017
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<p>EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 21: Place kicker Matt Coghlin #4 of the Michigan State Spartans kicks an extra point to give the Spartans a 10-9 lead over the Indiana Hoosiers as quarterback Brian Lewerke #14 of the Michigan State Spartans holds the ball during the fourth quarter at Spartan Stadium on October 21, 2017 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State defeated Indiana 17-9. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)</p>
Michigan State redshirt freshman kicker Matt Coghlin has been named the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after delivering the game-winning field goal as time expired to defeat No. 7 Penn State, 27-24. Coghlin connected on a 34-yard field goal on the last play of regulation to give the Spartans a dramatic victory over the Nittany Lions and push MSU into a tie for first place in the Big Ten East Division.
Coghlin also hit a 32-yard field goal with 10:56 left in the game to tie the game at 24. In addition, he was 3-for-3 in point-after attempts.