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Iowa’s Epenesa earns Big Ten’s weekly defensive honor

IOWA CITY (KWWL) – Iowa defensive end A.J. Epenesa was named the defensive player of the week in the Big Ten Conference following the Hawkeyes’ win over No. 8 Minnesota. Epenesa led an effort that held the Gophers to a season low 19 points.

The Iowa junior recorded four tackles, including two and a half sack, to go along with a forced fumble in the win. In total, the Hawkeyes sacked Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan six times.

The honor marks the third time Epenesa earned the conference’s defensive honor.

Mark Woodley

KWWL-TV Sports Anchor

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