EAST LANSING — Michigan State didn’t need Mike Sadler that much during Saturday’s 42-28 victory over Indiana.
When he was needed, the junior punter helped the Spartans win the field position battle.
Sadler, who averaged 59.3 yards on his four punts against the Hoosiers on Saturday, was named the National Punter of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards.
Sadler had a season-long punt of 69 yards and landed one inside the 20-yard line Saturday.
In six games this season, Sadler is averaging a career-best 43.8 yards on his 34 punts and landed 15 inside the 20.