Big Ten Football Players of the Week

by | Sep 17, 2018 | Football Blogs, Headlines, RRSN News | 0 comments

Following Big Ten football games on Sept. 15, the Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week and Freshman of the Week in the Big Ten were announced this morning. Below are this week’s honorees:

Offensive Player of the Week

David Blough, Purdue

Sr., QB, Carrollton, Texas/Creekview

Set school single-game records with 572 passing yards and 590 total yards against Missouri

Broke the Big Ten record for total yards in a game, which was previously held by Illinois’ Dave Wilson with 585 total yards against Ohio State in 1980, and ranks second in single-game passing yards behind Wilson’s 621 passing yards in the same contest

Completed 39 of 55 passes for 572 yards passing and three scores, and rushed six times for 18 yards and another score

Earns his second career Offensive Player of the Week award and first since 2015

Last Purdue Offensive Player of the Week: Markell Jones (Nov. 27, 2017)

Defensive Player of the Week

Dre’Mont Jones, Ohio State

Jr., DT, Cleveland, Ohio/St. Ignatius

Registered a 28-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter to put Ohio State ahead of TCU for good, 26-21

Set a career high with six tackles, including four solo stops

Added 1.0 sack, 2.0 tackles for loss and a pass breakup

Claims his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor

Last Ohio State Defensive Player of the Week: Sam Hubbard (Nov. 27, 2017)

Special Teams Player of the Week

J-Shun Harris II, Indiana

Sr., WR, Fishers, Ind./Fishers

Scored his third career punt return touchdown to tie Tim Wilbur for the program record

His 86-yard punt return touchdown was tied for the seventh-longest in school history

Finished the game with 103 yards on four punt returns, marking his second career game wth more than 100 punt return yards

Earns his third career Special Teams Player of the Week honor and first since 2017

Last Indiana Special Teams Player of the Week: J-Shun Harris II (Sept. 25, 2017)

Freshman of the Week

Stevie Scott, Indiana

Fr., RB, Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers

Recorded his first multi-touchdown game with two rushing scores and 114 yards on 18 carries against Ball State, breaking the 100-yard plateau for the second straight game

Became the fourth Indiana true freshman back to reach the 100-yard mark in consecutive weeks, joining Mike Harkrader (1976), Anthony Thompson (1986) and BenJarvus Green-Ellis (2003)

Caught a career-high three balls for a career-high 12 yards

Claims his second career Freshman of the Week award and second in as many weeks

Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Stevie Scott (Sept. 10, 2018)

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