Big Ten Football Players of the Week

by | Oct 8, 2018 | Football Blogs, Headlines, RRSN News | 0 comments

Offensive Player of the Week

Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State

So., QB, Potomac, Md./Bullis School

Completed 33 of 44 passes for 455 yards and six touchdowns in the victory over Indiana

Became the first Big Ten quarterback in conference history to have three games with at least five touchdown passes in one season

Tied school records with six touchdown passes and 33 completions, while finishing the game only three yards shy of Art Schlichter’s 1978 school record of 458 passing yards

Earns his fourth career Offensive Player of the Week award and third in as many weeks

Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: Dwayne Haskins (Oct. 1, 2018)

Defensive Player of the Week

Anthony Nelson, Iowa

Jr., DE, Urbandale, Iowa/Waukee

Registered 3.0 tackles for loss in a victory at Minnesota

Set a career high with three sacks for 19 yards in the contest

Recorded five tackles in the contest, including four solo stops

The two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree receives his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor

Last Iowa Defensive Player of the Week: A.J. Epenesa (Sept. 10, 2018)

Special Teams Player of the Week

Ty Johnson, Maryland

Sr., RB, Cumberland, Md./Fort Hill

Scored the second kickoff return touchdown of his career with a 98-yard score against Michigan, giving Maryland a 7-3 lead in the first quarter

Has recorded 3,935 career all-purpose yards as he looks to become just the fourth Terp to eclipse the 4,000 career all-purpose yardage mark, joining Torrey Smith (5,264), LaMont Jordan (4,960) and Stefon Diggs (4,106)

Marked his first kickoff return touchdown since a 100-yard kickoff return at Ohio State in 2017

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

Last Maryland Special Teams Player of the Week: Ty Johndon (Oct. 9, 2017)

Freshman of the Week

Riley Moss, Iowa

Fr., DB, Ankeny, Iowa/Centennial

Set career highs with five tackles and two interceptoins against Minnesota

Made his first career start against the Gophers, becoming one of seven true freshmen to start in the secondary in the Ferentz era

Recorded four solo tackles in the contest

Earns his first Freshman of the Week award

Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Manny Rugamba (Nov. 14, 2016)

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