B1G Week Ten Players of the Week

Offensive Co-Players of the Week

Philip Nelson, Minnesota

So., QB, Mankato, Minn./West

•           Combined for 309 total yards, threw four touchdown strikes and completed 70 percent of his passes in Minnesota’s 42-39 victory over Indiana

•           Notched career highs in completions (16), yards (298) and touchdowns, becoming the first Gopher quarterback since 2009 to throw four touchdowns in a single game

•           Connected with Maxx Williams on a 50-yard touchdown with just over three minutes to play for the eventual game-winning score after returning following an in-game injury

•           Records the first Offensive Player of the Week award of his career after winning Freshman of the Week accolades on Oct. 29, 2012

•           Last Minnesota Offensive Player of the Week: Adam Weber (Nov. 1, 2009)

Bill Belton, Penn State

Jr., RB, Sicklerville, N.J./Winslow Township

•           Recorded a career-high 201 rushing yards and scored a touchdown in Penn State’s overtime win against Illinois

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B1G Ten Week 9 Players of the Week

Following Big Ten football games on Oct. 26, 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

Braxton Miller, Ohio State

Jr., QB, Huber Heights, Ohio/Wayne

•           Had a hand in five Ohio State touchdowns, including three passing and two rushing, in the Buckeyes’ victory over Penn State

•           Finished with 320 yards of total offense, completing 18 of 24 passes for a career-high 252 yards, and rushing for 68 yards on 11 carries in less than three quarters

•           Has been a part of 61 Ohio State touchdowns in his career, tied for third in program history

•           Records his third career weekly honor and second this season

•           Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: Carlos Hyde (Oct. 7, 2013)

Defensive Player of the Week

James Morris, Iowa

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