BiG Ten Football Players of the Week

Offensive Player of the Week

Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State

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

  • Led Buckeyes to 62-39 victory over Michigan by throwing for 396 yards and six touchdown passes as Ohio State claimed a berth in the Big Ten Championship Game
  • Completed 20 of 31 passes as he directed Ohio State to 567 yards of total offense against the nation’s No. 1 defensive unit
  • Set Big Ten Conference single-season record for passing yards (4,081) topping Curtis Painter’s 2006 record of 3,985
  • Set Big Ten Conference single-season record for touchdown passes with 42, surpassing Drew Brees’ 20-year old mark of 39, set in 1998
  • Moved to within 64 yards of Denard Robinson’s Big Ten record for single-season total offense with 4,208 as Robinson had 4,272 in 2010
  • Claimed his sixth career Offensive Player of the Week award and sixth of the season, setting the Big Ten record for a single-season, breaking a tie with fellow Buckeye quarterback Troy Smith, set in Smith’s Heisman Trophy-winning campaign in 2006
  • Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: Dwayne Haskins (Nov. 19, 2018)


Co-Defensive Players of the Week

Anthony Nelson, Iowa

Jr., DE, Urbandale, Iowa/Waukee

  • Posted a career-high eight tackles along with two sacks and two tackles for loss in Iowa’s 31-28 victory over Nebraska
  • Also added a pass-breakup and a quarterback hurry in the win
  • His 9.5 sacks on the season are the most by a Hawkeye since Adrian Clayborn had 11.5 in 2009
  • Overall, the Hawkeyes have 34 sacks on the season, the team’s most since it also had 34 in 2003
  • Claims his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Iowa Defensive Player of the Week: A.J. Epenesa (Nov. 19, 2018)


Josiah Scott, Michigan State

So., CB, Hamilton, Ohio/Fairfield

  • Recorded two interceptions along with three tackles in Michigan State’s 14-10 victory over Rutgers
  • Both interceptions came in the second half with the second coming on a Rutgers drive deep in Spartan territory as Scott picked off a pass at the 3-yard line with 1:32 left in the game to secure the victory
  • Became the first Spartan with two interceptions in a game since David Dowell had two against Penn State on Nov. 4, 2017
  • Aided a Spartans’ defense that limited Rutgers to 217 total yards, 109 passing yards, nine completions and 10 first downs
  • Claims his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan State Defensive Player of the Week: Joe Bachie (Nov. 5, 2018)




Special Teams Player of the Week

Demetrius Douglas, Minnesota

Fr., WR/PR, Portland, Ore./Jesuit

  • Returned a punt 69 yards for a touchdown to aid the Gophers’ 37-15 victory over Wisconsin to win Paul Bunyan’s Axe
  • Second Minnesota punt return for touchdown this season, joining Antoine Winfield Jr., who had one in the Gophers’ season opener vs. New Mexico State
  • Earns his first career Special Teams Player of the Week honor
  • Last Minnesota Special Teams Player of the Week: Emmit Carpenter (Sept. 10, 2018)



Freshman of the Week

Rondale Moore, Purdue

WR, New Albany, Ind./Trinity

  • Caught a career-high 12 receptions for 141 yards and two receiving touchdowns in a 28-21 Purdue victory over Indiana to claim the Old Oaken Bucket
  • His 12 catches give him 103 on the season, marking the third time in Big Ten history an individual has had 100 receptions in a single-season
  • Stands second all-time in Big Ten history to fellow Boilermaker Chris Daniels (121 in 1999) for receptions in a single-season
  • Tallied his seventh game with 100 or more receiving yards on the season, tying the Purdue record for a single-season
  • Scored on receiving touchdowns of 56 and 33 yards as Purdue became bowl eligible for the second year in a row
  • Earns his fourth career Freshman of the Week award, tied for fifth-most in a single-season in Big Ten history
  • Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Rondale Moore (Oct. 22, 2018)

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