Illinois, Iowa and Ohio State Garner Weekly Football Laurels

Iowa linebacker James Morris earned his first weekly honor after collecting eight tackles, a sack and interception at Minnesota.

Sept. 30, 2013

Offensive Player of the Week
Braxton Miller, Ohio State
Jr., QB, Huber Heights, Ohio/Wayne
• Completed 17 of 25 passes for 198 yards and four touchdowns, leading Ohio State to a victory over Wisconsin
• Added 83 rushing yards on 22 carries, combining for 281 yards of total offense after not starting the last two games due to injury
• Threw two first-quarter touchdowns, another with one second remaining in the first half and another late in the third quarter
• Records his second career Offensive Player of the Week honor
• Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: Kenny Guiton (Sept. 23, 2013)

Defensive Player of the Week
James Morris, Iowa
Sr., LB, Solon, Iowa/Solon
• Recorded eight tackles, including a sack, and an interception in Iowa’s 23-7 victory on the road against Minnesota
• Was part of the defensive effort that held Minnesota to just 30 yards rushing, more than 250 yards below its season average
• His interception came with just over four minutes to play in the game, allowing the Hawkeye offense to run out the clock
• Claims his first Defensive Player of the Week honor
• Last Iowa Defensive Player of the Week: B.J. Lowery (Sept. 23, 2013)

Special Teams Player of the Week
Cameron Johnston, Ohio State
Fr., P, Geelong, Australia/St. Joseph’s
• Pinned Wisconsin inside its own 20-yard line on each of his six punts, including five inside the 10-yard line, helping Ohio State defeat the Badgers
• Averaged 39.8 yards per punt, totaling 239 yards
• Finished with a long of 55 yards on his final attempt, pinning the Badgers at their own 10-yard line with 1:29 to play in the game
• Wins his first Special Teams Player of the Week honor
• Last Ohio State Special Teams Player of the Week: Corey Brown (Nov. 19, 2012) 



Freshman of the Week
Aaron Bailey, Illinois
QB, Bolingbrook, Ill./Bolingbrook
• Rushed for 56 yards and a touchdown to help Illinois complete its non-conference schedule with a win over Miami (Ohio)
• Has rushed for three touchdowns and seven first downs on his 12 rushing attempts this season
• Helped the Illini to 601 yards of total offense, the team’s first such outing since 2007
• Wins his first Freshman of the Week accolade
• Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Mason Monheim (Nov. 12, 2012)