Big Ten Announces Weekly Football Accolades

Indiana's Tevin Coleman rushed for a career-high 215 yards on only 15 carries with two touchdowns in a win over Illinois.

Indiana's Tevin Coleman rushed for a career-high 215 yards on only 15 carries with two touchdowns in a win over Illinois.

Nov. 11, 2013

Offensive Player of the Week
Tevin Coleman, Indiana
So., RB, Tinley Park, Ill./Oak Forest
• Rushed for a career-high 215 yards on 15 carries, a 14.3 average, and two touchdowns to help Indiana defeat Illinois on Saturday
• Scored on touchdown runs of 75 and 64 yards, giving him 12 rushing scores on the year to move into eighth on the program’s single-season list
• Became the first Hoosier since BenJarvus Green-Ellis in 2003 to rush for more than 200 yards in a single game and first since Green-Ellis in the same year to rush for over 100 yards in two straight games
• Records the first Offensive Player of the Week award of his career
• Last Indiana Offensive Player of the Week: Cody Latimer (Nov. 5, 2012)

Defensive Co-Players of the Week
Randy Gregory, Nebraska
So., DE, Fishers, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern
• Recorded a career-high three sacks and helped Nebraska hold Michigan to minus-21 rushing yards in the Cornhuskers’ road victory
• Recorded the most sacks in a game by a Husker since Ndamukong Suh in 2009, increasing his sack total to a Big Ten-leading 7.5 on the season
• Part of a defense that limited the Wolverines to 175 total yards, the fewest by a Nebraska opponent since 2010
• Claims his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
• Last Nebraska Defensive Player of the Week: Lavonte David (Nov. 28, 2011)

Chris Borland, Wisconsin
Sr., LB, Kettering, Ohio/Archbishop Alter
• Finished with 13 tackles and matched his career best of two sacks to help Wisconsin defeat BYU in non-conference play last weekend
• Notched his 16th career double-digit tackle game and fourth this season and also recorded a quarterback hurry that led to a first-quarter interception
• Part of the Badger defense that held the Cougars to 15 points and more than 140 yards below their season averages
• Records his fifth career Defensive Player of the Week honor, tying him with Penn State’s Paul Posluszny for the most in conference history
• Last Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Week: Chris Borland (Sept. 24, 2012)


 

 

Special Teams Player of the Week
Peter Mortell, Minnesota
So., P, Green Bay, Wis./Notre Dame Academy
• Averaged 46 yards per punt, placing three inside the 20-yard line, to help Minnesota defeat Penn State for its eighth victory of the season
• Totaled 184 yards on four punts, including a career-best 62 yarder, while the Nittany Lions had just two return yards on the day
• Placed punts at the Penn State one-, two- and 12-yard line
• Claims his second career Special Teams Player of the Week honor and second in as many weeks
• Last Minnesota Special Teams Player of the Week: Peter Mortell (Nov. 4, 2013)

Freshman of the Week
Tommy Armstrong Jr., Nebraska
QB, Cibolo, Texas/Steele
• Led Nebraska on a come-from-behind touchdown drive in the fourth quarter to defeat Michigan last Saturday
• Went five-for-seven for 59 yards on the winning drive, completing a five-yard pass to Ameer Abdullah for the go-ahead score with just over two minutes to play
• Finished the game with 152 yards of total offense, completing 11 of 19 passes for 139 yards and adding 13 yards on the ground
• Wins his first career weekly award
• Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Jordan Westerkamp (Nov. 4, 2013)