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INDIANA'S STEVIE SCOTT EARNS HIS FIRST BIG TEN WEEKLY PLAYER AWARD.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana true freshman running back Stevie Scott claimed Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors, the Big Ten announced today. He shared the accolade with Ohio State's Tate Martell. (Stevie Scott earns his first Big Ten weekly player award. Named B1G Co-Freshman Of The Week.. BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana true freshman running back Stevie Scott claimed Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors, the Big Ten announced today. He shared the accolade with Ohio State's Tate Martell. Scott rushed for 204 yards on 31 carries (6.6 average) with his first career touchdown, a 40-yarder, in the Hoosiers home-opening 20-16 victory over Virginia last Saturday. His 204 yards are the second-most for an IU true freshman back, three shy of Anthony Thompson's mark set vs. Wisconsin on Nov. 1, 1986. The Syracuse, N.Y., native became the first Indiana back to topple 200 yards since Devine Redding (227) in the 2015 Pinstripe Bowl, and his 31 rushes are the most for a Hoosier true freshman since BenJarvus Green-Ellis (35 on Nov. 22, 2003).   Scott, who lost just one yard on his 31 attempts, is the 15th IU player to reach 200 yards and the 12th true freshman to surpass 100 yards. Indiana (2-0) returns to action and closes out its non-conference slate on Saturday when it welcomes Ball State (1-1) to Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for noon EDT and BTN will televise the contest. 

Following Big Ten football games on Sept. 8, the Offensive, Co-Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week and Co-Freshmen of the Week in the Big Ten were announced this morning. Below are this week's honorees:

Offensive Player of the Week Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin So., RB, Salem, N.J./Salem

  • Set career highs with 33 carries and 253 rushing yards and matched a career best with three rushing touchdowns in Wisconsin’s victory over New Mexico

  • Became the eighth player in program history to rush for 250 or more yards in a contest and the first since Melvin Gordon did so against Auburn in the 2015 Outback Bowl

  • Topped the 100-yard mark for the 12th time in his 16-game UW career, the 150-yard plateau for the sixth time and the 200-yard mark for the fourth time

  • Earns his third career Offensive Player of the Week award and first of the season

  • Last Wisconsin Offensive Player of the Week: Jonathan Taylor (Oct. 9, 2017)

Co-Defensive Players of the Week A.J. Epenesa, Iowa So., DE, Glen Carbon, Ill./ Edwardsville

  • Set career highs with five tackles and 2.0 sacks in Iowa’s win against Iowa State

  • Added one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry

  • Anchored a defense that held Iowa State to 19 yards rushing, the fifth-lowest total allowed in the Kirk Ferentz era

  • Claims his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor

  • Last Iowa Defensive Player of the Week: Josh Jackson (Nov. 13, 2017)

Antoine Winfield Jr., Minnesota So., DB, The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands

  • Recorded a game-clinching interception in the end zone with 2:10 left to play in Minnesota’s victory over Fresno State

  • Notched his second career interception on the play, which was a trick play on first and goal from the four-yard line

  • Added five tackles in the contest, including four solo stops

  • Earns his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor after being named Co-Special Teams Player of the Week last week

  • Last Minnesota Defensive Player of the Week: Jacob Huff (Sept. 18, 2017)

Special Teams Player of the Week Emmit Carpenter, Minnesota Sr., K, Green Bay, Wis./Ashwaubenon

  • Went 2-for-2 on field goal attempts against Fresno State, with both conversions coming from at least 50 yards

  • Connected from 50 and 53 yards to mark the second time in his career that he’s recorded two field goals of 50 or more yards in the same contest and first since Nov. 5, 2016 against Purdue

  • Added an extra point to finish the game with 201 career points, making him the sixth Minnesota kicker to eclipse 200 career points

  • Earns his third career Special Teams Player of the Week award and first since 2016

  • Last Minnesota Special Teams Player of the Week: Antoine Winfield Jr. (Sept. 3, 2018)

Co-Freshmen of the Week Stevie Scott, Indiana Fr., RB, Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers

  • Rushed 31 times for 204 yards in Indiana’s win against Virginia, scoring his first career touchdown on a 40-yard run

  • Finished three yards shy of Anthony Thompson’s school rushing record for a freshman, a mark set in 1986

  • His 31 carries were the most by an Indiana true freshman since BenJarvus Green-Ellis had 35 on Nov. 22, 2003

  • Claims his first Freshman of the Week award

  • Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Morgan Ellison (Nov. 20, 2017)

Tate Martell, Ohio State Fr., QB, Las Vegas, Nev./Bishop Gorman

  • Went 10-for-10 passing to break the school record for best single-game completion percentage, surpassing Bill Mrukowski’s 10-of-11 game against UCLA in 1961

  • Notched his first career touchdown pass with a 51-yard pass to Terry McLaurin

  • Added 95 rushing yards on eight carries, including a 47-yard touchdown run

  • Records his first Freshman of the Week award

  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: J.K. Dobbins (Sept. 18, 2017)

From Indiana University and Big Ten dispatches


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