BIG 10 FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Offensive Player of the Week
Blake Corum, Michigan
RB – So. – Marshall, Va. – St. France Academy (Md.)

  • Set new career highs in rushing yards (171), all-purpose yards (231) and touchdowns (three) on 21 carries (8.14 avg.) in Michigan’s 31-10 win vs. Washington
  • Added three catches for 11 yards (3.67 avg.) and returned two kicks for 49 yards (24.5 avg.)
  • Became the first Wolverine to score three touchdowns in a game since Nico Collins at Indiana on Nov. 23, 2019
  • Earns his first career Offensive Player of the Week award
  • Last Michigan Offensive Player of the Week: Shea Patterson (Nov. 25, 2019)

Defensive Player of the Week
Luke Reimer, Nebraska
LB – So. – Lincoln, Neb. – Lincoln North Star (Neb.)

  • Led the defense with 16 tackles (seven solo), marking the most tackles by a Nebraska defender since 2015
  • His 16 tackles are tied for the third most by any FBS in a single game this season
  • Intercepted a Buffalo pass to open the fourth quarter, returning the pick 22 yards to the 1-yard line. Helped set up a touchdown that gave Nebraska a 21-3 lead
  • Earns the first Defensive Player of the Week accolade of his career
  • Last Nebraska Defensive Player of the Week: Nathan Gerry (Sept. 12, 2016)

Co-Special Teams Players of the Week
Adam Korsak, Rutgers
P – Sr. – Melbourne, Australia – Maribyrnong College (Melbourne, Australia)

  • Set career highs in both gross (52.2) and net (51.7) punting averages in the Scarlet Knights’ 17-7 win at Syracuse
  • Pinned 5-of-6 punts inside the 20 and registered four punts of 50-plus yards
  • Hit a 69-yard punt which tied for the seventh-longest punt in program history
  • Garners the first Special Teams Player of the Week honor of his career
  • Last Rutgers Special Teams Player of the Week: Janarion Grant (Sept. 12, 2016)

 
Tory Taylor, Iowa
P – So. – Melbourne, Australia – Haileybury College (Melbourne, Australia)

  • Landed four punts inside the 10-yard line in Iowa’s 27-17 at No. 9 Iowa State
  • Recorded a career-long 69-yard punt in the third quarter
  • Registered four punts of 50-plus yards
  • Earns the first Special Teams Player of the Week honor of his career
  • Last Iowa Special Teams Player of the Week: Keith Duncan (Nov. 30, 2020)

 
Freshman of the Week
C.J. Stroud, Ohio State
QB – Empire, Calif. – Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.)

  • Completed 35 of 54 passes for 454 yards and three touchdowns vs. Oregon
  • His 484 yards and 35 completions both rank as the second-most by a Buckeye quarterback in school history. The 484 yards passing are the most by any FBS player this in a single game this season, while the 35 completions trail only Mississippi State’s Will Rogers’ 39 completions vs. Louisiana Tech
  • Through Ohio State’s first two games, ranks fourth in the FBS with 778 passing yards and second in passing yards per game (389.0)
  • Earns the second Freshman of the Week honor of his career
  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: C.J. Stroud (Sept. 6, 2021)