After only his second start, Michigan’s Wilton Speight is already earning accolades.
The Wolverines quarterback is the Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Week after passing for 312 yards and four touchdowns against Central Florida. Speight completed 25 of 37 passes in the 51-14 rout.
“It’s a cool honor, but it’s just a reflection of how the whole offense was clicking Saturday,” Speight said Monday. “Everyone was catching every pass, the offensive line was blocking well and the play-action was working. It’s a cool honor, but it should go to the whole offense.”
— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) September 12, 2016
On defense, Nebraska’s Nathan Gerry won the league’s Defensive Player of the Week after making two interceptions and getting a tackle for loss in Nebraska’s 52-17 win against Wyoming. He also had seven tackles.
#B1G Defensive Player of the Week.
— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) September 12, 2016
Rutgers’ Janarion Grant is the Special Teams Player of the Week after he returned a kick 84 yards for a touchdown to lead Rutgers to a 52-14 win against Howard. It was the fifth kick return touchdown of his career.
— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) September 12, 2016
Finally, Indiana’s Marcelino Ball is the Freshman of the Week. He had eight solo tackles and an interception in the Hoosiers’ 30-20 win against Ball State.
— Kevin Wilson (@IUCoachWilson) September 12, 2016