Throughout the 2018 college football season, the Tournament of Roses and the Rose Bowl Game Football Committee will select players from each partner conference as the Big Ten and Pac-12 Player of the Week.

For their outstanding performances in week three, Purdue quarterback David Blough and Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate were selected by the 15-person committee.

Big Ten Player of the Week
David Blough, Purdue
Sr., QB, Carrollton, Texas

  • Set a Big Ten record with 590 total yards of offense and a Purdue record with 572 passing yards against Missouri
  • Completed 39-of-55 passes and threw three passing touchdowns, while adding another score on the ground
  • Now has 47 career passing touchdowns (fifth all-time at Purdue) and 11 rushing scores
  • This is Blough’s first Rose Bowl Game Player of the Week honor and second for Purdue this year (Rondale Moore, Week 1)

Pac-12 Player of the Week
Khalil Tate, Arizona
Jr., QB, Inglewood, Calif.

  • Finished the game with a career-high 349 passing yards as Arizona defeated Southern Utah, 62-31
  • Tied a career-high with five touchdown passes
  • Completed four passes of 50 yards or more in the game, the first Arizona quarterback to do so since at least 1997
  • This is Tate’s first Rose Bowl Game Pac-12 Player of the Week honor this year and third of his career (2017, Week 6 and 9)

ALSO NOMINATED:
Big Ten: Stevie Scott, Indiana; Nick Easley, Iowa; Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan; Tyler Johnson, Minnesota; Cameron Green, Northwestern; Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State; Trace McSorley, Penn State.

Pac-12: Chase Garbers, California; Travon McMillian, Colorado; Johnny Johnson III, Oregon; Isaiah Hodgins, Oregon State; Amon-Ra St. Brown, USC; Myles Gaskin, Washington; Tay Martin, Washington State.

PREVIOUS WINNERS
Week 1: Rondale Moore, Purdue; JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Stanford.
Week 2: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin; Chase Hansen, Utah.