Isaiah Bowser and Gardner Minshew II Selected as Week Ten Rose Bowl Game Big Ten and Pac-12 Players of the Week

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 10, Northwestern running back Isaiah Bowser and Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew II were selected by the 15-person committee.

Big Ten Player of the Week
Isaiah Bowser, Northwestern
Fr., RB, Sidney, Ohio

  • Ran for a career-high 165 yards on 31 carries in a 14-10 win over Iowa
  • Scored a touchdown on a 34-yard rush to give Northwestern the lead in the third quarter, 7-3
  • Posted his third career 100-yard rushing performance of the year
  • This is Bowser’s first Rose Bowl Game Player of the Week honor and second for Northwestern this year

Pac-12 Player of the Week
Gardner Minshew II, Washington State
Sr., QB, Brandon, Miss.

  • Completed 35-of-58 passes for 335 yards and two touchdowns in the 31-7 win over Colorado
  • Added a rushing touchdown, his third of the season
  • Recorded his 10th career 300-yard passing game, tying the Washington State single-season record
  • This is Minshew’s third Rose Bowl Game Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and third for WSU this year

Big Ten: Peyton Ramsey, Indiana; Shea Patterson, Michigan; Seth Green, Minnesota; Adrian Martinez, Nebraska; Mike Weber, Ohio State; Miles Sanders, Penn State

Pac-12: Manny Wilkins, Arizona State; Chase Garbers, Cal; Colby Parkinson, Stanford; Matt Gay, Utah

Week 1: Rondale Moore, Purdue; JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Stanford
Week 2: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin; Chase Hansen, Utah
Week 3: David Blough, Purdue; Khalil Tate, Arizona
Week 4: Miles Sanders, Penn State; Ben Burr-Kirven, Washington
Week 5: Trace McSorley, Penn State; Eno Benjamin, Arizona State
Week 6: Jonathan Taylor (2), Wisconsin; Gardner Minshew II, Washington State
Week 7: Clayton Thorson, Northwestern; Joshua Kelley, UCLA
Week 8: Rondale Moore (2), Purdue; Gardner Minshew II (2), Washington State
Week 9: Javon Leake, Maryland; Jake Luton, Oregon State
Week 10: Shea Patterson, Michigan; Aca’Cedric Ware, USC