Javon Leake and Jake Luton Selected as Week Nine 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 nine, Maryland running back Javon Leake and Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton were selected by the 15-person committee.

Big Ten Player of the Week
Javon Leake, Maryland
So., RB, Greensboro, N.C.

  • Rushed for 140 yards on five carries (28.0 yards per carry) and scored four touchdowns in a 63-33 win over Illinois
  • Three of his touchdowns were rushing, while the other was a 97-yard kick return for a score
  • Named Big Ten Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week, the first player win both awards in a single week
  • This is Leake’s first Rose Bowl Game Player of the Week honor and first for Maryland this year

Pac-12 Player of the Week
Jake Luton, Oregon State
Sr., QB, Marysville, Wash.

  • Threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns in the overtime win over Colorado, 41-34
  • Entered the game after halftime with the Beavers trailing 31-3, led the Beavers on five scoring drives in the second half
  • Named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week
  • This is Luton’s first Rose Bowl Game Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and first for Oregon State this year

Big Ten: Rocky Lombardi, Michigan State; Tanner Morgan, Minnesota; Stanley Morgan, Jr, Nebraska; Isaiah Bowers, Northwestern; Trace McSorley, Penn State

Pac-12: J.J. Taylor, Arizona; Eno Benjamin, Arizona State; Evan Weaver, California; Zack Moss, Utah; Gardner Minshew, Washington State

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