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

ALSO NOMINATED:
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

PREVIOUS WINNERS
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