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
Come in after halftime, trailing 31-3, and lead your team to victory? That's exactly what @BeaverFootball QB Jake Luton did and that's why he's the #RoseBowl @pac12 Player of the Week! pic.twitter.com/CQZtNBNq6m— Rose Bowl Game (@rosebowlgame) October 29, 2018
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