Jonathan Taylor and Gardner Minshew II Selected as Week Six 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 six, Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor and Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew II were selected by the 15-person committee.

Big Ten Player of the Week
Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
So., RB, Salem, N.J.

  • Tallied 221 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-24 win over Nebraska
  • Hit the 200-yard rushing mark for the 2nd time this season and 5th time in his career. He has topped the 100-yard mark in all 5 games this season, and in 15 of his 19 career games
  • Posted a career-long run of 88 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter
  • This is Taylor’s second Rose Bowl Game Player of the Week honor this year and second in his career (Week 2, 2018)

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

  • Threw for 430 yards and a career-high five touchdowns as Washington defeated Oregon State 56-37
  • Marked the sixth straight game with 300 or more passing yards
  • Leads the nation in passing attempts (313), completions (215), yards (2,422) and is fifth in touchdowns (19)
  • This is Minshew’s first Rose Bowl Game Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and the first for WSU this year

Big Ten: AJ Bush, Illinois; Peyton Ramsey, Indiana; Nate Stanley, Iowa; Shea Patterson, Michigan; Adrian Martinez, Nebraska; Clayton Thorson, Northwestern; Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State

Pac-12: Scottie Young, Jr., Arizona; Eno Benjamin, Arizona State; Laviska Shenault Jr., Colorado; Jermar Jefferson, Oregon State; Zack Moss, Utah; Myles Gaskin, Washington;

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