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

ALSO NOMINATED:
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;

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