Rondale Moore and Gardner Minshew II Selected as Week Eight 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 eight, Purdue wide receiver Rondale Moore and Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew II were selected by the 15-person committee.

Big Ten Player of the Week
Rondale Moore
Fr., WR, New Albany, Ind.

  • Set career-highs with 12 catches for 170 receiving yards and two touchdowns in a 49-20 win over Ohio State
  • Tallied 252 yards of total offense, his highest total this season
  • Marked his fifth game this season with more than 100 receiving yards and third game with double-digit receptions
  • This is Moore’s second Rose Bowl Game Player of the Week honor this year (Week 1)

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

  • Threw for 323 yards and four touchdowns in a 34-20 win over Oregon
  • Recorded his seventh consecutive 300-yard passing game
  • Has tallied 23 touchdowns passes this season compared to just six interceptions
  • This is Minshew’s second Rose Bowl Game Pac-12 Player of the Week honor this year (Week 6)

Big Ten: Ivory Kelly-Martin, Iowa; Michigan Defense; Adrian Martinez, Nebraska; Isaiah Bowser, Northwestern; Trace McSorley, Penn State; Taiwan Deal, Wisconsin

Pac-12: Patrick Laird, California; J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Stanford; Joshua Kelley, UCLA; Tyler Huntley, Utah; Ben Burr-Kirven, 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
Week 6: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin; Gardner Minshew II, Washington State
Week 7: Clayton Thorson, Northwestern; Joshua Kelley, UCLA