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)

ALSO NOMINATED:
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

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, Wisconsin; Gardner Minshew II, Washington State
Week 7: Clayton Thorson, Northwestern; Joshua Kelley, UCLA