Trace McSorley and Eno Benjamin Selected as Week Five 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 five, Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley and Arizona State running back Eno Benjamin were selected by the 15-person committee.

Big Ten Player of the Week
Trace McSorley, Penn State
Sr., QB, Ashburn, Va.

  • Set a Penn State record with 461 yards of total offense (286 passing, 175 rushing) in a 27-26 loss to Ohio State
  • Threw for a pair of scores and has now thrown a touchdown pass in 33 consecutive games
  • His 175 rushing yards were a career-high and the most by a PSU quarterback since 1913
  • This is McSorley’s first Rose Bowl Game Player of the Week honor this year and third in his career (Wk 13, ‘16; Wk 8, ‘17)

Pac-12 Player of the Week
Eno Benjamin, Arizona State
So., RB, Wylie, Texas

  • Set the school record with 312 rushing yards in a 52-24 win over Oregon State
  • Scored three rushing touchdowns and added another receiving score
  • Tallied double-digit yardage on 10 of his career-high 30 carries and averaged 10.4 yards per carry for the game
  • This is Benjamins’s first Rose Bowl Game Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and the first for ASU this year

Big Ten: Peyton Ramsey, Indiana; Karan Higdon, Michigan; Brian Lewerke, Michigan State; Devine Ozigbo, Nebraska; David Blough, Purdue; J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State

Pac-12: Steven Montez, Colorado; Justin Herbert, Oregon; Jermar Jefferson, Oregon State; Aca’Cedric Ware, USC; Jake Browning, Washington; 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