Purdue sweeps Big Ten weekly awards

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Purdue wide receiver Isaac Zico (7) takes a photo with fans after they rushed the field following a 49-20 win over Ohio State in an NCAA college football game in West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Offensive Player of the Week
David Blough, Purdue
Sr., QB, Carrollton, Texas/Creekview

•              Threw for 378 yards and three touchdowns in Purdue’s victory over Ohio State, extending the Boilermakers’ winning streak to four games
•              Became the fifth quarterback in school history to throw for at least 300 yards in three consecutive games, joining Jim Everett (twice), Drew Brees (twice), Kyle Orton and Curtis Painter
•              In the last five games, has thrown for 1,951 yards and 13 touchdowns against two interceptions
•              Earns his third career Offensive Player of the Week award and second this season
•              Last Purdue Offensive Player of the Week: David Blough (Sept. 17, 2018)
 
Defensive Player of the Week
Markus Bailey, Purdue
Jr., LB, Columbus, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson

•              Recorded a game-high 15 tackles, including eight solo stops, in the Boilermakers’ win against Ohio State
•              Returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to cap Purdue‘s largest scoring total against the Buckeyes in school history
•              Became the first Boilermaker to record 15 or more tackles in a game since Anthony Spencer had 15 at Notre Dame on Sept. 30, 2006
•              Receives his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
•              Last Purdue Defensive Player of the Week: Anthony Brown (Nov. 2, 2015)
 
Special Teams Player of the Week
Joe Schopper, Purdue
Sr., P, Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral

•              Averaged 43.3 yards per punt in Purdue’s victory over Ohio State
•              Rushed for a first down on a fake field goal that set up the Boilermakers’ second touchdown of the contest
•              Placed two punts inside the Ohio State 20-yard line
•              Earns his second career Special Teams Player of the Week honor
•              Last Purdue Special Teams Player of the Week: Joe Schopper (Oct. 1, 2018)
 
Co-Freshmen of the Week
Adrian Martinez, Nebraska
Fr., QB, Fresno, Calif./Clovis West

•              Accounted for 401 yards of total offense in Nebraska’s victory over Minnesota, marking his third 400-yard effort of the season
•              Completed 25 of 29 passes for 276 yards and three touchdowns, with his 86.2 completion percentage setting a school record for single-game completion percentage with a minimum of 20 attempts and breaking a record that had stood for 44 years
•              Added a career-high 125 rushing yards, including one touchdown and a career-long 53-yard carry
•              Records his first Freshman of the Week award
•              Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Ben Stille (Oct. 2, 2017)
 
Rondale Moore, Purdue
Fr., WR, New Albany, Ind./Trinity

•              Racked up 252 all-purpose yards in Purdue‘s win against Ohio State, marking the sixth time in seven career games that he has recorded at least 112 all-purpose yards
•              Finished with a game-high 12 receptions for 170 yards and two touchdowns
•              Returned three kicks for 49 yards, rushed twice for 24 yards and had a punt return for nine yards
•              Records his third Freshman of the Week award
•              Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Rondale Moore (Sept. 24, 2018)

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