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Big Ten Football Players of the Week

Ameer Abdullah picked up his third Offensive Player of the Week and his second THIS YEAR! It's only Week 4, people!

October 25 - Abdullah - yikes!
October 25 - Abdullah - yikes!
Eric Francis

Co-Offensive Players of the Week

Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska, Sr., RB

  • Recorded 313 all-purpose yards, including 229 rushing yards, in Nebraska's victory over Miami (Fla.)
  • Carried the ball a career-high 35 times, reaching the end zone twice on the ground and adding a third touchdown on a three-yard reception in the second quarter
  • Became Nebraska's all-time leader in all-purpose yards, passing 1972 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers

Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin, Jr., RB

  • Needed just 13 carries to register 253 yards and matched a school record with five touchdowns in Wisconsin's win against Bowling Green
  • Averaged 19.5 yards per carry, shattering the previous school record of 14.9 yards per attempt
  • Helped Wisconsin set a modern-era Big Ten record with 644 team rushing yards and a school record for total offense with 756 yards.

Defensive Player of the Week

William Likely, Maryland, So., CB

  • Recorded nine tackles, including one tackle for loss, and an interception to lead Maryland to a victory at Syracuse
  • Notched his second career interception late in the second quarter and returned it 88 yards for a touchdown
  • The interception return for a touchdown was the longest by a Maryland player since 1989

Special Teams Player of the Week

Chris Gradone, Northwestern, Jr., P

  • Averaged 44.1 yards on seven punts as Northwestern defeated Western Illinois
  • Six of his seven punts were downed inside the 20-yard line, including two inside the five-yard line

Co-Freshmen of the Week

Tegray Scales, Indiana, LB

  • Recorded five tackles and one sack to help Indiana defeat No. 18/19 Missouri
  • Registered his first career sack as the Hoosiers collected their first road win over a top-20 team since 1987

Chris Streveler, Minnesota, QB

  • Logged 161 yards on 18 carries, including a touchdown, to lead Minnesota to a victory over San Jose State in his first career start
  • Posted the third-most rushing yards ever by a Minnesota quarterback