Rutgers punter Adam Korsak was named the Ray Guy Punter of the Week for the third time this season on Tuesday. This time it was for his performance last Saturday against Indiana in which he averaged 47.3 yards on 10 punts, four of which were downed inside the opponent’s 20 yard line. Three of his punts were farther than 50 yards. Only two punts were returned for a total of 8 yards.
Despite Korsak’s third Ray Guy Award, he once again was snubbed by the Big Ten and has yet to earn Special Teams Player of the Week honors this season. Each time he won the Ray Guy weekly honor, a different punter was honored by the Big Ten. It’s inexplicable at this point that the conference continues to ignore the tremendous results that Korsak has produced this season. He has punted 20 times inside the opponent’s 20 yard line and Rutgers is tops in the Big Ten with a net punt average of 43.6 yards. While it’s been a lost season for the Scarlet Knights, Korsak has been the lone bright spot and is having an outstanding redshirt junior campaign.
With the way Rutgers has been on offense this season, it’s likely Korsak will have more chances to win this Ray Guy award again and he certainly has to be considered among the favorites to win the award at the end of the season for the nation’s best punter.