After breaking PSU record, Trace McSorley highlights weekly B1G honorees
Have a week, Trace McSorley.
On Saturday, McSorley’s monster game helped lead Penn State to a B1G East division crown and clinched the program’s first B1G Championship berth. In the process, his 389 yards of total offense gave him the Penn State single-season record for yards with 3,348.
On Monday, that earned him Rose Bowl Offensive Player of the Week honors. And on Tuesday, that earned him B1G Offensive Player of the Week honors.
McSorley highlighted the four weekly honorees. His award marked his first weekly honor from the B1G.
The B1G Defensive Player of the Week was Ohio State linebacker Raekwon McMillan, who finished with a career-high 16 tackles in the Buckeyes’ thrilling double overtime win against Michigan. His dominance helped Ohio State overcome a 10-point second-half deficit and keep College Football Playoff hopes alive.
The B1G Special Teams Player of the Week honor went to Maryland punt returner Teldrick Morgan. His 83-yard punt return for a touchdown helped Maryland to a victory against Rutgers, which clinched a bowl berth in DJ Durkin’s first season in College Park.
The B1G Freshman of the Week was a repeat honoree. Northwestern’s John Moten IV ran the ball for a career-high 128 yards and two touchdowns in a win against Illinois. Moten IV picked up the honor two weeks ago for his 119-yard effort against Purdue.