Terrell Newby, five others earn Week 2 Big Ten football honors

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Terrell Newby, five others earn Week 2 Big Ten football honors

The Big Ten office handed out Week 2 superlative winners Monday. See all of the honorees and watch video highlights below.

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Co-Offensive Players of the Week: C.J. Beathard, Iowa, Jr., QB, Franklin, Tenn./Battle Ground Academy

  • Completed 15-of-25 passes for 215 yards and three touchdowns to guide the Hawkeyes to a road win over Iowa State
  • Added 77 rushing yards on 10 attempts as he improved to 3-0 as a starter
  • Went 10-of-13 passing in the second half with a pair of touchdowns to help Iowa erase a 17-10 halftime deficit
  • Records the first Offensive Player of the Week award of his career
  • Last Iowa Offensive Player of the Week: Marvin McNutt (Oct. 24, 2011)

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Terrell Newby, Nebraska, Jr., RB, Los Angeles, Calif./Chaminade

  • Totaled 236 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns to guide Nebraska to a victory over South Alabama
  • Established career highs with 28 carries, 198 rushing yards and two touchdowns on the ground
  • Notched his first career touchdown reception, one of two catches for 38 total yards
  • Earns the first Offensive Player of the Week award of his career
  • Last Nebraska Offensive Player of the Week: Ameer Abdullah (Oct. 27, 2014)

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Defensive Player of the Week: Riley Bullough, Michigan State, Jr., LB, Traverse City, Mich./Saint Francis

  • Recorded a career-high 14 tackles and a pass break-up in Michigan State’s victory over Oregon
  • Credited with a quarterback hurry on Oregon’s fourth-and-16 play with just over a minute left in the game, forcing a game-clinching incompletion
  • Anchored a Spartan defense that held Oregon to 123 rushing yards, the lowest total for the Ducks since 2013
  • Claims his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan State Defensive Player of the Week: Denicos Allen (Nov. 4, 2013)

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Special Teams Player of the Week: Janarion Grant, Rutgers, Jr., WR, Trilby, Fla./Pasco

  • Set a school record with 337 all-purpose yards, including 195 kickoff return yards, 56 punt return yards, 65 receiving yards and 21 rushing yards
  • Returned both a kickoff and a punt for a touchdown, becoming the first Rutgers player to do both in the same game in the modern era
  • Totaled a career-best 195 kickoff return yards to bring his career total to 1,739, third-most in school history
  • Claims his first career Special Teams Player of the Week honor
  • Last Rutgers Special Teams Player of the Week: Kemoko Turay (Oct. 6, 2014)

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Co-Freshmen of the Week: LJ Scott, Michigan State, RB, Hubbard, Ohio/Hubbard

  • Rushed 11 times for 76 yards and two touchdowns in Michigan State’s win over Oregon
  • Gained 66 yards on eight second-half carries, including touchdown runs of six and 38 yards
  • His season-long 38-yard touchdown with 10:51 left in the fourth quarter gave the Spartans a 31-21 lead
  • Wins his first career weekly award
  • Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Aaron Burbridge (Oct. 8, 2012)

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Saquon Barkley, Penn State, RB, Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton North

  • Carried the ball 12 times for 115 yards and one touchdown in Penn State’s victory over Buffalo
  • Recorded 101 yards on eight carries in the fourth quarter, including his first career touchdown on a nine-yard run
  • Became the first Penn State true freshman to rush for more than 100 yards in a game since Silas Redd in 2010
  • Wins his first career weekly award
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: DaeSean Hamilton (Oct. 27, 2014)
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