07
Sep

Throughout the 2017 college football season, the Tournament of Roses and the Rose Bowl Game Football Committee will select players from each partner conference as the Big Ten and Pac-12 Player of the Week. For their outstanding performances in week one, Penn State running back Saquon Barkley and UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen were selected by the 17-person committee.

Big Ten Player of the Week

Saquon Barkley, Big Ten Player of the Week

Saquon Barkley, Penn State
Jr., RB, Coplay, Pa.

• Ran for 172 yards on just 14 carries to help Penn State start the year with a 52-0 win over Akron
• Added 54 receiving yards and 20 kick return yards for a Big Ten-leading 246 all-purpose yards 
• Scored two touchdowns, including an 80-yard run, the second longest TD run of his PSU career
• This is Barkley’s second career Big Ten Player of the Week honor (Week 10, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

Pac-12 Player of the Week

Josh Rosen, Pac-12 Player of the WeekJosh Rosen, UCLA
Jr., QB, Manhattan Beach, Calif.

• Rallied the Bruins for the largest comeback in school history (34 points) to beat Texas A&M, 45-44
• Threw for a career-high 491 yards and four touchdowns, with all four TD’s in the fourth quarter
• Tied former Bruin Cade McNown with his second 400-yard passing game and 11th 300-yard game
• This is Rosen’s second career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor (Week 5, 2016).

 

 

 

 


ALSO NOMINATED:

Big Ten: Josey Jewell, Iowa; Tyrell Pigrome, Maryland; Tre Bryant, Nebraska; J.T. Barrett, Ohio State; J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State.

Pac-12: Vic Wharton, Cal; Phillip Lindsay, Colorado; Royce Freeman, Oregon; Ronald Jones, USC; Darren Carrington II, Utah; James Washington, Washington State.

 

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