IU Football: Stevie Scott Wins Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

Indiana sophomore running back Stevie Scott put together a strong performance on Saturday night against Northwestern as the Hoosiers moved to 7-2 with a 34-3 win.

The New York native ran 26 times for 116 yards and two touchdowns and added a reception for 20 yards and another score.

As a result of his big day, the Big Ten conference has named Scott the league’s offensive player of the week.

On the season, Scott has 148 carries for 737 yards (5.0 yards per carry) and nine rushing touchdowns.  He has added 23 receptions for 207 yards and a score through the air.

Below is the full release from iuhoosiers.com.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.  Indiana sophomore running back Stevie Scott earned his first-career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor, the conference announced on Monday morning. Scott twice earned B1G Freshman of the Week accolades last season.

The Syracuse, N.Y., native posted his third 100-yard game in four weeks with 116 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries as the Hoosiers (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten) downed Northwestern, 34-3, for their fourth-straight Big Ten victory. He added a 20-yard TD reception for his first-career three-score game.

Scott owns nine rushing touchdowns (T-3rd in the Big Ten, T-22nd nationally) and three 100-yard games (4th in the Big Ten) in 2019, and 19 TDs (9th in program history) and nine 100-yarders (T-10th in program history) in his career.

The 6-2, 231-pounder has crossed the goal line in 11 of his last 14 games and has totaled 16 scores (15 rushing, 1 receiving) in those 14 games.

He is fourth in the league with 81.9 rushing yards per game and eighth with 104.9 all-purpose yards per game.

Scott has helped IU to its best start since 1993 and its first winning season since 2007. Indiana is off this weekend and returns to action at No. 5/5 Penn State on Saturday, Nov. 16.

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