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Running back Stevie Scott wins the Big Ten offensive player of the week

For the third week in a row, the Big Ten’s best offensive player resides in Bloomington.

Junior running back Stevie Scott’s three touchdown and 80 yard rushing day delivered the recognition this week following a 27-11 Indiana win over Maryland.

Scott follows Ty Fryfogle, who earned the honor the previous two weeks.

No. 10/11 Indiana will face No. 18/19 Wisconsin this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET in Madison.

The notes on Scott from the Big Ten and the full release from IU Athletics follow.

Offensive Player of the Week
Stevie Scott III, Indiana
Jr., RB, Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers

  • Scored a career-high three touchdowns to lead Indiana to a victory against Maryland
  • Became the first Hoosier with three rushing touchdowns in a game since Jordan Howard in 2015
  • Has scored at least one touchdown in 16 of his last 22 games and has 26 total touchdowns in that span
  • Collects his second career Offensive Player of the Week award and first since 2019
  • Last Indiana Offensive Player of the Week: Ty Fryfogle (Nov. 23, 2020)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana junior running back Stevie Scott III was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in his career, the conference announced on Monday morning. Scott, who also has two B1G Freshman of the Week honors to his credit, is the third Hoosier in as many weeks to earn the accolade following senior wide receiver Ty Fryfogle’s back-to-back laurels.

This is the fifth time in sixth weeks an IU standout has been recognized by the league: junior safety Jamar Johnson (Penn State), redshirt sophomore kicker Charles Campbell (Rutgers) and Fryfogle (Michigan State, Ohio State).

Scott recorded a career-high three rushing touchdowns and 80 yards in Indiana’s 27-11 win over Maryland on Saturday. He became the first Hoosier with three rushing scores since Jordan Howard (Sept. 5, 2015).

The Syracuse, N.Y., native moved into a share of fourth in program history with 28 rushing TDs (Tevin Coleman, 2012-14) and a share of fifth (Jade Butcher, 1967-69) with 30 total touchdowns. Scott is also No. 10 all-time with 2,387 rushing yards.

In 2020, he sits fourth in the Big Ten with 405 rushing yards, and second with 119 attempts and eight rushing and total scores.

Up next, Scott and the No. 10/11 Hoosiers (5-1) travel north to face No. 18/19 Wisconsin on Saturday, Dec. 5. The game is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. EDT kick and will be televised on ABC.

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