Lewis named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

As you may have expected, Indiana’s Kellen Lewis has been named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.

Lewis, a sophomore, is receiving the award for the third time, after Saturday having rushed for a career-high 199 yards, ­the third-highest total ever for an IU quarterback.

The Jacksonville, Fla. native is the first Hoosier since Antwaan Randle El (six honors from 1998-2001) to win the Player of the Week award three times.

Randle El is the only IU QB to rush for more than 199 yards in a game. He had 210 yards vs. Minnesota on Oct. 21, 2000 and added a 209-yard effort at Illinois on Nov. 4 that same season.

Lewis ran for a pair of scores and also had three touchdown passes against Akron. He finished with a 19-of-24 effort (79.2 percent) against the Zips, which is the second-highest single-game passing completion percentage in school history.

Through the first three weeks of the campaign, Lewis is the top rushing quarterback in the nation. Among all players, he stands 31st nationally, averaging 105.67 rushing yards per game.

Lewis ranks 24th nationally in passing efficiency. He is 15th in total offense with 320 yards per game.

4 comments

  1. Now we will see if he can put up these kind of numbers against real football teams.

    The Illinois game on Saturday will define our season in my opinion.

  2. I think they seen a “real” team on Saturday Scott. Akron played #8 Ohio State the week before us, they held Ohio State to 20/31 for 167 yards, 2 TD’s and 2 picks. Ohio State carried the ball 41 times for 196 yards and NO TD’s. Kellen was 19/24 for 137 yards, 3 TD’s and only 1 pick. IU carried the ball 49 times for 338 yards and 2 TD’s.

    Illinois in their first 3 games is 50/86 for 569 yards, 2 TD’s and 3 picks. They have carried the ball 137 times for 774 yards and 10 TD’s.

    On the flip side IU is 52/86 for 657 yards, 9 TD’s and 3 picks, IU has carried the ball 153 times for 776 yards and 6 TD’s.

    We stack up well with Illinois, being at home, it should be a beat down like 2 years ago.

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