Hoosiers shut out of Big Ten weekly awards

No Indiana football players were recognized in the Big Ten weekly awards, announced by the league on Monday.

Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah earned Offensive Player of the Week honors after rushing for 232 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries against Florida Atlantic. Rutgers safety Johnathan Aiken earned defensive honors after making seven tackles, forcing a big fourth-quarter fumble and breaking up a pass in the final minutes to seal the Scarlet Knights’ win over Washington State.

IU running back Tevin Coleman certainly stood a chance of taking home offensive honors after rushing for a career-best 247 yards and two touchdowns, but it was not to be. Defensive end Bobby Richardson leads the nation with three sacks and was a candidate for the defensive award.

Penn State’s Sam Ficken earned special teams honors, while Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett and Penn State wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton split freshman honors.


  1. IU FB still maligned. B1G easily split Frosh honors but could find no way to do the same for O or D. How much more do Bobby and Tevin have to do? I am sure the players read these weekly awards but for a point of emphasis Wilson should use this as the ole bulletin board material or the modern version, send to every players IPad.

  2. IU beating ISU = about the equivalent 1/3 of a win. If IU beats Bowling Green and North Texas State that will equal 1 quality win. So a win in those 3 games plus a win over Missouri = 2 win equivalent.

  3. FAU is only slightly better than ISU, but I assume that this lessened the impact of Tevin and Bobby’s great games. I look forward to the great future match-ups (statistically) between Tevin and Ameer. These are two of the very best RB’s in the nation.

  4. t- disagree with your equating Bowling Green with N. Tex. St. and I.S.U. BG was last year’s MAC champ. That game is certainly not a gimme.

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