Tevin Coleman named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

It took half a season, but Indiana running back Tevin Coleman is starting to receive some recognition.

The Big Ten named Coleman its offensive player of the week Monday, honoring the junior for becoming the fastest Hoosier to reach 1,000 yards and the first IU back to reach that mark since Levron Williams in 2001.

He rushed for 219 yards on 15 carries on Saturday against Iowa, pulling off touchdown runs of 83, 46 and 69 yards. The Hawkeyes entered the game allowing 92.3 yards per game, 2.9 yards per carry and two total rushing touchdowns.

Coleman leads the nation in rushing yards (1,060), yards per game (176.7), yards per carry (8.83), yards from scrimmage (1,194), yards from scrimmage per game (199.0), all-purpose yards (1,194) and all-purpose yards per game (199.0). He authored his eighth consecutive 100-yard game Saturday at Iowa, marking the longest streak in the nation and tying for the longest in program history.

Coleman has a rushing touchdown in 15 straight games, which is also the longest streak in the nation and in program history. This is the second time in his career that Coleman has been named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.

The Hoosiers host No. 8 Michigan State for homecoming on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.

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