Cobbs, Scales, Oakes receive Associated Press honors

Indiana receiver Simmie Cobbs, linebacker Tegray Scales and kicker Griffin Oakes picked up first team All-Big Ten honors from the Associated Press on Wednesday.

It’s the latest round of postseason accolades for the three players, each of whom received first team honors from the conference last week.

Cobbs finished second in the conference with 72 receptions and third with 841 receiving yards.

The redshirt junior’s 72 catches are tied for fourth on Indiana’s single-season list, his three 100-yard games are tied for eighth and his eight receiving touchdowns are tied for 10th. On the IU career leaderboard, Cobbs shares fourth with seven 100-yard games, while his 1,990 receiving yards and 139 receptions are eighth.

Scales led Indiana with 12.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions. He tied for the team lead with six sacks and his 89 tackles, including 56 solo stops ranked second.

Spanning the past two seasons, the senior posted 12 double-digit tackle games, finished second among all defenders nationally with 148 solo tackles and tied for second with 36.0 tackles for loss.

Oakes earned the Big Ten’s Bakken-Anderson Kicker of the Year award for the second time in his career after going 16-for-17 on field goals and 38-for-39 on extra points. His two misses were both blocked.

The senior led the league and was second nationally in field goal percentage (94.1) finished 15-for-15 from inside the 50-yard line this season.


  1. And the fat cats. 4 star Avon Indiana qb that plays for Mich is not even mentioned or non existent as Mississippi qb may transfer to Michigan espn report. Then Tommy Stevens Decatur Central from Indiana setting on bench at Penn State. Then, will anything be heard from Brownsburg Indiana qb. Then, two qbs transfer from Purdue before Jeff Brohm. With a decent OL with K.W. IU ends up with Mac level qbs.

  2. It was good to see that the Mr. Football winner is an IU commit and 2 of the 3 candidates for Mr. Football were IU commits. The third, an offensive lineman, will be heading to Alabama.

  3. Yes, congratulations to Reese Taylor, Indiana’s 2017 Mr. Football. Also owns a state championship along with gaudy #’s not only as a Senior but for a career. This puts 2 young Mr. Football winners at QB on the IU roster. 1 of them has to be a winner for IU.

  4. Reese Taylor… I look for him to be the next big thing at IU and yes at qb. Undersized but super athletic, fb smart, durable, and competitive. (Overly competiveness can get one injured) but in his case smart athletic ability will prevent it).

  5. Congratulations to Scales, Cobbs, and Oakes for making first team B1G. It was good to see Reese win Indiana’s Mr Football as IU now has two Mr Football’s in the QB room.

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