Harris, Scott earn weekly Big Ten honors

Return man J-Shun Harris and running back Stevie Scott each picked up weekly Big Ten honors, the conference announced Monday. Harris was named Special Teams Player of the Week for the third time in his career and Scott earned Freshman of the Week for the second time in as many games.

In Saturday’s 38-10 win over Ball State, Harris matched Tim Wilbur’s program mark with his third career punt return touchdown, an 86-yard score. He finished the game with 103 yards, his second career 100-plus yard contest.

The Fishers native’s 111 overall punt return yards and 13.9 average are both good for second in the league. Since the start of last season, Harris is second nationally in punt returns for scores (3) and is sixth in punt return yardage (377).

Harris returned to action this season after he suffered his third ACL injury in last year’s eighth game at Maryland.

Scott became the quickest Hoosier true freshman back to two 100-yard rushing games with 114 yards on 18 carries and his first career two-TD game. He is the fourth Indiana true freshman rusher to reach the century mark in consecutive contests.

The Syracuse, N.Y., native is second in the conference in yardage and third in attempts. Amongst true freshmen running backs, he leads the nation in carries and is second in yardage.