Indiana nets two Big Ten honors ahead of game vs. Michigan State

The Detroit News
Stevie Scott

Indiana, which hosts Michigan State in the Big Ten opener for both teams on Saturday night, had two players earn Big Ten honors Monday for their performances in the Hoosiers’ 38-10 win over Ball State.

Receiver J-Shun Harris II returned a punt 86 yards for a touchdown and was named Big Ten special teams player of the week. It was his third career punt return for a TD, tying a school record.

Running back Stevie Scott had 114 yards on 18 carries and was named conference freshman of the week for the second straight time. Scott, who also scored two TD, is the fourth Indiana true freshman to reach the 100-yard mark in consecutive weeks, joining Mike Harkrader (1976), Anthony Thompson (1986) and BenJarvus Green-Ellis (2003).

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Other Big Ten winners:

Offense: Purdue QB David Blough, who set a school single-game record with 572 yards passing during the Boilermakers’ loss to Missouri. He completed 39 of 55 passes with three TD, and he also rushed six times for 18 yards and another score.

Defense: Ohio State DT Dre’Mont Jones, who had a 28-yard interception return to a TD in the Buckeyes’ win over TCU. He also had a career-high six tackles, including two tackles for loss.