Last year Darrell Hazell barely used him.
Now he is the Big Ten player of the Week.
On Saturday senior receiver Anthony Mahoungou had a car4eer day. He finished the game with 7 receptions for 135 yards and two scores. Most of that was done early in the third quarter when Purdue threw his way six times in seven plays. the result was 5 receptions, a drawn pass interference, more than 100 yards, and a pair of touchdowns.
If Purdue makes a bowl game it will be because of this stretch of play where Mahoungou was dominant. He forced Iowa to take Josh Jackson, their shutdown corner and perhaps the best in the league at that spot, on him the rest of the game. It also completely flipped the game in Purdue’s favor because the way the Iowa offense was playing, it wasn’t coming back from down 12.
Mahoungou shares the award this week with penn State’s Saquon Barkley, and he is the first Offensive Player of the Week for us in two years when David Blough had a huge game against Nebraska.