The awards keep coming for Purdue. David Blough, Markus Bailey, Rondale Moore, and Joe Schopper have taken home weekly Big Ten Awards. Two weeks ago we became the first school ever to sweep all four awards in one week. This week two more guys picked up their first conference honors.
Terry Wright - Offensive Player of the Week
The senior receiver had a monster game Saturday afternoon. He finished the game with 146 yards and three touchdowns on six receptions. His 82-yard bomb in the third quarter was a turning point of the game. Iowa had scored before halftime and Purdue had just forced a three-and-out before Wright was hit with the perfect pass from Blough. He technically shares this week’s award with Illinois’ Reggie Corbin, but it is a well deserved honor for Wright. It was the first time we have had a receiver with three touchdowns in a game since Gary Bush in 2012.
Spencer Evans - Special Teams Player of the Week.
Evans was 5 for 5 on extra points, but it was his 25-yard field goal with eight seconds left that was the difference. This came a week after he had a tying kick blocked at Michigan State, so it was a moment of redemption. Evans has been relatively solid this year, but has missed a couple extra points. It was good to see him knock home a game-winning kick.