WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Purdue Sports) — To the victor go the spoils.
Purdue senior running back D.J. Knox has been named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Boilermakers' 49-20 win over second-ranked Ohio State on Saturday.
Knox rushed for 128 yards on just 16 carries (a snappy 8.0-yard average) and a career-high three touchdowns. He scored on runs of 1, 42 and 40 yards, the latter two coming in the fourth quarter as the Boilermakers crushed the previously unbeaten Buckeyes.
For the season, Knox paces Purdue with 668 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. He is averaging 6.5 yards per carry.
Knox is the fifth Boilermaker to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004 and the first since defensive tackle Kawann Short on Nov. 13, 2011.
Earlier, the Big Ten Conference named senior quarterback David Blough Offensive Player of the Week, junior linebacker Markus Bailey Defensive Player of the Week, senior punter Joe Schopper Special Teams Player of the Week and wide receiver Rondale Moore Freshman of the Week.
Moore also was honored as the Rose Bowl Game Big Ten Player of the Week.