Lewis Picks Up Second Big Ten Honor This Season
Oct. 1, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Kellen Lewis collected his second Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor of the season, the conference announced Monday morning. Lewis shared the accolade with Wisconsin's P.J. Hill following his performance in the Hoosiers' 38-20 victory at Iowa.
It is the fourth time the sophomore quarterback has earned the honor in his career, with all four coming over the last 11 weeks of football, dating back to last season. The Jacksonville, Fla., native is the first Hoosier since current Washington Redskin Antwaan Randle El (six from 1998-2001) to earn four conference POW honors.
Lewis threw for a career-high 322 yards and three touchdowns as Indiana defeated Iowa in Iowa City for the first time since 1999. He also recorded 71 receiving yards and a score after picking up a Josiah Sears fumble and racing it down the sideline. It marked the second 300-yard game of his career and he threw three scores for the fourth time in five games this season and the seventh time in his career.
He is fourth in the Big Ten with 245.6 passing yards per game and fourth in passing efficiency at 145.3. Lewis leads the Big Ten and is tied for 12th in the nation with 320.5 yards of total offense per game. He is responsible for 21.6 points each time out, which is tied for sixth nationally.
Lewis and the Hoosiers (4-1, 1-1 Big Ten) return to action on Saturday, hosting Minnesota (1-4, 0-2) at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for noon EDT and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
Check back soon