WILLIAMS NAMED BIG TEN OFFENSIVE PLAYER-OF-THE-WEEK
Bloomington, Ind. -- The Big Ten Conference today announced that Indiana senior running back Levron Williams (Evansville, Ind./Bosse) has been recognized by the conference office as its Offensive Player-of-the-Week for his record-setting effort in a 63-32 win over Wisconsin this past Saturday. Also recognized this week were Ohio State's Mike Doss (defensive POW) and Purdue's Travis Dorsch (special teams POW).
Williams earned his first Big Ten weekly accolade as he posted a career-high 280 yards rushing and 6 touchdowns on only 20 carries vs. the Badgers. His school-record six touchdowns tied him with Michigan State's Blake Ezor (6 TDs vs. Northwestern on 11/18/89) for most touchdowns in a Big Ten contest. Williams averaged 14.0 yards per carry and recorded runs of 56, 51, 48, and 44 yards. With his 280-yard performance, Williams surpassed the 2,000-yard career rushing plateau and has rushed for 2,171 yards in 34 career games.
Also, Williams's 280 rushing yards was the second-best single game rushing total in Indiana University history. Current IU assistant head coach Anthony Thompson rushed for 377 yards at Wisconsin on November 11, 1989.
In addition to being named Big Ten Offensive Player-of-the-Week, Williams was recognized as the Big Ten Player-of-the-Week by the USA Today, www.collegefootballnews.com, and was recognized by ESPN.com's Gene Wojciechowski as his national player-of-the-week. Wojciechowski also named Indiana head coach Cam Cameron as his national coach-of-the-week.
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