If you were sitting on your behind watching Big Ten football all weekend, like I was, then this should come to no surprise that Michigan State RB Le’Veon Bell was named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week after his monstrous game against Boise State on Friday.
Bell, who shares the award with Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez, recorded career-highs in the Spartans season opener, as he ran for 210 yards on 44 carries. The MSU junior finished the game with 265 total yards on 50 total touches, he also recorded six receptions, and two touchdowns.
The former 2-star high school recruit and probable Heisman front-runner, I know it has only been one week, had more yards than the whole Boise State offense as they only recorded 206 yards for the game.
This will be Bell’s first Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award and third overall award, as he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Weeks twice during the 2010 season.
The last MSU Offensive Player of the week was Kirk Cousins bin 2011 when he threw for 290 yards on 22-of-31 passing and three touchdowns in the historic “Hailmary” win over No. 4 Wisconsin.
With the lack of experience from the wide receiver and quarterback positions for the Spartans be prepared to see Bell’s name associated with this award again…again…and, again throughout the season.