Wisconsin sophomore running back John Clay and senior defensive end O’Brien Schofield were each named Big Ten Players of the Week for their performances in Wisconsin’s win over Minnesota on Saturday.
Clay earned offensive honors after rushing for a career high 184 yards and three touchdowns. Schofield won the defensive award for his six tackles, 3.5 TFL’s, 2 sacks and a forced fumble.
It’s just the second time in school history that UW has earned both the offensive and defensive player of the week honors without sharing the award during a full conference schedule. The only other time was on Sept. 30, 1995 when quarterback Darrell Bevell was the offensive Player of the Week and linebacker Daryl Carter was the defensive Player of the Week.
Clay currently leads the Big Ten and ranks fifth in the country in rushing, averaging 116.4 yards per game. His seven touchdowns also lead the conference and are tied for 12th in the NCAA.
Schofield leads the Big Ten in both sacks (4.5) and tackles for loss (11.0) and is tied for the NCAA lead in TFL’s.