NCAA Football

Kaleb Johnson Named Big Ten Offensive Player, Rookie of the Week after win over Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana — After logging 200 yards and a touchdown in 22 carries last Saturday against the Purdue defense, Iowa rookie running back Kaleb Johnson has been named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week. The Hamilton, Ohio native also won the conference freshman of the week award.

It was his first 200-yard game on the ground and only the second 100-yard performance of his career. Johnson led the Hawkeyes to a dominant 24-3 victory on Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium.

The Boilermakers have now allowed back-to-back 100-yard runs after being strong against the rush in the first seven games of the season.

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