- Big Ten Players of the Week
Russell Wilson is 1-0 with the Wisconsin football team, and now the same can be said for his record when it comes to picking up weekly honors from the Big Ten Conference.
Wilson has been named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week following his debut performance with the Badgers, in which he completed 10 of 13 passes for 255 yards and a pair of touchdowns while running for 62 yards and another score.
Those numbers added up to a season-opening 51-17 win over UNLV at Camp Randall Stadium.
The North Carolina State transfer became just the second UW quarterback to throw for 250 yards and rush for at least 50 yards in the same game -- and the first Badger signal caller to do so since 1979.
With Wilson under center, the Badgers' No. 1 offense scored on each of its eight possessions, including seven touchdowns, and racked up 444 yards in just under three quarters of action.
Wilson's 317 total yards was the best-ever mark by a Badgers QB in his debut, as were his pass efficiency (292.5) and completion percentage (76.9). His passing efficiency mark would lead the nation if he had met the NCAA's statistical minimum of 15 pass attempts.
The Badgers return to action Saturday by hosting Oregon State in a game that kicks off at 11 a.m. and can be seen live on ESPN.