Nate Sudfeld (7) was named co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week after leading Indiana's failed comeback bid against Ball State last weekend.
After leading a fourth-quarter comeback Saturday night against Ball State, Nate Sudfeld picked up co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors Monday. Sudfeld passed for 172 yards and two touchdowns in relief of the injured Cameron Coffman, bringing Indiana to a one-point lead in the final minute in the Hoosiers' eventual loss to Ball State.
Sudfeld shares the award this week with Penn State defensive end Deion Barnes.
Coffman took to Twitter on Monday afternoon to congratulate Sudfeld personally.
One other note: Indiana's Sept. 29 game at Northwestern will kick off at noon, according to a Monday announcement. That means the Hoosiers' next five game times are all set.
Below is the full release from the program on the Sudfeld news:
SUDFELD NAMED BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld earned co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors, the conference announced Monday morning. Sudfeld shared the award with Penn State defensive end Deion Barnes.
The Modesto, Calif., native is the first Hoosier to win the award this year and the fourth since the start of the 2011 campaign. Running back D’Angelo Roberts (Sept. 19), kick returner Shane Wynn (Oct. 10) and quarterback Tre Roberson (Oct. 24) each collected the accolade last season.
Entering Saturday’s game against Ball State for the injured Cameron Coffman, Sudfeld finished 13-of-20 for 172 yards to go along with two touchdowns. Sudfeld, who is the third true freshman quarterback to play at Indiana, compiled all his numbers in the fourth quarter.
Trailing 38-25 with 4:07 remaining, he connected with Cody Latimer from 70 yards out and later put the Hoosiers ahead 39-38 when he found Shane Wynn for a 2-yard score with 49 seconds left. Sudfeld guided IU on a six-play, 77-yard drive in just 53 seconds on that final drive. He went 4-of-6 for 36 yards and distributed the ball to four different receivers.