IU Media Relations
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana junior running back Jordan Howard earned Big Ten co-Offensive Player of the Week honors, the conference announced Monday. He is the first Hoosier to collect the award since running back Tevin Coleman on Oct. 13, 2014. IU true freshman safety Jonathan Crawford was named Big Ten co-Freshman of the Week last week.
Howard became the only FBS player in the last 20 seasons with 140-plus rushing yards in each of his first four games with a program when he logged 168 yards on 33 carries (5.1 average) and a score in the Hoosiers win over Wake Forest on Saturday.
He leads the nation with 675 rushing yards and is second with 168.8 per game (first in Big Ten) and 111 attempts (second), fourth with 743 all-purpose yards (first) and sixth with 185.8 per game (first). Of Howard's 111 carries, 37 (33.3 percent) have resulted in either a first down or a score and 104 (93.7) have gone for positive yardage.
Since the start of 2013, Howard is first nationally among active backs with 3,143 rushing yards, 562 attempts and 10 150-yard games, second with 15 100-yard games, third with 116.4 rushing yards per game and 3,366 yards from scrimmage, fourth with 124.7 yards from scrimmage per game and tied for sixth with two 200-yard games.