Needless to say, one Robert Bolden opened some eyes this weekend with his outstanding performance against Youngstown St. Sure, the Penguins were an FCS team, but not even Evan Royster appeared to really get going against them, proving the defense was not a total patsy.
Bolden's big game earned him recognition Monday as the Big Ten Co- Freshman of the Week with Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell.
Bolden became the first true freshman quarterback to start Penn State’s season opener since 1910 and excelled, completing 20 of 29 passes (69.0 pct.) for 239 yards and two touchdowns in a victory against Youngstown State. His performance was the best by a true freshman in school history, surpassing Tony Sacca’s mark of 15-of-27 for 215 yards in 1988.
Michigan's Denard Robinson was named Offensive Player of the Week after a big day vs. Connecticut, setting a school record for total offense in a game. Ohio State's Tyler Moeller took home defensive honors and Iowa's Paki O'Meara took home the special teams award.
Cookie On College
Speaking of Denard Robinson, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ron Cook chronicles Michigan's domination of the Big East's Connecticut on Saturday as part of a trend of Big East schools getting a whooping laid on them by BCS programs. Overall, the league went 4-4, including Pittsburgh's loss to Utah Thursday night, and two-time defending champ Cincinnati's defeat against Fresno State.