MADISON, Wis. (PRESS RELEASE) - UW junior quarterback Scott Tolzien was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Badgers' victory over Michigan State on Saturday, the conference announced Sunday night.
Tolzien completed 19-of-31 passes for 243 yards and a career-high four touchdown passes in Wisconsin's 38-30 win over MSU. That is the 10th time in school history a UW quarterback has thrown at least four touchdown passes in a game. The last to do so was John Stocco vs. Minnesota on Oct. 14, 2006.
Tolzien leads the Big Ten and ranks 13th in the country in passing efficiency at 164.3. In four games, he has completed 66-of-99 passes for 884 yards and eight touchdowns against just two interceptions.
The last Wisconsin player to earn Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors was David Gilreath on Nov. 10, 2008. Tolzien is the second UW player in as many weeks to earn Big Ten POW honors as Chris Borland earned the Special Teams Player of the Week award following the Wofford game.