WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Big Ten Conference announced that senior wide receiver Anthony Mahoungou has been named the Co-Offensive Player of the Week. He is the first Purdue player recognized by the conference this season and the first Boilermaker wide receiver feted with the weekly offensive honor since Dorian Bryant in 2007. Mahoungou shared the recognition with Penn State running back Saquon Barkley.
Mahoungou helped lead the Boilermakers to an exciting 24-15 road victory over Iowa with a career-high 135 yards receiving and two touchdowns last Saturday. He tied his career best with seven receptions, including five straight catches - with both touchdowns - to open the third quarter. His 42-yard touchdown catch on the opening drive of the second half was the third-longest scoring play of the season for Purdue. All seven of his receptions accounted for first downs.
For the season, Mahoungou leads the Boilermakers with 482 yards receiving, ranks second on the team with a career-high 32 catches and is tied for the team lead with five touchdown receptions.
Mahoungou and the Boilermakers play their final regular-season game of the year Saturday against Indiana at Ross-Ade Stadium for the Old Oaken Bucket. The game is set for a noon ET kick and will be aired live on ESPN2.