Morgan Ellison, J-Shun Harris Earn Weekly Honors From Big Ten

Stu Jackson, Staff Writer
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Two Hoosiers took home weekly honors from the Big Ten conference after their strong Week 4 performances.

IU freshman running back Morgan Ellison was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week while redshirt junior punt returner/wide receiver J-Shun Harris was named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday morning.

Ellison finished with 25 carries for 186 yards and two touchdowns in the Hoosiers’ 52-17 win over Georgia Southern, recording the fourth-highest single game rushing total by a true freshman in program history. He also became the 11th IU true freshman to rush for 100 yards in a game.

Harris, meanwhile, earned conference special teams player of the week honors for the second time in as many weeks. He returned a punt for a touchdown for the second consecutive game, bringing back a Georgia Southern kick 70 yards for a score in the victory, becoming the second Indiana player ever to have punt returns for touchdowns in consecutive games, joining Rob Turner in 1990. Harris also tied the Hoosiers’ single-season record with two punt returns for touchdowns, jointly held by Larry Highbaugh in 1969 Turner and Mitchell Paige in 2015.

Both Ellison and Harris will look to build on those performances at Penn State Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on BTN.

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