Indiana receiver Ty Fryfogle’s 200-yard day at Michigan State has earned him Big Ten offensive player of the week honors.
The 6-foot-2, 214-pound receiver from Lucedale, Miss., accumulated 178 of those yards in the first half, which set a new career high. That was also the most receiving yards in a half by a Big Ten receiver since 2010, when Michigan’s Roy Roundtree racked up 192 yards versus Illinois.
In the previous week, Fryfogle racked up a then-career-high 142 yards versus Michigan, all in the first half. Fryfogle’s 11 total catches and two touchdowns at MSU were also personal bests, and his 65-yard touchdown reception was the longest of his career.
With Saturday’s effort, Fryfogle became just the seventh receiver in program history to snag 200-plus yards receiving in a single game, as well as the first since Ricky Jones in 2106.
Fryfogle already has 24 catches for 424 yards and four touchdowns on the season. He posted career-best marks of 45 catches for 605 yards last season, along with three scores.
No. 9 IU (4-0) matches up with No. 3 Ohio State (3-0) this week in Columbus, Ohio.