Iowa football: Nate Stanley named B1G Offensive Player of the Week

The accolades keep coming in for Iowa football quarterback Nate Stanley after his performance Saturday. He is now the B1G offensive player of the week.

Nate Stanley is having himself quite a few days. After an outstanding showing on the road against Big Ten foe Indiana, he has been collecting honors left and right. Yesterday the junior Iowa football player collected Walter Camp FBS Offensive Player of the Week honors.

The quarterback from Menomonie, Wisconsin has been on quite a tear that last few weeks. Prior to his Saturday outburst of 320 yards on 21 of 33 passing for six touchdowns, he torched the Minnesota Gophers secondary for 314 yards and four touchdowns. 

Today, Nate Stanley can add Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors to his rapidly growing collegiate football resume.

He is the third Iowa football player this year to receive the honors after sophomore defensive end AJ Epenesa was named Co-Defensive Player of the Week after the Iowa State game and junior defensive end Anthony Nelson was named Defensive Player of the Week after last week’s win over Minnesota.

Stanley’s six touchdown passes were second most in a single game in Iowa football history, and a career high for the second-year starter. His 320 yards passing were the second highest of his career and the fourth 300-yard game in his Hawkeye career.

I’ll need to dig into the statistics, but Stanley could be in line to break a few Iowa football passing records if he continues with this level of dominance that he has been displaying recently. Furthermore, offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz appears keen on riding the right arm of Nate Stanley as much as he can.

With the way Nate Stanley is playing right now, I will not be shocked to see him getting another weekly honor from the Big Ten here in the short future.