Maryland inside linebacker Cole Farrand and kicker Brad Craddock have each received recognition for their games against Indiana last weekend.
Craddock is this week's Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Top Star of the Week, the Palm Beach Sports Commission said Monday morning.
Farrand is the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, the conference also announced Monday. His recognition comes a week after Maryland cornerback Will Likely received the same honor for his performance against Syracuse. Against Indiana, Farrand had 19 tackles and chased down Indiana ball-carriers all over the field.
Given the injuries to several members of the Maryland defensive front seven, Farrand's work against the Hoosiers was especially critical.
Craddock was perfect on three field goal attempts from 48, 30 and 48 yards against Indiana. On the season, he is 10-for-10, leaving him as one of only eight kickers nationally to have not missed a field goal attempt. Craddock's 52 points scored this season tie him for the national lead, and he's now fifth all-time in program history with 41 career makes, Maryland's athletic department said. He has made 16 straight tries going back to 2013, which Maryland said tied him with Florida State's Roberto Aguayo for the longest streak in the nation.
The Australian junior has keyed an excellent Terrapin special teams unit through the team's first five games. In addition to not missing an extra point or field goal, he has consistently hit deep kickoffs to help the Maryland defense with field position.
This weekly award recognizes three outstanding kickers throughout FBS. Minnesota's Ryan Santoso and Western Kentucky's Garrett Schwettman are this week's other two awardees. Craddock remains on the watchlist for the full-season Groza Award, which annually recognizes the best kicker in the country.