It began with blowouts in Minneapolis and Bloomington on Thursday night. Saturday got started with more one-sided affairs in Madison, Columbus and Ann
Here are the Big Ten's Week 2 Superlatives:
Offensive Player of the Week:
Nathan Scheelhaase, QB, Illinois: 26/37, 312 yards, 4 TD, 0 INT, 8 att., 24 yds
Defensive Player of the Week: Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan State
Maybe Heisman voters had the wrong defensive end this summer when talking about if a defensive player could win the coveted stiff-armed award. Because the Spartans emerging star at end has already scored three defensive touchdowns after scoring on a four-yard fumble return and a 56-yard interception return this weekend in the 21-6 win over South Florida. Calhoun finished the game with three tackles, two for loss, a sack and those two huge plays after scoring last weekend on a 16-yard fumble return touchdown as well. He has quickly become a front-runner for Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.
Team of the Week:
likely the best in the conference this weekend.
Coordinator of the Week:
Pat Narduzzi, DC, Michigan State
Bill Cubit, OC, Illinois
Freshman of the Week:
Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State: 23/33, 311, TD, INT
Michigan State defense scored 4th TD of the season. The offense has 2.
Rob Henry has 0 TD, 2 INT in two games for Purdue
Kenny Guiton is 20-for-29 for 173 yards, 3 TD, INT with 10 att., 89 yards, TD rushing
Wisconsin has had back-to-back games with 3 100-yard rushers
Mark Weisman rushed for 180 yards and 2 TD, leads league