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Here are this week's honorees, as announced by the Big Ten office this morning.
OFFENSE: Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor
Pryor accounted for six touchdowns to help lead Ohio State to 73 points against Eastern Michigan, the most points for the Buckeyes since 1950. The junior quarterback completed 20 of 26 passes (76.9 percent) for 224 yards and four touchdowns, rushed seven times for 104 yards (14.9 yards per carry) and another touchdown and also hauled in a 20-yard scoring toss. He matched a career high with four scoring strikes and all four went to wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher, just the second time in school history two Buckeyes have hooked up on four scoring tosses in a single game.
CO-DEFENSE: Michigan State LB Greg Jones and Iowa DL Mike Daniels
Jones recorded the first two interceptions of his career and added a forced fumble to help Michigan State sprint to a 42-0 lead over Northern Colorado after three quarters. The senior linebacker recorded four tackles to move into fifth place in school history with 392 career defensive stops. Both of Jones' picks led to touchdowns, as he returned his first interception 34 yards to set up MSU’s first score. He picked off his second pass in the second quarter to set up another touchdown, giving the Spartans a 28-0 lead.
Daniels recorded four tackles for loss, including a 7-yard sack, to help Iowa blank Ball State in a 45-0 victory. The junior defensive tackle collected six tackles on the day, and his four tackles for loss pushed the offense back 20 yards. He was part of a defense that collected two takeaways and allowed only 56 passing yards, the second-fewest yards through the air allowed in 11-plus years under head coach Kirk Ferentz.
SPECIAL TEAMS: Penn State K Collin Wagner
Wagner set a career high and matched a school record with five field goals and added an extra point to tally 16 points in a 22-13 victory over previously undefeated Temple. The senior kicker became the fourth Nittany Lion to make five field goals in a game and the first since Travis Forney accomplished the feat against Michigan State in 1998. Wagner’s five field goals also match the second-highest single-game effort in Big Ten history. The Pennsylvania native connected on field goals of 45, 42, 32, 32 and 21 yards, the latter of which gave Penn State a lead it would not relinquish at 15-13.
FRESHMAN: Wisconsin RB James White
White matched a school freshman record with four rushing touchdowns and averaged 13.2 yards per carry in a victory over Austin Peay. The freshman running back broke loose for a career-high 145 yards on just 11 carries and added a 12-yard reception and 43 yards on two kickoff returns to amass 200 all-purpose yards in the game. He joins former Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne as the only other Wisconsin freshman to tally four rushing touchdowns in a single game
Here are this week's honorees, as announced by the Big Ten office this morning.OFFENSE: Ohio State QB Terrelle PryorPryor accounted for six touchdowns to help lead Ohio State to 73 points against Eastern Michigan, the most points for the Buckeyes since 1950.