Big Ten awards race update: Week 11

November, 10, 2010
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It's time once again to check in on the three major Big Ten awards races. There's a new name atop one of the lists. Check it out.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

(Player, season statistics)

1. Iowa QB Ricky Stanzi: 157-for-230 passing (68.3 percent), 2,212 pass yards, 20 TDs, 3 INTs, passer rating of 175.1 (No. 3 nationally)

2. Michigan QB Denard Robinson: 183 carries, 1,349 rush yards (149.9 ypg, 2nd nationally), 12 TDs; 118-for-186 passing (63.4 percent), 1,814 pass yards, 13 TDs, 7 INTs, passer rating of 160.9 (No. 11 nationally)

3. Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor: 152-for-225 passing (67.6 percent), 1,997 pass yards, 20 TDs, 7 INTs, passer rating of 165.2 (No. 5 nationally); 84 carries, 463 rush yards, 4 TDs; 1 reception for a 20-yard touchdown

4. Northwestern QB Dan Persa: 190-for-259 passing (73.4 percent), 2,263 pass yards, 13 TDs, 3 INTs, passer rating of 161 (No. 10 nationally); 146 carries, 469 rush yards, 8 TDs

5. Wisconsin RB John Clay: 172 carries, 929 rush yards (103.2 ypg, No. 14 nationally), 13 touchdowns (leads Big Ten), six 100-yard rushing performances

Also in mix: Illinois RB Mikel Leshoure, Iowa RB Adam Robinson, Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins, Michigan State RB Edwin Baker, Indiana QB Ben Chappell

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

1. Purdue DE Ryan Kerrigan: 52 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss (leads Big Ten), 7.5 sacks (leads Big Ten), 3 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery

2. Michigan State LB Greg Jones: 87 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 2 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles, 5 quarterback hurries

3. Wisconsin DE J.J. Watt: 43 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 6 sacks, 6 pass breakups, 5 quarterback hurries, 2 blocked kicks, 1 forced fumble

4. Illinois LB Martez Wilson: 79 tackles (8.8 tpg), 6.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 4 pass breakups, 1 interception, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 1 blocked kick, 2 quarterback hurries

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR


(Player, season statistics)

1. Illinois QB Nathan Scheelhaase: 116-for-191 passing (60.7 percent), 1,310 pass yards, 13 TDs, 7 INTs, passer rating of 133.5; 114 carries, 552 rush yards (61.3 ypg, 4.8 ypc), 3 TDs

2. Wisconsin RB James White: 86 carries, 570 rush yards (71.2 ypg, 6.6 ypc), 9 TDs; 8 receptions, 64 receiving yards; 15 kick returns, 283 return yards

3. Michigan State RB Le'Veon Bell: 101 carries, 585 rush yards (58.5 ypg, 5.8ypc), 8 TDs; 8 receptions, 79 receiving yards; 6 kick returns, 142 return yards

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