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Big Ten official Players of the Week

10/19/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

I made a mistake by not including Michigan State's Blair White as co-offensive player of the week, but many of you ragged on the Ben Chappell pick. Turns out, Chappell deserved the honor as well.

Here are the Big Ten's selections:

CO-OFFENSE -- Michigan State WR Blair White and Indiana QB Ben Chappell

White set career highs with 12 receptions and 186 receiving yards and matched a career best with two touchdowns to help Michigan State rally from a halftime deficit to a victory over Northwestern. The senior wideout averaged 15.5 yards per catch to record his third effort of 100 yards or more this season and the fifth 100-yard outing of his career.

Chappell established career bests with 333 passing yards and three touchdowns without an interception to lead Indiana to a victory over Illinois. The junior quarterback completed 23-of-38 passes (60.5 pct.), marking a career high in attempts, to produce his second career 300-yard game. Chappell’s 333 passing yards are the most for a Hoosier signal caller since the 2007 campaign.

DEFENSE -- Purdue DE Ryan Kerrigan

Kerrigan produced a dominant performance with a team-high nine tackles, four tackles for loss, three sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery to help Purdue knock off Ohio State. The junior defensive end set a new career high with his four tackles for loss, while his three quarterback drops matched a career best registered against Michigan last season. For the game, Kerrigan’s tackles for loss pushed the OSU offense back 37 yards, including 34 yards on three sacks.

SPECIAL TEAMS -- Purdue K Carson Wiggs

Wiggs became the ninth player in school history to kick four field goals in one game, converting on four of five attempts and two extra points to account for 14 points during an eight-point triumph over nationally ranked Ohio State. The sophomore specialist, who also averaged 42.3 yards on three punts on Saturday, accounted for the Boilermakers’ first nine points of the day.