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Sunday, November 16, 2008
Big Ten Players of the Week

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

The envelope, please ...

OFFENSE

Iowa RB Shonn Greene -- The nation's best running back not only eclipsed 100 rushing yards for the 11th straight game, but he went over the 200-yard mark against Purdue. If Greene eclipses 100 rushing yards this week against Minnesota, he'll become the first back to hit triple digits in all eight Big Ten games since Penn State's Curtis Enis in 1997.

DEFENSE

Northwestern DE Corey Wootton -- One of the league's more underrated defenders turned in a big game at Michigan. The 6-foot-7 junior blocked a field-goal attempt, recorded a sack, forced a fumble, broke up a pass and racked up six tackles as Northwestern shut out the Wolverines in the second half.

CO-SPECIAL TEAMS

Wisconsin CB Antonio Fenelus -- After the Badgers rallied to tie Minnesota at 24, Fenulus put his team in the lead for good on the ensuing kickoff by forcing a Troy Stoudermire fumble that went out of the end zone for a safety. Wisconsin scored 18 unanswered points to retain Paul Bunyan's Axe.

Ohio State CB Malcolm Jenkins -- The senior changed the complexion of Saturday's game against Illinois by blocking an Anthony Santella punt through the end zone for a safety late in the first quarter. The block gave Ohio State a 9-7 lead, one it never relinquished. It marked Jenkins' second blocked punt of the season -- the other resulted in a Buckeyes touchdown.