Saturday, November 6, 2010
Big Ten helmet stickers: Week 10
By Adam Rittenberg
It's time to recognize the best and the brightest from a wild Week 10 in the Big Ten.
Michigan WR Roy Roundtree: Roundtree shattered the team receiving yards record with 246 on nine catches. He scored a 75-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage and added a 33-yard score early in the second quarter. Roundtree's first four catches went for 192 receiving yards. He easily surpassed Jack Clancy's mark of 197 receiving yards set on Sept. 17, 1966.
Penn State QB Matt McGloin: There's something special about McGloin, a confident player who truly draws energy from the crowd. He relieved Rob Bolden against Northwestern and led five consecutive scoring drives as Penn State rallied for an historic win, Joe Paterno's 400th as a head coach. McGloin completed 18 of 29 passes for 225 yards and four touchdowns. He shares the sticker with running backs Evan Royster and Silas Redd, both of whom eclipsed 130 rush yards.
Michigan State RB Edwin Baker: Baker rejuvenated Michigan State's rushing attack with 179 rush yards and four touchdowns on 27 carries. He set the tone early with 61 rushing yards on Michigan State's first touchdown drive, nearly doubling the team's total (31) last week at Iowa. His carries and touchdown totals are career highs.
Wisconsin CB Antonio Fenelus and LBs Mike Taylor and Culmer St. Jean: The Badgers rebounded against Purdue because of their defense, and Fenelus, Taylor and St. Jean played huge roles. Fenelus recorded a game-high nine tackles (all solo) with an interception and a 48-yard fumble return, and Taylor had an interception and two tackles for loss, including a sack. St. Jean had eight solo tackles and an interception. They share the sticker with reserve running back Montee Ball, who came up big again with 127 rush yards and two touchdowns.
Iowa RB Marcus Coker: The Hawkeyes' depth at running back has been tested the past two years, and they continue to find players to step up. Today it was Coker, a true freshman starting in place of star Adam Robinson (concussion). Coker rushed for 129 yards on 22 carries in Iowa's come-from-behind win at Indiana. He shares the sticker with quarterback Ricky Stanzi and receiver Marvin McNutt.