Sunday, September 13, 2009
Big Ten helmet stickers: Week 2
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
It's time to recognize the best and the brightest from a very intriguing Week 2 in the Big Ten.
Michigan QB Tate Forcier -- The Wolverines are on their way back, and Forcier helped them take a major step against No. 18 Notre Dame. The true freshman played way beyond his years, leading the game-winning scoring drive and finding Greg Mathews for a 5-yard touchdown with 11 seconds left. Forcier threw for 240 yards, rushed for 70 yards and accounted for three touchdowns (2 pass, 1 rush).
Iowa S Tyler Sash -- There might not be a defender in the country who had a more productive day than Sash. The Big Ten's interceptions leader in 2008 tied a school record with three picks against Iowa State. He also had a forced fumble, two tackles for loss and a team-high 10 total tackles.
Minnesota LB Nate Triplett -- Triplett made opening night at TCF Bank Stadium a memorable one, as he recorded a team-high 17 tackles and put Minnesota ahead for good with a 52-yard fumble return for a touchdown against Air Force. He's gone from a special-teams all-star to a major contributor.
Wisconsin RB John Clay -- After losing his starting job in camp, Clay showed he's back in a big way against Fresno State. He broke off a career-best 72-yard run and finished with 143 rush yards in the double-overtime win.
Indiana RB Demetrius McCray -- McCray sparked a dormant Indiana rushing attack with a career-high 134 rush yards and a touchdown on only 17 carries. He also had a 5-yard reception as the Hoosiers held off Western Michigan.