Sunday, October 25, 2009
ESPN.com's Big Ten Players of the Week
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
OFFENSE -- Penn State QB Daryll Clark
Clark tied his career high with four touchdown passes and became Penn State's all-time leader in touchdowns accounted for in a 35-10 thrashing of Michigan. The senior has been terrific since a three-interception performance against Iowa on Sept. 26. Honorable mentions go to Ohio State wide receiver DeVier Posey, Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor, Penn State wideout Graham Zug and Northwestern wide receiver Andrew Brewer.
CO-DEFENSE -- Ohio State DE Thaddeus Gibson and Iowa DE Adrian Clayborn
Gibson recorded a career high three sacks and a fumble recovery in leading a dominant defensive performance against Minnesota. Clayborn was just as ferocious for Iowa against Michigan State with three tackles for loss, two sacks and a forced fumble. Honorable mentions go to Penn State defensive end Jack Crawford and Penn State linebacker Navorro Bowman.
SPECIAL TEAMS -- Northwestern CB Ricky Weina
Weina set the tone for Northwestern's second-half rally by blocking a punt midway through the third quarter that resulted in a safety. The walk-on also had a pass breakup for a banged-up Northwestern defense in the 29-28 win. Honorable mention to Indiana's Ray Fisher, who returned a kickoff for a touchdown and set up another with a 35-yard punt return.