Sunday, November 29, 2009
Big Ten helmet stickers: Week 13
By ESPN.com staff
Only one Big Ten team was in action and that squad lost, so there aren't many stickers to pass out.
- Illinois QB Juice Williams: Williams missed a few big plays but had a very solid performance overall, completing 21 of 34 passes for 282 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in a 49-36 loss to Cincinnati. He also led Illinois with 67 rush yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.
- Oklahoma's defense: The Sooners knocked Oklahoma State out of the BCS at-large mix with a suffocating defensive performance, clearing the way for Iowa or Penn State to end up in one of the big bowls. Oklahoma forced Oklahoma State into its worst offensive performance this decade, as the Cowboys were shut out and generated only 109 total yards in a 27-0 loss.
- Illinois K Derek Dimke: The kicking game has been an issue for Illinois all season and hurt the team at times against Cincinnati, but Dimke stepped up big on field goals. He entered Friday's game with only one career field-goal attempt but went 3-for-3 against the Bearcats, connecting from 48, 39 and 30 yards out.