Big Ten: helmet stickers 100111
October, 2, 2011
It's time to recognize the best and the brightest from Week 5 in the Big Ten:
- Illinois WR A.J. Jenkins: Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase had a big day, too, but Jenkins was by far his favorite weapon. The senior had 12 catches for a school-record 268 yards and three touchdowns in a wild, 38-35 win over Northwestern.
- Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson: He's baaack. After a one-week absence, Wilson returns to the helmet stickers after a scintillating performance against No. 8 Nebraska. The senior completed 14 of 20 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns and added a rushing touchdown as Wisconsin humbled the Huskers 48-17. Badgers RB Montee Ball (151 rush yards, 4 TDs) merits a mention here.
- Michigan RB Vincent Smith: Smith did a little bit of everything for the Wolverines in the first half against Minnesota. He ran for a touchdown, grabbed a touchdown reception and even threw one on a halfback pass as the Wolverines rolled to a 58-0 victory. Smith became the first FBS running back to record rushing, passing and receiving touchdowns in the same game since Clemson's C.J. Spiller in 2009.
- Illinois QB Nathan Scheelhaase: Scheelhaase rallied Illinois from deficits of 28-10 and 35-31 to preserve his team's perfect record. The sophomore completed 21 of 32 passes for 393 yards and three touchdowns, setting career highs for completions, attempts and passing yards. He also rushed for the game-winning touchdown with 13 seconds left.
- Michigan State DE William Gholston: Gholston's numbers (five tackles, three for loss, one sack and one pass breakup) don't really tell the tale of just how disruptive he was. Spartans coach Mark Dantonio called the sophomore "dominant." Gholston was a key contributor in a defensive effort that piled up nine sacks and kept Ohio State scoreless until the final 10 seconds.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State