Big Ten Week 13 helmet stickers: Michigan State OL Jack Allen stands out


Honoring the best and the brightest Big Ten stars from the last week of the regular season:

Indiana QB Nate Sudfeld: Let's just list these eye-popping stats first and then put them into perspective -- 18-of-29 passing for 350 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. (He also had 13 rushing yards and a score on the ground.) No B1G QB had more passing yards or more passing touchdowns over the weekend. Not only was that, statistically, Sudfeld's best outing of the season -- he boasted a 97.2 QBR -- but his performance also helped Indiana get its sixth win of the season. That means the Hoosiers are going bowling for just the second time in 21 years.

Michigan State OL Jack Allen: His most highlight-worthy play may have come when he lined up in the backfield, took the handoff and rumbled (complete with the stiff arm) for a 9-yard touchdown run. But that's far from the only reason he's receiving a helmet sticker. Penn State entered this game leading the nation in sacks and ranking fourth nationally in tackles-for-loss, but the Spartans' offensive line allowed exactly zero such plays. The Nittany Lions' strength is up the middle, and Allen was instrumental as the center in dominating the trenches. Allen wasn't the only MSU lineman who played well, but he certainly stood out.

Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott: When Elliott asks for the ball, you give him the ball. He carried it a season-high 30 times on Saturday -- more than twice as much as last week -- and rushed for 214 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Only two Buckeyes, Carlos Hyde (226 yards) and Chris Wells (220), ever finished with more rushing yards in the Big House. On top of all that, Elliott also gained a season-high 95 yards after contact and averaged 7.1 yards a carry, exactly 4 yards more a carry than Michigan usually allows. No Big Ten running back rushed for more yards Friday or Saturday. And no one was more dominant.