Big Ten helmet stickers: Week 6

October, 11, 2009
10/11/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg


It's time to recognize the best and the brightest from Week 6 in the Big Ten. The stickers definitely have a defensive flavor this week.
  • Minnesota LB Lee Campbell -- The Gophers senior continued an excellent season with a huge game against Purdue. His interception and 32-yard return set up Minnesota's go-ahead touchdown in the second quarter. He also blocked a field-goal attempt in the third quarter that teammate Traye Simmons returned 47 yards to the end zone. Campbell finished with 11 tackles (1.5 for loss) in the game.
  • Ohio State's defense -- There were too many great performances on this unit to narrow it down to one or two. Safeties Kurt Coleman and Jermale Hines combined for two interceptions (both returned for touchdowns) and 25 tackles. Linebacker Ross Homan recorded a career-high 15 tackles, including two sacks, while linebacker Brian Rolle added 14 stops. Just a total team effort from one of the nation's best defenses.
  • Iowa TE Tony Moeaki -- The oft-injured Moeaki showed against Michigan why he can be a special player when healthy. After missing the last three games with an ankle injury and barely practicing last week, Moeaki had six receptions for 105 yards and two touchdowns in the Hawkeyes' win. He hauled in scoring receptions of 34 and 42 yards.
  • Northwestern defensive backs Brian Peters and Sherrick McManis -- They share a sticker because it's two tough to separate their performances. Peters and McManis combined for two interceptions, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and two pass breakups as the Wildcats nearly shut out Miami (Ohio).
  • Michigan State safety Danny Fortener -- After assisting in an overtime interception last week against Michigan (his tipped pass went to teammate Chris L. Rucker), Fortener got one of his own. He picked off Illinois' Eddie McGee early in the second half and ran 45 yards to the end zone to put Michigan State ahead 24-0.

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