- Brian Bennett, ESPN Staff Writer
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Recognizing the best and brightest from Week 10 in the Big Ten:
Iowa safety John Lowdermilk: The Hawkeyes had so many candidates for helmet stickers after a mighty impressive 48-7 win over Northwestern, including Jake Rudock, Mark Weisman and Louis Trinca-Pasat. But we'll give it to Lowdermilk who was all over the field dishing out big hits on his way to a team-high 12 tackles. He also forced a fumble and broke up a pass.
Wisconsin running backs Melvin Gordon and Corey Clement: Heisman Trophy candidate Gordon had his usual brilliant day at Rutgers (19 carries, 128 yards, two scores) and this time he had help from his backfield mate. Clement, who's from New Jersey, enjoyed his homecoming with 131 yards and two scores on 14 carries. Together, they combined for 259 of Wisconsin's 385 yards in a 37-0 victory.
Michigan wide receiver Amara Darboh: Here's a rare sighting: A Michigan offensive player in the helmet stickers. Playing Indiana's defense always helps, but Darboh had an excellent day in the Wolverines' 34-10 victory. He had nine catches for 107 yards and a touchdown, giving Michigan the kind of downfield threat it has lacked most of the season.
Nebraska defensive tackle Maliek Collins: With Ameer Abdullah sidelined by a knee injury, the Huskers needed their defense to step up against Purdue, and Collins helped make sure that happened. While he was only credited with five tackles, he did have a sack and three quarterback hurries while generally making life miserable for the Boilers' offensive line in a 35-14 Nebraska victory. Bo Pelini compared Collins to Glenn Dorsey last week, and Collins lived up to that by being a disruptive force all game.
Ohio State DE Joey Bosa: Another week, another huge game for the Buckeyes' sophomore pass-rushing star. Bosa registered two sacks and added another tackle for loss while tormenting Illinois during a 55-14 Ohio State win. He now has a Big Ten-best 10 sacks on the season.