Finally, the nonconference games are over. Let the real season begin!
It was an interesting mix over the past three weeks for the Big Ten. Some teams were smart and opted to schedule cupcake teams to beat up. Others opted for opponents with more standing, and the results were mixed. While the main portion of the season is yet to be played, we’ve already seen the emergence of some new stars, and the reinforcement of a returning batch of Big Ten leaders.
It can be hard to whittle down the list to only five with so many fantastic performances from the past week of play. Just because your favorite player didn’t make the list, it does not mean they weren’t incredible. There were just other great candidates.
Here are five Big Ten superstars that made massive statements in their Week 3 matchups.
C.J. Stroud, Quarterback Ohio State
Sep 16, 2022; Columbus, Ohio, United States; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud (7) passes during the Toledo game. Mandatory Credit: Doral Chenoweth/The Columbus Dispatch
Another week in C.J. Stroud’s mounting Heisman case. The junior quarterback has been immaculate through three games this year, with 11 touchdowns to pair with no interceptions. He didn’t put up lofty numbers against Notre Dame in Week One, but has looked like his old self over the past week.
Unfortunately for Toledo, Stroud made a statement this past week. Five touchdowns and 367 yards on only 27 throws, that’s pretty amazing. The Ohio State quarterback was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.
Ji’Ayir Brown, Safety Penn State
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The senior safety did a little bit of everything for the Nittany Lions in their 41-12 win over Auburn. He tallied five tackles (four solo), a sack, a forced fumble and an interception in the victory. Brown was named the Big Ten Defensive…
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Author : Hawkeyes Wire
Publish date : 2022-09-21 22:00:44
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