Which Big Ten players stood out from competitors this weekend?
Not surprisingly, ESPN starts with Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett, who led the Buckeyes to a huge road win at top-10 Wisconsin.
Here’s ESPN’s Josh Moyer on Barrett:
He finished with 226 passing yards, 92 rushing yards and three total touchdowns. He also passed Braxton Miller to become the all-time TD leader in Ohio State history. No one deserves a helmet sticker more.
Barrett led Ohio State to a win despite a 16-6 deficit and a loud, night-game atmosphere in Madison, Wis. Barrett was also 4-for-4 passing in overtime as the Buckeyes scored a touchdown on their possession.
— Ohio State on BTN (@OhioStateOnBTN) October 16, 2016
Then there’s Iowa, whose ground game took off in the 49-35 win at Purdue. Akrum Wadley needed only 14 carries to run for 170 yards and a TD (a 75-yard score). Leshun Daniels Jr. used his 24 attempts to pick up 156 yards and two TDs. The Hawkeyes rushed for 365 yards and four touchdowns as a team.
ICYMI: Akrum Wadley is, like, really good at doing this for @HawkeyeFootball.
— Iowa On BTN (@IowaOnBTN) October 15, 2016
Here are all the winners:
- Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett
- Iowa RBs Leshun Daniels Jr. and Akrum Wadley
- Nebraska secondary: Intercepted two passes, helped hold Indiana to 88 rushing yards
- Northwestern WR Austin Carr and RB Justin Jackson: Carr had 130 receiving yards, two TDs; Jackson had 188 yards, two TDs