It was a fun week of football in the Big Ten as there were a number of games that will help teams separate themselves down the line. Three players stood out in the conference this weekend and they were named Big Ten Players of the Week.
Tommy Armstrong helped the Nebraska Cornhuskers to 4-0 with a 24-13 win over Northwestern. The quarterback racked up 378 total yards of offense, throwing for 246 and rushing for 132, and a touchdown.
The Wisconsin Badgers dominated the Michigan State Spartans 30-6 to move to 4-0 and jump back into the AP top ten. Linebacker T.J. Watt had a huge game, recording 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks, in the strong defensive showing for the Badgers.
The Iowa Hawkeyes won a 14-7 defensive struggle over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to bounce back from a loss to North Dakota State last week. In the game, punter Ron Coluzzi stood out, dropping balls inside the 20 yard line four times.
It is hard to argue that these three players don’t deserve the honors this week.