JON BEUTJER, ILLINOIS SR QB Wheaton, ILL / Wheaton-Warrenville
Beutjer earns his first Big Ten Player of the Week award after setting a Memorial Stadium record with 430 passing yards against California. On the day, he was 35 of 57 (.614) -- both career highs -- with three touchdown passes, including a 72-yard scoring strike, which was the longest Illini pass play since the 1994 Liberty Bowl. It was the fifth time that he has thrown three TDs in a game.
CHAD GREENWAY, IOWA SO LB Mt. Vernon, SD / Mt. Vernon
Greenway racked up 17 total tackles (11 solo) while helping the Iowa defense hold Arizona State to no offensive points. This was Greenway's second consecutive 17-tackle game and it is his first Big Ten weekly honor.
ERIC SMITH, MICHIGAN STATE SO S Groveport, OH / Groveport-Madison
Smith recorded 12 total tackles (six solo) along with three tackles for loss (-11 yards), including two sacks (-10) en route to MSU's win at Notre Dame. Smith was a key force in the Spartans' defense which allowed the Irish only 100 yards rushing on the day. This is his first Conference weekly laurel.
SPECIAL TEAMS: BRANDON FIELDS, MICHIGAN STATE R-FR P Toledo, OH / St. John's
Fields collects his second Big Ten weekly honor of the year after averaging 53.8 yards per punt at Notre Dame. His five kicks for 269 yards included a 79-yard boot, the fifth longest in MSU history. He also placed three punts inside the Irish 20-yard line.