A trio of Spartans highlighted in the Big Ten’s top performers of Week 10

All 14 Big Ten teams were in action during Week 10. The Spartans won for the second time in three weeks after snapping their four-game skid against Wisconsin two weeks ago.

In the Big Ten East, both Michigan and Ohio State remained perfect on the season after first-half scares against Rutgers and Northwestern. The blowouts of the week belonged to the Penn State Nittany Lions, who ran past Indiana 45-14, and the Wolverines with their 52-17 victory.

Prior to Week 11’s action, we take one look back at the top performers of the week voted on by our Big Ten editorial team.

The Voters:

Without further ado, let’s dive into the selections made by our editorial team

Head Coach of the Week

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Mel Tucker, Michigan State Spartans

Total Votes (8)

Tucker and the Spartans took care of business against the best team in the Big Ten West, Illinois. The 4-5 Michigan State squad handed the Fighting Illini just their second loss of the season.

Quarterback of the Week

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Payton Thorne, Michigan State Spartans

Total Votes (5)

Stats vs Illinois:

65.5% Comp | 182 Yards | 6.3 YPA | 2 TDs | 1 INT

Running Back of the Week

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Kaleb Johnson, Iowa Hawkeyes

Total Votes (8)

Stats vs Purdue:

22 Carries | 200 Yards | 9.1 YPC | 1 TD

3 Targets | 2 Receptions | 17 Yards | 8.5 YPR

Wide Receiver of the Week

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Charlie Jones, Purdue Boilermakers

Total Votes (5)

Stats vs Iowa:

19 Targets | 11 Receptions | 104 Yards | 9.5 YPR | 0 TDs

Offensive MVP of the Week/Newcomer of the Week

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Kaleb Johnson, Iowa Hawkeyes

Total Votes (5)

Johnson earned both Offensive MVP and Newcomer of the Week for his efforts.

Defensive MVP of the Week

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Cal Haladay, Michigan State Spartans

Total Votes (7)

Stats vs Illinois:

9 Tackles | 6 Solo | 3.5 TFLs | 0.5 Sacks

Story originally appeared on Spartans Wire