Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Time to recognize the best and the brightest from Week 4 in the Big Ten.
Iowa DE Adrian Clayborn -- Clayborn changed the complexion of Iowa's 21-10 win over fifth-ranked Penn State with a punt block and a 53-yard return for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter. It marked Iowa's first blocked punt return for a touchdown since the 2005 Capital One Bowl against LSU.
Iowa DE Broderick Binns -- Before Clayborn's blocked punt, Binns had been the star of the game for Iowa. With the Hawkeyes down 10-0, he sacked Penn State's Daryll Clark in the end zone, jarring the ball loose for a safety. He finished with eight tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble in the victory. Binns shares this sticker with fellow Hawkeyes defender Pat Angerer (14 tackles, forced fumble, interception).
Wisconsin QB Scott Tolzien -- He's been one of the biggest surprise players in the Big Ten through four games. Considered a long shot in Wisconsin's quarterback competition, Tolzien has taken hold of this offense. He picked apart Michigan State's secondary for four touchdowns, three to tight end Garrett Graham, in Saturday's victory.
Ohio State's defense -- The ultimate team defense posted its second consecutive shutout for the first time since 1996. Ohio State forced three fumbles and recorded three interceptions against Illinois. Linebacker Brian Rolle continues to sizzle (8 tackles, INT, half a sack), safety Kurt Coleman had nine tackles and a forced fumble and the defensive line dominated for the third straight game as Todd Denlinger and Thad Gibson both recorded two tackles for loss.
Minnesota RB Duane Bennett -- For the first three games, Minnesota's offense consisted entirely of wide receiver Eric Decker. Bennett changed that against Northwestern and boosted a dormant rushing attack with three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 8:35 remaining. He showed a lot of toughness in breaking tackles.