Big Ten Players of the Week

Can't argue with any of these choices.

CO-OFFENSE -- Penn State QB Daryll Clark and Northwestern QB Mike Kafka

Clark matched a career high with four touchdown passes while compiling 310 yards through the air to help lead Penn State to a road victory against Michigan State. The senior quarterback connected on 70.4 percent of his passes, completing 19 of 27 attempts with no interceptions.

Kafka guided Northwestern to its third straight conference victory and second over a nationally ranked team in the last three weeks by throwing for 326 yards and two touchdowns against Wisconsin. The senior quarterback connected on 65 percent of his throws, completing 26 of 40 passes with no interceptions. Kafka produced a pair of scoring strikes in the first two quarters to help the hosts enter the half up 27-14.

CO-DEFENSE -- Iowa LB Troy Johnson and Penn State LB Navorro Bowman

Johnson helped Iowa post consecutive shutouts against Minnesota for the first time since the 1955 and 1956 seasons with a career-high 11 tackles, one sack, one pass breakup and a fumble forced and recovered.

Bowman recorded 10 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack and a pass breakup in a victory at Michigan State. The junior linebacker posted seven solo stops on the day and his 3.5 tackles for loss pushed the Spartans’ offense back 17 yards, including a 9-yard sack. Bowman also won the award last week after his performance against Indiana.

SPECIAL TEAMS -- Northwestern K Stefan Demos

Demos was perfect on four field goals and three extra points to tally 15 points and help Northwestern earn a 33-31 victory over nationally ranked Wisconsin. The junior kicker connected on field goals of 45, 38, 45 and 34 yards.