5 Best Player Performances In Big Ten Football For Week 8

The Big Ten is home to some of college football's most dynamic players, and these next five guys reinforced that fact this past week. Here's the 5 Best Player Performances In Big Ten Football For Week 8.

5. RB Ezekiel Elliott -- Ohio State Buckeyes

Elliott posted his 13th straight 100-yard rushing game on Saturday, rolling over Rutgers for 142 yards and two touchdowns in #1 OSU's 49-7 win. When Zeke rolls, so do the Buckeyes.

4. WR Chris Godwin -- Penn State Nittany Lions

Godwin was the offensive star for Penn State in their 31-30 thriller of a win over Maryland, catching four balls from Christian Hackenberg for 135 yards and a touchdown. Godwin deferred credit to Hackenberg after the win, but he's the biggest reason why PSU is now bowl eligible.

3. QB Clayton Thorson -- Northwestern Wildcats

Thorson pulled Northwestern out of the funk they enveloped themselves for the two weeks before this, passing for 177 yards and a touchdown, along with running for 126 and a score in the Wildcats' 30-28 road win over Nebraska.

2. QB Connor Cook -- Michigan State Spartans

Cook pumped some life into Heisman resume on Saturday, throwing for 398 yards and four touchdowns to help #7 Michigan State pull away from Indiana in a 52-26 home win. The Hoosiers kept it close for a bit, but Cook went into overdrive and slung the Spartans to a victory going away.

1. QB JT Barrett -- Ohio State Buckeyes

Why exactly hasn't Barrett been the starter all year? Barrett scored five combined touchdowns (3 passing, 2 rushing) on 324 all-purpose yards (223 passing, 101 rushing) in OSU's aforementioned beatdown of Rutgers.

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