2 B1G stars land on PFF's Team of the Week following B1G's Week 5
Pro Football Focus named two B1G players to its Team of the Week following the Big Ten’s fifth week of play, (Week 12 for the rest of the country).
Chris Autman-Bell, a junior wide receiver for the Minnesota Golden Gophers, was named to the offensive squad. Autman-Bell caught five balls for 129 yards (25.8 per reception) for the Gophers in a 34-31 home victory over Purdue that improved Minnesota’s record to 2-3 on the season.
Jonathan Cooper, a graduate defensive end for Ohio State, was named to the defensive team. Cooper had a tackle, a sack, and a handful of hurries for the Buckeyes during a tight 42-35 victory Saturday over Indiana in a matchup of top 10 teams. The Buckeyes moved to 4-0 after the win with their championship aspirations fully intact.
No other individual B1G players made the first team after what was another interesting round of games in the late-to-start Great Lakes league. The big surprise here is that Northwestern, after forcing five turnovers and limiting Wisconsin to seven points, did not land a single defender on the Team of the Week.