Amongst the Week 1 and 2 chaos and upsets were also breakout performances across the landscape.

On Wednesday, 247Sports writer Chris Hummer named his top 10 early breakout stars of the 2022 season. The B1G made a strong showing with 4 players on the list.

Michigan State LB Jacoby Windmon, Illinois RB Chase Brown, Purdue WR Charlie Jones, and Ohio State WR Emeka Egbuka represented the B1G.

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Each of these players has certainly made a difference already this season.

Illinois RB Chase Brown is coming off a stint as the B1G Offensive Player of the Year, and is already making a splash. Despite a Week 1 loss to Indiana, the WR collected 199 yards, and was named to the 2023 Senior Bowl watch list.

Charlie Jones is new to Purdue, but is already putting on a show. Jones has as many catches in 2 games as a Boilermaker as he did all of last season. Jones also has 286 yards and four touchdowns, a career high for the WR.

Ohio State WR Emeka Egbuka has become a superstar amongst a powerhouse team at Ohio State. Egbuka was a target 11 times in the Buckeye’s win over Notre Dame. In two games,  the WR has 13 catches, 208 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Michigan State’s Jacoby Windmon has been tearing it up since coming to East Lansing. He already has 6 solo tackles, 5.5 sacks, and 4 forced fumbles.