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.

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.