Dusty Dvoracek highlights 2 B1G standouts as Dominant Defenders of Week 9
Dusty Dvoracek, of ESPN, recently included 2 B1G standouts in his list of ‘Dominant Defenders’ from Week 9. Dvoracek, who was a defensive lineman, ranks the best defenders from each week of college football.
Ohio State’s J.T. Tuimoloau came in at No. 1 and Illinois’ Sydney Brown came in at No. 2. Baylor’s Gabe Hall, Louisville’s Quincy Riley, and Miami’s Leonard Taylor round out the top 5.
There hasn’t been a defensive performance this year quite like @OhioStateFB defensive end @JT_Tuimoloau‘s! He takes home the Week 9 crown in @DustyDvoracek‘s 3D Awards. @Sydbrown___, @ghalldog42, @QuincyRiley03 and @56reasons_ round out the top 5! #DDSXM pic.twitter.com/Se8jyeqdAG
— College Sports on SiriusXM (@SXMCollege) November 1, 2022
Tuimoloau had an outstanding performance against Penn State, collecting 6 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 INTs, and 1 TD. The Buckeyes would go on to win 44-31. Tuimoloau now has 15 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and 2 INTs in 2022.
Brown collected 6 tackles and 2 INTs in a 26-9 win over Nebraska. Brown has 34 tackles and 3 INTs on the season.