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.

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.