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.

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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.


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Brown collected 6 tackles and 2 INTs in a 26-9 win over Nebraska. Brown has 34 tackles and 3 INTs on the season.