Week 8 proved to be a magical one for some teams in the Big Ten.

One of course sticks out above the rest: Purdue.

The unranked Boilermakers defeated then-ranked No. 2 Ohio State 49-20. It was a blowout and the Buckeyes couldn’t put a hold on Purdue’s offense.

Who’s to thank? The players or the coaching staff?

How about both?

On Tuesday night, however, ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit announced his top 5 coaches of the week from across the entire country. At No. 1 was the combination of Purdue’s Jeff Brohm and Nick Holt:

Again, Purdue couldn’t be stopped Saturday night. Brohm and Holt are deserving of their praise.

Right behind the Boilermakers duo at No. 2 for Herbstreit is Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown. Michigan’s defense completely shut down Michigan State en route to a 21-7 victory.

Michigan’s offense gained 395 total yards. Michigan State’s gained 94. The Spartans also went 0-for-12 on third down conversions.

Hats off to Michigan’s defense and Brown.