2010 CFN Midseason Big Ten Rundown
Purdue DE Ryan Kerrigan
Purdue DE Ryan Kerrigan
Posted Oct 15, 2010

The top players, games, surprises and disappointments of the first half of the Big Ten season.

2010 Midseason Big Ten

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- Northwestern | Ohio State | Penn State | Purdue | Wisconsin

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Offensive Player of the Midseason
QB Denard Robinson, Soph. Michigan

Defensive Player of the Midseason
DE Ryan Kerrigan, Sr. Purdue

Ten Best Big Ten Players of the Midseason
1. QB Denard Robinson, Soph. Michigan
2. DE Ryan Kerrigan, Sr. Purdue
3. LB Greg Jones, Sr. Michigan State
4. RB John Clay, Jr. Wisconsin
5. OT Gabe Carimi, Sr. Wisconsin
6. QB Terrelle Pryor, Jr. Ohio State
7. QB Dan Persa, Jr. Northwestern
8. DT Adrian Clayborn, Sr. Iowa
9. QB Ricky Stanzi, Sr. Iowa
10. RB Mikel Leshoure, Jr. Illinois

3 Biggest Surprises
1. Denard Robinson
2. Illinois
3. Michigan State's offensive balance

3 Biggest Disappointments
1. Purdue's skill player injuries (QB Robert Marve, RB Ralph Bolden, WR Keith Smith)
2. Penn State's running game
3. Michigan's defense

The Big Ten Champion Will Be ...
(tie) Iowa, Michigan State, Ohio State with OSU winning the tie-breaker

Best Game of the First Half
Oct. 1 – Michigan 42, Indiana 35

Worst Game of the First Half
Sept. 25 – Wisconsin 70, Austin Peay 3

Coach of the Midseason
Mark Dantonio, Michigan State

Best Performance So Far
Michigan QB Denard Robinson completed 24-of-40 passes for 244 yards and a touchdown, and he ran 28 times for 258 yards and two scores in the 28-24 win over Notre Dame.

Top Freshman
(tie) Le'Veon Bell, RB Michigan State and James White, RB Indiana

3 Big Calls For The Second Half
1. Wisconsin will beat Ohio State, Ohio State will beat Iowa, Iowa will beat Michigan State and Wisconsin, and since OSU and MSU don't play, OSU will to go the Rose Bowl.
2. Michigan will beat Wisconsin.
3. Penn State won't go to a bowl

Best Remaining Conference Game

Nov. 20 – Ohio State at Iowa