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NCAA Week 5 Big Ten Team of the Week

Sep 29, 2018; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Trace McSorley (9) passes as Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Malik Harrison (39) defends in the second quarter at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

The Top-5 matchup between Ohio State and Penn State was a treat for us all in Week 5 but who actually put forth their best effort in the contest? As the two teams stay in the top five in our Top 25, the Big Ten schedule is still likely to see several big-time matchups as we progress further into the season. Before we go any further, take one last look at Week 5's top individual performances from Big Ten schools.

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Offense

Quarterback

Trace McSorley, Penn State

Week 4 overall grade: 90.3

Running Back

Devine Ozigbo, Nebraska

Week 4 overall grade: 76.6

Running Back

Connor Heyward, Michigan State

Week 4 overall grade: 71.8

Wide Receiver

JD Spielman, Nebraska

Week 4 overall grade: 76.9

Wide Receiver

K.J. Hill, OHIO STATE

Week 4 overall grade: 74.4

Wide Receiver

KJ Hamler, Penn State

Week 4 overall grade: 72.5

Tight End

Peyton Hendershot, Indiana

Week 4 overall grade:  90.3

Offensive Tackle

Matt Farniok, Nebraska

Week 4 overall grade: 70.4

Offensive Guard

Shane Evans, Purdue

Week 4 overall grade: 71.4

Center

Kirk Barron, Purdue

Week 4 overall grade: 70.3

Offensive Guard

Nik Urban, Northwestern

Week 4 overall grade: 68.4

Offensive Tackle

Coy Cronk, Indiana

Week 4 overall grade: 69.3

Defense

Edge Defender

Chase Young, Ohio State

Week 4 overall grade: 84.8

Edge Defender

CHASE WINOVICH, MICHIGAN

Week 4 overall grade: 82.7

Interior Defensive Lineman

Carlos Davis, Nebraska

Week 4 overall grade: 83.2

Interior Defensive Lineman

Davon Hamilton, Ohio State

Week 4 overall grade: 83.2

Linebacker

Deonte Roberts, Rutgers

Week 4 overall grade: 80.7

Linebacker

Andrew Dowell, Michigan State

Week 4 overall grade: 79.2

Cornerback

Simeon Smiley, Purdue

Week 4 overall grade: 77.3

Cornerback

KENNETH MAJOR, PURDUE

Week 4 overall grade: 76.3

Safety

Khari Willis, Michigan State

Week 4 overall grade: 79.6

Safety

Jared McGee, Northwestern

Week 4 overall grade: 72.5

Flex Defense

Jordan Glasgow, Michigan

Week 4 overall grade: 76.5

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