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Illinois' Mikel Leshoure Named Big Ten Offensive Player Of The Week

On Saturday, Illinois junior RB Mikel Leshoure set a school record by rushing for 330 yards against Northwestern in the Wrigleyville Classic. The 330 yards were also a Wrigley Field all-time record -- and if there aren't any more football games played there, that record will stand forever.


Today, Leshoure was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week. He also received national player of the week honors from the Walter Camp Foundation, and the College Football Performance Awards.


Other Big Ten players receiving conference honors for last Saturday's play include Ohio State's Brian Rolle, who was named Big Ten defensive player of the week; Michgian State's Denicos Allen and Penn State's Andrew Dailey were both given the special teams award. Wisconsin's James White was named Freshman of the Week.


The Illini face Fresno State next Saturday and a win would give them a winning regular season at 7-5.