Chappell named Co-Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

Ben Chappell’s 333-yard, three-touchdown performance against Illinois earned him Co-Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors, as he shared it with Michigan State wide receiver Blair White. Chappell became the first IU player to earn the honor since Kellen Lewis on Sept. 1, 2008.
From the Big Ten’s release:

Ben Chappell, Indiana
JR, QB, Bloomington, Ind./Bloomington South
Chappell established career bests with 333 passing yards and three touchdowns without an interception to lead Indiana to a victory over Illinois. The junior quarterback completed 23-of-38 passes (60.5 pct.), marking a career high in attempts, to produce his second career 300-yard game. After the Illini went up 7-3 in the second quarter, Chappell responded with a 29-yard scoring strike to reclaim the lead, then drove the Hoosiers to a field goal to enter the half up 13-7. The Indiana native poured it on in the fourth quarter, connecting on scoring tosses of 44 and 13 yards to push the advantage to 27-7. Chappell’s 333 passing yards are the most for a Hoosier signal caller since the 2007 campaign. He nabs his first career weekly laurel.


  1. That little Juke move that Belcher used was great. I have watched Jordan Hulls do a move like that on a one on one fast break several times last year. It is like the defense player just stops dead in their tracks. Belcher is about 6’5″. Maybe he could play Football and
    Basketball. Coach Crean could loan the football team TiJan Jobe.
    He would make a nice tight end at 7′ 255lbs. Just for fun. That was a great move by Belcher!!

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