staff, October 8, 2011

Every Saturday night we post "United States Marine Corps: Leaders of the Week," a feature designed to honor some of the top Big Ten performances. For Week 6, we?re focusing on the top performances from all around the conference. Jump down in this post for this week's honorees:

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Rex Burkhead, Nebraska: The Cornhuskers running back scored two crucial touchdowns in the fourth quarter to help spark Nebraska's comeback win. Burkhead finished with 119 rushing yards and 59 receiving yards.

Denard Robinson, Michigan: The Wolverines quarterback threw for 338 yards and two scores, then ran for another 113 yards and two more scores in Michigan's 42-24 win in Evanston.

Silas Redd, Penn State: Redd ran 28 times for 142 yards to spearhead a Penn State rushing attack that racked up 231 yards in the win over Iowa.

A.J. Jenkins, Illinois: The Illini wide receiver had six catches for 183 yards and two scores in the win over Indiana. Illinois (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) is off to its best start since the 1951 team was 7-0.

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