Chappell Earns Second Career Big Ten Honor
Sept. 20, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - For the second time in his career, Ben Chappell has earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors, the conference announced on Monday. Chappell shared the honor last season following his 333-yard, three-touchdown performance vs. Illinois.
The fifth-year senior quarterback finished the Hoosiers' win at Western Kentucky 32-of-42 for 366 yards, the sixth-most passing yards in school history in a contest. It was also a career high in yards for Chappell, matched a career best in completions and marked his fourth career 300-yard game, which tied a school record.
He moved into sixth on IU's all-time passing yardage list with 4,504 yards and into sixth in career attempts (648). Chappell threw for three scores, his third game with three TDs in his career and his first of 2010. It was his sixth straight multi-touchdown game.
Chappell added a 1-yard touchdown plunge in the second half, his seventh career rushing TD. The Bloomington, Ind., native completed five 20-plus yard passes and went 8-for-8 on third down for 119 yards and a score, converting all eight.
In leading the Hoosiers to their seventh straight 2-0 start, Chappell is 48-of-65 (73.8 percent) for 548 yards with five touchdowns, one rushing score, no interceptions and a 170.0 passing efficiency rating this season.
One of the team's two season captains, along with senior linebacker Tyler Replogle, Chappell is on the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List. He ranks in the school's top 10 in career completion percentage (1st), passing yardage (6th), completions (6th), attempts (6th), passing touchdowns (7th), total offense (7th), 300-yard games (T-1st) and 200-yard games (T-5th, 10).
Up next, Indiana looks to make it three in a row against Akron. The Hoosiers and Zips will meet at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 25. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. EDT and the game will be televised in prime time on the Big Ten Network.
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