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    Chappell Earns First Big Ten POW Honor

    Go Hoosiers! Junior quarterback Ben Chappell earned his first Big Ten Player of the Week honor.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Junior quarterback Ben Chappell earned his first Big Ten Player of the Week honor.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Oct. 18, 2009

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana junior quarterback Ben Chappell shared Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors with Michigan State wide receiver Blair White, the conference announced Sunday evening. The accolade is the first of Chappell's career and the first for a Hoosier since Kellen Lewis (Sept. 1, 2008).

    Chappell set career highs with 333 yards and three touchdowns and did not throw an interception in IU's 27-14 victory over Illinois on Saturday. It marked his second career 300-yard game, and he also matched a career high with 38 attempts to go along with a 160.2 passing efficiency. Chappell surpassed the 2,500 passing yard mark (2,679) in his career and the 1,500-yard mark (1,664) for the season.

    The Bloomington, Ind., native connected on a 29-yarder to Damarlo Belcher, a 44-yarder to Tandon Doss and a 13-yarder to Troy Wagner. Chappell sits third in the Big Ten with 237.7 yards per game and fourth in completion percentage (63.4) and total offense (230.4). He is 149-of-235 on the season and has eight touchdown tosses and one rush TD.

    Chappell and the Hoosiers (4-3, 1-2 Big Ten) return to action on Saturday when they take on Northwestern (4-3, 1-2 Big Ten) in Evanston, Ill. Kickoff is slated for 11 a.m. CDT/noon EDT and the game will be televised by the Big Ten Network. All games can also be heard on the statewide IU Radio Network and on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio with Don Fischer (play-by-play), Pete Compise (analyst) and Joe Smith (pre-game, halftime and post-game) on the call.

     

     

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