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Chase Brown named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

The accolades keep coming for the Illini running back.

NCAA Football: Illinois at Penn State Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

For the second time in three games, Chase Brown eclipsed over 200 yards rushing. Also for the second time in three weeks, Brown was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week to show for it.

Even though Brown exited against Penn State with an injury — head coach Bret Bielema does not expect it to force him to miss time — he still finished with 223 yards and a touchdown on 33 carries.

Brown set the record for most yards by an opposing player at Beaver Stadium in history. The games marks his fourth career 100-yard game and second 200-yard game of the season — the first time any Illini has done that since Rashard Mendenhall in 2007.

And the Illini legend gave a shoutout to the Western Michigan transfer.

Brown and the Illini are back home this week to host Rutgers at 11 a.m. Saturday on BTN.