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Wilson picks up Big Ten Player of the Week honors

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- Big Ten Players of the Week

Russell Wilson is 1-0 with the Wisconsin football team, and now the same can be said for his record when it comes to picking up weekly honors from the Big Ten Conference.

Wilson has been named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week following his debut performance with the Badgers, in which he completed 10 of 13 passes for 255 yards and a pair of touchdowns while running for 62 yards and another score.

Those numbers added up to a season-opening 51-17 win over UNLV at Camp Randall Stadium.

The North Carolina State transfer became just the second UW quarterback to throw for 250 yards and rush for at least 50 yards in the same game -- and the first Badger signal caller to do so since 1979.

With Wilson under center, the Badgers' No. 1 offense scored on each of its eight possessions, including seven touchdowns, and racked up 444 yards in just under three quarters of action.

Wilson's 317 total yards was the best-ever mark by a Badgers QB in his debut, as were his pass efficiency (292.5) and completion percentage (76.9). His passing efficiency mark would lead the nation if he had met the NCAA's statistical minimum of 15 pass attempts.

The Badgers return to action Saturday by hosting Oregon State in a game that kicks off at 11 a.m. and can be seen live on ESPN.

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I'm a NC STATE fan and we will miss a great quarterback in Russell Wilson. Bad for NC STATE good for WISCONSON, have a good season.

I live in Raleigh and watched RW at State. Wisconsin may have picked up the next Heisman Trophy winner. Russell is that good, and now he is actually playing behind an offensive line that can block. The sky is the limit for him..I hope he makes it to the Rose Bowl with the Badgers, he is a great kid and deserves it.

great to hear NCS fans promoting Wilson - as a badger fan hearing those comments makes me hope we can finally bring a national championship to badger land!!!!

I am a longtime NC State fan; however, this season I am following Russell Wilson and the Badgers. Russell is an exciting player, smart QB, fast, quick, and makes good decisions. At NC State, Wilson was 1st team ACC as a QB. Not even Phillip Rivers accomplished that. Russell is the real deal! Badgers fans, enjoy the ride!!!!!

Wolfpacker for Wisconsin!

Good luck this season Russell...you deserve it! Stay injury free and your dreams of pro football will definitely become reality! As a long time NC State fan, I wish you the best....unless, of course, you happen to meet up with us some how!

ON WISCONSIN