Big Ten's Rip-Roarin' Rookies

Here is a look at some freshmen around the league — redshirts included — who have made an impact for their respective teams.

Josh Ferguson, Illinois — Second-year freshman rushed for 101 yards last week against Arizona State and ranks eighth in league with 123 all-purpose yards per game.

Kyle Carter, Penn State — After sitting last season, the 6-3 receiver has caught 10 passes for 107 yards and a TD, including six grabs for 74 yards in debut against Ohio.

Joe Bolden, Michigan — One of 12 true freshmen to suit up for Wolverines has played in both games as a reserve linebacker and registered 10 tackles in win against Air Force.

Frankie Williams, Purdue — The cornerback led the Boilers with six tackles in season opener against Eastern Kentucky and was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

Devin Funchess, Michigan — Reigning Big Ten Freshman of the Week caught four passes for 106 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown in the Air Force win.

Tevin Coleman, Indiana — The Oak Forest product is the Hoosiers' leading rusher through two games, running for 134 yards on 21 carries. Has caught three passes for 24 yards.

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