(CBS) Illinois’ cornerback Tavon Wilson earned the Big Ten defensive player of the week for his performance in Saturday’s win over Indiana.

Wilson returned a fumble 66 yards for a touchdown to give Illinois a lead and carry it to a 41-20 victor, leading the team to its first 6-0 start since 1951.

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He recorded a team-high 11 tackles and career-best 3 1/2 tackles for loss, including a sack, while earning Illinois sixth Big Ten award this season.

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Wilson was named national defensive performer of the week and national defensive back of the week by the College Football Performance Awards.

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The organization also awarded the national wide receiver of the week award to A.J. Jenkins, for his six catches for 182 yards and two touchdowns against Indiana.