Painter earns Big Ten accolade

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Not surprisingly, Boilermaker quarterback Curtis
Painter has been named the Big Ten's co-Offensive Player-of-the-Week, sharing the honor with Minnesota quarterback Adam Weber.
In Purdue's 52-6 win over Eastern Illinois Saturday, Painter completed 38-of-49 passes to 12 different receivers, for 348 yards and a Purdue record-tying six touchdown throws. He now shares that record with Drew Brees and Kyle Orton.

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It was the third time Painter's earned the award, landing it twice last season for performances at Northwestern and at Hawaii, the latter coming on a weekend, though, when only Purdue was playing among conference teams.
Weber, a freshman, threw for 368 yards and four scores in the Gophers' triple-overtime win over Miami (Ohio).