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1996 Big Ten Conference Leaders

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Record: 74-56, .569 W-L% (2nd of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 7.94 (1st of 11) ▪ SOS: 5.58 (1st of 11)

Conference Champion: Northwestern and Ohio State

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State and Penn State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State and Penn State)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Steve Schnur* (NWEST) 221
2. Cory Sauter (MN) 200
3. Scott Weaver (IL) 176
4. Scott Dreisbach (MI) 149
5. Mike Samuel* (WI) 148
6. Matt Sherman (IA) 145
  Wally Richardson (PAST) 145
8. Todd Schultz* (MIST) 130
9. Rick Trefzger (PUR) 96
10. Stanley Jackson* (OHST) 87
11. Chris Dittoe (IN) 83
12. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 80
13. Jay Rodgers (IN) 61
14. John Reeves (PUR) 51
15. Billy Dicken (PUR) 40
16. Gus Ornstein* (MIST) 39
17. Bill Burke* (MIST) 25
18. Mark Hoekstra (IL) 22
19. Mike McQueary (PAST) 21
20. Brian Griese (MI) 14

Pass Attempts

1. Steve Schnur* (NWEST) 368
2. Cory Sauter (MN) 352
3. Scott Weaver (IL) 314
4. Wally Richardson (PAST) 279
5. Scott Dreisbach (MI) 269
6. Mike Samuel* (WI) 254
7. Matt Sherman (IA) 248
8. Todd Schultz* (MIST) 209
9. Rick Trefzger (PUR) 170
10. Stanley Jackson* (OHST) 165
11. Chris Dittoe (IN) 159
12. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 147
13. Jay Rodgers (IN) 123
14. John Reeves (PUR) 102
15. Billy Dicken (PUR) 81
16. Gus Ornstein* (MIST) 68
17. Bill Burke* (MIST) 61
18. Mark Hoekstra (IL) 46
19. Mike McQueary (PAST) 44
20. Ryan Driscoll (IA) 24
  Brian Griese (MI) 24

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Todd Schultz* (MIST) 62.2
2. Steve Schnur* (NWEST) 60.1
3. Matt Sherman (IA) 58.5
4. Mike Samuel* (WI) 58.3
5. Cory Sauter (MN) 56.8
6. Rick Trefzger (PUR) 56.5
7. Scott Weaver (IL) 56.1
8. Scott Dreisbach (MI) 55.4
9. Chris Dittoe (IN) 52.2
10. Wally Richardson (PAST) 52.0

Passing Yards

1. Steve Schnur* (NWEST) 2632
2. Cory Sauter (MN) 2578
3. Scott Dreisbach (MI) 2025
4. Matt Sherman (IA) 1792
5. Mike Samuel* (WI) 1752
6. Wally Richardson (PAST) 1732
7. Scott Weaver (IL) 1701
8. Todd Schultz* (MIST) 1693
9. Stanley Jackson* (OHST) 1298
10. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 1193
11. Rick Trefzger (PUR) 1158
12. Chris Dittoe (IN) 1035
13. John Reeves (PUR) 772
14. Jay Rodgers (IN) 600
15. Billy Dicken (PUR) 518
16. Gus Ornstein* (MIST) 481
17. Bill Burke* (MIST) 399
18. Mike McQueary (PAST) 388
19. Brian Griese (MI) 226
20. Mark Hoekstra (IL) 224

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Todd Schultz* (MIST) 8.1
2. Scott Dreisbach (MI) 7.5
3. Cory Sauter (MN) 7.3
4. Matt Sherman (IA) 7.2
5. Steve Schnur* (NWEST) 7.2
6. Mike Samuel* (WI) 6.9
7. Rick Trefzger (PUR) 6.8
8. Chris Dittoe (IN) 6.5
9. Wally Richardson (PAST) 6.2
10. Scott Weaver (IL) 5.4

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Scott Dreisbach (MI) 6.9
2. Cory Sauter (MN) 6.7
3. Todd Schultz* (MIST) 6.6
4. Matt Sherman (IA) 6.4
5. Steve Schnur* (NWEST) 6.4
6. Mike Samuel* (WI) 5.8
7. Rick Trefzger (PUR) 5.6
8. Wally Richardson (PAST) 5.4
9. Chris Dittoe (IN) 5.2
10. Scott Weaver (IL) 3.9

Passing Touchdowns

1. Steve Schnur* (NWEST) 17
2. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 15
3. Cory Sauter (MN) 14
4. Stanley Jackson* (OHST) 12
  Matt Sherman (IA) 12
  Scott Dreisbach (MI) 12
7. Rick Trefzger (PUR) 8
  Mike Samuel* (WI) 8
9. Scott Weaver (IL) 7
  Todd Schultz* (MIST) 7
  Wally Richardson (PAST) 7
12. John Reeves (PUR) 6
13. Bill Burke* (MIST) 4
14. Chris Dittoe (IN) 3
  Gus Ornstein* (MIST) 3
  Mike McQueary (PAST) 3
17. Brian Griese (MI) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Steve Schnur* (NWEST) 14
  Scott Weaver (IL) 14
3. Cory Sauter (MN) 11
4. Mike Samuel* (WI) 10
  Jay Rodgers (IN) 10
  Matt Sherman (IA) 10
  Todd Schultz* (MIST) 10
8. Scott Dreisbach (MI) 9
9. Wally Richardson (PAST) 8
  Rick Trefzger (PUR) 8
11. Mark Hoekstra (IL) 6
  Chris Dittoe (IN) 6
13. John Reeves (PUR) 5
  Stanley Jackson* (OHST) 5
15. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 4
  Gus Ornstein* (MIST) 4
  Billy Dicken (PUR) 4
18. Bill Burke* (MIST) 2
  Mike McQueary (PAST) 2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Todd Schultz* (MIST) 131.7
2. Steve Schnur* (NWEST) 127.8
3. Matt Sherman (IA) 127.1
4. Scott Dreisbach (MI) 126.7
5. Cory Sauter (MN) 125.2
6. Rick Trefzger (PUR) 119.8
7. Mike Samuel* (WI) 118.7
8. Wally Richardson (PAST) 106.7
9. Chris Dittoe (IN) 105.6
10. Scott Weaver (IL) 100.0

Rush Attempts

1. Ron Dayne* (WI) 325
2. Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 299
3. Alex Smith (IN) 292
4. Darnell Autry* (NWEST) 280
5. Robert Holcombe (IL) 260
6. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 237
7. Curtis Enis (PAST) 224
8. Duane Goulbourne* (MIST) 213
9. Sedrick Shaw (IA) 204
10. Thomas Hamner (MN) 195
11. Edwin Watson (PUR) 194
12. Clarence Williams (MI) 190
13. Chris Howard (MI) 148
14. Tavian Banks (IA) 131
15. Kendall Matthews (PUR) 123
16. Carl McCullough* (WI) 117
17. Adrian Autry* (NWEST) 112
18. Aaron Harris (PAST) 105
19. Mike Samuel* (WI) 83
20. Cory Sauter (MN) 71
  Ty Douthard (IL) 71

Rushing Yards

1. Ron Dayne* (WI) 2109
2. Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 1484
3. Darnell Autry* (NWEST) 1452
4. Robert Holcombe (IL) 1281
5. Alex Smith (IN) 1248
6. Curtis Enis (PAST) 1210
7. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 1067
8. Sedrick Shaw (IA) 1003
9. Duane Goulbourne* (MIST) 942
10. Thomas Hamner (MN) 883
11. Clarence Williams (MI) 779
12. Edwin Watson (PUR) 768
13. Chris Howard (MI) 698
14. Tavian Banks (IA) 599
15. Aaron Harris (PAST) 587
16. Carl McCullough* (WI) 534
17. Kendall Matthews (PUR) 471
18. Joe Montgomery* (OHST) 460
19. Adrian Autry* (NWEST) 421
20. Jermon Jackson* (OHST) 319

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Ron Dayne* (WI) 6.5
2. Aaron Harris (PAST) 5.6
3. Curtis Enis (PAST) 5.4
4. Darnell Autry* (NWEST) 5.2
5. Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 5.0
6. Robert Holcombe (IL) 4.9
7. Sedrick Shaw (IA) 4.9
8. Chris Howard (MI) 4.7
9. Tavian Banks (IA) 4.6
10. Carl McCullough* (WI) 4.6
11. Byron Evans (MN) 4.6
12. Thomas Hamner (MN) 4.5
13. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 4.5
14. Duane Goulbourne* (MIST) 4.4
15. Alex Smith (IN) 4.3
16. Clarence Williams (MI) 4.1
17. Edwin Watson (PUR) 4.0
18. Kendall Matthews (PUR) 3.8
19. Adrian Autry* (NWEST) 3.8
20. Ty Douthard (IL) 3.6

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Ron Dayne* (WI) 21
2. Darnell Autry* (NWEST) 17
  Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 17
4. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 16
5. Curtis Enis (PAST) 13
6. Robert Holcombe (IL) 12
7. Chris Howard (MI) 10
8. Aaron Harris (PAST) 9
  Tavian Banks (IA) 9
10. Alex Smith (IN) 8
  Sedrick Shaw (IA) 8
12. Duane Goulbourne* (MIST) 7
13. Edwin Watson (PUR) 6
14. Mike Samuel* (WI) 5
15. Jay Rodgers (IN) 4
  Jermon Jackson* (OHST) 4
  Jason Spear (IN) 4
  Adrian Autry* (NWEST) 4
19. Carl McCullough* (WI) 3
  Byron Evans (MN) 3
  Aaron Stecker* (WI) 3
  Thomas Hamner (MN) 3
  Ty Douthard (IL) 3
  Cory Sauter (MN) 3
  Chris Dittoe (IN) 3
  Tim Dwight (IA) 3
  Chafie Fields (PAST) 3
  Kendall Matthews (PUR) 3

Receptions

1. D'Wayne Bates* (NWEST) 75
2. Brian Alford (PUR) 63
3. Tutu Atwell (MN) 62
4. Ryan Thelwell (MN) 54
5. Jason Dulick (IL) 53
  Derrick Mason* (MIST) 53
7. Brian Musso* (NWEST) 51
8. Tim Dwight (IA) 45
9. Donald Hayes* (WI) 44
10. Dimitrious Stanley* (OHST) 43
11. Tai Streets (MI) 42
12. Joe Jurevicius (PAST) 41
13. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 40
  Dorian Wilkerson (IN) 40
  Willie Tillman (PUR) 40
16. Ajamu Stoner (IN) 33
  Nigea Carter* (MIST) 33
  David Boston* (OHST) 33
19. Curtis Enis (PAST) 32
  Jerame Tuman (MI) 32

Receiving Yards

1. D'Wayne Bates* (NWEST) 1196
2. Brian Alford (PUR) 1057
3. Ryan Thelwell (MN) 1051
4. Joe Jurevicius (PAST) 869
5. Derrick Mason* (MIST) 865
6. Dimitrious Stanley* (OHST) 829
7. Tutu Atwell (MN) 822
8. Tai Streets (MI) 718
9. Tim Dwight (IA) 646
10. Donald Hayes* (WI) 629
11. Jason Dulick (IL) 614
12. Willie Tillman (PUR) 557
13. Nigea Carter* (MIST) 546
14. Jerame Tuman (MI) 518
15. Brian Musso* (NWEST) 515
16. Octavis Long* (MIST) 491
17. Dorian Wilkerson (IN) 490
18. David Boston* (OHST) 450
19. Ajamu Stoner (IN) 417
20. Tony Simmons* (WI) 346

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Joe Jurevicius (PAST) 21.2
2. Ryan Thelwell (MN) 19.5
3. Dimitrious Stanley* (OHST) 19.3
4. Tai Streets (MI) 17.1
5. Brian Alford (PUR) 16.8
6. Nigea Carter* (MIST) 16.5
7. Derrick Mason* (MIST) 16.3
8. Jerame Tuman (MI) 16.2
9. D'Wayne Bates* (NWEST) 15.9
10. Tim Dwight (IA) 14.4
11. Donald Hayes* (WI) 14.3
12. Willie Tillman (PUR) 13.9
13. David Boston* (OHST) 13.6
14. Tutu Atwell (MN) 13.3
15. Ajamu Stoner (IN) 12.6
16. Dorian Wilkerson (IN) 12.2
17. Jason Dulick (IL) 11.6
18. Clarence Williams (MI) 11.3
19. Russell Shaw (MI) 11.1
20. Marquis Mosely (IL) 10.8

Receiving Touchdowns

1. D'Wayne Bates* (NWEST) 12
  Brian Alford (PUR) 12
3. Dimitrious Stanley* (OHST) 8
4. David Boston* (OHST) 7
5. Tutu Atwell (MN) 6
6. Nigea Carter* (MIST) 5
  Ryan Thelwell (MN) 5
  Jerame Tuman (MI) 5
9. Joe Jurevicius (PAST) 4
  Tim Dwight (IA) 4
  Jason Dulick (IL) 4
12. Russell Shaw (MI) 3
  Michael Wiley* (OHST) 3
  Chris Knipper (IA) 3
  Tony Simmons* (WI) 3
  Brian Musso* (NWEST) 3
  Damon Gibson (IA) 3
  Matt Calhoun* (OHST) 3
  John Lumpkin* (OHST) 3
  Octavis Long* (MIST) 3

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Ron Dayne* (WI) 339
2. Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 318
3. Darnell Autry* (NWEST) 306
4. Alex Smith (IN) 301
5. Robert Holcombe (IL) 283
6. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 277
7. Curtis Enis (PAST) 256
8. Duane Goulbourne* (MIST) 232
9. Edwin Watson (PUR) 219
10. Sedrick Shaw (IA) 217
11. Clarence Williams (MI) 212
12. Thomas Hamner (MN) 210
13. Chris Howard (MI) 157
14. Tavian Banks (IA) 152
15. Kendall Matthews (PUR) 132
16. Carl McCullough* (WI) 126
17. Adrian Autry* (NWEST) 120
18. Aaron Harris (PAST) 119
19. Ty Douthard (IL) 96
20. Mike Samuel* (WI) 83

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Ron Dayne* (WI) 2242
2. Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 1702
3. Darnell Autry* (NWEST) 1648
4. Robert Holcombe (IL) 1522
5. Curtis Enis (PAST) 1501
6. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 1404
7. Alex Smith (IN) 1324
8. D'Wayne Bates* (NWEST) 1210
9. Sedrick Shaw (IA) 1081
10. Brian Alford (PUR) 1079
11. Duane Goulbourne* (MIST) 1059
12. Ryan Thelwell (MN) 1051
13. Clarence Williams (MI) 1027
14. Edwin Watson (PUR) 988
15. Thomas Hamner (MN) 964
16. Joe Jurevicius (PAST) 875
17. Derrick Mason* (MIST) 865
18. Tutu Atwell (MN) 835
19. Dimitrious Stanley* (OHST) 829
20. Chris Howard (MI) 760

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Ron Dayne* (WI) 21
2. Darnell Autry* (NWEST) 18
  Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 18
4. Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 17
5. Curtis Enis (PAST) 14
6. Robert Holcombe (IL) 13
7. Brian Alford (PUR) 12
  D'Wayne Bates* (NWEST) 12
9. Aaron Harris (PAST) 11
10. Tavian Banks (IA) 10
  Chris Howard (MI) 10
12. Sedrick Shaw (IA) 9
13. Alex Smith (IN) 8
  Duane Goulbourne* (MIST) 8
  Dimitrious Stanley* (OHST) 8
16. Tim Dwight (IA) 7
  David Boston* (OHST) 7
18. Tutu Atwell (MN) 6
  Edwin Watson (PUR) 6
20. Mike Samuel* (WI) 5
  Ryan Thelwell (MN) 5
  Nigea Carter* (MIST) 5
  Jerame Tuman (MI) 5

Total Plays

1. Steve Schnur* (NWEST) 437
2. Cory Sauter (MN) 423
3. Scott Weaver (IL) 365
4. Mike Samuel* (WI) 337
5. Scott Dreisbach (MI) 329
6. Ron Dayne* (WI) 325
7. Wally Richardson (PAST) 308
8. Matt Sherman (IA) 301
9. Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 300
10. Alex Smith (IN) 292
11. Darnell Autry* (NWEST) 280
12. Robert Holcombe (IL) 260
13. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 240
14. Todd Schultz* (MIST) 229
15. Curtis Enis (PAST) 225
16. Stanley Jackson* (OHST) 217
17. Rick Trefzger (PUR) 213
  Duane Goulbourne* (MIST) 213
19. Sedrick Shaw (IA) 204
20. Thomas Hamner (MN) 195

Total Yards

1. Steve Schnur* (NWEST) 2600
2. Cory Sauter (MN) 2465
3. Scott Dreisbach (MI) 2121
4. Ron Dayne* (WI) 2109
5. Mike Samuel* (WI) 1907
6. Wally Richardson (PAST) 1634
7. Matt Sherman (IA) 1630
8. Todd Schultz* (MIST) 1621
9. Scott Weaver (IL) 1512
10. Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 1505
11. Darnell Autry* (NWEST) 1452
12. Stanley Jackson* (OHST) 1436
13. Robert Holcombe (IL) 1281
14. Alex Smith (IN) 1248
15. Rick Trefzger (PUR) 1214
16. Curtis Enis (PAST) 1210
17. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 1154
18. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 1132
19. Sedrick Shaw (IA) 1003
20. Chris Dittoe (IN) 956

Total Touchdowns

1. Ron Dayne* (WI) 21
2. Steve Schnur* (NWEST) 18
3. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 17
  Darnell Autry* (NWEST) 17
  Cory Sauter (MN) 17
  Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 17
7. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 15
8. Stanley Jackson* (OHST) 14
  Scott Dreisbach (MI) 14
10. Curtis Enis (PAST) 13
  Mike Samuel* (WI) 13
12. Matt Sherman (IA) 12
  Robert Holcombe (IL) 12
14. Chris Howard (MI) 10
15. Todd Schultz* (MIST) 9
  Tavian Banks (IA) 9
  Aaron Harris (PAST) 9
  Rick Trefzger (PUR) 9
19. Alex Smith (IN) 8
  Sedrick Shaw (IA) 8