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1996 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Ohio State 11 1 .917 7 1 .875 37.9 10.9 22.45 6.95
Northwestern 9 3 .750 7 1 .875 28.0 23.2 8.75 2.84
Penn State 11 2 .846 6 2 .750 30.8 15.6 16.97 4.43
Iowa 9 3 .750 6 2 .750 28.3 20.3 13.65 5.32
Michigan 8 4 .667 5 3 .625 23.1 15.3 13.03 7.12
Michigan State 6 6 .500 5 3 .625 29.8 25.2 8.66 5.16
Wisconsin 8 5 .615 3 5 .375 29.0 18.7 8.99 2.07
Purdue 3 8 .273 2 6 .250 17.6 29.5 -0.09 9.00
Minnesota 4 7 .364 1 7 .125 21.5 30.9 -0.04 6.41
Indiana 3 8 .273 1 7 .125 22.0 26.5 -0.50 5.59
Illinois 2 9 .182 1 7 .125 17.3 33.8 -4.52 6.49

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/26 9/2 9/9 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 12/9 Final
Ohio State 9 9 10 8 7 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 6 5 4 2
Penn State 11 7 7 6 5 3 4 10 10 17 15 14 11 7 8 8 7 7
Northwestern 18 15 13     25 22 15 14 11 11 18 13 11 11 10 11 15
Iowa 22 22 22 21 19         20 25 23   24 22 21 21 18
Michigan 14 12 12 11 8 7 6 14 13 10 9 9 16 21 18 16 15 20

7 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1997-01-01 Citrus Bowl Tennessee 48 Northwestern 28 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
1997-01-01 Fiesta Bowl Penn State 38 Texas 15 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1997-01-01 Outback Bowl Alabama 17 Michigan 14 Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)
1997-01-01 Rose Bowl Ohio State 20 Arizona State 17 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
1996-12-31 Sun Bowl Stanford 38 Michigan State 0 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1996-12-29 Alamo Bowl Iowa 27 Texas Tech 0 Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, TX)
1996-12-27 Copper Bowl Wisconsin 38 Utah 10 Copper Bowl (Tucson, AZ)

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
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
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
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. Scott Dreisbach (MI) 12
  Matt Sherman (IA) 12
  Stanley Jackson* (OHST) 12
7. Rick Trefzger (PUR) 8
  Mike Samuel* (WI) 8
9. Wally Richardson (PAST) 7
  Todd Schultz* (MIST) 7
  Scott Weaver (IL) 7
Passing Interceptions
1. Scott Weaver (IL) 14
  Steve Schnur* (NWEST) 14
3. Cory Sauter (MN) 11
4. Matt Sherman (IA) 10
  Todd Schultz* (MIST) 10
  Mike Samuel* (WI) 10
  Jay Rodgers (IN) 10
8. Scott Dreisbach (MI) 9
9. Rick Trefzger (PUR) 8
  Wally Richardson (PAST) 8
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
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
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
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. Tavian Banks (IA) 9
  Aaron Harris (PAST) 9
10. Sedrick Shaw (IA) 8
  Alex Smith (IN) 8
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
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
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
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Brian Alford (PUR) 12
  D'Wayne Bates* (NWEST) 12
3. Dimitrious Stanley* (OHST) 8
4. David Boston* (OHST) 7
5. Tutu Atwell (MN) 6
6. Nigea Carter* (MIST) 5
  Jerame Tuman (MI) 5
  Ryan Thelwell (MN) 5
9. Jason Dulick (IL) 4
  Tim Dwight (IA) 4
  Joe Jurevicius (PAST) 4
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
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
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Ron Dayne* (WI) 21
2. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 18
  Darnell Autry* (NWEST) 18
4. Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 17
5. Curtis Enis (PAST) 14
6. Robert Holcombe (IL) 13
7. D'Wayne Bates* (NWEST) 12
  Brian Alford (PUR) 12
9. Aaron Harris (PAST) 11
10. Tavian Banks (IA) 10
  Chris Howard (MI) 10
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
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
Total Touchdowns
1. Ron Dayne* (WI) 21
2. Steve Schnur* (NWEST) 18
3. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 17
  Cory Sauter (MN) 17
  Darnell Autry* (NWEST) 17
  Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 17
7. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 15
8. Stanley Jackson* (OHST) 14
  Scott Dreisbach (MI) 14
10. Mike Samuel* (WI) 13
  Curtis Enis (PAST) 13