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1997 Big Ten Conference Leaders

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Record: 72-60, .545 W-L% (4th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 4.80 (4th of 11) ▪ SOS: 3.15 (4th of 11)

Conference Champion: Michigan

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Billy Dicken* (PUR) 224
2. Jay Rodgers (IN) 192
3. Todd Schultz* (MIST) 177
4. Brian Griese (MI) 175
5. Mike McQueary (PAST) 146
6. Tim Hughes (NWEST) 142
7. Mike Samuel* (WI) 141
8. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 129
9. Cory Sauter (MN) 126
10. Mark Hoekstra (IL) 115
11. Stanley Jackson* (OHST) 81
12. Matt Sherman (IA) 74
13. Tim Lavery (IL) 62
14. Randy Reiners (IA) 50
15. Chris Hamdorf (NWEST) 37
16. Bill Burke* (MIST) 23
17. Drew Brees* (PUR) 19
18. Scott Kavanagh* (WI) 17
19. Earl Haniford (IN) 14
  Kirk Johnson (IL) 14
Pass Attempts
1. Billy Dicken* (PUR) 407
2. Jay Rodgers (IN) 330
3. Todd Schultz* (MIST) 299
4. Brian Griese (MI) 277
5. Tim Hughes (NWEST) 270
6. Mike McQueary (PAST) 255
7. Mike Samuel* (WI) 254
8. Cory Sauter (MN) 234
9. Mark Hoekstra (IL) 219
10. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 210
11. Tim Lavery (IL) 158
12. Matt Sherman (IA) 136
13. Stanley Jackson* (OHST) 135
14. Randy Reiners (IA) 95
15. Chris Hamdorf (NWEST) 58
16. Drew Brees* (PUR) 43
17. Bill Burke* (MIST) 35
18. Scott Kavanagh* (WI) 34
19. Earl Haniford (IN) 33
20. Billy Cockerham (MN) 28
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Brian Griese (MI) 63.2
2. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 61.4
3. Todd Schultz* (MIST) 59.2
4. Jay Rodgers (IN) 58.2
5. Mike McQueary (PAST) 57.3
6. Mike Samuel* (WI) 55.5
7. Billy Dicken* (PUR) 55.0
8. Cory Sauter (MN) 53.8
9. Tim Hughes (NWEST) 52.6
10. Mark Hoekstra (IL) 52.5
11. Tim Lavery (IL) 39.2
Passing Yards
1. Billy Dicken* (PUR) 3136
2. Mike McQueary (PAST) 2211
3. Jay Rodgers (IN) 2156
4. Brian Griese (MI) 2042
5. Todd Schultz* (MIST) 2003
6. Mike Samuel* (WI) 1896
7. Tim Hughes (NWEST) 1862
8. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 1847
9. Cory Sauter (MN) 1576
10. Matt Sherman (IA) 1079
11. Stanley Jackson* (OHST) 1055
12. Mark Hoekstra (IL) 1029
13. Randy Reiners (IA) 837
14. Tim Lavery (IL) 623
15. Chris Hamdorf (NWEST) 362
16. Bill Burke* (MIST) 255
17. Billy Cockerham (MN) 242
18. Drew Brees* (PUR) 232
19. Mark Garcia* (OHST) 175
20. Scott Kavanagh* (WI) 146
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 8.8
2. Mike McQueary (PAST) 8.7
3. Billy Dicken* (PUR) 7.7
4. Mike Samuel* (WI) 7.5
5. Brian Griese (MI) 7.4
6. Tim Hughes (NWEST) 6.9
7. Cory Sauter (MN) 6.7
8. Todd Schultz* (MIST) 6.7
9. Jay Rodgers (IN) 6.5
10. Mark Hoekstra (IL) 4.7
11. Tim Lavery (IL) 3.9
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Mike McQueary (PAST) 8.4
2. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 8.4
3. Brian Griese (MI) 7.6
4. Billy Dicken* (PUR) 7.0
5. Tim Hughes (NWEST) 6.7
6. Mike Samuel* (WI) 5.8
7. Cory Sauter (MN) 5.7
8. Todd Schultz* (MIST) 5.3
9. Jay Rodgers (IN) 5.0
10. Mark Hoekstra (IL) 3.1
11. Tim Lavery (IL) 1.9
Passing Touchdowns
1. Billy Dicken* (PUR) 21
2. Todd Schultz* (MIST) 18
3. Mike McQueary (PAST) 17
4. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 16
5. Brian Griese (MI) 14
6. Tim Hughes (NWEST) 11
  Randy Reiners (IA) 11
  Matt Sherman (IA) 11
9. Stanley Jackson* (OHST) 8
  Cory Sauter (MN) 8
  Mike Samuel* (WI) 8
12. Jay Rodgers (IN) 6
13. Mark Hoekstra (IL) 5
14. Billy Cockerham (MN) 3
  Bill Burke* (MIST) 3
  Chris Hamdorf (NWEST) 3
17. Tim Lavery (IL) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Todd Schultz* (MIST) 17
2. Billy Dicken* (PUR) 16
3. Jay Rodgers (IN) 14
4. Mike Samuel* (WI) 13
5. Mark Hoekstra (IL) 10
6. Mike McQueary (PAST) 9
  Cory Sauter (MN) 9
  Joe Germaine* (OHST) 9
9. Tim Lavery (IL) 8
10. Tim Hughes (NWEST) 6
  Matt Sherman (IA) 6
12. Brian Griese (MI) 5
13. Randy Reiners (IA) 4
  Kirk Johnson (IL) 4
  Earl Haniford (IN) 4
16. Stanley Jackson* (OHST) 3
17. Billy Cockerham (MN) 2
  Chris Hamdorf (NWEST) 2
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 151.9
2. Mike McQueary (PAST) 145.0
3. Brian Griese (MI) 138.2
4. Billy Dicken* (PUR) 128.9
5. Todd Schultz* (MIST) 124.0
6. Tim Hughes (NWEST) 119.5
7. Mike Samuel* (WI) 118.4
8. Cory Sauter (MN) 114.0
9. Jay Rodgers (IN) 110.6
10. Mark Hoekstra (IL) 90.4
11. Tim Lavery (IL) 66.4
Rush Attempts
1. Robert Holcombe (IL) 294
2. Ron Dayne* (WI) 263
3. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 246
  Tavian Banks (IA) 246
5. Adrian Autry (NWEST) 244
6. Curtis Enis (PAST) 228
7. Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 192
8. Chris Howard (MI) 180
9. Edwin Watson* (PUR) 175
10. Thomas Hamner (MN) 170
11. De'Wayne Hogan (IN) 149
12. Marc Renaud* (MIST) 139
13. Anthony Thomas (MI) 130
14. Cory Sauter (MN) 129
  Mike Samuel* (WI) 129
16. Michael Wiley* (OHST) 105
17. Jason Spear (IN) 103
18. Billy Dicken* (PUR) 97
19. Eddie Faulkner* (WI) 90
20. Carl McCullough* (WI) 85
Rushing Yards
1. Tavian Banks (IA) 1639
2. Ron Dayne* (WI) 1457
3. Curtis Enis (PAST) 1363
4. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 1270
5. Robert Holcombe (IL) 1253
6. Adrian Autry (NWEST) 1049
7. Edwin Watson* (PUR) 927
8. Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 869
9. Chris Howard (MI) 868
10. Marc Renaud* (MIST) 745
11. Thomas Hamner (MN) 663
12. Michael Wiley* (OHST) 588
13. Kendall Matthews* (PUR) 560
14. Anthony Thomas (MI) 529
15. De'Wayne Hogan (IN) 506
16. Carl McCullough* (WI) 377
  Rob Thein (IA) 377
18. Byron Evans (MN) 364
19. Eddie Faulkner* (WI) 353
20. Billy Dicken* (PUR) 351
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Kendall Matthews* (PUR) 7.1
2. Tavian Banks (IA) 6.7
3. Curtis Enis (PAST) 6.0
4. Michael Wiley* (OHST) 5.6
5. Ron Dayne* (WI) 5.5
6. Marc Renaud* (MIST) 5.4
7. Edwin Watson* (PUR) 5.3
8. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 5.2
9. Rob Thein (IA) 5.0
10. Chris Howard (MI) 4.8
11. Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 4.5
12. Carl McCullough* (WI) 4.4
13. Adrian Autry (NWEST) 4.3
14. Robert Holcombe (IL) 4.3
15. Anthony Thomas (MI) 4.1
16. Eddie Faulkner* (WI) 3.9
17. Thomas Hamner (MN) 3.9
18. Billy Dicken* (PUR) 3.6
19. De'Wayne Hogan (IN) 3.4
20. Jason Spear (IN) 3.3
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Curtis Enis (PAST) 19
2. Tavian Banks (IA) 17
3. Ron Dayne* (WI) 15
4. Edwin Watson* (PUR) 11
5. Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 10
6. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 9
7. Mike Samuel* (WI) 8
8. Adrian Autry (NWEST) 7
  Chris Howard (MI) 7
10. Billy Dicken* (PUR) 6
  Michael Wiley* (OHST) 6
12. Anthony Thomas (MI) 5
13. Marc Renaud* (MIST) 4
  Thomas Hamner (MN) 4
  Robert Holcombe (IL) 4
  De'Wayne Hogan (IN) 4
17. Byron Evans (MN) 3
  Cory Sauter (MN) 3
  Leroy McFadden* (MIST) 3
  Rob Thein (IA) 3
Receptions
1. David Boston* (OHST) 73
2. Brian Alford* (PUR) 63
3. Dee Miller* (OHST) 58
  Tutu Atwell (MN) 58
  Brian Musso (NWEST) 58
6. Chris Gall (IN) 54
7. Donald Hayes* (WI) 45
8. Gari Scott* (MIST) 41
  Isaac Jones* (PUR) 41
10. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 40
11. Tim Dwight (IA) 39
  Joe Jurevicius (PAST) 39
13. Robert Holcombe (IL) 35
  Chris Howard (MI) 35
15. Vinny Sutherland* (PUR) 34
  Josh Keur* (MIST) 34
17. Lenny Willis (IL) 33
  Jason Spear (IN) 33
19. Donald Winston* (PUR) 32
20. Edwin Watson* (PUR) 31
Receiving Yards
1. Brian Alford* (PUR) 1228
2. Dee Miller* (OHST) 981
3. David Boston* (OHST) 970
4. Tutu Atwell (MN) 924
5. Brian Musso (NWEST) 865
6. Joe Jurevicius (PAST) 817
7. Gari Scott* (MIST) 680
8. Tim Dwight (IA) 653
9. Donald Hayes* (WI) 618
10. Tony Simmons* (WI) 553
11. O.J. Conner (IN) 520
12. Damon Gibson (IA) 516
13. Isaac Jones* (PUR) 443
14. Chris Gall (IN) 422
15. Edwin Watson* (PUR) 411
16. Jerame Tuman (MI) 404
17. Luke Leverson (MN) 400
18. Chafie Fields (PAST) 374
19. Tyrone Browning (IN) 367
20. Donald Winston* (PUR) 361
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Damon Gibson (IA) 22.4
2. Joe Jurevicius (PAST) 20.9
3. Tony Simmons* (WI) 19.8
4. Brian Alford* (PUR) 19.5
5. O.J. Conner (IN) 18.6
6. Dee Miller* (OHST) 16.9
7. Tim Dwight (IA) 16.7
8. Gari Scott* (MIST) 16.6
9. Chafie Fields (PAST) 16.3
10. Tutu Atwell (MN) 15.9
11. Tyrone Browning (IN) 15.3
12. Jerame Tuman (MI) 15.0
13. Brian Musso (NWEST) 14.9
14. Tai Streets (MI) 14.5
15. Luke Leverson (MN) 14.3
16. Donald Hayes* (WI) 13.7
17. David Boston* (OHST) 13.3
18. Edwin Watson* (PUR) 13.3
19. Octavis Long* (MIST) 12.6
20. George McDonald-Ashford (IL) 12.2
Receiving Touchdowns
1. David Boston* (OHST) 14
2. Brian Alford* (PUR) 10
  Joe Jurevicius (PAST) 10
4. Tim Dwight (IA) 8
  Brian Musso (NWEST) 8
6. Gari Scott* (MIST) 7
7. Dee Miller* (OHST) 5
  Tutu Atwell (MN) 5
  Tony Simmons* (WI) 5
10. Tai Streets (MI) 4
  Damon Gibson (IA) 4
  Isaac Jones* (PUR) 4
  Jerame Tuman (MI) 4
  Octavis Long* (MIST) 4
  Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 4
  Joe Nastasi (PAST) 4
17. Greg Nelson (MN) 3
  John Lumpkin* (OHST) 3
  John Burden (NWEST) 3
  Rob Thein (IA) 3
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Robert Holcombe (IL) 329
2. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 286
3. Ron Dayne* (WI) 273
4. Tavian Banks (IA) 264
5. Adrian Autry (NWEST) 255
6. Curtis Enis (PAST) 253
7. Chris Howard (MI) 215
8. Edwin Watson* (PUR) 206
9. Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 201
10. Thomas Hamner (MN) 183
11. De'Wayne Hogan (IN) 161
12. Marc Renaud* (MIST) 157
13. Anthony Thomas (MI) 151
14. Jason Spear (IN) 136
15. Mike Samuel* (WI) 129
  Cory Sauter (MN) 129
17. Michael Wiley* (OHST) 114
18. Billy Dicken* (PUR) 99
19. Eddie Faulkner* (WI) 92
20. Carl McCullough* (WI) 90
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Tavian Banks (IA) 1839
2. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 1616
3. Curtis Enis (PAST) 1578
4. Ron Dayne* (WI) 1574
5. Robert Holcombe (IL) 1530
6. Edwin Watson* (PUR) 1338
7. Brian Alford* (PUR) 1220
8. Chris Howard (MI) 1131
9. Adrian Autry (NWEST) 1078
10. Tutu Atwell (MN) 1001
11. Dee Miller* (OHST) 1000
12. David Boston* (OHST) 977
13. Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 973
14. Brian Musso (NWEST) 902
15. Marc Renaud* (MIST) 895
16. Joe Jurevicius (PAST) 817
17. Thomas Hamner (MN) 758
18. Tim Dwight (IA) 738
19. Anthony Thomas (MI) 734
20. Gari Scott* (MIST) 680
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Curtis Enis (PAST) 20
2. Tavian Banks (IA) 19
3. Ron Dayne* (WI) 15
4. David Boston* (OHST) 14
5. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 13
  Edwin Watson* (PUR) 13
7. Joe Jurevicius (PAST) 10
  Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 10
  Brian Alford* (PUR) 10
10. Tim Dwight (IA) 8
  Chris Howard (MI) 8
  Brian Musso (NWEST) 8
  Mike Samuel* (WI) 8
14. Adrian Autry (NWEST) 7
  Gari Scott* (MIST) 7
16. Rob Thein (IA) 6
  Billy Dicken* (PUR) 6
  Robert Holcombe (IL) 6
  Michael Wiley* (OHST) 6
20. Tony Simmons* (WI) 5
  Dee Miller* (OHST) 5
  Tutu Atwell (MN) 5
  Anthony Thomas (MI) 5
  Thomas Hamner (MN) 5
Total Plays
1. Billy Dicken* (PUR) 504
2. Jay Rodgers (IN) 390
3. Mike Samuel* (WI) 383
4. Cory Sauter (MN) 363
5. Todd Schultz* (MIST) 329
6. Brian Griese (MI) 328
7. Tim Hughes (NWEST) 324
8. Mike McQueary (PAST) 308
9. Robert Holcombe (IL) 295
10. Ron Dayne* (WI) 263
11. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 248
12. Tavian Banks (IA) 246
13. Adrian Autry (NWEST) 244
14. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 242
15. Mark Hoekstra (IL) 237
16. Curtis Enis (PAST) 228
17. Stanley Jackson* (OHST) 216
18. Tim Lavery (IL) 199
19. Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 192
20. Chris Howard (MI) 180
Total Yards
1. Billy Dicken* (PUR) 3487
2. Mike McQueary (PAST) 2184
3. Mike Samuel* (WI) 2138
4. Brian Griese (MI) 2049
5. Jay Rodgers (IN) 2035
6. Todd Schultz* (MIST) 1925
7. Tim Hughes (NWEST) 1788
8. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 1715
9. Tavian Banks (IA) 1639
10. Cory Sauter (MN) 1596
11. Ron Dayne* (WI) 1457
12. Curtis Enis (PAST) 1363
13. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 1294
14. Stanley Jackson* (OHST) 1272
15. Robert Holcombe (IL) 1253
16. Adrian Autry (NWEST) 1049
17. Matt Sherman (IA) 1030
18. Mark Hoekstra (IL) 1000
19. Randy Reiners (IA) 947
20. Edwin Watson* (PUR) 927
Total Yards Per Play
1. Billy Dicken* (PUR) 6.9
Total Touchdowns
1. Billy Dicken* (PUR) 27
2. Todd Schultz* (MIST) 20
3. Curtis Enis (PAST) 19
4. Mike McQueary (PAST) 18
5. Tavian Banks (IA) 17
6. Brian Griese (MI) 16
  Mike Samuel* (WI) 16
  Joe Germaine* (OHST) 16
9. Ron Dayne* (WI) 15
10. Randy Reiners (IA) 12
11. Matt Sherman (IA) 11
  Edwin Watson* (PUR) 11
  Cory Sauter (MN) 11
  Tim Hughes (NWEST) 11
15. Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 10
  Stanley Jackson* (OHST) 10
17. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 9
18. Chris Howard (MI) 7
  Michael Wiley* (OHST) 7
  Adrian Autry (NWEST) 7