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1997 Big Ten Conference Leaders

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Record: 72-60, .545 W-L% (5th 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 Completion Percentage

1. Brian Griese (Michigan) 63.2
2. Joe Germaine* (Ohio State) 61.4
3. Todd Schultz* (Michigan State) 59.2
4. Jay Rodgers (Indiana) 58.2
5. Mike McQueary (Penn State) 57.3
6. Mike Samuel* (Wisconsin) 55.5
7. Billy Dicken* (Purdue) 55.0
8. Cory Sauter (Minnesota) 53.8
9. Tim Hughes (Northwestern) 52.6
10. Mark Hoekstra (Illinois) 52.5
11. Tim Lavery (Illinois) 39.2

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Joe Germaine* (Ohio State) 8.8
2. Mike McQueary (Penn State) 8.7
3. Billy Dicken* (Purdue) 7.7
4. Mike Samuel* (Wisconsin) 7.5
5. Brian Griese (Michigan) 7.4
6. Tim Hughes (Northwestern) 6.9
7. Cory Sauter (Minnesota) 6.7
8. Todd Schultz* (Michigan State) 6.7
9. Jay Rodgers (Indiana) 6.5
10. Mark Hoekstra (Illinois) 4.7
11. Tim Lavery (Illinois) 3.9

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike McQueary (Penn State) 8.4
2. Joe Germaine* (Ohio State) 8.4
3. Brian Griese (Michigan) 7.6
4. Billy Dicken* (Purdue) 7.0
5. Tim Hughes (Northwestern) 6.7
6. Mike Samuel* (Wisconsin) 5.8
7. Cory Sauter (Minnesota) 5.7
8. Todd Schultz* (Michigan State) 5.3
9. Jay Rodgers (Indiana) 5.0
10. Mark Hoekstra (Illinois) 3.1
11. Tim Lavery (Illinois) 1.9

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Joe Germaine* (Ohio State) 151.9
2. Mike McQueary (Penn State) 145.0
3. Brian Griese (Michigan) 138.2
4. Billy Dicken* (Purdue) 128.9
5. Todd Schultz* (Michigan State) 124.0
6. Tim Hughes (Northwestern) 119.5
7. Mike Samuel* (Wisconsin) 118.4
8. Cory Sauter (Minnesota) 114.0
9. Jay Rodgers (Indiana) 110.6
10. Mark Hoekstra (Illinois) 90.4
11. Tim Lavery (Illinois) 66.4

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Damon Gibson (Iowa) 22.4
2. Joe Jurevicius (Penn State) 20.9
3. Tony Simmons* (Wisconsin) 19.8
4. Brian Alford* (Purdue) 19.5
5. O.J. Conner (Indiana) 18.6
6. Dee Miller* (Ohio State) 16.9
7. Tim Dwight (Iowa) 16.7
8. Gari Scott* (Michigan State) 16.6
9. Chafie Fields (Penn State) 16.3
10. Tutu Atwell (Minnesota) 15.9
11. Tyrone Browning (Indiana) 15.3
12. Jerame Tuman (Michigan) 15.0
13. Brian Musso (Northwestern) 14.9
14. Tai Streets (Michigan) 14.5
15. Luke Leverson (Minnesota) 14.3
16. Donald Hayes* (Wisconsin) 13.7
17. David Boston* (Ohio State) 13.3
18. Edwin Watson* (Purdue) 13.3
19. Octavis Long* (Michigan State) 12.6
20. George McDonald-Ashford (Illinois) 12.2

Total Yards Per Play

1. Billy Dicken* (Purdue) 6.9

Punt Return Yards Per Return

1. Tim Dwight (Iowa) 19.3
2. Tony Collins (Iowa) 18.2
3. Sedrick Irvin* (Michigan State) 13.6
4. Tutu Atwell (Minnesota) 12.9
5. Gari Scott* (Michigan State) 10.7
6. Vinny Sutherland* (Purdue) 9.8
7. Brian Musso (Northwestern) 9.7
8. Charles Woodson (Michigan) 8.6
9. David Boston* (Ohio State) 8.3
10. Joey Eloms (Indiana) 8.2
11. Chris Eberly (Penn State) 7.0
12. Ahmad Merritt* (Wisconsin) 5.4
13. Rob Majoy (Illinois) 5.3

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Tim Dwight (Iowa) 3

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Tyrone Carter (Minnesota) 26.8
2. Michael Wiley* (Ohio State) 26.5
3. Joey Eloms (Indiana) 24.9
4. Tutu Atwell (Minnesota) 24.2
5. Chris Eberly (Penn State) 24.1
6. Teddy Johnson (Northwestern) 22.9
7. Chris Clopton* (Purdue) 21.1
8. Kenny Watson (Penn State) 20.5
9. Marc Renaud* (Michigan State) 20.4
10. Clarence Williams (Michigan) 20.4
11. Steve Havard (Illinois) 19.7
12. Ahmad Merritt* (Wisconsin) 19.3
13. O.J. Spencer (Indiana) 16.0

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Tutu Atwell (Minnesota) 2

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Mike Rose* (Purdue) 2