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1997 Big Ten Conference Rushing Stats

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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)

  • Plsyers sorted by Yds/Att (minimum 6.25 Att/G).
  • An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
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22 Players

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Kendall Matthews* Purdue 79 560 7.1 2 4 46 11.5 0 83 606 7.3 2
2 Tavian Banks Iowa 246 1639 6.7 17 18 200 11.1 2 264 1839 7.0 19
3 Curtis Enis Penn State 228 1363 6.0 19 25 215 8.6 1 253 1578 6.2 20
4 Michael Wiley* Ohio State 105 588 5.6 6 9 83 9.2 0 114 671 5.9 6
5 Ron Dayne* Wisconsin 263 1457 5.5 15 10 117 11.7 0 273 1574 5.8 15
6 Marc Renaud* Michigan State 139 745 5.4 4 18 150 8.3 0 157 895 5.7 4
7 Edwin Watson* Purdue 175 927 5.3 11 31 411 13.3 2 206 1338 6.5 13
8 Sedrick Irvin* Michigan State 246 1270 5.2 9 40 346 8.7 4 286 1616 5.7 13
9 Rob Thein Iowa 75 377 5.0 3 6 77 12.8 3 81 454 5.6 6
10 Chris Howard Michigan 180 868 4.8 7 35 263 7.5 1 215 1131 5.3 8
11 Pepe Pearson* Ohio State 192 869 4.5 10 9 104 11.6 0 201 973 4.8 10
12 Carl McCullough* Wisconsin 85 377 4.4 2 5 19 3.8 0 90 396 4.4 2
13 Robert Holcombe Illinois 294 1253 4.3 4 35 277 7.9 2 329 1530 4.7 6
14 Adrian Autry Northwestern 244 1049 4.3 7 11 29 2.6 0 255 1078 4.2 7
15 Anthony Thomas Michigan 130 529 4.1 5 21 205 9.8 0 151 734 4.9 5
16 Thomas Hamner Minnesota 170 663 3.9 4 13 95 7.3 1 183 758 4.1 5
17 Eddie Faulkner* Wisconsin 90 353 3.9 1 2 28 14.0 0 92 381 4.1 1
18 Billy Dicken* Purdue 97 351 3.6 6 2 21 10.5 0 99 372 3.8 6
19 De'Wayne Hogan Indiana 149 506 3.4 4 12 111 9.3 0 161 617 3.8 4
20 Jason Spear Indiana 103 335 3.3 0 33 289 8.8 0 136 624 4.6 0
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Mike Samuel* Wisconsin 129 242 1.9 8 129 242 1.9 8
22 Cory Sauter Minnesota 129 20 0.2 3 129 20 0.2 3