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1997 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Michigan 12 0 1.000 8 0 1.000 26.8 9.5 20.14 4.47
Ohio State 10 3 .769 6 2 .750 30.3 13.1 17.41 4.18
Penn State 9 3 .750 6 2 .750 30.5 21.2 10.31 2.40
Purdue 9 3 .750 6 2 .750 33.0 22.3 8.49 1.07
Wisconsin 8 5 .615 5 3 .625 22.4 23.5 1.66 1.58
Iowa 7 5 .583 4 4 .500 34.3 13.3 8.77 -0.81
Michigan State 7 5 .583 4 4 .500 28.5 19.8 9.47 4.05
Northwestern 5 7 .417 3 5 .375 20.3 24.0 2.56 4.48
Minnesota 3 9 .250 1 7 .125 19.8 27.8 -5.78 2.39
Indiana 2 9 .182 1 7 .125 10.9 32.6 -7.23 5.41
Illinois 0 11 .000 0 8 .000 10.8 33.5 -12.97 5.40

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/25 9/2 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 Final
Michigan 14 15 14 14 8 6 6 6 5 5 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ohio State 9 9 9 9 9 7 7 7 11 9 9 7 4 4 9 9 9 12
Purdue                   22 18 23 19 23 18 18 17 15
Penn State 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 6 6 4 12 11 16
Iowa 21 21 20 18 13 11 11 17 15 18 15 12 22          
Michigan State 25 25 25 21 17 12 12 11 12 15 21         25 25  
Northwestern   24 21                              
Wisconsin 24               24       23 24        

7 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1998-01-01 Citrus Bowl Florida 21 Penn State 6 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
1998-01-01 Outback Bowl Georgia 33 Wisconsin 6 Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)
1998-01-01 Rose Bowl Michigan 21 Washington State 16 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
1998-01-01 Sugar Bowl Florida State 31 Ohio State 14 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1997-12-31 Sun Bowl Arizona State 17 Iowa 7 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1997-12-30 Alamo Bowl Purdue 33 Oklahoma State 20 Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, TX)
1997-12-25 Aloha Bowl Washington 51 Michigan State 23 Aloha Bowl (Honolulu, HI)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Matt Sherman (IA) 11
  Randy Reiners (IA) 11
  Tim Hughes (NWEST) 11
9. Mike Samuel* (WI) 8
  Stanley Jackson* (OHST) 8
  Cory Sauter (MN) 8

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. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 9
  Cory Sauter (MN) 9
  Mike McQueary (PAST) 9
9. Tim Lavery (IL) 8
10. Tim Hughes (NWEST) 6
  Matt Sherman (IA) 6

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

Rush Attempts

1. Robert Holcombe (IL) 294
2. Ron Dayne* (WI) 263
3. Tavian Banks (IA) 246
  Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 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

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

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

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. Michael Wiley* (OHST) 6
  Billy Dicken* (PUR) 6

Receptions

1. David Boston* (OHST) 73
2. Brian Alford* (PUR) 63
3. Brian Musso (NWEST) 58
  Dee Miller* (OHST) 58
  Tutu Atwell (MN) 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

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

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

Receiving Touchdowns

1. David Boston* (OHST) 14
2. Joe Jurevicius (PAST) 10
  Brian Alford* (PUR) 10
4. Brian Musso (NWEST) 8
  Tim Dwight (IA) 8
6. Gari Scott* (MIST) 7
7. Tony Simmons* (WI) 5
  Dee Miller* (OHST) 5
  Tutu Atwell (MN) 5
10. Octavis Long* (MIST) 4
  Jerame Tuman (MI) 4
  Joe Nastasi (PAST) 4
  Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 4
  Damon Gibson (IA) 4
  Tai Streets (MI) 4
  Isaac Jones* (PUR) 4

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

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

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. Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 10
  Brian Alford* (PUR) 10
  Joe Jurevicius (PAST) 10
10. Chris Howard (MI) 8
  Brian Musso (NWEST) 8
  Tim Dwight (IA) 8
  Mike Samuel* (WI) 8

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

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

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. Mike Samuel* (WI) 16
  Brian Griese (MI) 16
  Joe Germaine* (OHST) 16
9. Ron Dayne* (WI) 15
10. Randy Reiners (IA) 12