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1997 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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Record: 72-60, .545 W-L% (3rd 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 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

Passing Yards

1. Billy Dicken* (Purdue) 3136
2. Mike McQueary (Penn State) 2211
3. Jay Rodgers (Indiana) 2156
4. Brian Griese (Michigan) 2042
5. Todd Schultz* (Michigan State) 2003
6. Mike Samuel* (Wisconsin) 1896
7. Tim Hughes (Northwestern) 1862
8. Joe Germaine* (Ohio State) 1847
9. Cory Sauter (Minnesota) 1576
10. Matt Sherman (Iowa) 1079

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

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

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

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Kendall Matthews* (Purdue) 7.1
2. Tavian Banks (Iowa) 6.7
3. Curtis Enis (Penn State) 6.0
4. Michael Wiley* (Ohio State) 5.6
5. Ron Dayne* (Wisconsin) 5.5
6. Marc Renaud* (Michigan State) 5.4
7. Edwin Watson* (Purdue) 5.3
8. Sedrick Irvin* (Michigan State) 5.2
9. Rob Thein (Iowa) 5.0
10. Chris Howard (Michigan) 4.8

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

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Tavian Banks (Iowa) 1839
2. Sedrick Irvin* (Michigan State) 1616
3. Curtis Enis (Penn State) 1578
4. Ron Dayne* (Wisconsin) 1574
5. Robert Holcombe (Illinois) 1530
6. Edwin Watson* (Purdue) 1338
7. Brian Alford* (Purdue) 1220
8. Chris Howard (Michigan) 1131
9. Adrian Autry (Northwestern) 1078
10. Tutu Atwell (Minnesota) 1001

Total Yards

1. Billy Dicken* (Purdue) 3487
2. Mike McQueary (Penn State) 2184
3. Mike Samuel* (Wisconsin) 2138
4. Brian Griese (Michigan) 2049
5. Jay Rodgers (Indiana) 2035
6. Todd Schultz* (Michigan State) 1925
7. Tim Hughes (Northwestern) 1788
8. Joe Germaine* (Ohio State) 1715
9. Tavian Banks (Iowa) 1639
10. Cory Sauter (Minnesota) 1596

Total Yards Per Play

1. Billy Dicken* (Purdue) 6.9

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Tim Dwight (Iowa) 3

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Tutu Atwell (Minnesota) 2

Interception Return Yards

1. Gary Berry* (Ohio State) 166
2. Matt Bowen (Iowa) 126
3. Kywin Supernaw (Indiana) 120
4. Adrian Beasley* (Purdue) 100
5. Ahmed Plummer* (Ohio State) 83
6. Mike Rose* (Purdue) 80
7. Ed Gibson (Iowa) 67
8. Aaron Collins (Penn State) 61
9. J.P. Lange (Iowa) 60
10. Jason Collins (Penn State) 53
  Andre Weathers (Michigan) 53

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Mike Rose* (Purdue) 2