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1998 Big Ten Conference Leaders

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Record: 74-56, .569 W-L% (2nd of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 6.74 (2nd of 11) ▪ SOS: 4.37 (3rd of 11)

Conference Champion: Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Drew Brees* (Purdue) 63.4
2. Tom Brady (Michigan) 61.9
3. Joe Germaine* (Ohio State) 59.9
4. Gavin Hoffman (Northwestern) 54.5
5. Bill Burke (Michigan State) 54.5
6. Kyle McCann (Iowa) 54.1
7. Kevin Thompson (Penn State) 53.5
8. Mike Samuel* (Wisconsin) 52.3
9. Billy Cockerham (Minnesota) 51.1
10. Antwaan Randle El (Indiana) 46.5
11. Kurt Kittner (Illinois) 44.4

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Joe Germaine* (Ohio State) 9.2
2. Bill Burke (Michigan State) 7.1
3. Tom Brady (Michigan) 7.0
4. Drew Brees* (Purdue) 6.8
5. Mike Samuel* (Wisconsin) 6.5
6. Kevin Thompson (Penn State) 6.4
7. Kyle McCann (Iowa) 6.3
8. Gavin Hoffman (Northwestern) 5.7
9. Antwaan Randle El (Indiana) 5.0
10. Billy Cockerham (Minnesota) 4.6
11. Kurt Kittner (Illinois) 3.0

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Joe Germaine* (Ohio State) 150.6
2. Drew Brees* (Purdue) 137.8
3. Tom Brady (Michigan) 133.1
4. Bill Burke (Michigan State) 127.3
5. Kevin Thompson (Penn State) 118.1
6. Mike Samuel* (Wisconsin) 116.6
7. Gavin Hoffman (Northwestern) 116.3
8. Kyle McCann (Iowa) 114.2
9. Billy Cockerham (Minnesota) 111.6
10. Antwaan Randle El (Indiana) 99.4
11. Kurt Kittner (Illinois) 78.4

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Chris Chambers* (Wisconsin) 20.1
2. David Boston* (Ohio State) 16.9
3. Tyrone Browning (Indiana) 16.3
4. Plaxico Burress (Michigan State) 15.6
5. Dee Miller* (Ohio State) 15.5
6. Tai Streets (Michigan) 15.1
7. D'Wayne Bates (Northwestern) 15.0
8. Chafie Fields (Penn State) 14.8
9. Marcus Knight (Michigan) 14.6
10. Gari Scott (Michigan State) 14.5
11. Luke Leverson (Minnesota) 14.2
12. Randall Lane* (Purdue) 14.0
13. Corey Jones (Penn State) 13.6
14. Kahlil Hill (Iowa) 12.3
15. Gabe Cox* (Purdue) 11.8
16. Cuncho Brown (Penn State) 11.7
17. Lenny Willis (Illinois) 11.6
18. Jay Tant (Northwestern) 10.9
19. Isaac Jones* (Purdue) 10.8
20. Chris Daniels* (Purdue) 10.5

Total Yards Per Play

1. Joe Germaine* (Ohio State) 7.3
2. Drew Brees* (Purdue) 6.5

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Nick Davis* (Wisconsin) 2
  Kahlil Hill (Iowa) 2

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Jamar Fletcher* (Wisconsin) 3