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1998 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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Record*: 74-56, .569 W-L% (2nd of 11) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 65-56 by NCAA.

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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Ohio State 11 1 .917 7 1 .875 35.8 12.0 23.02 4.77
Wisconsin 11 1 .917 7 1 .875 31.8 11.9 16.45 1.78
Michigan 10 3 .769 7 1 .875 27.6 18.1 12.01 3.86
Purdue 9 4 .692 6 2 .750 34.2 21.2 14.70 5.40
Penn State 9 3 .750 5 3 .625 26.4 15.3 13.79 5.29 W-L-T adjusted to 0-3 by NCAA.
Michigan State 6 6 .500 4 4 .500 28.0 24.5 8.13 5.80
Minnesota 5 6 .455 2 6 .250 20.8 22.6 3.12 5.12
Indiana 4 7 .364 2 6 .250 22.3 27.7 0.78 4.60
Illinois 3 8 .273 2 6 .250 13.5 29.6 -7.93 3.70
Iowa 3 8 .273 2 6 .250 15.6 26.1 -3.65 5.08
Northwestern 3 9 .250 0 8 .000 17.8 28.1 -6.28 2.72

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 12/7 Final
Ohio State 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 7 5 5 3 2
Wisconsin 20 17 14 14 13 12 9 9 9 8 8 13 10 8 9 6
Michigan 5 13     25       22 22 15 11 15 15 15 12
Penn State 13 9 8 7 7 13 12 10 10 9 19 16 23 22 22 17
Purdue                               24
Michigan State 23                              

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1999-01-01 Citrus Bowl Michigan 45 Arkansas 31 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
1999-01-01 Outback Bowl Penn State 26 Kentucky 14 Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)
1999-01-01 Rose Bowl Wisconsin 38 UCLA 31 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
1999-01-01 Sugar Bowl Ohio State 24 Texas A&M 14 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1998-12-29 Alamo Bowl Purdue 37 Kansas State 34 Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, TX)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Drew Brees* (PUR) 361
2. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 230
3. Tom Brady (MI) 200
4. Bill Burke (MIST) 195
5. Gavin Hoffman (NWEST) 176
6. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 127
7. Kevin Thompson (PAST) 121
8. Billy Cockerham (MN) 92
9. Mike Samuel* (WI) 90
10. Kyle McCann (IA) 86
Pass Attempts
1. Drew Brees* (PUR) 569
2. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 384
3. Bill Burke (MIST) 358
4. Tom Brady (MI) 323
  Gavin Hoffman (NWEST) 323
6. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 273
7. Kevin Thompson (PAST) 226
8. Billy Cockerham (MN) 180
9. Mike Samuel* (WI) 172
10. Kurt Kittner (IL) 162
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Drew Brees* (PUR) 63.4
2. Tom Brady (MI) 61.9
3. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 59.9
4. Gavin Hoffman (NWEST) 54.5
5. Bill Burke (MIST) 54.5
6. Kyle McCann (IA) 54.1
7. Kevin Thompson (PAST) 53.5
8. Mike Samuel* (WI) 52.3
9. Billy Cockerham (MN) 51.1
10. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 46.5
Passing Yards
1. Drew Brees* (PUR) 3983
2. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 3330
3. Bill Burke (MIST) 2595
4. Tom Brady (MI) 2427
5. Gavin Hoffman (NWEST) 2199
6. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 1745
7. Kevin Thompson (PAST) 1691
8. Kyle McCann (IA) 1179
9. Mike Samuel* (WI) 1175
10. Billy Cockerham (MN) 1150
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 8.7
2. Tom Brady (MI) 7.5
3. Kevin Thompson (PAST) 7.5
4. Kyle McCann (IA) 7.4
5. Bill Burke (MIST) 7.2
6. Drew Brees* (PUR) 7.0
7. Mike Samuel* (WI) 6.8
8. Gavin Hoffman (NWEST) 6.8
9. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 6.4
10. Billy Cockerham (MN) 6.4
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 9.2
2. Bill Burke (MIST) 7.1
3. Tom Brady (MI) 7.0
4. Drew Brees* (PUR) 6.8
5. Mike Samuel* (WI) 6.5
6. Kevin Thompson (PAST) 6.4
7. Kyle McCann (IA) 6.3
8. Gavin Hoffman (NWEST) 5.7
9. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 5.0
10. Billy Cockerham (MN) 4.6
Passing Touchdowns
1. Drew Brees* (PUR) 39
2. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 25
3. Bill Burke (MIST) 19
4. Tom Brady (MI) 14
5. Gavin Hoffman (NWEST) 13
6. Billy Cockerham (MN) 11
7. Kevin Thompson (PAST) 6
  Mike Samuel* (WI) 6
  Antwaan Randle El (IN) 6
10. Scott Kavanagh* (WI) 4
  David Edgerton* (PUR) 4
Passing Interceptions
1. Drew Brees* (PUR) 20
2. Gavin Hoffman (NWEST) 14
3. Billy Cockerham (MN) 12
4. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 11
5. Bill Burke (MIST) 10
  Tom Brady (MI) 10
7. Kevin Thompson (PAST) 8
8. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 7
  Kurt Kittner (IL) 7
10. Randy Reiners (IA) 6
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 150.6
2. Drew Brees* (PUR) 137.8
3. Tom Brady (MI) 133.1
4. Bill Burke (MIST) 127.3
5. Kevin Thompson (PAST) 118.1
6. Mike Samuel* (WI) 116.6
7. Gavin Hoffman (NWEST) 116.3
8. Kyle McCann (IA) 114.2
9. Billy Cockerham (MN) 111.6
10. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 99.4
Rush Attempts
1. Ron Dayne* (WI) 295
2. Sedrick Irvin (MIST) 272
3. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 227
4. Thomas Hamner (MN) 209
5. Michael Wiley* (OHST) 198
6. Ladell Betts (IA) 188
7. Damien Anderson (NWEST) 164
8. J Crabtree* (PUR) 152
9. Anthony Thomas (MI) 146
10. Rocky Harvey (IL) 134
Rushing Yards
1. Ron Dayne* (WI) 1525
2. Michael Wiley* (OHST) 1235
3. Sedrick Irvin (MIST) 1167
4. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 873
5. Thomas Hamner (MN) 838
6. Eric McCoo (PAST) 822
7. Joe Montgomery* (OHST) 766
8. Anthony Thomas (MI) 761
9. Ladell Betts (IA) 679
10. J Crabtree* (PUR) 648
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Joe Montgomery* (OHST) 6.5
2. Eric McCoo (PAST) 6.5
3. Michael Wiley* (OHST) 6.2
4. Frankie Franklin (IN) 5.6
5. Anthony Thomas (MI) 5.2
6. Ron Dayne* (WI) 5.2
7. Cordell Mitchell (PAST) 5.2
8. Rocky Harvey (IL) 4.7
9. Steve Havard (IL) 4.5
10. Dondre Johnson* (PUR) 4.5
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Ron Dayne* (WI) 15
2. Anthony Thomas (MI) 12
3. Sedrick Irvin (MIST) 10
  Mike Samuel* (WI) 10
  Michael Wiley* (OHST) 10
  Antwaan Randle El (IN) 10
7. Mike Cerimele (PAST) 8
8. Chris Gall (IN) 7
  Joe Montgomery* (OHST) 7
10. Rocky Harvey (IL) 6
Receptions
1. David Boston* (OHST) 85
2. D'Wayne Bates (NWEST) 83
  Isaac Jones* (PUR) 83
4. Randall Lane* (PUR) 67
5. Plaxico Burress (MIST) 65
6. Tai Streets (MI) 60
  Luke Leverson (MN) 60
8. Dee Miller* (OHST) 59
9. Gari Scott (MIST) 58
10. Gabe Cox* (PUR) 55
Receiving Yards
1. David Boston* (OHST) 1435
2. D'Wayne Bates (NWEST) 1245
3. Plaxico Burress (MIST) 1013
4. Randall Lane* (PUR) 940
5. Dee Miller* (OHST) 915
6. Tai Streets (MI) 906
7. Isaac Jones* (PUR) 899
8. Luke Leverson (MN) 854
9. Gari Scott (MIST) 843
10. Tyrone Browning (IN) 764
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Chris Chambers* (WI) 20.1
2. David Boston* (OHST) 16.9
3. Tyrone Browning (IN) 16.3
4. Plaxico Burress (MIST) 15.6
5. Dee Miller* (OHST) 15.5
6. Tai Streets (MI) 15.1
7. D'Wayne Bates (NWEST) 15.0
8. Chafie Fields (PAST) 14.8
9. Marcus Knight (MI) 14.6
10. Gari Scott (MIST) 14.5
Receiving Touchdowns
1. David Boston* (OHST) 13
2. Tai Streets (MI) 11
3. Luke Leverson (MN) 9
  D'Wayne Bates (NWEST) 9
5. Gabe Cox* (PUR) 8
  Plaxico Burress (MIST) 8
7. Chris Chambers* (WI) 7
  Randall Lane* (PUR) 7
  Chris Daniels* (PUR) 7
  Isaac Jones* (PUR) 7
  Tim Stratton* (PUR) 7
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Ron Dayne* (WI) 301
2. Sedrick Irvin (MIST) 300
3. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 229
4. Michael Wiley* (OHST) 225
5. Thomas Hamner (MN) 222
6. Ladell Betts (IA) 208
7. Damien Anderson (NWEST) 174
8. J Crabtree* (PUR) 165
9. Anthony Thomas (MI) 161
10. Rocky Harvey (IL) 144
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Ron Dayne* (WI) 1570
2. David Boston* (OHST) 1436
3. Michael Wiley* (OHST) 1435
4. Sedrick Irvin (MIST) 1377
5. D'Wayne Bates (NWEST) 1227
6. Plaxico Burress (MIST) 1013
7. Randall Lane* (PUR) 944
8. Ladell Betts (IA) 938
9. Dee Miller* (OHST) 932
10. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 927
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Ron Dayne* (WI) 15
2. David Boston* (OHST) 13
3. Anthony Thomas (MI) 12
4. Michael Wiley* (OHST) 11
  Tai Streets (MI) 11
  Antwaan Randle El (IN) 11
7. Mike Samuel* (WI) 10
  Sedrick Irvin (MIST) 10
9. Luke Leverson (MN) 9
  D'Wayne Bates (NWEST) 9
Total Plays
1. Drew Brees* (PUR) 638
2. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 500
3. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 446
4. Bill Burke (MIST) 423
5. Gavin Hoffman (NWEST) 391
6. Tom Brady (MI) 377
7. Billy Cockerham (MN) 307
8. Mike Samuel* (WI) 301
9. Ron Dayne* (WI) 295
10. Sedrick Irvin (MIST) 274
Total Yards
1. Drew Brees* (PUR) 4176
2. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 3247
3. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 2618
4. Bill Burke (MIST) 2342
5. Tom Brady (MI) 2322
6. Gavin Hoffman (NWEST) 2044
7. Kevin Thompson (PAST) 1612
8. Mike Samuel* (WI) 1557
9. Ron Dayne* (WI) 1525
10. Billy Cockerham (MN) 1461
Total Yards Per Play
1. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 7.3
2. Drew Brees* (PUR) 6.5
Total Touchdowns
1. Drew Brees* (PUR) 42
2. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 25
3. Bill Burke (MIST) 20
4. Tom Brady (MI) 16
  Mike Samuel* (WI) 16
  Antwaan Randle El (IN) 16
7. Ron Dayne* (WI) 15
  Gavin Hoffman (NWEST) 15
9. Billy Cockerham (MN) 13
10. Anthony Thomas (MI) 12