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2000 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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Record*: 69-61, .531 W-L% (6th of 12) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 64-61 by NCAA.

SRS: 4.99 (5th of 12) ▪ SOS: 3.73 (3rd of 12)

Conference Champion: Michigan, Northwestern and Purdue

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Michigan 9 3 .750 6 2 .750 33.7 19.1 12.93 2.93
Northwestern 8 4 .667 6 2 .750 36.8 33.3 8.85 4.26
Purdue 8 4 .667 6 2 .750 31.8 22.2 9.26 2.93
Ohio State 8 4 .667 5 3 .625 27.6 18.5 10.97 4.13
Wisconsin 9 4 .692 4 4 .500 25.2 20.4 9.65 4.42
Minnesota 6 6 .500 4 4 .500 31.3 26.5 3.02 0.10
Penn State 5 7 .417 4 4 .500 22.0 24.4 -0.05 3.71 W-L-T adjusted to 0-7 by NCAA.
Iowa 3 9 .250 3 5 .375 16.9 27.5 -2.40 6.86
Illinois 5 6 .455 2 6 .250 26.7 26.0 2.59 2.31
Michigan State 5 6 .455 2 6 .250 17.9 21.2 2.79 5.52
Indiana 3 8 .273 2 6 .250 30.6 38.8 -2.67 3.88

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/27 9/3 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 12/3 Final
Michigan 6 6 3 3 10 9 6 18 16 15 12 20 19 16 16 17 11
Purdue 14 15 14 13 21 22   21 17 16 11 9 17 14 14 14 13
Wisconsin 4 4 5 4 7 17 24                   23
Illinois 21 21 21 19 19 24                      
Michigan State 25 24 24 22 23 18                      
Minnesota                 22                
Northwestern             22 17 25 23 21 12 23 20 19 18  
Ohio State 16 16 18 17 14 12 8 6 14 12 16 13 12 21 20 19  
Penn State 22                                

6 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2001-01-01 Citrus Bowl Michigan 31 Auburn 28 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
2001-01-01 Outback Bowl South Carolina 24 Ohio State 7 Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)
2001-01-01 Rose Bowl Washington 34 Purdue 24 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
2000-12-30 Alamo Bowl Nebraska 66 Northwestern 17 Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, TX)
2000-12-29 Sun Bowl Wisconsin 21 UCLA 20 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
2000-12-28 Micron PC Bowl North Carolina State 38 Minnesota 30 Micron PC Bowl (Miami, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Drew Brees* (PUR) 309
2. Zak Kustok* (NWEST) 206
3. Kurt Kittner (IL) 173
4. Rashard Casey (PAST) 163
  Steve Bellisari* (OHST) 163
6. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 133
7. Drew Henson (MI) 131
  Travis Cole (MN) 131
9. Brooks Bollinger (WI) 110
10. Jeff Smoker (MIST) 103
Pass Attempts
1. Drew Brees* (PUR) 512
2. Zak Kustok* (NWEST) 363
3. Steve Bellisari* (OHST) 310
4. Rashard Casey (PAST) 309
5. Kurt Kittner (IL) 297
6. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 277
7. Travis Cole (MN) 223
8. Drew Henson (MI) 217
9. Brooks Bollinger (WI) 209
10. Jeff Smoker (MIST) 197
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Drew Henson (MI) 60.4
2. Drew Brees* (PUR) 60.4
3. Travis Cole (MN) 58.7
4. Kurt Kittner (IL) 58.2
5. Zak Kustok* (NWEST) 56.7
6. Rashard Casey (PAST) 52.8
7. Brooks Bollinger (WI) 52.6
8. Steve Bellisari* (OHST) 52.6
9. Jeff Smoker (MIST) 52.3
10. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 48.0
Passing Yards
1. Drew Brees* (PUR) 3668
2. Zak Kustok* (NWEST) 2389
3. Steve Bellisari* (OHST) 2319
4. Rashard Casey (PAST) 2001
5. Kurt Kittner (IL) 1982
6. Drew Henson (MI) 1852
7. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 1783
8. Travis Cole (MN) 1780
9. Brooks Bollinger (WI) 1479
10. Jeff Smoker (MIST) 1365
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Drew Henson (MI) 8.5
2. Travis Cole (MN) 8.0
3. Steve Bellisari* (OHST) 7.5
4. Drew Brees* (PUR) 7.2
5. Brooks Bollinger (WI) 7.1
6. Jeff Smoker (MIST) 6.9
7. Kurt Kittner (IL) 6.7
8. Zak Kustok* (NWEST) 6.6
9. Rashard Casey (PAST) 6.5
10. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 6.4
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Drew Henson (MI) 9.2
2. Travis Cole (MN) 8.0
3. Drew Brees* (PUR) 7.1
4. Zak Kustok* (NWEST) 6.8
5. Kurt Kittner (IL) 6.7
6. Brooks Bollinger (WI) 6.5
7. Steve Bellisari* (OHST) 6.4
8. Rashard Casey (PAST) 6.2
9. Jeff Smoker (MIST) 5.9
10. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 4.9
Passing Touchdowns
1. Drew Brees* (PUR) 26
2. Zak Kustok* (NWEST) 19
3. Kurt Kittner (IL) 18
4. Drew Henson (MI) 16
5. Rashard Casey (PAST) 14
6. Steve Bellisari* (OHST) 13
7. Travis Cole (MN) 11
8. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 10
  Brooks Bollinger (WI) 10
10. John Navarre (MI) 8
Passing Interceptions
1. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 14
2. Steve Bellisari* (OHST) 13
3. Drew Brees* (PUR) 12
4. Ryan Van Dyke (MIST) 9
5. Rashard Casey (PAST) 8
  Kurt Kittner (IL) 8
7. Jeff Smoker (MIST) 7
  Brooks Bollinger (WI) 7
  Zak Kustok* (NWEST) 7
10. Travis Cole (MN) 5
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Drew Henson (MI) 152.7
2. Travis Cole (MN) 137.6
3. Drew Brees* (PUR) 132.6
4. Kurt Kittner (IL) 128.9
5. Zak Kustok* (NWEST) 125.4
6. Brooks Bollinger (WI) 121.2
7. Steve Bellisari* (OHST) 120.9
8. Rashard Casey (PAST) 116.9
9. Jeff Smoker (MIST) 113.4
10. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 103.9
Rush Attempts
1. Damien Anderson* (NWEST) 311
2. Michael Bennett (WI) 310
3. Anthony Thomas (MI) 287
4. Tellis Redmon (MN) 251
5. T.J. Duckett (MIST) 240
6. Ladell Betts (IA) 233
7. Montrell Lowe* (PUR) 226
8. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 218
9. Antoineo Harris (IL) 192
10. Derek Combs* (OHST) 175
Rushing Yards
1. Damien Anderson* (NWEST) 2063
2. Michael Bennett (WI) 1681
3. Anthony Thomas (MI) 1551
4. T.J. Duckett (MIST) 1353
5. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 1270
6. Tellis Redmon (MN) 1122
7. Ladell Betts (IA) 1090
8. Montrell Lowe* (PUR) 998
9. Derek Combs* (OHST) 888
10. Levron Williams (IN) 821
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Levron Williams (IN) 7.1
2. Damien Anderson* (NWEST) 6.6
3. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 5.8
4. T.J. Duckett (MIST) 5.6
5. Rocky Harvey (IL) 5.6
6. Drew Brees* (PUR) 5.5
7. Michael Bennett (WI) 5.4
8. Chris Perry (MI) 5.4
9. Anthony Thomas (MI) 5.4
10. Derek Combs* (OHST) 5.1
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Damien Anderson* (NWEST) 23
2. Anthony Thomas (MI) 16
3. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 13
4. Michael Bennett (WI) 11
5. Levron Williams (IN) 10
6. Zak Kustok* (NWEST) 9
7. Steve Enis* (PUR) 8
  Steve Ennis (PUR) 8
9. Antoineo Harris (IL) 7
  T.J. Duckett (MIST) 7
Receptions
1. Kevin Kasper (IA) 82
2. Vinny Sutherland* (PUR) 72
3. John Standeford* (PUR) 67
4. David Terrell (MI) 63
5. Ron Johnson (MN) 59
6. Tim Stratton* (PUR) 58
  Kahlil Hill (IA) 58
8. Ken-Yon Rambo* (OHST) 53
9. Chris Chambers (WI) 52
10. Marquise Walker (MI) 45
Receiving Yards
1. Ron Johnson (MN) 1067
2. Vinny Sutherland* (PUR) 1014
3. Kevin Kasper (IA) 1010
4. David Terrell (MI) 994
5. Chris Chambers (WI) 813
6. Ken-Yon Rambo* (OHST) 794
7. John Standeford* (PUR) 744
8. Lee Evans (WI) 634
9. Kahlil Hill (IA) 619
10. Tim Stratton* (PUR) 605
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Lee Evans (WI) 19.2
2. Versie Gaddis (IN) 19.1
3. Jerry Dorsey (IN) 19.0
4. Ron Johnson (MN) 18.1
5. Teddy Johnson* (NWEST) 18.0
6. Aaron Moorehead (IL) 17.3
7. Seth Morales* (PUR) 15.9
8. David Terrell (MI) 15.8
9. Chris Chambers (WI) 15.6
10. Herb Haygood (MIST) 15.4
Receiving Touchdowns
1. David Terrell (MI) 13
  Vinny Sutherland* (PUR) 13
3. Ron Johnson (MN) 11
4. Teddy Johnson* (NWEST) 7
  Kevin Kasper (IA) 7
6. John Standeford* (PUR) 6
  Greg Lewis (IL) 6
8. Kahlil Hill (IA) 5
  Darnell Sanders* (OHST) 5
  Chris Chambers (WI) 5
  Sam Simmons* (NWEST) 5
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Damien Anderson* (NWEST) 330
2. Michael Bennett (WI) 314
3. Anthony Thomas (MI) 300
4. Tellis Redmon (MN) 280
5. Ladell Betts (IA) 250
6. T.J. Duckett (MIST) 248
7. Montrell Lowe* (PUR) 228
8. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 218
9. Antoineo Harris (IL) 195
10. Derek Combs* (OHST) 184
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Damien Anderson* (NWEST) 2195
2. Anthony Thomas (MI) 1790
3. Michael Bennett (WI) 1704
4. Tellis Redmon (MN) 1440
5. T.J. Duckett (MIST) 1392
6. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 1270
7. Ladell Betts (IA) 1201
8. Ron Johnson (MN) 1067
9. Vinny Sutherland* (PUR) 1066
10. Montrell Lowe* (PUR) 1014
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Damien Anderson* (NWEST) 23
2. Anthony Thomas (MI) 17
3. Vinny Sutherland* (PUR) 14
4. David Terrell (MI) 13
  Antwaan Randle El (IN) 13
6. Michael Bennett (WI) 11
  Ron Johnson (MN) 11
8. Levron Williams (IN) 10
9. Eric McCoo (PAST) 9
  Zak Kustok* (NWEST) 9
Total Plays
1. Drew Brees* (PUR) 607
2. Zak Kustok* (NWEST) 529
3. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 495
4. Rashard Casey (PAST) 421
5. Steve Bellisari* (OHST) 417
6. Brooks Bollinger (WI) 366
7. Kurt Kittner (IL) 341
8. Damien Anderson* (NWEST) 311
9. Michael Bennett (WI) 310
10. Travis Cole (MN) 288
Total Yards
1. Drew Brees* (PUR) 4189
2. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 3053
3. Zak Kustok* (NWEST) 2894
4. Steve Bellisari* (OHST) 2498
5. Rashard Casey (PAST) 2316
6. Damien Anderson* (NWEST) 2063
7. Kurt Kittner (IL) 2043
8. Travis Cole (MN) 1964
9. Brooks Bollinger (WI) 1938
10. Drew Henson (MI) 1882
Total Yards Per Play
1. Drew Brees* (PUR) 6.9
2. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 6.2
Total Touchdowns
1. Drew Brees* (PUR) 31
2. Zak Kustok* (NWEST) 28
3. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 23
  Damien Anderson* (NWEST) 23
5. Kurt Kittner (IL) 20
6. Rashard Casey (PAST) 19
7. Drew Henson (MI) 18
8. Anthony Thomas (MI) 16
  Brooks Bollinger (WI) 16
10. Travis Cole (MN) 15
Touchdowns
1. Damien Anderson* (NWEST) 23
2. Anthony Thomas (MI) 17
3. Vinny Sutherland* (PUR) 14
4. David Terrell (MI) 13
  Antwaan Randle El (IN) 13
6. Michael Bennett (WI) 11
  Ron Johnson (MN) 11
8. Levron Williams (IN) 10
9. Tellis Redmon (MN) 9
  Eric McCoo (PAST) 9
  Zak Kustok* (NWEST) 9
Points
1. Steve Ennis (PUR) 48
2. Jeff DelVerne (MI) 36
3. Ashante Woodyard (PUR) 6
  Mon Long (IL) 6
  Collins (OHST) 6
6. Ross Kolodziej (WI) 2
Extra Point Attempts
1. Tim Long* (NWEST) 52
2. Travis Dorsch* (PUR) 47
3. Andy Payne (IN) 39
4. Dan Stultz* (OHST) 37
5. Dan Nystrom (MN) 33
6. Vitaly Pisetsky (WI) 32
7. Ryan Primanti (PAST) 25
  Steve Fitts (IL) 25
9. Jeff Del Verne (MI) 24
  Hayden Epstein (MI) 24
  Jeff DelVerne (MI) 24
Extra Points Made
1. Tim Long* (NWEST) 50
2. Travis Dorsch* (PUR) 45
3. Andy Payne (IN) 38
4. Dan Stultz* (OHST) 34
5. Vitaly Pisetsky (WI) 31
  Dan Nystrom (MN) 31
7. Steve Fitts (IL) 25
8. Jeff Del Verne (MI) 24
  Jeff DelVerne (MI) 24
10. Hayden Epstein (MI) 22
  Ryan Primanti (PAST) 22
Field Goal Attempts
1. Dan Nystrom (MN) 34
2. Dan Stultz* (OHST) 24
3. Nate Kaeding (IA) 22
  Vitaly Pisetsky (WI) 22
5. Ryan Primanti (PAST) 20
6. Travis Dorsch* (PUR) 17
  David Schaefer (MIST) 17
  Tim Long* (NWEST) 17
9. Andy Payne (IN) 12
  Hayden Epstein (MI) 12
Field Goals Made
1. Dan Nystrom (MN) 22
2. Dan Stultz* (OHST) 19
3. Nate Kaeding (IA) 14
  Ryan Primanti (PAST) 14
5. Vitaly Pisetsky (WI) 13
  Tim Long* (NWEST) 13
7. Travis Dorsch* (PUR) 12
8. David Schaefer (MIST) 11
9. Andy Payne (IN) 9
10. Hayden Epstein (MI) 7
Punts
1. Jason Baker (IA) 74
  J.J. Standring* (NWEST) 74
3. Kevin Stemke (WI) 69
4. Craig Jarrett (MIST) 62
  David Royer (PAST) 62
6. Steve Fitts (IL) 52
7. Hayden Epstein (MI) 51
8. Preston Gruening (MN) 46
9. B.J. Sander* (OHST) 37
10. Scott Kurz* (PUR) 30
Punting Yards
1. Jason Baker (IA) 3145
2. Kevin Stemke (WI) 3070
3. J.J. Standring* (NWEST) 3024
4. Craig Jarrett (MIST) 2528
5. David Royer (PAST) 2411
6. Steve Fitts (IL) 2128
7. Preston Gruening (MN) 2080
8. Hayden Epstein (MI) 2050
9. B.J. Sander* (OHST) 1549
10. Scott Kurz* (PUR) 1091
Punt Returns
1. Nate Clements* (OHST) 39
2. Ronald Bellamy (MI) 25
3. Tellis Redmon (MN) 22
4. Shawn Foster (MIST) 18
5. Vinny Sutherland* (PUR) 16
  Kahlil Hill (IA) 16
7. Nick Davis (WI) 15
8. Eugene Wilson (IL) 14
  Rod Perry (PAST) 14
10. Sam Simmons* (NWEST) 13
Punt Return Yards
1. Nate Clements* (OHST) 513
2. Tellis Redmon (MN) 297
3. Ronald Bellamy (MI) 293
4. Christian Morton (IL) 195
5. Sam Simmons* (NWEST) 172
6. Shawn Foster (MIST) 164
7. Vinny Sutherland* (PUR) 159
8. Kahlil Hill (IA) 153
9. Josh Hunt (WI) 123
10. Derin Graham (IN) 88
Kickoff Returns
1. Derin Graham (IN) 38
2. Christian Morton (IL) 27
3. Kahlil Hill (IA) 25
4. Vinny Sutherland* (PUR) 22
5. Jermaine Mays (MN) 21
6. Larry Johnson (PAST) 18
  Teddy Johnson* (NWEST) 18
8. Ken-Yon Rambo* (OHST) 17
  Nick Davis (WI) 17
  A.C. Carter (IN) 17
  Kenny Watson (PAST) 17
Kickoff Return Yards
1. Derin Graham (IN) 897
2. Kahlil Hill (IA) 680
3. Christian Morton (IL) 539
4. Vinny Sutherland* (PUR) 535
5. Jermaine Mays (MN) 497
6. Ken-Yon Rambo* (OHST) 478
7. Larry Johnson (PAST) 444
8. Teddy Johnson* (NWEST) 432
9. Nick Davis (WI) 391
10. Kenny Watson (PAST) 362
Interceptions
1. Todd Howard (MI) 6
  Jamar Fletcher (WI) 6
3. Harold Blackmon* (NWEST) 5
  Mike Echols (WI) 5
  David Mitchell* (OHST) 5
  Stuart Schweigert* (PUR) 5
  Cedric Henry (MIST) 5
8. Eugene Wilson (IL) 4
  Nate Clements* (OHST) 4
10. Renaldo Hill (MIST) 3
  Nick Greisen (WI) 3
  Ryan Hansen (IA) 3
  James Boyd (PAST) 3
  Mike Doss* (OHST) 3
  Nick Griesen (WI) 3
  Bhawoh Jue (PAST) 3
  Jason Doering (WI) 3
  Shamar Finney (PAST) 3
Interception Return Yards
1. Jamar Fletcher (WI) 159
2. Cedric Henry (MIST) 118
3. David Mitchell* (OHST) 113
4. Mike Echols (WI) 110
5. Mon Long (IL) 75
  Mondrian Long (IL) 75
7. Trevis Graham (MN) 71
8. Shamar Finney (PAST) 63
9. Ryan Hansen (IA) 58
10. Nana Agyeman (IL) 55