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2001 Big Ten Conference Team Defense

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Record*: 68-60, .531 W-L% (6th of 12) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 63-60 by NCAA.

SRS: 5.79 (5th of 12) ▪ SOS: 4.33 (2nd of 12)

Conference Champion: Illinois

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

Team Defense

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing Total Offense First Downs Penalties Turnovers
Rk School G Pts Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg Pass Rush Pen Tot No. Yds Fum Int TO
1 Michigan 11 17.5 18.5 34.9 53.1 211.1 0.9 35.5 90.5 2.5 0.8 70.5 301.6 4.3 8.7 5.5 1.3 15.5 7.8 65.6 0.6 1.0 1.6
2 Ohio State 11 19.4 15.4 29.5 52.0 194.3 1.0 38.9 140.5 3.6 1.1 68.5 334.8 4.9 9.2 6.9 1.5 17.5 4.8 35.8 0.9 1.7 2.6
3 Illinois 11 21.6 17.5 36.0 48.7 214.8 1.5 37.5 146.7 3.9 1.2 73.5 361.5 4.9 10.7 7.6 1.2 19.5 7.1 57.5 0.7 1.6 2.4
4 Iowa 11 22.0 16.3 29.8 54.6 198.8 1.3 37.9 120.5 3.2 1.1 67.7 319.3 4.7 9.1 6.6 1.6 17.4 5.1 41.5 0.7 0.9 1.6
5 Purdue 11 22.3 16.5 29.7 55.7 198.0 1.5 41.2 126.9 3.1 1.1 70.9 324.9 4.6 8.6 7.6 1.1 17.4 7.6 60.8 1.6 1.6 3.3
6 Michigan State 11 25.1 14.8 29.3 50.6 176.1 1.3 42.5 194.6 4.6 1.8 71.7 370.7 5.2 8.0 9.8 1.3 19.1 6.8 54.5 0.5 1.5 2.0
7 Penn State 11 25.5 16.9 29.8 56.7 237.5 1.2 46.4 206.2 4.4 1.7 76.2 443.6 5.8 10.8 10.8 1.1 22.7 6.3 55.4 0.5 0.5 1.1
8 Indiana 11 27.1 20.6 32.9 62.7 249.6 1.9 37.1 144.2 3.9 1.6 70.0 393.8 5.6 12.4 8.1 1.5 21.9 5.9 50.1 0.9 0.8 1.7
9 Minnesota 11 27.2 18.1 30.6 59.1 223.3 1.5 43.8 201.6 4.6 1.7 74.5 424.9 5.7 10.3 11.1 1.5 22.8 6.2 56.2 0.6 0.7 1.4
10 Wisconsin 12 28.8 13.8 27.3 50.3 201.2 1.8 40.8 169.8 4.2 1.5 68.1 370.9 5.4 9.3 8.2 1.2 18.7 6.8 54.5 0.7 1.1 1.8
11 Northwestern 11 34.4 19.0 34.3 55.4 262.6 1.8 46.3 204.9 4.4 2.5 80.5 467.5 5.8 11.5 11.2 2.0 24.7 6.5 55.6 0.5 1.2 1.7