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2001 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Illinois 10 2 .833 7 1 .875 32.5 23.8 12.71 3.79
Michigan 8 4 .667 6 2 .750 26.7 19.8 12.65 5.73
Ohio State 7 5 .583 5 3 .625 26.0 20.3 8.56 3.73
Iowa 7 5 .583 4 4 .500 32.6 21.5 9.96 3.21
Purdue 6 6 .500 4 4 .500 20.8 23.2 2.95 4.95
Indiana 5 6 .455 4 4 .500 27.7 27.1 4.15 5.51
Penn State 5 6 .455 4 4 .500 22.5 25.5 5.21 7.39 W-L-T adjusted to 0-6 by NCAA.
Michigan State 7 5 .583 3 5 .375 31.2 25.9 6.26 2.93
Wisconsin 5 7 .417 3 5 .375 26.1 28.8 2.91 5.33
Minnesota 4 7 .364 2 6 .250 28.0 27.2 -0.70 1.76
Northwestern 4 7 .364 2 6 .250 29.1 34.4 -1.01 3.26

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/26 9/2 9/9 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 12/9 Final
Illinois         22       22 21 15 12 10 8 8 7 12
Michigan 12 12 11 20 17 15 12 10 8 6 12 11 11 17 17 17 20
Michigan State         23           22            
Northwestern 16 16 16 16 16 14   22                  
Ohio State 23 23 24 21     21         25   23 22 22  
Purdue         24 21 17 24 24 20              
Wisconsin 22 22 23                            

6 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2002-01-01 Citrus Bowl Tennessee 45 Michigan 17 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
2002-01-01 Outback Bowl South Carolina 31 Ohio State 28 Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)
2002-01-01 Sugar Bowl Louisiana State 47 Illinois 34 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
2001-12-31 Silicon Valley Bowl Michigan State 44 Fresno State 35 Silicon Valley Bowl (San Jose, CA)
2001-12-31 Sun Bowl Washington State 33 Purdue 27 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
2001-12-29 Alamo Bowl Iowa 19 Texas Tech 16 Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, TX)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Zak Kustok (NWEST) 231
2. Kurt Kittner (IL) 207
3. John Navarre (MI) 186
4. Kyle McCann* (IA) 167
5. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 166
6. Brandon Hance* (PUR) 136
7. Zack Mills (PAST) 127
8. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 118
9. Asad Abdul-Khaliq (MN) 107
  Kyle Orton* (PUR) 107
Pass Attempts
1. Zak Kustok (NWEST) 404
2. Kurt Kittner (IL) 374
3. John Navarre (MI) 346
4. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 262
5. Brandon Hance* (PUR) 258
6. Kyle McCann* (IA) 252
7. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 231
8. Zack Mills (PAST) 230
9. Kyle Orton* (PUR) 216
10. Asad Abdul-Khaliq (MN) 187
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Kyle McCann* (IA) 66.3
2. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 63.4
3. Asad Abdul-Khaliq (MN) 57.2
4. Zak Kustok (NWEST) 57.2
5. Kurt Kittner (IL) 55.3
6. Zack Mills (PAST) 55.2
7. John Navarre (MI) 53.8
8. Steve Bellisari (OHST) 53.0
9. Brandon Hance* (PUR) 52.7
10. Brooks Bollinger (WI) 51.4
Passing Yards
1. Kurt Kittner (IL) 2994
2. Zak Kustok (NWEST) 2692
3. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 2579
4. John Navarre (MI) 2195
5. Kyle McCann* (IA) 2028
6. Zack Mills (PAST) 1669
7. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 1664
8. Steve Bellisari (OHST) 1599
9. Brandon Hance* (PUR) 1529
10. Asad Abdul-Khaliq (MN) 1393
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 9.8
2. Steve Bellisari (OHST) 8.6
3. Kyle McCann* (IA) 8.0
4. Kurt Kittner (IL) 8.0
5. Asad Abdul-Khaliq (MN) 7.4
6. Zack Mills (PAST) 7.3
7. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 7.2
8. Brooks Bollinger (WI) 7.1
9. Zak Kustok (NWEST) 6.7
10. John Navarre (MI) 6.3
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 10.1
2. Steve Bellisari (OHST) 8.0
3. Kurt Kittner (IL) 7.7
4. Kyle McCann* (IA) 7.4
5. Asad Abdul-Khaliq (MN) 7.3
6. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 7.0
7. Brooks Bollinger (WI) 6.8
8. Zak Kustok (NWEST) 6.5
9. John Navarre (MI) 5.8
10. Zack Mills (PAST) 5.7
Passing Touchdowns
1. Kurt Kittner (IL) 23
2. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 21
3. Zak Kustok (NWEST) 20
4. John Navarre (MI) 17
5. Kyle McCann* (IA) 16
6. Asad Abdul-Khaliq (MN) 12
7. Jim Sorgi (WI) 9
  Antwaan Randle El (IN) 9
  Zack Mills (PAST) 9
10. Steve Bellisari (OHST) 8
  Brandon Hance* (PUR) 8
Passing Interceptions
1. Kurt Kittner (IL) 13
2. John Navarre (MI) 12
  Zack Mills (PAST) 12
4. Kyle McCann* (IA) 11
5. Brandon Hance* (PUR) 10
  Zak Kustok (NWEST) 10
7. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 8
  Jim Sorgi (WI) 8
9. Kyle Orton* (PUR) 7
10. Asad Abdul-Khaliq (MN) 6
  Steve Bellisari (OHST) 6
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 166.4
2. Kyle McCann* (IA) 146.1
3. Kurt Kittner (IL) 135.9
4. Asad Abdul-Khaliq (MN) 134.6
5. Steve Bellisari (OHST) 133.4
6. Zak Kustok (NWEST) 124.5
7. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 120.1
8. Zack Mills (PAST) 118.7
9. Brooks Bollinger (WI) 117.7
10. John Navarre (MI) 116.3
Rush Attempts
1. Anthony Davis (WI) 291
2. T.J. Duckett* (MIST) 263
3. Jonathan Wells (OHST) 232
4. Ladell Betts* (IA) 222
5. Levron Williams (IN) 212
6. B.J. Askew (MI) 190
7. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 188
8. Tellis Redmon (MN) 185
9. Montrell Lowe* (PUR) 183
10. Zak Kustok (NWEST) 175
Rushing Yards
1. Anthony Davis (WI) 1466
2. T.J. Duckett* (MIST) 1420
3. Levron Williams (IN) 1401
4. Jonathan Wells (OHST) 1257
5. Tellis Redmon (MN) 1091
6. Ladell Betts* (IA) 1060
7. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 964
8. B.J. Askew (MI) 831
9. Damien Anderson (NWEST) 757
10. Marion Barber III (MN) 742
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Levron Williams (IN) 6.6
2. Marion Barber III (MN) 6.3
3. Tellis Redmon (MN) 5.9
4. Jeremi Johnson (IN) 5.7
5. Jonathan Wells (OHST) 5.4
6. T.J. Duckett* (MIST) 5.4
7. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 5.1
8. Anthony Davis (WI) 5.0
9. Ladell Betts* (IA) 4.8
10. Larry Johnson (PAST) 4.7
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Levron Williams (IN) 17
2. Jonathan Wells (OHST) 15
3. T.J. Duckett* (MIST) 12
4. Zak Kustok (NWEST) 11
  Anthony Davis (WI) 11
6. Ladell Betts* (IA) 10
  B.J. Askew (MI) 10
8. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 8
  Damien Anderson (NWEST) 8
10. Marion Barber III (MN) 7
  Aaron Greving* (IA) 7
  Jeremi Johnson (IN) 7
Receptions
1. Marquise Walker (MI) 81
2. Lee Evans (WI) 75
3. Taylor Stubblefield* (PUR) 73
4. Charles Rogers* (MIST) 67
5. Brandon Lloyd (IL) 60
6. Tim Stratton* (PUR) 59
  Kahlil Hill* (IA) 59
8. Herb Haygood* (MIST) 57
9. Ron Johnson (MN) 56
  Kunle Patrick (NWEST) 56
Receiving Yards
1. Lee Evans (WI) 1545
2. Charles Rogers* (MIST) 1470
3. Marquise Walker (MI) 1043
4. Brandon Lloyd (IL) 1006
5. Taylor Stubblefield* (PUR) 910
6. Ron Johnson (MN) 895
7. Bryant Johnson (PAST) 866
8. Kahlil Hill* (IA) 841
9. Michael Jenkins (OHST) 836
10. Herb Haygood* (MIST) 808
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Charles Rogers* (MIST) 21.9
2. Lee Evans (WI) 20.6
3. Michael Jenkins (OHST) 20.4
4. Chris Vance (OHST) 18.8
5. Tony Johnson (PAST) 18.7
6. Bryant Johnson (PAST) 17.0
7. Brandon Lloyd (IL) 16.8
8. Walter Young (IL) 16.2
9. Sam Simmons (NWEST) 16.1
10. Ron Johnson (MN) 16.0
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Charles Rogers* (MIST) 14
2. Marquise Walker (MI) 11
3. Ron Johnson (MN) 9
  Lee Evans (WI) 9
5. Kahlil Hill* (IA) 8
  Brandon Lloyd (IL) 8
7. Sam Simmons (NWEST) 7
8. Walter Young (IL) 6
9. Kunle Patrick (NWEST) 5
  Ben Utecht (MN) 5
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Anthony Davis (WI) 291
2. T.J. Duckett* (MIST) 275
3. Jonathan Wells (OHST) 243
4. Levron Williams (IN) 238
5. Ladell Betts* (IA) 237
6. B.J. Askew (MI) 214
7. Tellis Redmon (MN) 200
8. Montrell Lowe* (PUR) 192
  Antwaan Randle El (IN) 192
10. Damien Anderson (NWEST) 185
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Levron Williams (IN) 1690
2. Lee Evans (WI) 1545
3. Charles Rogers* (MIST) 1506
4. T.J. Duckett* (MIST) 1500
5. Anthony Davis (WI) 1466
6. Jonathan Wells (OHST) 1374
7. Ladell Betts* (IA) 1197
8. Tellis Redmon (MN) 1174
9. Marquise Walker (MI) 1072
10. B.J. Askew (MI) 1044
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Levron Williams (IN) 19
2. Charles Rogers* (MIST) 15
  Jonathan Wells (OHST) 15
4. T.J. Duckett* (MIST) 13
5. Marquise Walker (MI) 11
  Ladell Betts* (IA) 11
  Zak Kustok (NWEST) 11
  Anthony Davis (WI) 11
  B.J. Askew (MI) 11
10. Lee Evans (WI) 9
  Ron Johnson (MN) 9
  Eric McCoo (PAST) 9
Total Plays
1. Zak Kustok (NWEST) 579
2. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 419
3. Kurt Kittner (IL) 412
4. John Navarre (MI) 391
5. Brandon Hance* (PUR) 370
6. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 343
7. Kyle McCann* (IA) 310
8. Zack Mills (PAST) 304
9. Anthony Davis (WI) 291
10. Brooks Bollinger (WI) 269
Total Yards
1. Zak Kustok (NWEST) 3272
2. Kurt Kittner (IL) 2990
3. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 2628
4. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 2521
5. Kyle McCann* (IA) 2106
6. John Navarre (MI) 2095
7. Zack Mills (PAST) 1856
8. Brandon Hance* (PUR) 1771
9. Steve Bellisari (OHST) 1696
10. Asad Abdul-Khaliq (MN) 1659
Total Yards Per Play
1. Zak Kustok (NWEST) 5.7
Total Touchdowns
1. Zak Kustok (NWEST) 31
2. Kurt Kittner (IL) 25
3. Jeff Smoker* (MIST) 23
4. Kyle McCann* (IA) 19
5. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 17
  John Navarre (MI) 17
  Levron Williams (IN) 17
8. Jonathan Wells (OHST) 15
  Asad Abdul-Khaliq (MN) 15
10. Zack Mills (PAST) 12
  Brandon Hance* (PUR) 12
  T.J. Duckett* (MIST) 12
  Brooks Bollinger (WI) 12
Touchdowns
1. Levron Williams (IN) 19
2. Charles Rogers* (MIST) 16
3. Jonathan Wells (OHST) 15
4. T.J. Duckett* (MIST) 13
5. Zak Kustok (NWEST) 11
  B.J. Askew (MI) 11
  Anthony Davis (WI) 11
  Ladell Betts* (IA) 11
  Marquise Walker (MI) 11
10. Eric McCoo (PAST) 9
  Ron Johnson (MN) 9
  Lee Evans (WI) 9
Points
1. David Rayner (MIST) 52
2. Little John Flowers (MIST) 18
3. Dave Underwood (MI) 6
  Craig Terrill (PUR) 6
Extra Point Attempts
1. Nate Kaeding* (IA) 50
2. David Wasielewski (NWEST) 40
3. Dave Rayner* (MIST) 37
  Dan Nystrom (MN) 37
5. Hayden Epstein (MI) 35
6. David Rayner (MIST) 31
7. Adam Braucher (IN) 29
  Robbie Gould (PAST) 29
9. Mark Neuser (WI) 27
10. Mike Nugent (OHST) 25
  Peter Christofilakos (IL) 25
  Travis Dorsch* (PUR) 25
Extra Points Made
1. Nate Kaeding* (IA) 49
2. David Wasielewski (NWEST) 37
  Dan Nystrom (MN) 37
4. Dave Rayner* (MIST) 36
5. Hayden Epstein (MI) 35
6. David Rayner (MIST) 31
7. Robbie Gould (PAST) 29
8. Mark Neuser (WI) 27
9. Adam Braucher (IN) 25
  Peter Christofilakos (IL) 25
Field Goal Attempts
1. Travis Dorsch* (PUR) 27
2. Hayden Epstein (MI) 19
3. Nate Kaeding* (IA) 17
4. Dan Nystrom (MN) 15
5. Mike Nugent (OHST) 14
  Dave Rayner* (MIST) 14
7. David Rayner (MIST) 13
  Peter Christofilakos (IL) 13
  David Wasielewski (NWEST) 13
10. Mark Neuser (WI) 12
Field Goals Made
1. Travis Dorsch* (PUR) 22
2. Nate Kaeding* (IA) 12
  Hayden Epstein (MI) 12
  Peter Christofilakos (IL) 12
5. Dan Nystrom (MN) 9
6. Mark Neuser (WI) 8
  Dave Rayner* (MIST) 8
8. Mike Nugent (OHST) 7
  David Wasielewski (NWEST) 7
  David Rayner (MIST) 7
Field Goal Percentage
1. David Rayner (MIST) 53.8
Punts
1. David Royer (PAST) 71
2. J.J. Standring (NWEST) 69
3. Hayden Epstein (MI) 64
4. Steve Fitts (IL) 53
  Travis Dorsch* (PUR) 53
6. Preston Gruening (MN) 51
  Craig Jarrett* (MIST) 51
8. Andy Groom (OHST) 44
9. David Bradley* (IA) 41
10. Kirk Munden (WI) 35
Punting Yards
1. J.J. Standring (NWEST) 2971
2. David Royer (PAST) 2880
3. Travis Dorsch* (PUR) 2547
4. Hayden Epstein (MI) 2513
5. Steve Fitts (IL) 2248
6. Craig Jarrett* (MIST) 2225
7. Preston Gruening (MN) 2109
8. Andy Groom (OHST) 1981
9. David Bradley* (IA) 1503
10. Kirk Munden (WI) 1390
Punt Returns
1. Seth Morales* (PUR) 39
2. Eugene Wilson (IL) 24
3. Marquise Walker (MI) 23
4. Bruce Branch (PAST) 22
5. Nick Davis (WI) 20
6. Chris Vance (OHST) 19
  Tellis Redmon (MN) 19
  Kahlil Hill* (IA) 19
9. Charles Rogers* (MIST) 18
10. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 16
  Julius Curry (MI) 16
Punt Return Yards
1. Seth Morales* (PUR) 331
2. Nick Davis (WI) 246
3. Bruce Branch (PAST) 245
4. Eugene Wilson (IL) 241
5. Kahlil Hill* (IA) 226
6. Marquise Walker (MI) 206
7. Tellis Redmon (MN) 202
8. Julius Curry (MI) 199
9. C.J. Jones* (IA) 164
10. Sam Simmons (NWEST) 162
Punt Return Touchdowns
1. Larry Johnson (PAST) 2
Kickoff Returns
1. Nick Davis (WI) 27
2. Herb Haygood* (MIST) 24
3. Maurice Hall (OHST) 22
4. Levron Williams (IN) 21
5. Joey Harris* (PUR) 20
6. Larry Johnson (PAST) 17
7. Tellis Redmon (MN) 16
8. Kahlil Hill* (IA) 15
9. Todd Howard (MI) 14
10. Ashton Aikens (NWEST) 12
  C.J. Jones* (IA) 12
Kickoff Return Yards
1. Herb Haygood* (MIST) 632
2. Nick Davis (WI) 595
3. Levron Williams (IN) 511
4. Maurice Hall (OHST) 474
5. Larry Johnson (PAST) 454
6. Joey Harris* (PUR) 378
7. Kahlil Hill* (IA) 364
8. Todd Howard (MI) 344
9. Tellis Redmon (MN) 308
10. Damien Anderson (NWEST) 284
Kickoff Return Touchdowns
1. Herb Haygood* (MIST) 2
Interceptions
1. Derek Ross (OHST) 7
2. Stuart Schweigert* (PUR) 6
  Eugene Wilson (IL) 6
4. Broderick Nelson* (MIST) 5
5. Christian Morton (IL) 4
6. Marcus Floyd (IN) 3
  Mike Doss (OHST) 3
  Joe Odom* (PUR) 3
  Scott Starks (WI) 3
  Michael Broussard (WI) 3
  Muhammad Abdullah (IL) 3
  Marlin Jackson (MI) 3
  Bob Sanders* (IA) 3
  Mike Echols (WI) 3
  Duron Bryan* (MIST) 3
Interception Return Yards
1. Derek Ross (OHST) 194
2. Stuart Schweigert* (PUR) 110
3. Christian Morton (IL) 104
4. Bobby Jackson (IL) 95
5. Ashante Woodyard* (PUR) 86
6. Donnie Nickey (OHST) 79
7. Mike Doss (OHST) 71
8. Michael Lehan (MN) 55
9. Jarvis Adams (NWEST) 51
  Gilbert Gardner* (PUR) 51
Interception Return Touchdowns
1. Christian Morton (IL) 2