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2007 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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Record*: 82-58, .586 W-L% (3rd of 12) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 73-58 by NCAA.

SRS: 3.42 (6th of 12) ▪ SOS: 0.03 (6th of 12)

Conference Champion: Ohio State

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Ohio State 11 2 .846 7 1 .875 31.4 12.8 14.84 0.53
Illinois 9 4 .692 6 2 .750 27.8 21.8 8.07 1.76
Michigan 9 4 .692 6 2 .750 27.2 21.4 7.91 2.68
Wisconsin 9 4 .692 5 3 .625 29.5 23.2 5.31 0.08
Penn State 9 4 .692 4 4 .500 30.3 17.5 9.09 0.32 W-L-T adjusted to 0-4 by NCAA.
Iowa 6 6 .500 4 4 .500 18.5 18.8 -3.43 -2.10
Purdue 8 5 .615 3 5 .375 34.3 26.5 4.24 -1.69
Indiana 7 6 .538 3 5 .375 31.7 28.5 0.34 -1.43
Michigan State 7 6 .538 3 5 .375 33.1 26.6 6.69 1.69
Northwestern 6 6 .500 3 5 .375 25.8 31.0 -3.70 -1.45
Minnesota 1 11 .083 0 8 .000 26.3 36.7 -11.69 -0.02

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/4 9/9 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 Final
Ohio State 11 12 10 8 8 4 3 1 1 1 1 7 5 3 1 5
Michigan 5             24 19 15 13 23       18
Illinois             18         20 18 15 13 20
Wisconsin 7 5 7 9 9 5 19         24 22 19 18 24
Penn State 17 14 12 10 21       24              
Purdue           23                    

8 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2008-01-07 BCS Championship Louisiana State 38 Ohio State 24 BCS Championship (New Orleans, LA)
2008-01-01 Capital One Bowl Michigan 41 Florida 35 Capital One Bowl (Orlando, FL)
2008-01-01 Outback Bowl Tennessee 21 Wisconsin 17 Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)
2008-01-01 Rose Bowl Southern California 49 Illinois 17 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
2007-12-31 Insight Bowl Oklahoma State 49 Indiana 33 Insight Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
2007-12-29 Alamo Bowl Penn State 24 Texas A&M 17 Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, TX)
2007-12-28 Champs Sports Bowl Boston College 24 Michigan State 21 Champs Sports Bowl (Orlando, FL)
2007-12-26 Motor City Bowl Purdue 51 Central Michigan 48 Motor City Bowl (Detroit, MI)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Curtis Painter* (PUR) 356
2. C.J. Bacher (NWEST) 318
3. Kellen Lewis* (IN) 265
4. Adam Weber (MN) 258
5. Anthony Morelli* (PAST) 234
6. Brian Hoyer* (MIST) 223
7. Jake Christensen (IA) 198
8. Tyler Donovan* (WI) 193
9. Todd Boeckman* (OHST) 191
10. Chad Henne* (MI) 162

Pass Attempts

1. Curtis Painter* (PUR) 569
2. C.J. Bacher (NWEST) 521
3. Adam Weber (MN) 449
4. Kellen Lewis* (IN) 442
5. Anthony Morelli* (PAST) 402
6. Brian Hoyer* (MIST) 376
7. Jake Christensen (IA) 370
8. Tyler Donovan* (WI) 333
9. Todd Boeckman* (OHST) 299
10. Chad Henne* (MI) 278

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Todd Boeckman* (OHST) 63.9
2. Curtis Painter* (PUR) 62.6
3. C.J. Bacher (NWEST) 61.0
4. Kellen Lewis* (IN) 60.0
5. Brian Hoyer* (MIST) 59.3
6. Chad Henne* (MI) 58.3
7. Anthony Morelli* (PAST) 58.2
8. Tyler Donovan* (WI) 58.0
9. Adam Weber (MN) 57.5
10. Juice Williams* (IL) 57.3
  Isiah Williams* (IL) 57.3

Passing Yards

1. Curtis Painter* (PUR) 3846
2. C.J. Bacher (NWEST) 3656
3. Kellen Lewis* (IN) 3043
4. Adam Weber (MN) 2895
5. Brian Hoyer* (MIST) 2725
6. Anthony Morelli* (PAST) 2651
7. Tyler Donovan* (WI) 2607
8. Todd Boeckman* (OHST) 2379
9. Jake Christensen (IA) 2269
10. Chad Henne* (MI) 1938

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Todd Boeckman* (OHST) 8.0
2. Tyler Donovan* (WI) 7.8
3. Brian Hoyer* (MIST) 7.2
4. C.J. Bacher (NWEST) 7.0
5. Chad Henne* (MI) 7.0
6. Kellen Lewis* (IN) 6.9
7. Curtis Painter* (PUR) 6.8
8. Anthony Morelli* (PAST) 6.6
9. Isiah Williams* (IL) 6.5
  Juice Williams* (IL) 6.5

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Todd Boeckman* (OHST) 7.5
2. Tyler Donovan* (WI) 7.4
3. Kellen Lewis* (IN) 7.1
4. Brian Hoyer* (MIST) 7.0
5. Curtis Painter* (PUR) 6.9
6. Chad Henne* (MI) 6.7
7. Anthony Morelli* (PAST) 6.4
8. Jake Christensen (IA) 6.3
9. C.J. Bacher (NWEST) 6.1
10. Adam Weber (MN) 5.6

Passing Touchdowns

1. Curtis Painter* (PUR) 29
2. Kellen Lewis* (IN) 28
3. Todd Boeckman* (OHST) 25
4. Adam Weber (MN) 24
5. Brian Hoyer* (MIST) 20
6. C.J. Bacher (NWEST) 19
  Anthony Morelli* (PAST) 19
8. Chad Henne* (MI) 17
  Jake Christensen (IA) 17
  Tyler Donovan* (WI) 17

Passing Interceptions

1. C.J. Bacher (NWEST) 19
  Adam Weber (MN) 19
3. Todd Boeckman* (OHST) 14
4. Isiah Williams* (IL) 12
  Juice Williams* (IL) 12
6. Tyler Donovan* (WI) 11
  Brian Hoyer* (MIST) 11
  Curtis Painter* (PUR) 11
9. Kellen Lewis* (IN) 10
  Anthony Morelli* (PAST) 10

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Todd Boeckman* (OHST) 148.9
2. Kellen Lewis* (IN) 134.2
3. Tyler Donovan* (WI) 134.0
4. Curtis Painter* (PUR) 132.3
5. Brian Hoyer* (MIST) 131.9
6. Chad Henne* (MI) 130.5
7. C.J. Bacher (NWEST) 124.7
8. Anthony Morelli* (PAST) 124.2
9. Adam Weber (MN) 120.8
10. Juice Williams* (IL) 119.2
  Isiah Williams* (IL) 119.2

Rush Attempts

1. Chris Wells* (OHST) 274
2. Michael Hart* (MI) 265
3. Rashard Mendenhall* (IL) 262
4. Javon Ringer* (MIST) 245
5. Rodney Kinlaw* (PAST) 243
6. P.J. Hill* (WI) 233
7. Jehuu Caulcrick* (MIST) 222
8. Albert Young (IA) 206
9. Kory Sheets* (PUR) 168
10. Isiah Williams* (IL) 165
  Juice Williams* (IL) 165

Rushing Yards

1. Rashard Mendenhall* (IL) 1681
2. Chris Wells* (OHST) 1609
3. Javon Ringer* (MIST) 1447
4. Michael Hart* (MI) 1361
5. Rodney Kinlaw* (PAST) 1329
6. P.J. Hill* (WI) 1212
7. Albert Young (IA) 968
8. Jehuu Caulcrick* (MIST) 872
9. Kory Sheets* (PUR) 859
10. Isiah Williams* (IL) 755
  Juice Williams* (IL) 755

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Rashard Mendenhall* (IL) 6.4
2. Evan Royster* (PAST) 6.3
3. Javon Ringer* (MIST) 5.9
4. Chris Wells* (OHST) 5.9
5. Rodney Kinlaw* (PAST) 5.5
6. Amir Pinnix (MN) 5.3
7. Jaycen Taylor* (PUR) 5.2
8. P.J. Hill* (WI) 5.2
9. Michael Hart* (MI) 5.1
10. Kory Sheets* (PUR) 5.1

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Jehuu Caulcrick* (MIST) 21
2. Rashard Mendenhall* (IL) 17
3. Chris Wells* (OHST) 15
4. Michael Hart* (MI) 14
  P.J. Hill* (WI) 14
6. Kory Sheets* (PUR) 11
7. Rodney Kinlaw* (PAST) 10
8. Kellen Lewis* (IN) 9
9. Isiah Williams* (IL) 7
  Juice Williams* (IL) 7

Receptions

1. Dorien Bryant* (PUR) 87
2. James Hardy* (IN) 79
  Devin Thomas* (MIST) 79
4. Travis Beckum* (WI) 75
5. Mario Manningham* (MI) 72
6. Dustin Keller* (PUR) 68
7. Eric Decker (MN) 67
  Adrian Arrington* (MI) 67
  Greg Orton* (PUR) 67
10. Eric Peterman (NWEST) 66
  Ernie Wheelwright (MN) 66

Receiving Yards

1. Devin Thomas* (MIST) 1260
2. Mario Manningham* (MI) 1174
3. James Hardy* (IN) 1125
4. Travis Beckum* (WI) 982
5. Dorien Bryant* (PUR) 936
6. Brian Robiskie* (OHST) 935
7. Eric Decker (MN) 909
8. Adrian Arrington* (MI) 882
9. Dustin Keller* (PUR) 881
10. Ernie Wheelwright (MN) 775

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Luke Swan* (WI) 18.0
2. Brian Robiskie* (OHST) 17.0
3. Mario Manningham* (MI) 16.3
4. Kellen Davis* (MIST) 16.0
5. Devin Thomas* (MIST) 15.9
6. Kyle Jefferson* (WI) 15.8
7. Kim Thompson (NWEST) 14.7
8. James Hardy* (IN) 14.2
9. Eric Decker (MN) 13.6
10. Deon Butler* (PAST) 13.5

Receiving Touchdowns

1. James Hardy* (IN) 16
2. Mario Manningham* (MI) 12
3. Brian Robiskie* (OHST) 11
4. Eric Decker (MN) 9
  Ernie Wheelwright (MN) 9
6. Dorien Bryant* (PUR) 8
  Adrian Arrington* (MI) 8
  Devin Thomas* (MIST) 8
9. Dustin Keller* (PUR) 7
  Ross Lane (NWEST) 7

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Rashard Mendenhall* (IL) 296
2. Javon Ringer* (MIST) 280
3. Chris Wells* (OHST) 279
4. Michael Hart* (MI) 273
5. Rodney Kinlaw* (PAST) 264
6. P.J. Hill* (WI) 247
7. Albert Young (IA) 229
8. Jehuu Caulcrick* (MIST) 227
9. Kory Sheets* (PUR) 198
10. Isiah Williams* (IL) 165
  Juice Williams* (IL) 165

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Rashard Mendenhall* (IL) 1999
2. Javon Ringer* (MIST) 1742
3. Chris Wells* (OHST) 1630
4. Rodney Kinlaw* (PAST) 1457
5. Devin Thomas* (MIST) 1437
6. Michael Hart* (MI) 1411
7. P.J. Hill* (WI) 1301
8. Mario Manningham* (MI) 1293
9. Albert Young (IA) 1180
10. James Hardy* (IN) 1125

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Jehuu Caulcrick* (MIST) 21
2. Rashard Mendenhall* (IL) 19
3. James Hardy* (IN) 16
4. Chris Wells* (OHST) 15
  P.J. Hill* (WI) 15
6. Michael Hart* (MI) 14
7. Kory Sheets* (PUR) 13
8. Mario Manningham* (MI) 12
9. Brian Robiskie* (OHST) 11
10. Rodney Kinlaw* (PAST) 10
  Kellen Lewis* (IN) 10

Total Plays

1. Curtis Painter* (PUR) 622
2. C.J. Bacher (NWEST) 607
3. Adam Weber (MN) 595
4. Kellen Lewis* (IN) 589
5. Jake Christensen (IA) 469
6. Anthony Morelli* (PAST) 450
7. Tyler Donovan* (WI) 445
8. Isiah Williams* (IL) 432
  Juice Williams* (IL) 432
10. Brian Hoyer* (MIST) 423

Total Yards

1. Curtis Painter* (PUR) 3826
2. Kellen Lewis* (IN) 3779
3. C.J. Bacher (NWEST) 3687
4. Adam Weber (MN) 3512
5. Tyler Donovan* (WI) 2884
6. Anthony Morelli* (PAST) 2638
7. Brian Hoyer* (MIST) 2620
8. Isiah Williams* (IL) 2498
  Juice Williams* (IL) 2498
10. Todd Boeckman* (OHST) 2442

Total Yards Per Play

1. Kellen Lewis* (IN) 6.4
2. Curtis Painter* (PUR) 6.2
3. C.J. Bacher (NWEST) 6.1
4. Adam Weber (MN) 5.9

Total Touchdowns

1. Kellen Lewis* (IN) 37
2. Curtis Painter* (PUR) 32
3. Adam Weber (MN) 29
4. Todd Boeckman* (OHST) 25
5. C.J. Bacher (NWEST) 23
6. Tyler Donovan* (WI) 22
7. Brian Hoyer* (MIST) 21
  Jehuu Caulcrick* (MIST) 21
9. Isiah Williams* (IL) 20
  Juice Williams* (IL) 20

Touchdowns

1. Jehuu Caulcrick* (MIST) 21
2. Rashard Mendenhall* (IL) 19
3. James Hardy* (IN) 16
4. P.J. Hill* (WI) 15
  Chris Wells* (OHST) 15
6. Michael Hart* (MI) 14
7. Kory Sheets* (PUR) 13
8. Mario Manningham* (MI) 12
9. Brian Robiskie* (OHST) 11
10. Kellen Lewis* (IN) 10
  Rodney Kinlaw* (PAST) 10
  Dorien Bryant* (PUR) 10

Extra Point Attempts

1. Chris Summers* (PUR) 56
2. Brett Swenson* (MIST) 54
3. Ryan Pretorius* (OHST) 49
4. Austin Starr* (IN) 48
5. Jason Reda* (IL) 45
  Kevin Kelly* (PAST) 45
7. Taylor Mehlhaff* (WI) 43
8. Amado Villarreal (NWEST) 37
9. K.C. Lopata* (MI) 29
10. Joel Monroe (MN) 28

Extra Points Made

1. Chris Summers* (PUR) 56
2. Brett Swenson* (MIST) 53
3. Austin Starr* (IN) 48
  Ryan Pretorius* (OHST) 48
5. Jason Reda* (IL) 44
  Kevin Kelly* (PAST) 44
7. Taylor Mehlhaff* (WI) 42
8. Amado Villarreal (NWEST) 36
9. Joel Monroe (MN) 28
  K.C. Lopata* (MI) 28

Field Goal Attempts

1. Kevin Kelly* (PAST) 26
2. Taylor Mehlhaff* (WI) 25
3. Austin Starr* (IN) 23
  Ryan Pretorius* (OHST) 23
5. Brett Swenson* (MIST) 22
  Chris Summers* (PUR) 22
7. Jason Reda* (IL) 18
  Amado Villarreal (NWEST) 18
9. K.C. Lopata* (MI) 12
10. Daniel Murray (IA) 10

Field Goals Made

1. Austin Starr* (IN) 21
  Taylor Mehlhaff* (WI) 21
3. Kevin Kelly* (PAST) 20
4. Chris Summers* (PUR) 18
  Ryan Pretorius* (OHST) 18
6. Jason Reda* (IL) 16
7. Brett Swenson* (MIST) 15
8. Amado Villarreal (NWEST) 12
9. K.C. Lopata* (MI) 11
10. Daniel Murray (IA) 7
  Joel Monroe (MN) 7

Punts

1. Ryan Donahue (IA) 86
2. Zoltan Mesko* (MI) 70
3. Aaron Bates* (MIST) 69
4. Jared Armstrong* (PUR) 67
5. Anthony Santella* (IL) 64
6. Justin Kucek (MN) 62
7. Michael Hines* (IN) 59
  Jeremy Boone* (PAST) 59
9. Kenneth Debauche* (WI) 58
10. Stefan Demos (NWEST) 54

Punting Yards

1. Ryan Donahue (IA) 3533
2. Zoltan Mesko* (MI) 2876
3. Aaron Bates* (MIST) 2742
4. Jared Armstrong* (PUR) 2724
5. Justin Kucek (MN) 2645
6. Jeremy Boone* (PAST) 2538
7. Kenneth Debauche* (WI) 2412
8. Anthony Santella* (IL) 2410
9. Michael Hines* (IN) 2301
10. A.J. Trapasso* (OHST) 2199

Punt Returns

1. Greg Mathews* (MI) 28
2. David Gilreath* (WI) 26
3. Tracy Porter* (IN) 23
  Derrick Williams* (PAST) 23
5. Terry Love* (MIST) 22
6. Ray Small* (OHST) 21
7. Brian Hartline* (OHST) 20
8. Kyle Hudson* (IL) 17
9. Dorien Bryant* (PUR) 15
  Harold Howell (MN) 15

Punt Return Yards

1. David Gilreath* (WI) 364
2. Tracy Porter* (IN) 254
  Derrick Williams* (PAST) 254
4. Brian Hartline* (OHST) 229
5. Greg Mathews* (MI) 224
6. Andy Brodell (IA) 202
7. Ray Small* (OHST) 153
8. Kyle Hudson* (IL) 128
9. Terry Love* (MIST) 105
10. Dorien Bryant* (PUR) 93

Kickoff Returns

1. David Gilreath* (WI) 42
2. Devin Thomas* (MIST) 39
3. Dorien Bryant* (PUR) 36
4. Sherrick McManis (NWEST) 31
5. Harold Howell (MN) 30
6. A.J. Wallace* (PAST) 22
  Derrell Johnson-Koulianos (IA) 22
  Ray Small* (OHST) 22
9. Marcus Thigpen* (IN) 18
  James Bailey* (IN) 18

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Devin Thomas* (MIST) 1135
2. Dorien Bryant* (PUR) 1007
3. David Gilreath* (WI) 967
4. Sherrick McManis (NWEST) 718
5. Harold Howell (MN) 693
6. A.J. Wallace* (PAST) 581
7. Derrell Johnson-Koulianos (IA) 521
8. James Bailey* (IN) 456
9. Marcus Thigpen* (IN) 413
10. Ray Small* (OHST) 391

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Dorien Bryant* (PUR) 2

Solo Tackles

1. Dominique Barber (MN) 71
  J Leman* (IL) 71
3. Dan Connor* (PAST) 69
4. Marcus Freeman* (OHST) 66
5. Austin Thomas* (IN) 64
  Terrell Vinson* (PUR) 64
7. Tracy Porter* (IN) 63
8. Will Patterson* (IN) 59
  Justin Scott* (PUR) 59
10. Jonathan Casillas* (WI) 57

Assisted Tackles

1. Sean Lee* (PAST) 84
2. Mike Humpal (IA) 77
3. Dan Connor* (PAST) 76
4. Adam Kadela (NWEST) 72
5. James Laurinaitis* (OHST) 70
6. J Leman* (IL) 61
7. Jamar Adams* (MI) 53
8. A.J. Edds (IA) 51
  Matt Kroul (IA) 51
10. Antonio Steele* (IL) 49

Total Tackles

1. Dan Connor* (PAST) 145
2. Sean Lee* (PAST) 138
3. J Leman* (IL) 132
4. Adam Kadela (NWEST) 125
5. Mike Humpal (IA) 123
6. James Laurinaitis* (OHST) 121
7. Austin Thomas* (IN) 112
8. Marcus Freeman* (OHST) 109
9. Will Patterson* (IN) 104
10. Dominique Barber (MN) 100

Tackles for Loss

1. Shawn Crable* (MI) 28
2. Maurice Evans* (PAST) 22
3. Ervin Baldwin* (MIST) 18
4. Matt Shaughnessy* (WI) 18
5. Greg Middleton* (IN) 17
6. Vernon Gholston* (OHST) 16
7. Cliff Avril* (PUR) 15
  Dan Connor* (PAST) 15
9. Jonal Saint-Dic* (MIST) 14
  Mitch King (IA) 14

Sacks

1. Greg Middleton* (IN) 16
2. Vernon Gholston* (OHST) 14
3. Maurice Evans* (PAST) 12
4. Jonal Saint-Dic* (MIST) 10
5. Will Davis* (IL) 10
6. Brian Mattison (IA) 9
7. Ervin Baldwin* (MIST) 8
  Brandon Graham* (MI) 8
9. Shawn Crable* (MI) 8
10. Dan Connor* (PAST) 6
  Cliff Avril* (PUR) 6

Interceptions

1. Shane Carter* (WI) 7
2. Tracy Porter* (IN) 6
3. Kevin Mitchell* (IL) 5
  Terrell Vinson* (PUR) 5
  Terrell Vinson* (PUR) 5
  Charles Godfrey (IA) 5
7. Otis Wiley* (MIST) 4
  Vontae Davis* (IL) 4
  Malcolm Jenkins* (OHST) 4
10. Chris Phillips* (IN) 3
  Brandent Englemon* (MI) 3
  Anthony Scirrotto* (PAST) 3
  Jamar Adams* (MI) 3
  Kyle Theret (MN) 3
  Justin Scott* (PUR) 3
  Mike Humpal (IA) 3

Interception Return Yards

1. Tracy Porter* (IN) 137
2. Anthony Scirrotto* (PAST) 98
3. Shane Carter* (WI) 92
4. Otis Wiley* (MIST) 77
5. SirDarean Adams* (MIST) 75
6. Kyle Theret (MN) 72
7. Donald Washington* (OHST) 70
8. Justin Scott* (PUR) 61
9. Chris Phillips* (IN) 58
  Jamar Adams* (MI) 58

Passes Defended

1. Justin King* (PAST) 17
  Terrell Vinson* (PUR) 17
3. Kevin Mitchell* (IL) 16
4. Jack Ikegwuonu* (WI) 15
5. Charles Godfrey (IA) 14
6. Jamar Adams* (MI) 13
7. Vontae Davis* (IL) 12
  Jamal Harris (MN) 12
9. Tracy Porter* (IN) 10
  Morgan Trent* (MI) 10
  Chimdi Chekwa* (OHST) 10

Fumbles Forced

1. Jonal Saint-Dic* (MIST) 8
2. Maurice Evans* (PAST) 5
3. Shawn Crable* (MI) 4
  Brian Mattison (IA) 4
5. Brandon Graham* (MI) 3
  Cliff Avril* (PUR) 3
  Justin Sanders* (IL) 3
  Prince Kwateng (NWEST) 3
  Chris Phillips* (IN) 3
  Will Patterson* (IN) 3
  Sean Lee* (PAST) 3
  Anthony Heygood* (PUR) 3