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2008 Big Ten Conference Team Defense

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Record*: 77-62, .554 W-L% (6th of 12) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 66-62 by NCAA.

SRS: 4.22 (4th of 12) ▪ SOS: 1.84 (5th of 12)

Conference Champion: Ohio State and Penn State

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

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 Iowa 13 13.0 19.7 35.6 55.3 197.3 0.7 30.5 94.0 3.1 0.5 66.2 291.3 4.4 9.9 5.2 1.4 16.5 5.0 46.5 0.7 1.8 2.5
2 Ohio State 13 13.9 19.5 33.8 57.5 183.5 0.9 31.2 110.2 3.5 0.5 65.1 293.8 4.5 9.0 7.4 1.5 17.8 4.6 39.0 1.1 1.2 2.2
3 Penn State 13 14.4 17.3 30.7 56.4 186.8 0.8 33.1 93.2 2.8 0.9 63.8 280.1 4.4 8.9 6.1 0.8 15.8 4.8 43.4 0.5 1.2 1.8
4 Northwestern 13 20.2 21.3 36.3 58.7 214.2 1.0 34.9 126.4 3.6 1.2 71.2 340.5 4.8 9.3 8.6 1.3 19.2 6.0 52.9 0.9 1.0 1.9
5 Michigan State 13 22.1 17.2 32.5 53.1 213.4 1.4 34.6 142.5 4.1 1.2 67.1 355.8 5.3 9.1 6.8 1.7 17.5 6.3 54.2 0.8 1.1 1.8
6 Minnesota 13 24.8 18.8 31.9 59.0 240.3 1.6 35.2 143.3 4.1 1.0 67.2 383.6 5.7 10.5 7.6 1.3 19.5 4.2 33.5 1.2 1.2 2.4
7 Purdue 12 25.1 16.8 29.9 56.3 183.3 1.2 38.8 174.8 4.5 1.4 68.8 358.1 5.2 8.1 9.7 1.4 19.2 6.3 50.3 0.8 0.8 1.7
8 Wisconsin 13 26.5 16.3 31.1 52.5 195.8 1.2 34.6 133.3 3.9 1.8 65.7 329.1 5.0 9.3 6.8 1.5 17.7 4.8 40.1 0.8 0.9 1.7
9 Illinois 12 26.6 16.7 28.5 58.5 197.4 1.5 38.7 152.9 4.0 1.3 67.2 350.3 5.2 9.2 8.3 1.3 18.8 3.8 33.0 1.2 0.5 1.7
10 Michigan 12 28.9 18.0 31.2 57.8 230.0 1.6 38.5 136.9 3.6 1.8 69.7 366.9 5.3 8.8 6.8 1.5 17.0 5.4 47.5 0.9 0.8 1.7
11 Indiana 12 35.3 20.8 33.0 63.1 260.5 1.7 41.8 171.7 4.1 2.5 74.8 432.2 5.8 12.3 10.3 1.3 23.8 4.2 41.3 1.3 0.5 1.8