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2008 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Penn State 11 2 .846 7 1 .875 38.9 14.4 17.82 1.97 W-L-T adjusted to 0-2 by NCAA.
Ohio State 10 3 .769 7 1 .875 27.6 13.9 13.94 3.87
Michigan State 9 4 .692 6 2 .750 25.1 22.1 7.92 3.15
Iowa 9 4 .692 5 3 .625 30.3 13.0 11.11 0.57
Northwestern 9 4 .692 5 3 .625 24.4 20.2 4.82 -0.11
Minnesota 7 6 .538 3 5 .375 23.2 24.8 0.01 0.09
Wisconsin 7 6 .538 3 5 .375 27.5 26.5 1.82 1.13
Illinois 5 7 .417 3 5 .375 28.7 26.6 2.96 2.04
Purdue 4 8 .333 2 6 .250 24.7 25.1 -0.54 3.04
Michigan 3 9 .250 2 6 .250 20.3 28.9 -4.66 3.00
Indiana 3 9 .250 1 7 .125 20.5 35.3 -8.73 1.44

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/2 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 12/7 Final
Penn State 22 19 17 16 12 6 6 3 3 3 3 7 7 6 6 6 8
Ohio State 2 3 5 13 14 14 12 12 10 13 12 10 10 10 10 10 9
Iowa                                 20
Michigan State             23 20   22 18 18 17 22 21 19 24
Illinois 20 24 24 22 22                        
Minnesota                 25 20              
Northwestern                           24 24 22  
Wisconsin 13 11 10 8 9 18                      

7 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2009-01-05 Fiesta Bowl Texas 24 Ohio State 21 Fiesta Bowl (Glendale, AZ)
2009-01-01 Capital One Bowl Georgia 24 Michigan State 12 Capital One Bowl (Orlando, FL)
2009-01-01 Outback Bowl Iowa 31 South Carolina 10 Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)
2009-01-01 Rose Bowl Southern California 38 Penn State 24 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
2008-12-31 Insight Bowl Kansas 42 Minnesota 21 Insight Bowl (Glendale, AZ)
2008-12-29 Alamo Bowl Missouri 30 Northwestern 23 Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, TX)
2008-12-27 Champs Sports Bowl Florida State 42 Wisconsin 13 Champs Sports Bowl (Orlando, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Adam Weber* (MN) 255
2. C.J. Bacher* (NWEST) 245
3. Curtis Painter (PUR) 227
4. Juice Williams (IL) 219
  Isiah Williams (IL) 219
6. Daryll Clark* (PAST) 192
7. Brian Hoyer* (MIST) 180
8. Ricky Stanzi* (IA) 150
  Richard Stanzi* (IA) 150
10. Kellen Lewis (IN) 110

Pass Attempts

1. Adam Weber* (MN) 410
2. C.J. Bacher* (NWEST) 408
3. Isiah Williams (IL) 381
  Juice Williams (IL) 381
5. Curtis Painter (PUR) 379
6. Brian Hoyer* (MIST) 353
7. Daryll Clark* (PAST) 321
8. Richard Stanzi* (IA) 254
  Ricky Stanzi* (IA) 254
10. Steven Threet (MI) 200

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Adam Weber* (MN) 62.2
2. C.J. Bacher* (NWEST) 60.0
3. Curtis Painter (PUR) 59.9
4. Daryll Clark* (PAST) 59.8
5. Ricky Stanzi* (IA) 59.1
  Richard Stanzi* (IA) 59.1
7. Isiah Williams (IL) 57.5
  Juice Williams (IL) 57.5
9. Kellen Lewis (IN) 57.0
10. Dustin Sherer* (WI) 54.5

Passing Yards

1. Isiah Williams (IL) 3173
  Juice Williams (IL) 3173
3. Adam Weber* (MN) 2761
4. Daryll Clark* (PAST) 2592
5. C.J. Bacher* (NWEST) 2432
6. Brian Hoyer* (MIST) 2404
7. Curtis Painter (PUR) 2400
8. Richard Stanzi* (IA) 1956
  Ricky Stanzi* (IA) 1956
10. Dustin Sherer* (WI) 1389

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Isiah Williams (IL) 8.3
  Juice Williams (IL) 8.3
3. Daryll Clark* (PAST) 8.1
4. Richard Stanzi* (IA) 7.7
  Ricky Stanzi* (IA) 7.7
6. Dustin Sherer* (WI) 7.3
7. Brian Hoyer* (MIST) 6.8
8. Adam Weber* (MN) 6.7
9. Curtis Painter (PUR) 6.3
10. C.J. Bacher* (NWEST) 6.0

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Daryll Clark* (PAST) 8.4
2. Isiah Williams (IL) 7.6
  Juice Williams (IL) 7.6
4. Ricky Stanzi* (IA) 7.2
  Richard Stanzi* (IA) 7.2
6. Dustin Sherer* (WI) 6.7
7. Adam Weber* (MN) 6.6
8. Brian Hoyer* (MIST) 6.2
9. Curtis Painter (PUR) 5.7
10. C.J. Bacher* (NWEST) 5.1

Passing Touchdowns

1. Juice Williams (IL) 22
  Isiah Williams (IL) 22
3. Daryll Clark* (PAST) 19
4. C.J. Bacher* (NWEST) 17
5. Adam Weber* (MN) 15
6. Ricky Stanzi* (IA) 14
  Richard Stanzi* (IA) 14
8. Curtis Painter (PUR) 13
9. Terrelle Pryor* (OHST) 12
10. Steven Threet (MI) 9
  Brian Hoyer* (MIST) 9

Passing Interceptions

1. Isiah Williams (IL) 16
  Juice Williams (IL) 16
3. C.J. Bacher* (NWEST) 15
4. Curtis Painter (PUR) 11
5. Richard Stanzi* (IA) 9
  Brian Hoyer* (MIST) 9
  Ricky Stanzi* (IA) 9
8. Kellen Lewis (IN) 8
  Adam Weber* (MN) 8
10. Steven Threet (MI) 7

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Daryll Clark* (PAST) 143.4
2. Juice Williams (IL) 138.1
  Isiah Williams (IL) 138.1
4. Richard Stanzi* (IA) 134.8
  Ricky Stanzi* (IA) 134.8
6. Adam Weber* (MN) 126.9
7. Dustin Sherer* (WI) 120.7
8. Curtis Painter (PUR) 118.6
9. C.J. Bacher* (NWEST) 116.5
10. Brian Hoyer* (MIST) 111.5

Rush Attempts

1. Javon Ringer* (MIST) 390
2. Shonn Greene* (IA) 307
3. Kory Sheets (PUR) 234
4. P.J. Hill* (WI) 226
5. Chris Wells* (OHST) 207
6. Evan Royster* (PAST) 191
7. De'Leon Eskridge* (MN) 184
  Tyrell Sutton* (NWEST) 184
9. Juice Williams (IL) 175
  Isiah Williams (IL) 175

Rushing Yards

1. Shonn Greene* (IA) 1850
2. Javon Ringer* (MIST) 1637
3. Evan Royster* (PAST) 1236
4. Chris Wells* (OHST) 1197
5. P.J. Hill* (WI) 1161
6. Kory Sheets (PUR) 1131
7. Tyrell Sutton* (NWEST) 890
8. John Clay* (WI) 884
9. Juice Williams (IL) 719
  Isiah Williams (IL) 719

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Marcus Thigpen (IN) 6.7
2. Evan Royster* (PAST) 6.5
3. Shonn Greene* (IA) 6.0
4. Chris Wells* (OHST) 5.8
5. John Clay* (WI) 5.7
6. Daniel Dufrene (IL) 5.7
7. Stephfon Green* (PAST) 5.5
  Stephon Green* (PAST) 5.5
9. Kellen Lewis (IN) 5.4
10. Brandon Minor (MI) 5.2

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Javon Ringer* (MIST) 22
2. Shonn Greene* (IA) 20
3. Kory Sheets (PUR) 16
4. P.J. Hill* (WI) 13
5. Evan Royster* (PAST) 12
6. Daryll Clark* (PAST) 10
7. John Clay* (WI) 9
  Brandon Minor (MI) 9
9. Jason Ford (IL) 8
  Chris Wells* (OHST) 8

Receptions

1. Eric Decker* (MN) 84
2. Greg Orton (PUR) 69
3. Desmond Tardy (PUR) 67
  Arrelious Benn (IL) 67
5. Ross Lane* (NWEST) 60
6. Eric Peterman* (NWEST) 59
7. Rasheed Ward* (NWEST) 51
8. Keith Smith (PUR) 49
  Martavious Odoms (MI) 49
10. Deon Butler* (PAST) 47

Receiving Yards

1. Eric Decker* (MN) 1074
2. Arrelious Benn (IL) 1055
3. Desmond Tardy (PUR) 876
4. Deon Butler* (PAST) 810
5. Eric Peterman* (NWEST) 737
6. Greg Orton (PUR) 720
7. Mark Dell* (MIST) 679
8. Blair White* (MIST) 659
9. Ross Lane* (NWEST) 640
10. Derrell Johnson-Koulianos* (IA) 639

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Mark Dell* (MIST) 18.9
2. Deon Butler* (PAST) 17.2
3. David Gilreath* (WI) 16.8
4. Arrelious Benn (IL) 15.7
5. Jordan Norwood* (PAST) 15.5
6. Blair White* (MIST) 15.3
7. Andy Brodell* (IA) 14.8
8. Derrell Johnson-Koulianos* (IA) 14.5
9. Garrett Graham* (WI) 13.5
10. Damarlo Belcher (IN) 13.5

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Brian Robiskie* (OHST) 8
2. Deon Butler* (PAST) 7
  Eric Decker* (MN) 7
4. Eric Peterman* (NWEST) 6
  Jordan Norwood* (PAST) 6
6. Desmond Tardy (PUR) 5
  Greg Orton (PUR) 5
  Ray Fisher (IN) 5
  Garrett Graham* (WI) 5
10. Charlie Gantt* (MIST) 4
  Chris Duvalt (IL) 4
  Andy Brodell* (IA) 4
  Brian Hartline* (OHST) 4
  Jeff Cumberland (IL) 4
  Brandon Myers* (IA) 4
  Derrick Williams* (PAST) 4

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Javon Ringer* (MIST) 418
2. Shonn Greene* (IA) 315
3. Kory Sheets (PUR) 271
4. P.J. Hill* (WI) 233
5. Tyrell Sutton* (NWEST) 219
6. Chris Wells* (OHST) 215
7. De'Leon Eskridge* (MN) 213
8. Evan Royster* (PAST) 208
9. Juice Williams (IL) 175
  Isiah Williams (IL) 175

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Shonn Greene* (IA) 1899
2. Javon Ringer* (MIST) 1827
3. Evan Royster* (PAST) 1391
4. Kory Sheets (PUR) 1384
5. Chris Wells* (OHST) 1244
6. P.J. Hill* (WI) 1233
7. Tyrell Sutton* (NWEST) 1195
8. Eric Decker* (MN) 1161
9. Arrelious Benn (IL) 1156
10. Daniel Dufrene (IL) 934

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Javon Ringer* (MIST) 22
2. Shonn Greene* (IA) 20
3. Kory Sheets (PUR) 17
4. P.J. Hill* (WI) 13
5. Evan Royster* (PAST) 12
6. Brandon Minor (MI) 11
7. Daryll Clark* (PAST) 10
8. John Clay* (WI) 9
  Marcus Thigpen (IN) 9
10. Jason Ford (IL) 8
  Eric Decker* (MN) 8
  Brian Robiskie* (OHST) 8
  Chris Wells* (OHST) 8
  Tyrell Sutton* (NWEST) 8

Total Plays

1. Juice Williams (IL) 556
  Isiah Williams (IL) 556
3. Adam Weber* (MN) 537
4. C.J. Bacher* (NWEST) 492
5. Curtis Painter (PUR) 423
6. Daryll Clark* (PAST) 400
7. Brian Hoyer* (MIST) 396
8. Javon Ringer* (MIST) 390
9. Ricky Stanzi* (IA) 310
  Richard Stanzi* (IA) 310

Total Yards

1. Juice Williams (IL) 3892
  Isiah Williams (IL) 3892
3. Adam Weber* (MN) 2994
4. Daryll Clark* (PAST) 2874
5. C.J. Bacher* (NWEST) 2662
6. Curtis Painter (PUR) 2410
7. Brian Hoyer* (MIST) 2310
8. Ricky Stanzi* (IA) 1976
  Richard Stanzi* (IA) 1976
10. Terrelle Pryor* (OHST) 1942

Total Yards Per Play

1. Isiah Williams (IL) 7.0
  Juice Williams (IL) 7.0

Total Touchdowns

1. Daryll Clark* (PAST) 29
2. Juice Williams (IL) 27
  Isiah Williams (IL) 27
4. Javon Ringer* (MIST) 22
5. Shonn Greene* (IA) 20
  C.J. Bacher* (NWEST) 20
7. Adam Weber* (MN) 19
8. Terrelle Pryor* (OHST) 18
9. Kory Sheets (PUR) 16
10. Richard Stanzi* (IA) 14
  Ricky Stanzi* (IA) 14

Touchdowns

1. Javon Ringer* (MIST) 22
2. Shonn Greene* (IA) 20
3. Kory Sheets (PUR) 17
4. P.J. Hill* (WI) 13
5. Evan Royster* (PAST) 12
6. Brandon Minor (MI) 11
7. Derrick Williams* (PAST) 10
  Daryll Clark* (PAST) 10
9. John Clay* (WI) 9
  Marcus Thigpen (IN) 9

Extra Point Attempts

1. Kevin Kelly* (PAST) 60
2. Matt Eller (IL) 41
3. Philip Welch* (WI) 40
4. Ryan Pretorius* (OHST) 39
5. Joel Monroe* (MN) 36
6. Amado Villarreal* (NWEST) 34
  Brett Swenson* (MIST) 34
8. Trent Mossbrucker* (IA) 33
9. Austin Starr (IN) 29
  K.C. Lopata (MI) 29

Extra Points Made

1. Kevin Kelly* (PAST) 60
2. Matt Eller (IL) 39
  Philip Welch* (WI) 39
4. Ryan Pretorius* (OHST) 38
5. Brett Swenson* (MIST) 34
  Joel Monroe* (MN) 34
7. Trent Mossbrucker* (IA) 31
8. Amado Villarreal* (NWEST) 30
9. K.C. Lopata (MI) 27
  Austin Starr (IN) 27

Field Goal Attempts

1. Brett Swenson* (MIST) 28
2. Amado Villarreal* (NWEST) 25
3. Kevin Kelly* (PAST) 24
  Philip Welch* (WI) 24
5. Matt Eller (IL) 20
6. Ryan Pretorius* (OHST) 19
7. Austin Starr (IN) 17
8. Joel Monroe* (MN) 16
9. K.C. Lopata (MI) 15
  Trent Mossbrucker* (IA) 15

Field Goals Made

1. Brett Swenson* (MIST) 22
2. Kevin Kelly* (PAST) 20
  Amado Villarreal* (NWEST) 20
  Philip Welch* (WI) 20
5. Matt Eller (IL) 15
  Ryan Pretorius* (OHST) 15
7. Trent Mossbrucker* (IA) 13
8. Joel Monroe* (MN) 12
9. Austin Starr (IN) 10
  K.C. Lopata (MI) 10

Punts

1. Zoltan Mesko (MI) 80
2. Justin Kucek* (MN) 74
3. Aaron Bates* (MIST) 71
4. Brad Nortman* (WI) 66
5. Stefan Demos* (NWEST) 64
6. Chris Hagerup (IN) 61
7. A.J. Trapasso* (OHST) 58
8. Anthony Santella (IL) 53
9. Ryan Donahue* (IA) 50
  Chris Summers (PUR) 50

Punting Yards

1. Zoltan Mesko (MI) 3436
2. Justin Kucek* (MN) 3103
3. Aaron Bates* (MIST) 2979
4. Brad Nortman* (WI) 2761
5. Chris Hagerup (IN) 2586
6. Stefan Demos* (NWEST) 2499
7. A.J. Trapasso* (OHST) 2390
8. Anthony Santella (IL) 2088
9. Ryan Donahue* (IA) 2078
10. Chris Summers (PUR) 1919

Punt Returns

1. Andy Brodell* (IA) 36
2. Otis Wiley* (MIST) 24
  Ray Small* (OHST) 24
4. Derrick Williams* (PAST) 18
  David Gilreath* (WI) 18
6. Brendan Smith* (NWEST) 15
  Arrelious Benn (IL) 15
  Marcus Sherels* (MN) 15
9. Ray Fisher (IN) 11
10. Martavious Odoms (MI) 10

Punt Return Yards

1. Andy Brodell* (IA) 383
2. Ray Small* (OHST) 364
3. Otis Wiley* (MIST) 249
4. Marcus Sherels* (MN) 179
5. Derrick Williams* (PAST) 169
6. David Gilreath* (WI) 158
7. Martavious Odoms (MI) 126
8. Brendan Smith* (NWEST) 118
9. Arrelious Benn (IL) 114
10. Ray Fisher (IN) 106

Kickoff Returns

1. Troy Stoudermire* (MN) 42
2. David Gilreath* (WI) 40
3. Marcus Thigpen (IN) 38
4. Jewel Hampton* (IA) 23
  Stephen Simmons* (NWEST) 23
6. A.J. Jenkins (IL) 22
7. Arrelious Benn (IL) 20
  Martavious Odoms (MI) 20
  Derrick Williams* (PAST) 20
  Boubacar Cissoko (MI) 20

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Troy Stoudermire* (MN) 1083
2. Marcus Thigpen (IN) 853
3. David Gilreath* (WI) 784
4. Jewel Hampton* (IA) 537
5. Derrick Williams* (PAST) 515
6. Stephen Simmons* (NWEST) 509
7. A.J. Jenkins (IL) 490
8. Boubacar Cissoko (MI) 467
9. Martavious Odoms (MI) 461
10. Aaron Valentin (PUR) 411

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Derrick Williams* (PAST) 2

Solo Tackles

1. Greg Jones* (MIST) 80
2. Brit Miller (IL) 72
3. Anthony Heygood (PUR) 65
4. Navorro Bowman* (PAST) 61
5. Kyle Theret* (MN) 60
6. Obi Ezeh (MI) 59
7. Brad Phillips* (NWEST) 56
8. Torri Williams (PUR) 54
  Prince Kwateng* (NWEST) 54
10. Jammie Kirlew (IN) 53
  Vontae Davis (IL) 53
  Matt Mayberry (IN) 53
  Tramaine Brock* (MN) 53
  Sherrick McManis* (NWEST) 53

Assisted Tackles

1. James Laurinaitis* (OHST) 78
2. Pat Angerer* (IA) 61
3. Brit Miller (IL) 60
4. Jeremiha Hunter* (IA) 57
5. Brad Phillips* (NWEST) 53
6. Prince Kwateng* (NWEST) 52
7. Jaevery McFadden* (WI) 51
8. Anthony Heygood (PUR) 49
9. Greg Jones* (MIST) 47
10. Deandre Levy* (WI) 45
  Navorro Bowman* (PAST) 45
  Marcus Freeman* (OHST) 45

Total Tackles

1. Brit Miller (IL) 132
2. James Laurinaitis* (OHST) 130
3. Greg Jones* (MIST) 127
4. Anthony Heygood (PUR) 114
5. Brad Phillips* (NWEST) 109
6. Pat Angerer* (IA) 107
7. Navorro Bowman* (PAST) 106
  Prince Kwateng* (NWEST) 106
9. Obi Ezeh (MI) 98
10. Matt Mayberry (IN) 89

Tackles for Loss

1. Aaron Maybin* (PAST) 20
  Brandon Graham (MI) 20
3. Jammie Kirlew (IN) 20
4. Willie Vandesteeg* (MN) 19
5. Navorro Bowman* (PAST) 16
6. Corey Wootton* (NWEST) 16
7. Mitch King* (IA) 16
  Brit Miller (IL) 16
9. Greg Jones* (MIST) 14
10. Ryan Kerrigan (PUR) 12

Sacks

1. Aaron Maybin* (PAST) 12
2. Jammie Kirlew (IN) 10
  Willie Vandesteeg* (MN) 10
4. Corey Wootton* (NWEST) 10
  Brandon Graham (MI) 10
6. Trevor Anderson* (MIST) 8
7. Ryan Kerrigan (PUR) 7
8. Brit Miller (IL) 6
  Derek Walker (IL) 6
10. Brandon Long* (MIST) 6
  Tim Jamison (MI) 6
  Mike Neal (PUR) 6

Interceptions

1. Tyler Sash* (IA) 5
  Pat Angerer* (IA) 5
3. Lydell Sargeant* (PAST) 4
  Otis Wiley* (MIST) 4
  Traye Simmons* (MN) 4
  Niles Brinkley* (WI) 4
  Kurt Coleman* (OHST) 4
  Amari Spievey* (IA) 4
9. Bradley Fletcher* (IA) 3
  Brad Phillips* (NWEST) 3
  Kyle Theret* (MN) 3
  Malcolm Jenkins* (OHST) 3
  Jordan Mabin* (NWEST) 3
  Morgan Trent (MI) 3

Interception Return Yards

1. Tyler Sash* (IA) 147
2. Amari Spievey* (IA) 127
3. Otis Wiley* (MIST) 84
4. Traye Simmons* (MN) 81
5. Brendan Smith* (NWEST) 74
6. Niles Brinkley* (WI) 66
7. Kyle Theret* (MN) 65
8. Brandon King (PUR) 60
9. Stevie Brown (MI) 59
10. Frank Duong (PUR) 58

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Brendan Smith* (NWEST) 2

Passes Defended

1. Traye Simmons* (MN) 18
2. Allen Langford* (WI) 15
3. Bradley Fletcher* (IA) 13
  Lydell Sargeant* (PAST) 13
  Sherrick McManis* (NWEST) 13
  Marcus Sherels* (MN) 13
  Niles Brinkley* (WI) 13
8. Malcolm Jenkins* (OHST) 12
  David Pender (PUR) 12
10. Otis Wiley* (MIST) 11
  Tyler Sash* (IA) 11
  Kyle Theret* (MN) 11