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2009 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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Record*: 80-59, .576 W-L% (3rd of 12) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 69-59 by NCAA.

SRS: 3.54 (6th of 12) ▪ SOS: 0.82 (6th of 12)

Conference Champion: Ohio State

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Iowa, Ohio State and Penn State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Iowa, Ohio State, Penn 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 29.0 12.5 14.71 1.71
Iowa 11 2 .846 6 2 .750 23.2 15.4 10.26 1.87
Penn State 11 2 .846 6 2 .750 28.8 12.2 13.86 -0.75 W-L-T adjusted to 0-2 by NCAA.
Wisconsin 10 3 .769 5 3 .625 31.8 21.8 8.19 0.35
Northwestern 8 5 .615 5 3 .625 25.9 24.5 -0.39 -1.93
Michigan State 6 7 .462 4 4 .500 29.7 26.3 2.52 1.68
Purdue 5 7 .417 4 4 .500 27.8 29.1 0.79 1.70
Minnesota 6 7 .462 3 5 .375 20.9 23.8 -0.10 2.67
Illinois 3 9 .250 2 6 .250 24.2 30.2 -3.67 2.24
Michigan 5 7 .417 1 7 .125 29.5 27.5 -1.51 -0.26
Indiana 4 8 .333 1 7 .125 23.5 29.5 -5.75 -0.25

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/8 9/13 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22 11/29 12/6 Final
Ohio State 6 8 11 13 9 9 7 18 17 15 10 9 9 8 8 5
Iowa 22       13 12 11 7 7 8 15 15 13 9 10 7
Penn State 9 7 5 5 15 14 14 13 12 11 19 13 12 10 11 9
Wisconsin                   24 21 17     24 16
Michigan     25 23 22                      

7 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2010-01-05 Orange Bowl Iowa 24 Georgia Tech 14 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
2010-01-02 Alamo Bowl Texas Tech 41 Michigan State 31 Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, TX)
2010-01-01 Capital One Bowl Penn State 19 Louisiana State 17 Capital One Bowl (Orlando, FL)
2010-01-01 Outback Bowl Auburn 38 Northwestern 35 Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)
2010-01-01 Rose Bowl Ohio State 26 Oregon 17 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
2009-12-31 Insight Bowl Iowa State 14 Minnesota 13 Insight Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
2009-12-29 Champs Sports Bowl Wisconsin 20 Miami (FL) 14 Champs Sports Bowl (Orlando, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Mike Kafka* (NWEST) 319
2. Ben Chappell (IN) 268
3. Joey Elliott (PUR) 267
4. Daryll Clark* (PAST) 232
5. Scott Tolzien* (WI) 211
6. Kirk Cousins* (MIST) 198
7. Adam Weber* (MN) 191
8. Ricky Stanzi* (IA) 171
  Richard Stanzi* (IA) 171
10. Terrelle Pryor* (OHST) 167
Pass Attempts
1. Mike Kafka* (NWEST) 492
2. Joey Elliott (PUR) 433
3. Ben Chappell (IN) 428
4. Daryll Clark* (PAST) 381
5. Adam Weber* (MN) 367
6. Kirk Cousins* (MIST) 328
  Scott Tolzien* (WI) 328
8. Ricky Stanzi* (IA) 304
  Richard Stanzi* (IA) 304
10. Terrelle Pryor* (OHST) 295
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Mike Kafka* (NWEST) 64.8
2. Scott Tolzien* (WI) 64.3
3. Ben Chappell (IN) 62.6
4. Joey Elliott (PUR) 61.7
5. Daryll Clark* (PAST) 60.9
6. Kirk Cousins* (MIST) 60.4
7. Tate Forcier (MI) 58.7
8. Juice Williams (IL) 57.7
  Isiah Williams (IL) 57.7
10. Terrelle Pryor* (OHST) 56.6
Passing Yards
1. Mike Kafka* (NWEST) 3430
2. Joey Elliott (PUR) 3026
3. Daryll Clark* (PAST) 3003
4. Ben Chappell (IN) 2941
5. Scott Tolzien* (WI) 2705
6. Kirk Cousins* (MIST) 2680
7. Adam Weber* (MN) 2582
8. Ricky Stanzi* (IA) 2417
  Richard Stanzi* (IA) 2417
10. Terrelle Pryor* (OHST) 2094
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Scott Tolzien* (WI) 8.2
2. Kirk Cousins* (MIST) 8.2
3. Richard Stanzi* (IA) 8.0
  Ricky Stanzi* (IA) 8.0
5. Daryll Clark* (PAST) 7.9
6. Tate Forcier (MI) 7.3
7. Isiah Williams (IL) 7.2
  Juice Williams (IL) 7.2
9. Terrelle Pryor* (OHST) 7.1
10. Adam Weber* (MN) 7.0
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Kirk Cousins* (MIST) 8.1
2. Daryll Clark* (PAST) 8.0
3. Scott Tolzien* (WI) 7.7
4. Isiah Williams (IL) 6.9
  Juice Williams (IL) 6.9
6. Richard Stanzi* (IA) 6.8
  Ricky Stanzi* (IA) 6.8
8. Joey Elliott (PUR) 6.7
9. Terrelle Pryor* (OHST) 6.6
10. Tate Forcier (MI) 6.6
Passing Touchdowns
1. Daryll Clark* (PAST) 24
2. Joey Elliott (PUR) 22
3. Kirk Cousins* (MIST) 19
4. Terrelle Pryor* (OHST) 18
5. Ben Chappell (IN) 17
  Ricky Stanzi* (IA) 17
  Richard Stanzi* (IA) 17
8. Scott Tolzien* (WI) 16
  Mike Kafka* (NWEST) 16
10. Tate Forcier (MI) 13
  Adam Weber* (MN) 13
Passing Interceptions
1. Ben Chappell (IN) 15
  Adam Weber* (MN) 15
  Ricky Stanzi* (IA) 15
  Richard Stanzi* (IA) 15
5. Joey Elliott (PUR) 13
6. Mike Kafka* (NWEST) 12
7. Scott Tolzien* (WI) 11
  Terrelle Pryor* (OHST) 11
9. Tate Forcier (MI) 10
  Daryll Clark* (PAST) 10
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Scott Tolzien* (WI) 143.0
2. Daryll Clark* (PAST) 142.6
3. Kirk Cousins* (MIST) 142.6
4. Richard Stanzi* (IA) 131.6
  Ricky Stanzi* (IA) 131.6
6. Joey Elliott (PUR) 131.1
7. Isiah Williams (IL) 129.4
  Juice Williams (IL) 129.4
9. Mike Kafka* (NWEST) 129.3
10. Terrelle Pryor* (OHST) 128.9
Rush Attempts
1. John Clay* (WI) 287
2. Evan Royster* (PAST) 205
3. Ralph Bolden (PUR) 200
4. Adam Robinson* (IA) 181
5. Brandon Wegher* (IA) 162
  Terrelle Pryor* (OHST) 162
7. Dan Herron* (OHST) 153
8. Mike Kafka* (NWEST) 150
9. Brandon Saine* (OHST) 145
10. Juice Williams (IL) 143
  Isiah Williams (IL) 143
Rushing Yards
1. John Clay* (WI) 1517
2. Evan Royster* (PAST) 1169
3. Ralph Bolden (PUR) 935
4. Adam Robinson* (IA) 834
5. Terrelle Pryor* (OHST) 779
6. Brandon Saine* (OHST) 739
7. Mikel Leshoure (IL) 734
8. Brandon Wegher* (IA) 641
9. Darius Willis (IN) 607
10. Dan Herron* (OHST) 600
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Mikel Leshoure (IL) 6.8
2. Jason Ford (IL) 6.1
3. Carlos Brown (MI) 5.9
4. Evan Royster* (PAST) 5.7
5. John Clay* (WI) 5.3
6. Brandon Minor (MI) 5.2
7. Brandon Saine* (OHST) 5.1
8. Edwin Baker* (MIST) 5.0
9. Darius Willis (IN) 4.9
10. Terrelle Pryor* (OHST) 4.8
Rushing Touchdowns
1. John Clay* (WI) 18
2. Ralph Bolden (PUR) 9
3. Brandon Wegher* (IA) 8
  Mike Kafka* (NWEST) 8
  Brandon Minor (MI) 8
6. Dan Herron* (OHST) 7
  Terrelle Pryor* (OHST) 7
  Daryll Clark* (PAST) 7
9. Duane Bennett* (MN) 6
  Darius Willis (IN) 6
  Evan Royster* (PAST) 6
  Larry Caper* (MIST) 6
Receptions
1. Keith Smith (PUR) 91
  Zeke Markshausen* (NWEST) 91
3. Tandon Doss (IN) 77
4. Blair White* (MIST) 70
5. Damarlo Belcher (IN) 61
6. Devier Posey* (OHST) 60
7. Andrew Brewer* (NWEST) 57
8. Nick Toon* (WI) 54
  Aaron Valentin (PUR) 54
10. Garrett Graham* (WI) 51
Receiving Yards
1. Keith Smith (PUR) 1100
2. Blair White* (MIST) 990
3. Tandon Doss (IN) 962
4. Andrew Brewer* (NWEST) 925
5. Zeke Markshausen* (NWEST) 858
6. Devier Posey* (OHST) 828
7. Nick Toon* (WI) 805
8. Derek Moye* (PAST) 785
9. Damarlo Belcher (IN) 770
10. Eric Decker* (MN) 758
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Marvin McNutt* (IA) 19.8
2. Mark Dell* (MIST) 17.3
3. Derrell Johnson-Koulianos* (IA) 16.7
4. Derek Moye* (PAST) 16.4
5. Andrew Brewer* (NWEST) 16.2
6. Isaac Anderson* (WI) 16.0
7. Dane Sanzenbacher* (OHST) 15.8
8. Chris Duvalt (IL) 15.7
9. Eric Decker* (MN) 15.2
10. Nick Toon* (WI) 14.9
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Blair White* (MIST) 9
  Andrew Brewer* (NWEST) 9
3. Marvin McNutt* (IA) 8
  Devier Posey* (OHST) 8
5. Graham Zug* (PAST) 7
  Garrett Graham* (WI) 7
  Aaron Valentin (PUR) 7
8. Dane Sanzenbacher* (OHST) 6
  Keith Smith (PUR) 6
  Derek Moye* (PAST) 6
Plays From Scrimmage
1. John Clay* (WI) 296
2. Evan Royster* (PAST) 221
3. Ralph Bolden (PUR) 220
4. Adam Robinson* (IA) 191
5. Brandon Wegher* (IA) 175
6. Dan Herron* (OHST) 164
7. Brandon Saine* (OHST) 162
  Terrelle Pryor* (OHST) 162
9. Mike Kafka* (NWEST) 151
10. Juice Williams (IL) 145
  Isiah Williams (IL) 145
Yards From Scrimmage
1. John Clay* (WI) 1578
2. Evan Royster* (PAST) 1356
3. Ralph Bolden (PUR) 1196
4. Keith Smith (PUR) 1106
5. Tandon Doss (IN) 1089
6. Blair White* (MIST) 990
7. Brandon Saine* (OHST) 963
8. Andrew Brewer* (NWEST) 925
9. Adam Robinson* (IA) 914
10. Mikel Leshoure (IL) 911
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. John Clay* (WI) 18
2. Ralph Bolden (PUR) 11
3. Blair White* (MIST) 9
  Andrew Brewer* (NWEST) 9
  Mike Kafka* (NWEST) 9
6. Brandon Wegher* (IA) 8
  Devier Posey* (OHST) 8
  Duane Bennett* (MN) 8
  Dan Herron* (OHST) 8
  Marvin McNutt* (IA) 8
  Brandon Minor (MI) 8
  Evan Royster* (PAST) 8
Total Plays
1. Mike Kafka* (NWEST) 642
2. Joey Elliott (PUR) 520
3. Ben Chappell (IN) 469
4. Daryll Clark* (PAST) 465
5. Terrelle Pryor* (OHST) 457
6. Adam Weber* (MN) 440
7. Tate Forcier (MI) 399
8. Scott Tolzien* (WI) 382
9. Juice Williams (IL) 370
  Isiah Williams (IL) 370
Total Yards
1. Mike Kafka* (NWEST) 3725
2. Joey Elliott (PUR) 3294
3. Daryll Clark* (PAST) 3214
4. Ben Chappell (IN) 2932
5. Terrelle Pryor* (OHST) 2873
6. Kirk Cousins* (MIST) 2740
7. Scott Tolzien* (WI) 2713
8. Adam Weber* (MN) 2449
9. Ricky Stanzi* (IA) 2386
  Richard Stanzi* (IA) 2386
Total Yards Per Play
1. Daryll Clark* (PAST) 6.9
2. Joey Elliott (PUR) 6.3
3. Mike Kafka* (NWEST) 5.8
Total Touchdowns
1. Daryll Clark* (PAST) 31
2. Joey Elliott (PUR) 26
3. Terrelle Pryor* (OHST) 25
4. Mike Kafka* (NWEST) 24
5. Ben Chappell (IN) 20
6. Kirk Cousins* (MIST) 19
7. Scott Tolzien* (WI) 18
  John Clay* (WI) 18
9. Ricky Stanzi* (IA) 17
  Richard Stanzi* (IA) 17
Touchdowns
1. John Clay* (WI) 18
2. Ralph Bolden (PUR) 11
3. Blair White* (MIST) 9
  Andrew Brewer* (NWEST) 9
  Mike Kafka* (NWEST) 9
6. Brandon Wegher* (IA) 8
  Devier Posey* (OHST) 8
  Duane Bennett* (MN) 8
  Dan Herron* (OHST) 8
  Marvin McNutt* (IA) 8
  Evan Royster* (PAST) 8
  Brandon Minor (MI) 8
  Aaron Valentin (PUR) 8
Points
1. Collin Wagner* (PAST) 91
2. Juice Williams (IL) 24
3. De'Leon Eskridge* (MN) 18
  Stephon Green* (PAST) 18
5. Brian Linthicum* (MIST) 12
6. Ryan Van Bergen (MI) 6
  D.L. Wilhite* (MN) 6
  Cameron Heyward* (OHST) 6
  Keith Nichol* (MIST) 6
  Jarred Fayson (IL) 6
  Marshall Thomas* (NWEST) 6
Extra Point Attempts
1. Philip Welch* (WI) 49
2. Collin Wagner* (PAST) 46
3. Brett Swenson* (MIST) 45
4. Jason Olesnavage (MI) 43
5. Carson Wiggs (PUR) 41
6. Stefan Demos* (NWEST) 36
7. Nick Freeland (IN) 34
8. Daniel Murray* (IA) 33
9. Aaron Pettrey* (OHST) 31
  Eric Ellestad* (MN) 31
Extra Points Made
1. Philip Welch* (WI) 47
2. Collin Wagner* (PAST) 46
3. Brett Swenson* (MIST) 44
4. Jason Olesnavage (MI) 42
5. Carson Wiggs (PUR) 40
6. Stefan Demos* (NWEST) 34
  Nick Freeland (IN) 34
8. Daniel Murray* (IA) 32
9. Eric Ellestad* (MN) 31
10. Aaron Pettrey* (OHST) 30
Field Goal Attempts
1. Daniel Murray* (IA) 26
2. Nick Freeland (IN) 25
  Stefan Demos* (NWEST) 25
4. Philip Welch* (WI) 24
5. Brett Swenson* (MIST) 22
  Collin Wagner* (PAST) 22
7. Carson Wiggs (PUR) 21
8. Aaron Pettrey* (OHST) 20
9. Eric Ellestad* (MN) 17
10. Jason Olesnavage (MI) 15
Field Goals Made
1. Daniel Murray* (IA) 19
  Brett Swenson* (MIST) 19
3. Stefan Demos* (NWEST) 18
4. Philip Welch* (WI) 17
5. Collin Wagner* (PAST) 15
6. Carson Wiggs (PUR) 14
  Aaron Pettrey* (OHST) 14
  Nick Freeland (IN) 14
9. Eric Ellestad* (MN) 13
10. Jason Olesnavage (MI) 11
Field Goal Percentage
1. Collin Wagner* (PAST) 68.2
Punts
1. Stefan Demos* (NWEST) 63
  Anthony Santella (IL) 63
  Aaron Bates* (MIST) 63
4. Blake Haudan* (MN) 62
5. Ryan Donahue* (IA) 61
6. Chris Hagerup (IN) 58
  Jon Thoma* (OHST) 58
8. Jeremy Boone* (PAST) 53
9. Zoltan Mesko (MI) 52
10. Chris Summers (PUR) 51
Punting Yards
1. Blake Haudan* (MN) 2639
2. Aaron Bates* (MIST) 2621
3. Anthony Santella (IL) 2600
4. Ryan Donahue* (IA) 2496
5. Chris Hagerup (IN) 2350
6. Zoltan Mesko (MI) 2312
7. Jeremy Boone* (PAST) 2296
8. Stefan Demos* (NWEST) 2203
9. Jon Thoma* (OHST) 2200
10. Brad Nortman* (WI) 2056
Punt Returns
1. Ray Small* (OHST) 33
2. David Gilreath* (WI) 21
  Keshawn Martin* (MIST) 21
4. Aaron Valentin (PUR) 14
5. Colin Sandeman* (IA) 12
6. Waynelle Gravesande (PUR) 11
7. Junior Hemingway (MI) 10
8. Brendan Smith* (NWEST) 9
9. Graham Zug* (PAST) 8
  Paul Chaney Jr.* (IA) 8
Punt Return Yards
1. Ray Small* (OHST) 273
2. Aaron Valentin (PUR) 169
3. Keshawn Martin* (MIST) 156
4. David Gilreath* (WI) 117
5. Colin Sandeman* (IA) 108
6. Junior Hemingway (MI) 86
7. Bryant Allen* (MN) 73
8. Ray Fisher (IN) 59
  Brendan Smith* (NWEST) 59
10. Drew Astorino* (PAST) 55
Kickoff Returns
1. Troy Stoudermire* (MN) 43
2. Darryl Stonum (MI) 39
3. David Gilreath* (WI) 26
  Stephen Simmons* (NWEST) 26
5. Tandon Doss (IN) 25
6. Keshawn Martin* (MIST) 23
7. Jeravin Matthews* (NWEST) 21
  Glenn Winston* (MIST) 21
9. Aaron Valentin (PUR) 20
10. Al-Terek McBurse (PUR) 19
Kickoff Return Yards
1. Troy Stoudermire* (MN) 1057
2. Darryl Stonum (MI) 1001
3. Keshawn Martin* (MIST) 665
4. Stephen Simmons* (NWEST) 657
5. Ray Fisher (IN) 635
6. David Gilreath* (WI) 615
7. Tandon Doss (IN) 533
8. Glenn Winston* (MIST) 503
9. Al-Terek McBurse (PUR) 468
10. Aaron Valentin (PUR) 379
Kickoff Return Touchdowns
1. Ray Fisher (IN) 2
Solo Tackles
1. Lee Campbell* (MN) 70
2. Greg Jones* (MIST) 67
3. Nathan Triplett* (MN) 62
4. Jason Werner (PUR) 61
  Matt Mayberry (IN) 61
6. Ian Thomas (IL) 57
  Ross Homan* (OHST) 57
  Jordan Mabin* (NWEST) 57
9. Simoni Lawrence* (MN) 56
  Tavon Wilson (IL) 56
Assisted Tackles
1. Pat Angerer* (IA) 97
2. Greg Jones* (MIST) 87
3. Josh Hull* (PAST) 71
4. Brian Rolle* (OHST) 57
  Eric Gordon* (MIST) 57
6. Jeremiha Hunter* (IA) 55
7. A.J. Edds* (IA) 52
8. Ross Homan* (OHST) 51
9. Lee Campbell* (MN) 49
10. Matt Mayberry (IN) 47
Total Tackles
1. Greg Jones* (MIST) 154
2. Pat Angerer* (IA) 145
3. Lee Campbell* (MN) 119
4. Josh Hull* (PAST) 116
5. Ross Homan* (OHST) 108
  Matt Mayberry (IN) 108
7. Nathan Triplett* (MN) 105
8. Ian Thomas (IL) 95
9. Brian Rolle* (OHST) 94
10. Navorro Bowman* (PAST) 93
Tackles for Loss
1. Brandon Graham (MI) 26
2. O'Brien Schofield* (WI) 24
3. Adrian Clayborn* (IA) 20
4. Ryan Kerrigan (PUR) 18
5. Navorro Bowman* (PAST) 17
6. Jammie Kirlew (IN) 16
  J.J. Watt* (WI) 16
8. Jack Crawford* (PAST) 14
  Jason Werner (PUR) 14
10. Greg Jones* (MIST) 14
Sacks
1. Ryan Kerrigan (PUR) 13
2. O'Brien Schofield* (WI) 12
3. Adrian Clayborn* (IA) 12
4. Brandon Graham (MI) 10
5. Greg Jones* (MIST) 9
6. Jared Odrick* (PAST) 7
7. Jammie Kirlew (IN) 6
  Cameron Heyward* (OHST) 6
  Broderick Binns* (IA) 6
10. Clay Nurse (IL) 6
  Christian Ballard* (IA) 6
  Jack Crawford* (PAST) 6
  Mike Neal (PUR) 6
  Matt Mayberry (IN) 6
Interceptions
1. Tyler Sash* (IA) 6
2. Sherrick McManis* (NWEST) 5
  A.J. Edds* (IA) 5
  Kurt Coleman* (OHST) 5
  Ross Homan* (OHST) 5
6. Donovan Warren (MI) 4
  Austin Thomas (IN) 4
  Chris Maragos* (WI) 4
9. Anderson Russell* (OHST) 3
  Kyle Theret* (MN) 3
  Brett Greenwood* (IA) 3
  A.J. Wallace* (PAST) 3
  Brian Peters* (NWEST) 3
  Brandon King (PUR) 3
  Matt Mayberry (IN) 3
Interception Return Yards
1. Tyler Sash* (IA) 203
2. Kurt Coleman* (OHST) 129
3. Austin Thomas (IN) 115
4. Navorro Bowman* (PAST) 86
5. Russell Ellington (IL) 78
6. Stephon Morris* (PAST) 70
  Ben Johnson* (NWEST) 70
8. Jermale Hines* (OHST) 48
9. Traye Simmons* (MN) 45
  Dan Fortener* (MIST) 45
Passes Defended
1. David Pender (PUR) 14
2. Nick Sukay* (PAST) 13
3. Sherrick McManis* (NWEST) 12
  Tyler Sash* (IA) 12
5. Donovan Warren (MI) 11
  Devin Smith* (WI) 11
7. Amari Spievey* (IA) 10
  Brett Greenwood* (IA) 10
  Shaun Prater* (IA) 10
  Traye Simmons* (MN) 10
  Ross Homan* (OHST) 10
Fumbles Forced
1. Ryan Kerrigan (PUR) 7
2. Brad Phillips* (NWEST) 5
  Jammie Kirlew (IN) 5
  Chris Borland* (WI) 5
5. Adrian Clayborn* (IA) 4
  Quentin Davie* (NWEST) 4
7. O'Brien Schofield* (WI) 3
  Kurt Coleman* (OHST) 3
  Josh Brent (IL) 3
  Ollie Ogbu* (PAST) 3