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2011 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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Record*: 88-68, .564 W-L% (3rd of 12) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 79-68 by NCAA.

SRS: 4.42 (3rd of 12) ▪ SOS: 1.85 (4th of 12)

Division Champions: Penn State (Leaders), Wisconsin (Leaders) and Michigan State (Legends)
Conference Champion: Wisconsin (Won Championship Game 42-39)

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
Leaders W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Wisconsin 11 3 .786 6 2 .750 44.1 19.0 15.89 0.68
Penn State 9 4 .692 6 2 .750 19.3 16.8 6.47 3.39 W-L-T adjusted to 0-4 by NCAA.
Purdue 7 6 .538 4 4 .500 26.9 26.8 -0.76 0.01
Ohio State 6 7 .462 3 5 .375 24.5 21.0 4.66 2.97
Illinois 7 6 .538 2 6 .250 22.6 19.6 2.63 1.17
Indiana 1 11 .083 0 8 .000 21.4 37.3 -10.91 1.09
Legends W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Michigan State 11 3 .786 7 1 .875 31.0 18.4 10.05 1.48
Michigan 11 2 .846 6 2 .750 33.3 17.4 16.27 2.96
Nebraska 9 4 .692 5 3 .625 29.2 23.4 8.76 3.07
Iowa 7 6 .538 4 4 .500 27.5 23.8 4.38 1.77
Northwestern 6 7 .462 3 5 .375 28.9 27.7 1.66 0.43
Minnesota 3 9 .250 2 6 .250 18.4 31.7 -6.04 3.21

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/4 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27 12/5 Final
Wisconsin 11 8 7 6 7 4 4 4 12 19 16 15 15 15 9 10
Michigan State 17 17 15       23 15 9 15 13 12 11 11 12 11
Michigan       22 19 12 11 18 17 13 22 20 17 17 13 12
Nebraska 10 10 11 9 8 14 14 13 13 9 19 17 22 20 21 24
Illinois       24 24 19 16 23                
Ohio State 18 15 17                          
Penn State   23             21 16 12 21 20 23 24  

10 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2012-01-03 Sugar Bowl Michigan 23 Virginia Tech 20 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
2012-01-02 Capital One Bowl South Carolina 30 Nebraska 13 Capital One Bowl (Orlando, FL)
2012-01-02 Gator Bowl Florida 24 Ohio State 17 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
2012-01-02 Outback Bowl Michigan State 33 Georgia 30 Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)
2012-01-02 Rose Bowl Oregon 45 Wisconsin 38 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
2012-01-02 Ticket City Bowl Houston 30 Penn State 14 Ticket City Bowl (Dallas, TX)
2011-12-31 Fight Hunger Bowl Illinois 20 UCLA 14 Fight Hunger Bowl (San Francisco, CA)
2011-12-31 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas Texas A&M 33 Northwestern 22 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas (Houston, TX)
2011-12-30 Insight Bowl Oklahoma 31 Iowa 14 Insight Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
2011-12-27 Little Caesars Bowl Purdue 37 Western Michigan 32 Little Caesars Bowl (Detroit, MI)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Kirk Cousins* (MIST) 267
2. James Vandenberg* (IA) 237
3. Russell Wilson* (WI) 225
4. Dan Persa* (NWEST) 218
5. Nathan Scheelhaase* (IL) 184
6. Caleb Terbush* (PUR) 171
7. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 162
8. Denard Robinson* (MI) 142
9. Matt McGloin* (PAST) 125
10. Marqueis Gray (MN) 108

Pass Attempts

1. Kirk Cousins* (MIST) 419
2. James Vandenberg* (IA) 404
3. Russell Wilson* (WI) 309
4. Dan Persa* (NWEST) 297
5. Nathan Scheelhaase* (IL) 291
6. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 288
7. Caleb Terbush* (PUR) 277
8. Denard Robinson* (MI) 258
9. Matt McGloin* (PAST) 231
10. Marqueis Gray (MN) 213

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Dan Persa* (NWEST) 73.4
2. Russell Wilson* (WI) 72.8
3. Kirk Cousins* (MIST) 63.7
4. Nathan Scheelhaase* (IL) 63.2
5. Caleb Terbush* (PUR) 61.7
6. James Vandenberg* (IA) 58.7
7. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 56.2
8. Denard Robinson* (MI) 55.0
9. Matt McGloin* (PAST) 54.1
10. Marqueis Gray (MN) 50.7

Passing Yards

1. Kirk Cousins* (MIST) 3316
2. Russell Wilson* (WI) 3175
3. James Vandenberg* (IA) 3022
4. Dan Persa* (NWEST) 2376
5. Denard Robinson* (MI) 2173
6. Nathan Scheelhaase* (IL) 2110
7. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 2089
8. Caleb Terbush* (PUR) 1905
9. Matt McGloin* (PAST) 1571
10. Marqueis Gray (MN) 1495

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Russell Wilson* (WI) 10.3
2. Denard Robinson* (MI) 8.4
3. Dan Persa* (NWEST) 8.0
4. Kirk Cousins* (MIST) 7.9
5. James Vandenberg* (IA) 7.5
6. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 7.3
7. Nathan Scheelhaase* (IL) 7.3
8. Marqueis Gray (MN) 7.0
9. Caleb Terbush* (PUR) 6.9
10. Matt McGloin* (PAST) 6.8

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Russell Wilson* (WI) 11.8
2. Dan Persa* (NWEST) 8.1
3. Kirk Cousins* (MIST) 8.0
4. James Vandenberg* (IA) 7.9
5. Denard Robinson* (MI) 7.4
6. Nathan Scheelhaase* (IL) 6.9
7. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 6.9
8. Caleb Terbush* (PUR) 6.8
9. Matt McGloin* (PAST) 6.5
10. Marqueis Gray (MN) 6.1

Passing Touchdowns

1. Russell Wilson* (WI) 33
2. Kirk Cousins* (MIST) 25
  James Vandenberg* (IA) 25
4. Denard Robinson* (MI) 20
5. Dan Persa* (NWEST) 17
6. Caleb Terbush* (PUR) 13
  Nathan Scheelhaase* (IL) 13
  Taylor Martinez* (NE) 13
  Braxton Miller* (OHST) 13
10. Marqueis Gray (MN) 8
  Matt McGloin* (PAST) 8

Passing Interceptions

1. Denard Robinson* (MI) 15
2. Kirk Cousins* (MIST) 10
3. Marqueis Gray (MN) 8
  Nathan Scheelhaase* (IL) 8
  Taylor Martinez* (NE) 8
6. Rob Bolden* (PAST) 7
  James Vandenberg* (IA) 7
  Dan Persa* (NWEST) 7
9. Tre Roberson (IN) 6
  Caleb Terbush* (PUR) 6

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Russell Wilson* (WI) 191.8
2. Dan Persa* (NWEST) 154.8
3. Kirk Cousins* (MIST) 145.1
4. Denard Robinson* (MI) 139.7
5. James Vandenberg* (IA) 138.5
6. Nathan Scheelhaase* (IL) 133.4
7. Caleb Terbush* (PUR) 130.7
8. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 126.5
9. Matt McGloin* (PAST) 118.3
10. Marqueis Gray (MN) 114.5

Rush Attempts

1. Montee Ball* (WI) 307
2. Rex Burkhead* (NE) 284
3. Marcus Coker* (IA) 281
4. Silas Redd* (PAST) 244
5. Denard Robinson* (MI) 221
6. Marqueis Gray (MN) 199
7. Nathan Scheelhaase* (IL) 191
8. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 188
9. Fitzgerald Toussaint* (MI) 187
10. Le'Veon Bell* (MIST) 182

Rushing Yards

1. Montee Ball* (WI) 1923
2. Marcus Coker* (IA) 1384
3. Rex Burkhead* (NE) 1357
4. Silas Redd* (PAST) 1241
5. Denard Robinson* (MI) 1176
6. Fitzgerald Toussaint* (MI) 1041
7. Marqueis Gray (MN) 966
8. Le'Veon Bell* (MIST) 948
9. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 874
10. Houston (IN) 802
  Stephen Houston (IN) 802

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Montee Ball* (WI) 6.3
2. Fitzgerald Toussaint* (MI) 5.6
3. Carlos Hyde* (OHST) 5.3
4. Denard Robinson* (MI) 5.3
5. Houston (IN) 5.3
  Stephen Houston (IN) 5.3
7. Le'Veon Bell* (MIST) 5.2
8. Donovonn Young* (IL) 5.2
9. Silas Redd* (PAST) 5.1
10. James White* (WI) 5.1

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Montee Ball* (WI) 33
2. Denard Robinson* (MI) 16
3. Marcus Coker* (IA) 15
  Rex Burkhead* (NE) 15
5. Le'Veon Bell* (MIST) 13
6. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 9
  Fitzgerald Toussaint* (MI) 9
  Kain Colter* (NWEST) 9
9. Stephen Houston (IN) 8
  Houston (IN) 8

Receptions

1. A.J. Jenkins* (IL) 90
2. Marvin McNutt* (IA) 82
3. B.J. Cunningham* (MIST) 79
4. Jeremy Ebert* (NWEST) 75
5. Keshawn Martin* (MIST) 66
6. Nick Toon* (WI) 64
7. Jared Abbrederis* (WI) 55
8. Da'Jon McKnight (MN) 51
9. Keenan Davis* (IA) 50
  Justin Siller* (PUR) 50

Receiving Yards

1. Marvin McNutt* (IA) 1315
2. B.J. Cunningham* (MIST) 1306
3. A.J. Jenkins* (IL) 1276
4. Jeremy Ebert* (NWEST) 1060
5. Jared Abbrederis* (WI) 933
6. Nick Toon* (WI) 926
7. Keshawn Martin* (MIST) 777
8. Da'Jon McKnight (MN) 760
9. Keenan Davis* (IA) 713
10. Junior Hemingway* (MI) 699

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Junior Hemingway* (MI) 20.6
2. Jared Abbrederis* (WI) 17.0
3. B.J. Cunningham* (MIST) 16.5
4. Derek Moye* (PAST) 16.4
5. Devon Smith* (PAST) 16.1
6. Marvin McNutt* (IA) 16.0
7. Kofi Hughes (IN) 15.3
8. Da'Jon McKnight (MN) 14.9
9. Justin Brown* (PAST) 14.8
10. Jeremy Gallon* (MI) 14.6

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Marvin McNutt* (IA) 12
  B.J. Cunningham* (MIST) 12
3. Jeremy Ebert* (NWEST) 11
4. Nick Toon* (WI) 10
5. Jacob Pedersen* (WI) 8
  Jared Abbrederis* (WI) 8
  A.J. Jenkins* (IL) 8
8. Jake Stoneburner* (OHST) 7
9. Drake Dunsmore* (NWEST) 6
  Montee Ball* (WI) 6

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Montee Ball* (WI) 331
2. Rex Burkhead* (NE) 305
3. Marcus Coker* (IA) 302
4. Silas Redd* (PAST) 253
5. Denard Robinson* (MI) 221
6. Le'Veon Bell* (MIST) 217
7. Marqueis Gray (MN) 199
8. Fitzgerald Toussaint* (MI) 193
9. Nathan Scheelhaase* (IL) 192
10. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 188

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Montee Ball* (WI) 2229
2. Marcus Coker* (IA) 1541
3. Rex Burkhead* (NE) 1534
4. Marvin McNutt* (IA) 1373
5. B.J. Cunningham* (MIST) 1332
6. A.J. Jenkins* (IL) 1302
7. Silas Redd* (PAST) 1281
8. Le'Veon Bell* (MIST) 1215
9. Denard Robinson* (MI) 1176
10. Kain Colter* (NWEST) 1120

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Montee Ball* (WI) 39
2. Rex Burkhead* (NE) 17
3. Denard Robinson* (MI) 16
4. Marcus Coker* (IA) 15
5. Le'Veon Bell* (MIST) 13
6. Marvin McNutt* (IA) 12
  Kain Colter* (NWEST) 12
  B.J. Cunningham* (MIST) 12
9. Jeremy Ebert* (NWEST) 11
10. Nick Toon* (WI) 10
  Fitzgerald Toussaint* (MI) 10

Total Plays

1. Nathan Scheelhaase* (IL) 482
  James Vandenberg* (IA) 482
3. Denard Robinson* (MI) 479
4. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 476
5. Kirk Cousins* (MIST) 456
6. Marqueis Gray (MN) 412
7. Russell Wilson* (WI) 388
8. Dan Persa* (NWEST) 376
9. Caleb Terbush* (PUR) 360
10. Braxton Miller* (OHST) 316

Total Yards

1. Russell Wilson* (WI) 3513
2. Denard Robinson* (MI) 3349
3. Kirk Cousins* (MIST) 3277
4. James Vandenberg* (IA) 3083
5. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 2963
6. Nathan Scheelhaase* (IL) 2734
7. Marqueis Gray (MN) 2461
8. Dan Persa* (NWEST) 2408
9. Caleb Terbush* (PUR) 2124
10. Montee Ball* (WI) 1980

Total Yards Per Play

1. Russell Wilson* (WI) 9.1
2. Kirk Cousins* (MIST) 7.2
3. Denard Robinson* (MI) 7.0
4. James Vandenberg* (IA) 6.4

Total Touchdowns

1. Russell Wilson* (WI) 39
2. Denard Robinson* (MI) 36
3. Montee Ball* (WI) 34
4. James Vandenberg* (IA) 28
5. Kirk Cousins* (MIST) 25
6. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 22
7. Braxton Miller* (OHST) 20
8. Nathan Scheelhaase* (IL) 19
9. Dan Persa* (NWEST) 18
10. Kain Colter* (NWEST) 15
  Rex Burkhead* (NE) 15
  Marcus Coker* (IA) 15

Touchdowns

1. Montee Ball* (WI) 39
2. Rex Burkhead* (NE) 17
3. Denard Robinson* (MI) 16
4. Marcus Coker* (IA) 15
5. Le'Veon Bell* (MIST) 13
6. Kain Colter* (NWEST) 12
  Marvin McNutt* (IA) 12
  B.J. Cunningham* (MIST) 12
9. Jeremy Ebert* (NWEST) 11
10. Nick Toon* (WI) 10
  Fitzgerald Toussaint* (MI) 10

Points

1. Houston (IN) 48
2. Stephon Green* (PAST) 36
3. Hawthorne (MN) 32
4. Roberts (IN) 24
5. Keith Nichol* (MIST) 18
6. Latimer (IN) 12
  Rabe (MN) 12
  McGarry (MN) 12
9. Derek Landisch* (WI) 6
  Louis Nzegwu* (WI) 6
  Jones (MN) 6
  Wynn (IN) 6
  Brandon Taylor* (PUR) 6
  Jeremy Langford* (MIST) 6
  Murphy (IN) 6
  Lawrence Barnett (IN) 6

Extra Point Attempts

1. Philip Welch* (WI) 55
  Brendan Gibbons* (MI) 55
3. Jeff Budzien* (NWEST) 50
4. Dan Conroy* (MIST) 48
5. Mike Meyer* (IA) 44
  Brett Maher* (NE) 44
7. Carson Wiggs* (PUR) 40
8. Drew Basil* (OHST) 37
9. Derek Dimke* (IL) 34
10. Mitch Ewald (IN) 30

Extra Points Made

1. Philip Welch* (WI) 54
  Brendan Gibbons* (MI) 54
3. Jeff Budzien* (NWEST) 50
4. Dan Conroy* (MIST) 48
5. Mike Meyer* (IA) 44
6. Brett Maher* (NE) 43
7. Carson Wiggs* (PUR) 39
8. Drew Basil* (OHST) 36
9. Derek Dimke* (IL) 34
10. Mitch Ewald (IN) 30

Field Goal Attempts

1. Carson Wiggs* (PUR) 25
2. Brett Maher* (NE) 23
  Dan Conroy* (MIST) 23
4. Mike Meyer* (IA) 20
5. Drew Basil* (OHST) 19
6. Brendan Gibbons* (MI) 17
  Anthony Fera* (PAST) 17
8. Mitch Ewald (IN) 16
9. Derek Dimke* (IL) 12
10. Jeff Budzien* (NWEST) 10

Field Goals Made

1. Carson Wiggs* (PUR) 19
  Brett Maher* (NE) 19
3. Dan Conroy* (MIST) 17
4. Drew Basil* (OHST) 16
5. Anthony Fera* (PAST) 14
  Mike Meyer* (IA) 14
7. Mitch Ewald (IN) 13
  Brendan Gibbons* (MI) 13
9. Derek Dimke* (IL) 10
10. Jordan Wettstein (MN) 6
  Hawthorne (MN) 6
  Chris Hawthorne (MN) 6
  Jeff Budzien* (NWEST) 6

Punts

1. Adam Pines (IN) 71
2. Ben Buchanan* (OHST) 70
3. Anthony Fera* (PAST) 64
4. Mike Sadler* (MIST) 61
5. Brett Maher* (NE) 59
6. Dan Orseske (MN) 57
7. Justin Duvernois* (IL) 53
  Eric Guthrie* (IA) 53
9. Brandon Williams* (NWEST) 52
10. Brad Nortman* (WI) 46

Punting Yards

1. Ben Buchanan* (OHST) 2889
2. Adam Pines (IN) 2723
3. Anthony Fera* (PAST) 2685
4. Brett Maher* (NE) 2626
5. Mike Sadler* (MIST) 2509
6. Eric Guthrie* (IA) 2182
7. Brandon Williams* (NWEST) 2119
8. Dan Orseske (MN) 2111
9. Justin Duvernois* (IL) 2029
10. Brad Nortman* (WI) 1943

Punt Returns

1. Justin Brown* (PAST) 27
2. Keshawn Martin* (MIST) 25
3. Waynelle Gravesande* (PUR) 22
4. Jared Abbrederis* (WI) 20
5. Jeremy Gallon* (MI) 19
  Ryan Lankford* (IL) 19
7. Ameer Abdullah* (NE) 15
8. Micah Hyde* (IA) 13
9. Jordan Hall* (OHST) 12
10. Venric Mark* (NWEST) 8

Punt Return Yards

1. Jared Abbrederis* (WI) 315
2. Keshawn Martin* (MIST) 274
3. Justin Brown* (PAST) 220
4. Jeremy Gallon* (MI) 192
5. Waynelle Gravesande* (PUR) 129
6. Venric Mark* (NWEST) 127
7. Ameer Abdullah* (NE) 107
8. Micah Hyde* (IA) 106
9. Chris Fields* (OHST) 88
10. Jordan Hall* (OHST) 70

Kickoff Returns

1. Shane Wynn (IN) 48
  Wynn (IN) 48
3. Venric Mark* (NWEST) 40
4. Nick Hill* (MIST) 38
5. Jordan Bernstein* (IA) 30
  Jordan Bernstine* (IA) 30
7. Jared Abbrederis* (WI) 28
8. Chaz Powell* (PAST) 27
9. Jordan Hall* (OHST) 26
  Ameer Abdullah* (NE) 26

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Shane Wynn (IN) 1015
  Wynn (IN) 1015
3. Nick Hill* (MIST) 999
4. Venric Mark* (NWEST) 915
5. Raheem Mostert* (PUR) 837
6. Ameer Abdullah* (NE) 763
7. Chaz Powell* (PAST) 733
8. Jordan Bernstein* (IA) 713
  Jordan Bernstine* (IA) 713
10. Jared Abbrederis* (WI) 689

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Jones (MN) 28.5
2. Jordan Bernstein* (IA) 23.8
3. Wynn (IN) 21.1
4. Moulton (MN) 20.0
5. Mullen (IN) 15.9

Solo Tackles

1. Royston (MN) 71
2. Lavonte David* (NE) 65
3. Chris Borland* (WI) 64
4. Christian Kirksey* (IA) 62
5. Gerald Hodges* (PAST) 60
  Ricardo Allen* (PUR) 60
  Mike Taylor* (WI) 60
8. Drew Astorino* (PAST) 54
  Ibraheim Campbell* (NWEST) 54
10. Mike Rallis (MN) 53

Assisted Tackles

1. Mike Taylor* (WI) 90
2. Chris Borland* (WI) 79
3. Lavonte David* (NE) 68
4. Jonathan Brown* (IL) 62
5. James Morris* (IA) 58
6. Max Bullough* (MIST) 54
7. Royston (MN) 52
8. Akeem Spence* (IL) 51
  Ian Thomas* (IL) 51
10. Christian Kirksey* (IA) 48

Total Tackles

1. Mike Taylor* (WI) 150
2. Chris Borland* (WI) 143
3. Lavonte David* (NE) 133
4. Royston (MN) 123
5. James Morris* (IA) 110
  Christian Kirksey* (IA) 110
7. Jonathan Brown* (IL) 108
8. Gerald Hodges* (PAST) 106
9. Ibraheim Campbell* (NWEST) 100
10. Kenny Demens* (MI) 94
  Joe Holland* (PUR) 94

Tackles for Loss

1. Whitney Mercilus* (IL) 22
2. Jonathan Brown* (IL) 20
3. Chris Borland* (WI) 19
4. Denicos Allen* (MIST) 18
5. Kawann Short* (PUR) 17
  Devon Still* (PAST) 17
7. John Simon* (OHST) 16
  William Gholston* (MIST) 16
9. Mike Daniels* (IA) 14
  Michael Buchanan* (IL) 14

Sacks

1. Whitney Mercilus* (IL) 16
2. Denicos Allen* (MIST) 11
3. Mike Daniels* (IA) 9
4. Michael Buchanan* (IL) 8
5. John Simon* (OHST) 7
6. Kawann Short* (PUR) 6
  Jack Crawford* (PAST) 6
8. Jonathan Brown* (IL) 6
9. Lavonte David* (NE) 6
  Ryan Van Bergen* (MI) 6

Interception Return Yards

1. Johnny Adams* (MIST) 141
2. Tanner Miller* (IA) 114
3. Brandon Herron* (MI) 94
4. Isaiah Lewis* (MIST) 89
  Shaun Prater* (IA) 89
6. Albert Evans* (PUR) 71
7. Gerald Hodges* (PAST) 63
8. J.T. Floyd* (MI) 59
9. Bradley Roby* (OHST) 57
10. James Morris* (IA) 52

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Isaiah Lewis* (MIST) 2

Passes Defended

1. Nick Sukay* (PAST) 11
  Terry Hawthorne* (IL) 11
3. J.T. Floyd* (MI) 10
  Daimion Stafford* (NE) 10
  Josh Johnson* (PUR) 10
  Micah Hyde* (IA) 10
7. Brian Peters* (NWEST) 9
  Johnny Adams* (MIST) 9
  Antonio Fenelus* (WI) 9
  Broderick Binns* (IA) 9
  D'Anton Lynn* (PAST) 9
  Joe Holland* (PUR) 9
  Andrew Green* (NE) 9
  Bradley Roby* (OHST) 9