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2012 Big Ten Conference Team Defense

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Record: 85-68, .556 W-L% (5th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 3.74 (4th of 12) ▪ SOS: 1.82 (4th of 12)

Division Champions: Ohio State (Leaders) and Nebraska (Legends)
Conference Champion: Wisconsin (Won Championship Game 70-31)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State and Wisconsin)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Michigan, Nebraska, Northwestern and Ohio 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 Michigan State 13 16.3 17.2 32.7 52.5 175.8 0.8 30.1 98.6 3.3 0.5 62.8 274.4 4.4 7.8 4.8 2.0 14.6 4.3 37.2 0.5 1.1 1.5
2 Penn State 12 19.1 20.3 35.8 56.7 225.0 1.3 36.3 128.4 3.5 0.8 72.1 353.4 4.9 9.8 7.0 1.5 18.3 5.9 49.6 1.0 0.8 1.8
3 Wisconsin 14 19.1 18.2 33.1 55.0 193.6 1.3 33.7 128.9 3.8 1.0 66.9 322.6 4.8 9.2 6.4 1.1 16.7 4.6 39.6 0.5 0.6 1.1
4 Michigan 13 19.8 15.2 25.4 60.0 169.5 1.2 39.5 150.5 3.8 0.7 64.9 320.0 4.9 7.8 8.9 1.5 18.2 6.5 55.3 0.8 0.5 1.4
5 Northwestern 13 22.5 22.2 38.2 58.1 250.5 1.4 33.8 127.6 3.8 1.2 72.1 378.2 5.2 12.2 7.5 1.5 21.2 5.7 48.2 1.2 1.0 2.2
6 Ohio State 12 22.8 22.3 38.1 58.4 243.5 1.3 32.7 116.1 3.6 1.2 70.8 359.6 5.1 10.2 5.6 2.5 18.3 5.7 51.8 0.6 1.2 1.8
7 Iowa 12 22.9 18.7 29.4 63.5 219.5 1.3 39.4 162.1 4.1 1.3 68.8 381.6 5.5 10.3 8.1 1.4 19.8 5.3 48.8 1.1 0.8 1.9
8 Minnesota 13 24.7 17.8 31.1 57.2 186.6 1.2 36.8 172.0 4.7 1.7 67.8 358.6 5.3 8.4 8.8 1.8 19.0 7.3 64.2 0.5 1.0 1.5
9 Nebraska 14 27.6 13.4 28.4 47.1 168.1 1.3 40.4 192.5 4.8 1.9 68.8 360.6 5.2 7.6 8.3 2.1 18.1 5.6 53.5 0.7 0.9 1.6
10 Purdue 13 31.2 20.0 34.4 58.2 233.9 1.6 38.5 182.3 4.7 1.8 72.8 416.2 5.7 9.6 9.8 1.7 21.1 5.8 47.5 0.8 1.1 1.9
11 Illinois 12 32.1 15.0 24.0 62.5 193.7 1.8 42.8 193.9 4.5 2.3 66.8 387.6 5.8 7.4 11.1 1.1 19.6 4.8 39.6 0.9 0.6 1.5
12 Indiana 12 35.3 18.5 29.7 62.4 232.2 1.9 46.2 231.3 5.0 2.4 75.8 463.5 6.1 10.7 11.7 1.7 24.0 6.0 60.1 0.5 0.6 1.1