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2012 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
Leaders W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Ohio State 12 0 1.000 8 0 1.000 37.2 22.8 13.81 0.89
Penn State 8 4 .667 6 2 .750 29.1 19.1 9.70 0.53
Wisconsin 8 6 .571 4 4 .500 29.6 19.1 9.77 2.91
Purdue 6 7 .462 3 5 .375 28.7 31.2 -1.58 0.96
Indiana 4 8 .333 2 6 .250 30.8 35.3 -5.53 -0.61
Illinois 2 10 .167 0 8 .000 16.7 32.1 -10.35 2.56
Legends W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Nebraska 10 4 .714 7 1 .875 34.8 27.6 9.79 4.22
Michigan 8 5 .615 6 2 .750 29.8 19.8 10.01 3.85
Northwestern 10 3 .769 5 3 .625 31.7 22.5 8.97 0.97
Michigan State 7 6 .538 3 5 .375 20.0 16.3 6.21 3.75
Minnesota 6 7 .462 2 6 .250 22.1 24.7 -3.25 0.13
Iowa 4 8 .333 2 6 .250 19.3 22.9 -2.62 1.63

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/2 9/9 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 Final
Ohio State 18 14 12 16 14 12 8 7 9 6 5 6 4 4 3 3
Northwestern           24               22 21 17
Michigan 8 19 17 18     25 23 20     23 20 21 19 24
Nebraska 17 16   25 22 21       21 18 16 17 14 23 25
Michigan State 13 11 10 21 20                      
Wisconsin 12 13                            

7 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2013-01-01 Capital One Bowl Georgia 45 Nebraska 31 Capital One Bowl (Orlando, FL)
2013-01-01 Gator Bowl Northwestern 34 Mississippi State 20 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
2013-01-01 Heart of Dallas Bowl Oklahoma State 58 Purdue 14 Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas, TX)
2013-01-01 Outback Bowl South Carolina 33 Michigan 28 Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)
2013-01-01 Rose Bowl Stanford 20 Wisconsin 14 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
2012-12-29 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Michigan State 17 Texas Christian 16 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (Phoenix, AZ)
2012-12-28 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas Texas Tech 34 Minnesota 31 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas (Houston, TX)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Matt McGloin (PAST) 270
2. Cameron Coffman (IN) 247
3. Andrew Maxwell* (MIST) 234
4. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 228
5. James Vandenberg (IA) 223
6. Robert Marve* (PUR) 166
7. Nathan Scheelhaase (IL) 149
8. Braxton Miller (OHST) 148
9. Trevor Siemian* (NWEST) 128
10. Caleb Terbush* (PUR) 108

Pass Attempts

1. Andrew Maxwell* (MIST) 446
  Matt McGloin (PAST) 446
3. Cameron Coffman (IN) 407
4. James Vandenberg (IA) 389
5. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 368
6. Braxton Miller (OHST) 254
7. Robert Marve* (PUR) 253
8. Nathan Scheelhaase (IL) 246
9. Trevor Siemian* (NWEST) 218
10. Caleb Terbush* (PUR) 189

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Robert Marve* (PUR) 65.6
2. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 62.0
3. Cameron Coffman (IN) 60.7
4. Nathan Scheelhaase (IL) 60.6
5. Matt McGloin (PAST) 60.5
6. Trevor Siemian* (NWEST) 58.7
7. Braxton Miller (OHST) 58.3
8. James Vandenberg (IA) 57.3
9. Caleb Terbush* (PUR) 57.1
10. Andrew Maxwell* (MIST) 52.5

Passing Yards

1. Matt McGloin (PAST) 3271
2. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 2871
3. Cameron Coffman (IN) 2734
4. Andrew Maxwell* (MIST) 2606
5. James Vandenberg (IA) 2249
6. Braxton Miller (OHST) 2039
7. Robert Marve* (PUR) 1734
8. Nathan Scheelhaase (IL) 1361
9. Denard Robinson* (MI) 1319
10. Trevor Siemian* (NWEST) 1312

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Braxton Miller (OHST) 8.0
2. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 7.8
3. Matt McGloin (PAST) 7.3
4. Robert Marve* (PUR) 6.9
5. Cameron Coffman (IN) 6.7
6. Caleb Terbush* (PUR) 6.1
7. Trevor Siemian* (NWEST) 6.0
8. Andrew Maxwell* (MIST) 5.8
9. James Vandenberg (IA) 5.8
10. Nathan Scheelhaase (IL) 5.5

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Braxton Miller (OHST) 8.1
2. Matt McGloin (PAST) 7.9
3. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 7.6
4. Robert Marve* (PUR) 7.2
5. Cameron Coffman (IN) 6.2
6. Trevor Siemian* (NWEST) 5.9
7. Andrew Maxwell* (MIST) 5.5
8. Caleb Terbush* (PUR) 5.4
9. James Vandenberg (IA) 5.2
10. Nathan Scheelhaase (IL) 4.4

Passing Touchdowns

1. Matt McGloin (PAST) 24
2. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 23
3. Braxton Miller (OHST) 15
  Robert Marve* (PUR) 15
  Cameron Coffman (IN) 15
6. Andrew Maxwell* (MIST) 13
7. Caleb Terbush* (PUR) 12
8. Devin Gardner* (MI) 11
9. Denard Robinson* (MI) 9
10. Phillip Nelson* (MN) 8
  Philip Nelson* (MN) 8
  Kain Colter* (NWEST) 8

Passing Interceptions

1. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 12
2. Cameron Coffman (IN) 11
3. Andrew Maxwell* (MIST) 9
  Denard Robinson* (MI) 9
5. Phillip Nelson* (MN) 8
  James Vandenberg (IA) 8
  Caleb Terbush* (PUR) 8
  Nathan Scheelhaase (IL) 8
  Philip Nelson* (MN) 8
10. Braxton Miller (OHST) 6

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 141.6
2. Braxton Miller (OHST) 140.5
3. Robert Marve* (PUR) 138.8
4. Matt McGloin (PAST) 137.7
5. Cameron Coffman (IN) 123.9
6. Caleb Terbush* (PUR) 120.7
7. Trevor Siemian* (NWEST) 115.6
8. James Vandenberg (IA) 107.7
9. Andrew Maxwell* (MIST) 107.1
10. Nathan Scheelhaase (IL) 105.9

Rush Attempts

1. Le'Veon Bell* (MIST) 382
2. Montee Ball* (WI) 356
3. Braxton Miller (OHST) 227
4. Venric Mark* (NWEST) 226
  Ameer Abdullah* (NE) 226
6. Donnell Kirkwood* (MN) 218
7. Zach Zwinak (PAST) 203
8. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 195
9. Carlos Hyde (OHST) 185
10. Akeem Shavers* (PUR) 181

Rushing Yards

1. Montee Ball* (WI) 1830
2. Le'Veon Bell* (MIST) 1793
3. Venric Mark* (NWEST) 1366
4. Braxton Miller (OHST) 1271
5. Denard Robinson* (MI) 1266
6. Ameer Abdullah* (NE) 1137
7. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 1019
8. Zach Zwinak (PAST) 1000
9. Carlos Hyde (OHST) 970
10. Donnell Kirkwood* (MN) 926

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Denard Robinson* (MI) 7.2
2. Rex Burkhead* (NE) 6.9
3. James White* (WI) 6.4
4. Venric Mark* (NWEST) 6.0
5. Braxton Miller (OHST) 5.6
6. Kain Colter* (NWEST) 5.3
7. Carlos Hyde (OHST) 5.2
8. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 5.2
9. Montee Ball* (WI) 5.1
10. Mark Weisman (IA) 5.1

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Montee Ball* (WI) 22
2. Carlos Hyde (OHST) 16
3. Braxton Miller (OHST) 13
4. James White* (WI) 12
  Venric Mark* (NWEST) 12
  Le'Veon Bell* (MIST) 12
  Stephen Houston (IN) 12
  Kain Colter* (NWEST) 12
9. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 10
10. Mark Weisman (IA) 8
  Ameer Abdullah* (NE) 8

Receptions

1. Allen Robinson (PAST) 77
2. Shane Wynn (IN) 68
3. Corey Brown (OHST) 60
4. Antavian Edison* (PUR) 58
5. O.J. Ross* (PUR) 56
6. Kevonte Martin-Manley (IA) 52
7. Cody Latimer (IN) 51
8. Kenny Bell* (NE) 50
9. Jeremy Gallon* (MI) 49
  Jared Abbrederis* (WI) 49

Receiving Yards

1. Allen Robinson (PAST) 1018
2. Kenny Bell* (NE) 863
3. Jared Abbrederis* (WI) 837
4. Jeremy Gallon* (MI) 829
5. Cody Latimer (IN) 805
6. Corey Brown (OHST) 669
7. Shane Wynn (IN) 660
8. Antavian Edison* (PUR) 652
9. Kofi Hughes (IN) 639
10. Devin Smith (OHST) 618

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Devin Smith (OHST) 20.6
2. A.J. Barker* (MN) 19.2
3. Roy Roundtree* (MI) 18.7
4. Kenny Bell* (NE) 17.3
5. Jared Abbrederis* (WI) 17.1
6. Jeremy Gallon* (MI) 16.9
7. Cody Latimer (IN) 15.8
8. Kofi Hughes (IN) 14.9
9. Brandon Felder (PAST) 14.1
10. Allen Robinson (PAST) 13.2

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Allen Robinson (PAST) 11
2. Antavian Edison* (PUR) 8
  Kenny Bell* (NE) 8
4. Gary Bush* (PUR) 7
  A.J. Barker* (MN) 7
6. Devin Smith (OHST) 6
  Cody Latimer (IN) 6
  Shane Wynn (IN) 6
9. Jesse James (PAST) 5
  Devin Funchess* (MI) 5
  Ryan Lankford (IL) 5
  Jared Abbrederis* (WI) 5

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Le'Veon Bell* (MIST) 414
2. Montee Ball* (WI) 366
3. Ameer Abdullah* (NE) 250
4. Venric Mark* (NWEST) 246
5. Braxton Miller (OHST) 227
6. Donnell Kirkwood* (MN) 225
7. Zach Zwinak (PAST) 223
8. Akeem Shavers* (PUR) 199
9. Stephen Houston (IN) 198
10. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 195

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Le'Veon Bell* (MIST) 1960
2. Montee Ball* (WI) 1902
3. Venric Mark* (NWEST) 1470
4. Ameer Abdullah* (NE) 1315
5. Denard Robinson* (MI) 1297
6. Braxton Miller (OHST) 1271
7. Akeem Shavers* (PUR) 1241
8. Zach Zwinak (PAST) 1177
9. Stephen Houston (IN) 1130
10. Kain Colter* (NWEST) 1063

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Montee Ball* (WI) 22
2. Carlos Hyde (OHST) 17
3. Stephen Houston (IN) 16
4. James White* (WI) 13
  Le'Veon Bell* (MIST) 13
  Venric Mark* (NWEST) 13
  Braxton Miller (OHST) 13
8. Kain Colter* (NWEST) 12
9. Allen Robinson (PAST) 11
  Devin Gardner* (MI) 11

Total Plays

1. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 563
2. Matt McGloin (PAST) 505
3. Andrew Maxwell* (MIST) 483
4. Braxton Miller (OHST) 481
5. James Vandenberg (IA) 452
6. Cameron Coffman (IN) 444
7. Le'Veon Bell* (MIST) 383
8. Nathan Scheelhaase (IL) 371
9. Montee Ball* (WI) 356
10. Denard Robinson* (MI) 344

Total Yards

1. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 3890
2. Braxton Miller (OHST) 3310
3. Matt McGloin (PAST) 3220
4. Cameron Coffman (IN) 2733
5. Denard Robinson* (MI) 2585
6. Andrew Maxwell* (MIST) 2500
7. James Vandenberg (IA) 2265
8. Montee Ball* (WI) 1830
9. Le'Veon Bell* (MIST) 1822
10. Kain Colter* (NWEST) 1766

Total Yards Per Play

1. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 6.9
2. Braxton Miller (OHST) 6.9
3. Matt McGloin (PAST) 6.4

Total Touchdowns

1. Taylor Martinez* (NE) 33
2. Matt McGloin (PAST) 29
3. Braxton Miller (OHST) 28
4. Montee Ball* (WI) 22
5. Kain Colter* (NWEST) 20
6. Devin Gardner* (MI) 18
7. Denard Robinson* (MI) 16
  Carlos Hyde (OHST) 16
  Cameron Coffman (IN) 16
10. Robert Marve* (PUR) 15

Touchdowns

1. Montee Ball* (WI) 22
2. Carlos Hyde (OHST) 17
3. Stephen Houston (IN) 16
4. Venric Mark* (NWEST) 15
5. Braxton Miller (OHST) 13
  Le'Veon Bell* (MIST) 13
  James White* (WI) 13
8. Kain Colter* (NWEST) 12
9. Allen Robinson (PAST) 11
  Devin Gardner* (MI) 11
  Ameer Abdullah* (NE) 11

Points

1. Rodrick Williams Jr.* (MN) 12
2. Tim Russell (IL) 4

Extra Point Attempts

1. Brett Maher* (NE) 59
2. Drew Basil (OHST) 57
3. Jeff Budzien* (NWEST) 50
4. Brendan Gibbons* (MI) 45
5. Mitch Ewald (IN) 43
6. Sam Ficken (PAST) 41
7. Kyle French* (WI) 40
8. Jordan Wettstein* (MN) 34
9. Sam McCartney* (PUR) 31
10. Mike Meyer (IA) 25
  Dan Conroy* (MIST) 25

Extra Points Made

1. Brett Maher* (NE) 59
2. Drew Basil (OHST) 56
3. Jeff Budzien* (NWEST) 50
4. Brendan Gibbons* (MI) 45
5. Mitch Ewald (IN) 42
6. Sam Ficken (PAST) 39
7. Kyle French* (WI) 38
8. Jordan Wettstein* (MN) 33
9. Sam McCartney* (PUR) 28
10. Dan Conroy* (MIST) 25
  Mike Meyer (IA) 25

Field Goal Attempts

1. Dan Conroy* (MIST) 32
2. Brett Maher* (NE) 27
3. Jordan Wettstein* (MN) 22
4. Sam Ficken (PAST) 21
  Mike Meyer (IA) 21
6. Jeff Budzien* (NWEST) 20
  Mitch Ewald (IN) 20
8. Brendan Gibbons* (MI) 18
9. Kyle French* (WI) 16
10. Drew Basil (OHST) 11

Field Goals Made

1. Dan Conroy* (MIST) 23
2. Brett Maher* (NE) 20
3. Jeff Budzien* (NWEST) 19
4. Mike Meyer (IA) 17
5. Brendan Gibbons* (MI) 16
6. Mitch Ewald (IN) 15
7. Jordan Wettstein* (MN) 14
  Sam Ficken (PAST) 14
9. Kyle French* (WI) 10
10. Drew Basil (OHST) 8

Punts

1. Drew Meyer* (WI) 80
2. Mike Sadler* (MIST) 79
3. Justin Duvernois (IL) 73
4. Cody Webster* (PUR) 70
5. Christian Eldred* (MN) 67
6. Brandon Williams* (NWEST) 64
7. Brett Maher* (NE) 61
8. Ben Buchanan (OHST) 59
9. Connor Kornbrath (IA) 53
10. Alex Butterworth (PAST) 51

Punting Yards

1. Mike Sadler* (MIST) 3422
2. Drew Meyer* (WI) 3323
3. Justin Duvernois (IL) 3060
4. Cody Webster* (PUR) 2961
5. Christian Eldred* (MN) 2555
6. Brandon Williams* (NWEST) 2554
7. Brett Maher* (NE) 2552
8. Ben Buchanan (OHST) 2421
9. Connor Kornbrath (IA) 2010
10. Alex Butterworth (PAST) 1905

Punt Returns

1. A.J. Barker* (MN) 19
2. Corey Brown (OHST) 18
3. Jared Abbrederis* (WI) 17
4. Micah Hyde (IA) 16
  Ameer Abdullah* (NE) 16
6. Jesse Della Valle (PAST) 15
  Venric Mark* (NWEST) 15
8. Nick Stoner (IN) 13
9. Jeremy Gallon* (MI) 12
10. Tommy Davis (IL) 11
  Andre Sims* (MIST) 11
  Evan Lewis (PAST) 11

Punt Return Yards

1. Venric Mark* (NWEST) 280
2. Corey Brown (OHST) 221
3. Ameer Abdullah* (NE) 209
4. A.J. Barker* (MN) 135
5. Micah Hyde (IA) 119
6. Jesse Della Valle (PAST) 114
7. Jared Abbrederis* (WI) 111
8. Kenzel Doe* (WI) 99
9. Andre Sims* (MIST) 92
10. Nick Stoner (IN) 75

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Venric Mark* (NWEST) 2
  Corey Brown (OHST) 2

Kickoff Returns

1. Akeem Hunt* (PUR) 39
2. Dennis Norfleet* (MI) 35
3. Nick Hill* (MIST) 31
4. Tevin Coleman (IN) 24
5. Troy Stoudermire* (MN) 22
6. Venric Mark* (NWEST) 21
7. Jordan Cotton (IA) 19
  Josh Ferguson (IL) 19
9. Raheem Mostert* (PUR) 18
10. Ameer Abdullah* (NE) 17

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Akeem Hunt* (PUR) 867
2. Dennis Norfleet* (MI) 827
3. Nick Hill* (MIST) 670
4. Tevin Coleman (IN) 566
5. Jordan Cotton (IA) 536
6. Troy Stoudermire* (MN) 513
7. Raheem Mostert* (PUR) 463
8. Venric Mark* (NWEST) 416
9. Ameer Abdullah* (NE) 360
10. Josh Ferguson (IL) 344

Solo Tackles

1. Damien Proby* (NWEST) 74
2. Ryan Shazier (OHST) 70
3. Mike Taylor* (WI) 69
4. Greg Heban (IN) 68
5. David Nwabuisi* (NWEST) 62
6. Josh Johnson* (PUR) 59
  Ibraheim Campbell* (NWEST) 59
  Troy Stoudermire* (MN) 59
9. Anthony Hitchens (IA) 56
  Chi Chi Ariguzo* (NWEST) 56
  Chris Borland* (WI) 56
  Jake Ryan* (MI) 56

Assisted Tackles

1. Will Compton* (NE) 73
2. Anthony Hitchens (IA) 68
3. Gerald Hodges (PAST) 64
4. James Morris (IA) 61
5. Max Bullough* (MIST) 60
6. Mike Taylor* (WI) 54
7. Christian Kirksey (IA) 53
  Mason Monheim (IL) 53
9. Chris Borland* (WI) 48
10. Michael Mauti (PAST) 47

Total Tackles

1. Anthony Hitchens (IA) 124
2. Mike Taylor* (WI) 123
3. Ryan Shazier (OHST) 115
4. James Morris (IA) 113
5. Damien Proby* (NWEST) 112
6. Max Bullough* (MIST) 111
7. Will Compton* (NE) 110
8. Gerald Hodges (PAST) 109
9. Chris Borland* (WI) 104
10. David Nwabuisi* (NWEST) 97

Tackles for Loss

1. Ryan Shazier (OHST) 17
2. Eric Martin* (NE) 16
3. Jake Ryan* (MI) 16
4. Kawann Short* (PUR) 16
5. Mike Taylor* (WI) 15
6. John Simon (OHST) 14
7. Adam Replogle (IN) 13
  William Gholston* (MIST) 13
9. Tyler Scott* (NWEST) 12
  Max Bullough* (MIST) 12

Interceptions

1. Daimion Stafford* (NE) 4
  Michael Carter* (MN) 4
  Devin Smith* (WI) 4
  Travis Howard (OHST) 4
  Landon Feichter* (PUR) 4
6. Johnny Adams* (MIST) 3
  P.J. Smith* (NE) 3
  Greg Heban (IN) 3
  Darqueze Dennard* (MIST) 3
  Michael Mauti (PAST) 3
  David Nwabuisi* (NWEST) 3
  Josh Johnson* (PUR) 3
  Nick Vanhoose* (NWEST) 3

Interception Return Yards

1. Michael Mauti (PAST) 125
2. Greg Heban (IN) 94
3. Christian Kirksey (IA) 86
4. Josh Johnson* (PUR) 74
5. P.J. Smith* (NE) 71
6. Raymon Taylor* (MI) 70
7. Isaiah Lewis* (MIST) 69
8. Devin Smith* (WI) 67
9. Chi Chi Ariguzo* (NWEST) 61
  Michael Carter* (MN) 61

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Christian Kirksey (IA) 2

Passes Defended

1. Michael Carter* (MN) 19
  Bradley Roby (OHST) 19
  Josh Johnson* (PUR) 19
4. Devin Smith* (WI) 17
5. Micah Hyde (IA) 15
6. Christian Bryant (OHST) 13
  Marcus Cromartie* (WI) 13
  Ibraheim Campbell* (NWEST) 13
9. Ryan Shazier (OHST) 12
  Derrick Wells* (MN) 12

Fumbles Forced

1. Jake Ryan* (MI) 4
  Alonzo Whaley* (NE) 4
3. Chris Borland* (WI) 3
  David Gilbert* (WI) 3
  Ryan Shazier (OHST) 3
  Earnest Thomas (IL) 3
  Michael Mauti (PAST) 3
  Josh Johnson* (PUR) 3
  Will Lucas* (PUR) 3
  Tyler Scott* (NWEST) 3
  Deion Barnes (PAST) 3
  Aaron Hill* (MN) 3