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2014 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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Record: 105-76, .580 W-L% (2nd of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 4.52 (5th of 11) ▪ SOS: 2.29 (5th of 11)

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

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Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
East W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Ohio State 14 1 .933 9 0 1.000 44.8 22.0 20.44 5.17
Michigan State 11 2 .846 7 1 .875 43.0 21.5 16.07 1.68
Maryland 7 6 .538 4 4 .500 28.5 30.2 1.58 3.12
Rutgers 8 5 .615 3 5 .375 26.7 30.2 3.19 2.50
Michigan 5 7 .417 3 5 .375 20.9 22.4 1.82 3.65
Penn State 7 6 .538 2 6 .250 20.6 18.6 2.46 1.54
Indiana 4 8 .333 1 7 .125 25.1 32.8 -5.32 1.43
West W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Wisconsin 11 3 .786 7 2 .778 34.6 20.8 12.70 1.91
Nebraska 9 4 .692 5 3 .625 37.8 26.4 10.26 1.72
Minnesota 8 5 .615 5 3 .625 28.4 24.2 6.74 3.04
Iowa 7 6 .538 4 4 .500 28.2 25.6 1.37 -0.40
Illinois 6 7 .462 3 5 .375 25.9 34.0 -2.53 3.00
Northwestern 5 7 .417 3 5 .375 23.0 25.2 0.80 1.63
Purdue 3 9 .250 1 7 .125 23.8 31.7 -6.33 2.01

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/31 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
Ohio State 5 8 22 23 22 20 15 13 13 13 13 8 7 7 6 5 1
Michigan State 8 7 13 11 9 10 8 8 8 8 7 12 10 10 7 7 5
Wisconsin 14 18 18 19 19 17         25 22 14 14 11 17 13
Minnesota                           22      
Nebraska 22 19   24 21 19 21 19 16 17 15 11 21   25 25  

11 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes TV
2015-01-12 8:30 PM College Football Championship Ohio State 42 Oregon 20 College Football Championship - AT&T Stadium - Arlington, TX ESPN
2015-01-02 3:20 PM TaxSlayer Bowl Tennessee 45 Iowa 28 TaxSlayer Bowl - EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL ESPN
2015-01-01 9:00 PM Sugar Bowl Ohio State 42 Alabama 35 Allstate Sugar Bowl - Mercedes-Benz Superdome - New Orleans, LA ESPN
2015-01-01 1:00 PM Citrus Bowl Missouri 33 Minnesota 17 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl - Florida Citrus Bowl - Orlando, FL ABC
2015-01-01 12:30 PM Cotton Bowl Michigan State 42 Baylor 41 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic - AT&T Stadium - Arlington, TX ESPN
2015-01-01 12:00 PM Outback Bowl Wisconsin 34 Auburn 31 Outback Bowl - Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL ESPN 2
2014-12-30 10:00 PM Foster Farms Bowl Stanford 45 Maryland 21 Foster Farms Bowl - Levi`s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA ESPN
2014-12-27 8:00 PM Holiday Bowl Southern California 45 Nebraska 42 National University Holiday Bowl - Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA ESPN
2014-12-27 4:30 PM Pinstripe Bowl Penn State 31 Boston College 30 New Era Pinstripe Bowl - Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York ESPN
2014-12-26 4:30 PM Quick Lane Bowl Rutgers 40 North Carolina 21 Quick Lane Bowl - Ford Field, Detroit, MI ESPN
2014-12-26 1:00 PM Heart of Dallas Bowl Louisiana Tech 35 Illinois 18 Zaxby`s Heart of Dallas Bowl - Cotton Bowl - Dallas, TX ESPN

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Christian Hackenberg (PAST) 270
2. Trevor Siemian (NWEST) 228
3. Jake Rudock (IA) 213
4. Connor Cook (MIST) 212
5. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 203
6. C.J. Brown (MD) 189
7. Gary Nova (RUT) 187
8. Devin Gardner (MI) 174
9. Wes Lunt (IL) 153
10. Austin Appleby (PUR) 144

Pass Attempts

1. Christian Hackenberg (PAST) 484
2. Trevor Siemian (NWEST) 392
3. Connor Cook (MIST) 365
4. C.J. Brown (MD) 354
5. Jake Rudock (IA) 345
6. Gary Nova (RUT) 327
7. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 314
8. Devin Gardner (MI) 283
9. Austin Appleby (PUR) 272
10. Wes Lunt (IL) 241

Passing Yards

1. Connor Cook (MIST) 3214
2. Christian Hackenberg (PAST) 2977
3. Gary Nova (RUT) 2851
4. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 2834
5. Jake Rudock (IA) 2436
6. C.J. Brown (MD) 2288
7. Trevor Siemian (NWEST) 2214
8. Devin Gardner (MI) 1896
9. Mitch Leidner (MN) 1798
10. Wes Lunt (IL) 1763

Passing Touchdowns

1. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 34
2. Connor Cook (MIST) 24
3. Gary Nova (RUT) 22
4. Jake Rudock (IA) 16
5. Wes Lunt (IL) 14
6. C.J. Brown (MD) 13
7. Christian Hackenberg (PAST) 12
8. Mitch Leidner (MN) 11
9. Reilly O'Toole (IL) 10
  Devin Gardner (MI) 10
  Austin Appleby (PUR) 10

Passing Interceptions

1. Christian Hackenberg (PAST) 15
  Devin Gardner (MI) 15
3. Gary Nova (RUT) 12
4. Austin Appleby (PUR) 11
  Trevor Siemian (NWEST) 11
6. Joel Stave (WI) 10
  J.T. Barrett (OHST) 10
  C.J. Brown (MD) 10
9. Mitch Leidner (MN) 8
  Connor Cook (MIST) 8
  Reilly O'Toole (IL) 8

Rush Attempts

1. Melvin Gordon (WI) 343
2. David Cobb (MN) 314
3. Jeremy Langford (MIST) 276
4. Ezekiel Elliott (OHST) 273
5. Tevin Coleman (IN) 270
6. Ameer Abdullah (NE) 264
7. Justin Jackson (NWEST) 245
8. Mark Weisman (IA) 213
9. Akeem Hunt (PUR) 173
10. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 171

Rushing Yards

1. Melvin Gordon (WI) 2587
2. Tevin Coleman (IN) 2036
3. Ezekiel Elliott (OHST) 1878
4. David Cobb (MN) 1626
5. Ameer Abdullah (NE) 1611
6. Jeremy Langford (MIST) 1522
7. Justin Jackson (NWEST) 1187
8. Akeem Hunt (PUR) 949
  Corey Clement (WI) 949
10. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 938

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Melvin Gordon (WI) 29
2. Jeremy Langford (MIST) 22
3. Ameer Abdullah (NE) 19
4. Ezekiel Elliott (OHST) 18
5. Mark Weisman (IA) 16
6. Tevin Coleman (IN) 15
7. David Cobb (MN) 13
8. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 11
9. Mitch Leidner (MN) 10
  Justin Jackson (NWEST) 10

Receptions

1. DaeSean Hamilton (PAST) 82
2. Mike Dudek (IL) 76
3. Tony Lippett (MIST) 65
4. Stefon Diggs (MD) 62
  Devin Funchess (MI) 62
6. Shane Wynn (IN) 56
7. Eugene Lewis (PAST) 55
  Alex Erickson (WI) 55
  Leonte Carroo (RUT) 55
10. Michael Thomas (OHST) 54

Receiving Yards

1. Tony Lippett (MIST) 1198
2. Leonte Carroo (RUT) 1086
3. Mike Dudek (IL) 1038
4. Devin Smith (OHST) 931
5. DaeSean Hamilton (PAST) 899
6. Michael Thomas (OHST) 799
7. Stefon Diggs (MD) 792
8. Kenny Bell (NE) 788
9. Alex Erickson (WI) 772
10. Eugene Lewis (PAST) 751

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Devin Smith (OHST) 12
2. Tony Lippett (MIST) 11
3. Leonte Carroo (RUT) 10
4. Michael Thomas (OHST) 9
5. Maxx Williams (MN) 8
6. Jalin Marshall (OHST) 6
  Kenny Bell (NE) 6
  Mike Dudek (IL) 6
  Josiah Price (MIST) 6
10. Geronimo Allison (IL) 5
  Jordan Westerkamp (NE) 5
  Stefon Diggs (MD) 5
  Nick Vannett (OHST) 5

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Melvin Gordon (WI) 362
2. David Cobb (MN) 330
3. Ezekiel Elliott (OHST) 301
4. Tevin Coleman (IN) 295
5. Jeremy Langford (MIST) 287
6. Ameer Abdullah (NE) 286
7. Justin Jackson (NWEST) 267
8. Akeem Hunt (PUR) 221
9. Mark Weisman (IA) 217
10. Josh Ferguson (IL) 196

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Melvin Gordon (WI) 2740
2. Tevin Coleman (IN) 2177
3. Ezekiel Elliott (OHST) 2098
4. Ameer Abdullah (NE) 1880
5. David Cobb (MN) 1788
6. Jeremy Langford (MIST) 1584
7. Justin Jackson (NWEST) 1388
8. Tony Lippett (MIST) 1249
9. Akeem Hunt (PUR) 1242
10. Josh Ferguson (IL) 1162

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Melvin Gordon (WI) 32
2. Ameer Abdullah (NE) 22
  Jeremy Langford (MIST) 22
4. Ezekiel Elliott (OHST) 18
5. Mark Weisman (IA) 16
6. Tevin Coleman (IN) 15
7. David Cobb (MN) 13
8. Tony Lippett (MIST) 12
  Devin Smith (OHST) 12
10. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 11
  Justin Jackson (NWEST) 11
  Corey Clement (WI) 11

Total Plays

1. Christian Hackenberg (PAST) 577
2. C.J. Brown (MD) 515
3. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 485
4. Trevor Siemian (NWEST) 460
5. Connor Cook (MIST) 416
6. Jake Rudock (IA) 412
7. Devin Gardner (MI) 381
8. Gary Nova (RUT) 372
9. Mitch Leidner (MN) 363
10. Melvin Gordon (WI) 343

Total Yards

1. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 3772
2. Connor Cook (MIST) 3294
3. Christian Hackenberg (PAST) 2883
4. Gary Nova (RUT) 2846
5. C.J. Brown (MD) 2827
6. Jake Rudock (IA) 2612
7. Melvin Gordon (WI) 2587
8. Mitch Leidner (MN) 2250
9. Devin Gardner (MI) 2154
10. Trevor Siemian (NWEST) 2091

Total Yards Per Play

1. Connor Cook (MIST) 7.9
2. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 7.8

Total Touchdowns

1. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 45
2. Melvin Gordon (WI) 29
3. Connor Cook (MIST) 26
4. Gary Nova (RUT) 25
5. Jeremy Langford (MIST) 22
6. Mitch Leidner (MN) 21
  C.J. Brown (MD) 21
8. Ameer Abdullah (NE) 19
  Jake Rudock (IA) 19
10. Ezekiel Elliott (OHST) 18

Touchdowns

1. Melvin Gordon (WI) 32
2. Jeremy Langford (MIST) 22
  Ameer Abdullah (NE) 22
4. Ezekiel Elliott (OHST) 18
5. Mark Weisman (IA) 16
6. Tevin Coleman (IN) 15
7. David Cobb (MN) 13
8. Tony Lippett (MIST) 12
  Devin Smith (OHST) 12
10. Justin Jackson (NWEST) 11
  J.T. Barrett (OHST) 11
  Corey Clement (WI) 11

Points

1. Melvin Gordon (WI) 192
2. Ameer Abdullah (NE) 132
  Jeremy Langford (MIST) 132
4. Sean Nuernberger (OHST) 128
5. Rafael Gaglianone (WI) 116
6. Michael Geiger (MIST) 114
7. Ezekiel Elliott (OHST) 108
8. Drew Brown (NE) 101
9. Sam Ficken (PAST) 100
10. Brad Craddock (MD) 98

Extra Point Attempts

1. Sean Nuernberger (OHST) 89
2. Michael Geiger (MIST) 72
3. Rafael Gaglianone (WI) 61
4. Drew Brown (NE) 59
5. Ryan Santoso (MN) 46
6. Brad Craddock (MD) 44
7. Kyle Federico (RUT) 43
8. Marshall Koehn (IA) 38
9. Paul Griggs (PUR) 33
10. Jack Mitchell (NWEST) 28
  Sam Ficken (PAST) 28
  Matt Wile (MI) 28

Extra Points Made

1. Sean Nuernberger (OHST) 89
2. Michael Geiger (MIST) 72
3. Rafael Gaglianone (WI) 59
  Drew Brown (NE) 59
5. Ryan Santoso (MN) 45
6. Brad Craddock (MD) 44
7. Kyle Federico (RUT) 41
8. Marshall Koehn (IA) 38
9. Paul Griggs (PUR) 32
10. Matt Wile (MI) 28
  Sam Ficken (PAST) 28

Field Goal Attempts

1. Sam Ficken (PAST) 29
2. Rafael Gaglianone (WI) 22
  Michael Geiger (MIST) 22
4. Matt Wile (MI) 21
  Kyle Federico (RUT) 21
  Drew Brown (NE) 21
7. Sean Nuernberger (OHST) 20
  Paul Griggs (PUR) 20
9. Brad Craddock (MD) 19
10. Ryan Santoso (MN) 18
  Griffin Oakes (IN) 18
  Jack Mitchell (NWEST) 18

Field Goals Made

1. Sam Ficken (PAST) 24
2. Rafael Gaglianone (WI) 19
3. Brad Craddock (MD) 18
4. Paul Griggs (PUR) 16
  Kyle Federico (RUT) 16
6. Matt Wile (MI) 15
7. Michael Geiger (MIST) 14
  Drew Brown (NE) 14
  Jack Mitchell (NWEST) 14
10. Sean Nuernberger (OHST) 13
  Griffin Oakes (IN) 13

Punts

1. Nathan Renfro (MD) 84
2. Erich Toth (IN) 77
  Justin Duvernois (IL) 77
4. Peter Mortell (MN) 67
5. Chris Gradone (NWEST) 65
6. Sam Foltz (NE) 63
7. Thomas Meadows (PUR) 58
8. Drew Meyer (WI) 54
9. Will Hagerup (MI) 53
10. Mike Sadler (MIST) 52

Punting Yards

1. Nathan Renfro (MD) 3487
2. Justin Duvernois (IL) 3388
3. Erich Toth (IN) 3133
4. Peter Mortell (MN) 3025
5. Sam Foltz (NE) 2659
6. Chris Gradone (NWEST) 2464
7. Thomas Meadows (PUR) 2308
8. Will Hagerup (MI) 2274
9. Cameron Johnston (OHST) 2164
10. Mike Sadler (MIST) 2143

Punt Returns

1. Demornay Pierson-El (NE) 34
2. Kenzel Doe (WI) 24
  Jalin Marshall (OHST) 24
4. Kings (MIST) 21
5. William Likely (MD) 19
6. Jesse Della Valle (PAST) 17
7. Craig James (MN) 16
8. Dontre Wilson (OHST) 14
9. Shane Wynn (IN) 13
10. V'Angelo Bentley (IL) 12
  Matt Vandeberg (IA) 12

Punt Return Yards

1. Demornay Pierson-El (NE) 596
2. Jalin Marshall (OHST) 283
3. Kenzel Doe (WI) 253
4. William Likely (MD) 210
5. Frankie Williams (PUR) 175
6. Craig James (MN) 139
7. Dontre Wilson (OHST) 136
8. Jesse Della Valle (PAST) 129
9. V'Angelo Bentley (IL) 123
10. Kings (MIST) 122

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Demornay Pierson-El (NE) 3

Kickoff Returns

1. Janarion Grant (RUT) 36
2. Raheem Mostert (PUR) 34
3. V'Angelo Bentley (IL) 32
  Grant Haley (PAST) 32
5. R.J. Shelton (MIST) 31
6. Kenzel Doe (WI) 28
7. Jonathan Parker (IA) 24
8. Dontre Wilson (OHST) 22
9. Stefon Diggs (MD) 20
10. Shaun Harris II (IN) 19
  Dennis Norfleet (MI) 19

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Janarion Grant (RUT) 910
2. R.J. Shelton (MIST) 793
3. Raheem Mostert (PUR) 731
4. V'Angelo Bentley (IL) 692
5. Grant Haley (PAST) 659
6. Kenzel Doe (WI) 623
7. Jonathan Parker (IA) 531
8. Dontre Wilson (OHST) 528
9. Jalen Myrick (MN) 508
10. William Likely (MD) 496

Solo Tackles

1. Sean Davis (MD) 80
2. Mike Hull (PAST) 75
3. Joshua Perry (OHST) 73
4. Landon Feichter (PUR) 71
  Steve Longa (RUT) 71
6. Cole Farrand (MD) 70
7. Jake Ryan (MI) 67
8. William Likely (MD) 66
9. Chi Chi Ariguzo (NWEST) 65
  L.A. Goree (MD) 65

Assisted Tackles

1. Mason Monheim (IL) 68
2. Mike Hull (PAST) 65
3. Zane Petty (IL) 60
4. Damien Wilson (MN) 56
  Taylor Barton (IL) 56
6. Zaire Anderson (NE) 55
7. Joshua Perry (OHST) 51
8. Quinton Alston (IA) 49
9. Jordan Lomax (IA) 48
  Cole Farrand (MD) 48

Total Tackles

1. Mike Hull (PAST) 140
2. Joshua Perry (OHST) 124
3. Damien Wilson (MN) 119
4. Cole Farrand (MD) 118
5. Sean Davis (MD) 115
6. Jake Ryan (MI) 112
7. Mason Monheim (IL) 111
8. Zane Petty (IL) 109
9. Michael Caputo (WI) 106
10. Landon Feichter (PUR) 105

Tackles for Loss

1. Joey Bosa (OHST) 21
2. Anthony Zettel (PAST) 17
3. Darron Lee (OHST) 16
  Vince Biegel (WI) 16
5. Derek Landisch (WI) 16
6. Jake Ryan (MI) 14
  Andre Monroe (MD) 14
  Michael Bennett (OHST) 14
9. Joe Schobert (WI) 14
  Frank Clark (MI) 14
  Yannick Ngakoue (MD) 14

Interception Return Yards

1. William Likely (MD) 170
2. Frankie Williams (PUR) 119
3. Anthony Walker (NWEST) 114
4. Doran Grant (OHST) 106
5. Nathan Gerry (NE) 92
6. Ibraheim Campbell (NWEST) 79
7. Taylor Barton (IL) 77
8. Desmond King (IA) 72
9. Rj Williamson (MIST) 60
10. Landon Feichter (PUR) 59

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Rj Williamson (MIST) 2
  William Likely (MD) 2

Passes Defended

1. Josh Mitchell (NE) 13
2. Kurtis Drummond (MIST) 11
3. Eli Apple (OHST) 10
  Nick Vanhoose (NWEST) 10
  Anthony Brown (PUR) 10
6. Jordan Lucas (PAST) 9
  William Likely (MD) 9
  Tim Bennett (IN) 9
  Doran Grant (OHST) 9
  Gareef Glashen (RUT) 9