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2014 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

Previous Year

Record: 99-71, .582 W-L% (3rd of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 4.34 (5th of 11) ▪ SOS: 1.66 (5th of 11)

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
East W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Ohio State 12 1 .923 9 0 1.000 45.2 21.2 17.89 2.50
Michigan State 10 2 .833 7 1 .875 43.1 19.9 15.35 0.35
Maryland 7 5 .583 4 4 .500 29.1 28.9 2.37 2.04
Rutgers 7 5 .583 3 5 .375 25.6 30.9 1.52 2.36
Michigan 5 7 .417 3 5 .375 20.9 22.4 1.33 3.17
Penn State 6 6 .500 2 6 .250 19.8 17.7 1.30 0.89
Indiana 4 8 .333 1 7 .125 25.1 32.8 -5.76 1.00
West W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Wisconsin 10 3 .769 7 2 .778 34.6 20.0 12.17 1.09
Nebraska 9 3 .750 5 3 .625 37.4 24.8 10.90 1.07
Minnesota 8 4 .667 5 3 .625 29.3 23.4 7.69 2.35
Iowa 7 5 .583 4 4 .500 28.3 24.0 2.68 -0.65
Illinois 6 6 .500 3 5 .375 26.6 33.9 -1.65 2.93
Northwestern 5 7 .417 3 5 .375 23.0 25.2 1.05 1.89
Purdue 3 9 .250 1 7 .125 23.8 31.7 -6.05 2.28

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

10 Bowl Games

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Christian Hackenberg (PAST) 236
2. Trevor Siemian (NWEST) 228
3. Jake Rudock (IA) 211
4. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 203
5. Connor Cook (MIST) 188
6. Gary Nova (RUT) 178
7. C.J. Brown (MD) 174
8. Devin Gardner (MI) 172
9. Tommy Armstrong Jr (NE) 152
10. Wes Lunt (IL) 149

Pass Attempts

1. Christian Hackenberg (PAST) 434
2. Trevor Siemian (NWEST) 391
3. Jake Rudock (IA) 337
4. C.J. Brown (MD) 327
5. Connor Cook (MIST) 323
6. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 314
7. Gary Nova (RUT) 307
8. Tommy Armstrong Jr (NE) 294
9. Devin Gardner (MI) 281
10. Austin Appleby (PUR) 272

Pass Completion Percentage

1. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 64.6
2. Wes Lunt (IL) 63.9
3. Jake Rudock (IA) 62.6
4. Devin Gardner (MI) 61.2
5. Trevor Siemian (NWEST) 58.3
6. Connor Cook (MIST) 58.2
7. Gary Nova (RUT) 58.0
8. Christian Hackenberg (PAST) 54.4
9. C.J. Brown (MD) 53.2
10. Austin Appleby (PUR) 52.9

Passing Yards

1. Connor Cook (MIST) 2900
2. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 2834
3. Gary Nova (RUT) 2667
4. Christian Hackenberg (PAST) 2606
5. Jake Rudock (IA) 2404
6. Tommy Armstrong Jr (NE) 2314
7. Trevor Siemian (NWEST) 2214
8. C.J. Brown (MD) 2083
9. Devin Gardner (MI) 1892
10. Wes Lunt (IL) 1729

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 9.0
2. Connor Cook (MIST) 9.0
3. Gary Nova (RUT) 8.7
4. Tommy Armstrong Jr (NE) 7.9
5. Mitch Leidner (MN) 7.5
6. Wes Lunt (IL) 7.4
7. Jake Rudock (IA) 7.1
8. Devin Gardner (MI) 6.7
9. C.J. Brown (MD) 6.4
10. Christian Hackenberg (PAST) 6.0

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 9.8
2. Connor Cook (MIST) 9.5
3. Gary Nova (RUT) 8.2
4. Wes Lunt (IL) 8.0
5. Tommy Armstrong Jr (NE) 7.5
6. Jake Rudock (IA) 7.4
7. Mitch Leidner (MN) 6.7
8. C.J. Brown (MD) 5.9
9. Devin Gardner (MI) 5.0
10. Christian Hackenberg (PAST) 4.8

Passing Touchdowns

1. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 34
2. Connor Cook (MIST) 22
3. Gary Nova (RUT) 20
4. Tommy Armstrong Jr (NE) 19
5. Jake Rudock (IA) 16
6. Wes Lunt (IL) 14
7. C.J. Brown (MD) 13
8. Devin Gardner (MI) 10
  Mitch Leidner (MN) 10
  Austin Appleby (PUR) 10

Passing Interceptions

1. Devin Gardner (MI) 15
  Christian Hackenberg (PAST) 15
3. Gary Nova (RUT) 12
4. Austin Appleby (PUR) 11
  Tommy Armstrong Jr (NE) 11
  Trevor Siemian (NWEST) 11
7. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 10
8. C.J. Brown (MD) 9
9. Mitch Leidner (MN) 8
10. Reilly O'Toole (IL) 7
  Joel Stave (WI) 7

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 169.8
2. Connor Cook (MIST) 152.4
3. Gary Nova (RUT) 144.6
4. Wes Lunt (IL) 143.5
5. Jake Rudock (IA) 135.2
6. Tommy Armstrong Jr (NE) 131.7
7. Mitch Leidner (MN) 120.1
8. Devin Gardner (MI) 118.8
9. C.J. Brown (MD) 114.3
10. Trevor Siemian (NWEST) 106.2

Rush Attempts

1. Melvin Gordon (WI) 309
2. David Cobb (MN) 294
3. Tevin Coleman (IN) 270
4. Jeremy Langford (MIST) 249
5. Justin Jackson (NWEST) 245
6. Ameer Abdullah (NE) 237
7. Ezekiel Elliott (OHST) 217
8. Mark Weisman (IA) 206
9. Akeem Hunt (PUR) 173
10. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 171

Rushing Yards

1. Melvin Gordon (WI) 2336
2. Tevin Coleman (IN) 2036
3. David Cobb (MN) 1548
4. Ameer Abdullah (NE) 1523
5. Ezekiel Elliott (OHST) 1402
6. Jeremy Langford (MIST) 1360
7. Justin Jackson (NWEST) 1187
8. Akeem Hunt (PUR) 949
9. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 938
10. Corey Clement (WI) 844

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Melvin Gordon (WI) 7.6
2. Tevin Coleman (IN) 7.5
3. Ezekiel Elliott (OHST) 6.5
4. Ameer Abdullah (NE) 6.4
5. Corey Clement (WI) 6.4
6. Nick Hill (MIST) 6.0
7. Derrick Green (MI) 5.7
8. Raheem Mostert (PUR) 5.7
9. Akeem Hunt (PUR) 5.5
10. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 5.5

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Melvin Gordon (WI) 26
2. Jeremy Langford (MIST) 19
3. Ameer Abdullah (NE) 18
4. Tevin Coleman (IN) 15
5. Mark Weisman (IA) 14
6. David Cobb (MN) 13
7. Ezekiel Elliott (OHST) 12
8. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 11
9. Mitch Leidner (MN) 10
  Justin Jackson (NWEST) 10

Receptions

1. DaeSean Hamilton (PAST) 75
2. Mike Dudek (IL) 69
3. Devin Funchess (MI) 62
4. Tony Lippett (MIST) 60
5. Shane Wynn (IN) 56
6. Leonte Carroo (RUT) 53
7. Stefon Diggs (MD) 52
8. Alex Erickson (WI) 51
  Kyle Prater (NWEST) 51
10. Deon Long (MD) 49
  Kevonte Martin-Manley (IA) 49

Receiving Yards

1. Tony Lippett (MIST) 1124
2. Leonte Carroo (RUT) 1043
3. Mike Dudek (IL) 965
4. DaeSean Hamilton (PAST) 848
5. Devin Smith (OHST) 799
6. Alex Erickson (WI) 734
7. Devin Funchess (MI) 733
8. Kenny Bell (NE) 717
9. Shane Wynn (IN) 708
10. Michael Thomas (OHST) 680

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Devin Smith (OHST) 26.6
2. Leonte Carroo (RUT) 19.7
3. Tony Lippett (MIST) 18.7
4. Kenny Bell (NE) 17.9
5. Jordan Westerkamp (NE) 16.2
6. Maxx Willams (MN) 16.2
7. Danny Anthrop (PUR) 16.2
8. Michael Thomas (OHST) 15.8
9. Josiah Price (MIST) 15.1
10. Macgarrett Kings Jr. (MIST) 14.8

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Tony Lippett (MIST) 11
  Devin Smith (OHST) 11
3. Leonte Carroo (RUT) 10
4. Michael Thomas (OHST) 8
5. Maxx Willams (MN) 7
6. Jalin Marshall (OHST) 6
  Mike Dudek (IL) 6
8. Kenny Bell (NE) 5
  Josiah Price (MIST) 5
  Stefon Diggs (MD) 5
  Geronimo Allison (IL) 5

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Melvin Gordon (WI) 326
2. David Cobb (MN) 306
3. Tevin Coleman (IN) 295
4. Justin Jackson (NWEST) 267
5. Jeremy Langford (MIST) 258
6. Ameer Abdullah (NE) 253
7. Ezekiel Elliott (OHST) 243
8. Akeem Hunt (PUR) 221
9. Mark Weisman (IA) 209
10. Josh Ferguson (IL) 183

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Melvin Gordon (WI) 2487
2. Tevin Coleman (IN) 2177
3. Ameer Abdullah (NE) 1731
4. David Cobb (MN) 1677
5. Ezekiel Elliott (OHST) 1610
6. Jeremy Langford (MIST) 1415
7. Justin Jackson (NWEST) 1388
8. Akeem Hunt (PUR) 1242
9. Tony Lippett (MIST) 1156
10. Josh Ferguson (IL) 1058

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Melvin Gordon (WI) 29
2. Ameer Abdullah (NE) 21
3. Jeremy Langford (MIST) 19
4. Tevin Coleman (IN) 15
5. Mark Weisman (IA) 14
6. David Cobb (MN) 13
7. Ezekiel Elliott (OHST) 12
  Tony Lippett (MIST) 12
9. Devin Smith (OHST) 11
  J.T. Barrett (OHST) 11
  Justin Jackson (NWEST) 11

Total Plays

1. Christian Hackenberg (PAST) 519
2. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 485
3. C.J. Brown (MD) 475
4. Trevor Siemian (NWEST) 459
5. Tommy Armstrong Jr (NE) 427
6. Jake Rudock (IA) 402
7. Devin Gardner (MI) 379
8. Connor Cook (MIST) 368
9. Gary Nova (RUT) 350
10. Austin Appleby (PUR) 333

Total Yards

1. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 3772
2. Tommy Armstrong Jr (NE) 2978
3. Connor Cook (MIST) 2969
4. C.J. Brown (MD) 2652
5. Gary Nova (RUT) 2632
6. Jake Rudock (IA) 2558
7. Christian Hackenberg (PAST) 2512
8. Melvin Gordon (WI) 2336
9. Devin Gardner (MI) 2150
10. Trevor Siemian (NWEST) 2091

Total Yards Per Play

1. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 7.8

Total Touchdowns

1. J.T. Barrett (OHST) 45
2. Melvin Gordon (WI) 26
3. Connor Cook (MIST) 24
  Tommy Armstrong Jr (NE) 24
5. Gary Nova (RUT) 23
6. Mitch Leidner (MN) 20
  C.J. Brown (MD) 20
8. Jake Rudock (IA) 19
  Jeremy Langford (MIST) 19
10. Ameer Abdullah (NE) 18

Field Goal Attempts

1. Sam Ficken (PAST) 28
2. Michael Geiger (MIST) 22
3. Matt Wile (MI) 21
4. Paul Griggs (PUR) 20
  Rafael Gaglianone (WI) 20
6. Drew Brown (NE) 19
  Kyle Federico (RUT) 19
  Brad Craddock (MD) 19
9. Jack Mitchell (NWEST) 18
  Sean Nuernberger (OHST) 18
  Griffin Oakes (IN) 18

Field Goals Made

1. Sam Ficken (PAST) 23
2. Brad Craddock (MD) 18
3. Rafael Gaglianone (WI) 17
4. Paul Griggs (PUR) 16
5. Matt Wile (MI) 15
6. Jack Mitchell (NWEST) 14
  Michael Geiger (MIST) 14
  Kyle Federico (RUT) 14
9. Griffin Oakes (IN) 13
10. Marshall Koehn (IA) 12
  Drew Brown (NE) 12

Field Goal Percentage

1. Brad Craddock (MD) 94.7
2. Rafael Gaglianone (WI) 85.0
3. Sam Ficken (PAST) 82.1
4. Paul Griggs (PUR) 80.0
5. Jack Mitchell (NWEST) 77.8
6. Marshall Koehn (IA) 75.0
7. Kyle Federico (RUT) 73.7
8. Griffin Oakes (IN) 72.2
9. Matt Wile (MI) 71.4
10. Ryan Santoso (MN) 64.7

Punts

1. Nathan Renfro (MD) 78
2. Erich Toth (IN) 77
3. Justin Duvernois (IL) 72
4. Chris Gradone (NWEST) 65
5. Peter Mortell (MN) 62
6. Thomas Meadows (PUR) 58
7. Sam Foltz (NE) 56
8. Will Hagerup (MI) 53
9. Drew Meyer (WI) 51
10. Mike Sadler (MIST) 49

Punting Yards

1. Nathan Renfro (MD) 3203
2. Justin Duvernois (IL) 3194
3. Erich Toth (IN) 3133
4. Peter Mortell (MN) 2821
5. Chris Gradone (NWEST) 2464
6. Sam Foltz (NE) 2346
7. Thomas Meadows (PUR) 2308
8. Will Hagerup (MI) 2274
9. Mike Sadler (MIST) 2024
10. Drew Meyer (WI) 1941

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Peter Mortell (MN) 45.5
2. Cameron Johnston (OHST) 45.1
3. Justin Duvernois (IL) 44.4
4. Will Hagerup (MI) 42.9
5. Sam Foltz (NE) 41.9
6. Mike Sadler (MIST) 41.3
7. Nathan Renfro (MD) 41.1
8. Erich Toth (IN) 40.7
9. Tim Gleeson (RUT) 40.3
10. Thomas Meadows (PUR) 39.8

Punt Return Yards

1. Demornay Pierson-El (NE) 589
2. Kenzel Doe (WI) 253
3. Jalin Marshall (OHST) 241
4. William Likely (MD) 203
5. Frankie Williams (PUR) 171
6. Dontre Wilson (OHST) 136
7. Craig James (MN) 129
8. Jesse Della Valle (PAST) 127
9. V'Angelo Bentley (IL) 123
10. Macgarrett Kings Jr. (MIST) 122

Punt Return Yards Per Return

1. Demornay Pierson-El (NE) 17.8
2. Jalin Marshall (OHST) 12.7
3. William Likely (MD) 11.3
4. Kenzel Doe (WI) 11.0
5. V'Angelo Bentley (IL) 10.2
6. Dontre Wilson (OHST) 9.7
7. Craig James (MN) 8.6
8. Jesse Della Valle (PAST) 7.9
9. Macgarrett Kings Jr. (MIST) 5.8
10. Shane Wynn (IN) 5.3

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Demornay Pierson-El (NE) 3

Kickoff Returns

1. Janarion Grant (RUT) 36
2. Raheem Mostert (PUR) 34
3. Grant Haley (PAST) 30
4. V'Angelo Bentley (IL) 29
5. R.J. Shelton (MIST) 28
6. Kenzel Doe (WI) 27
7. Dontre Wilson (OHST) 22
8. Jonathan Parker (IA) 21
9. Stefon Diggs (MD) 20
10. Dennis Norfleet (MI) 19
  Shaun Harris II (IN) 19

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Janarion Grant (RUT) 910
2. Raheem Mostert (PUR) 731
3. R.J. Shelton (MIST) 704
4. V'Angelo Bentley (IL) 626
5. Grant Haley (PAST) 621
6. Kenzel Doe (WI) 599
7. Dontre Wilson (OHST) 528
8. Jonathan Parker (IA) 491
9. Stefon Diggs (MD) 478
10. Jalen Myrick (MN) 451

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. William Likely (MD) 28.0
2. Jalen Myrick (MN) 26.5
3. Janarion Grant (RUT) 25.3
4. R.J. Shelton (MIST) 25.1
5. Dontre Wilson (OHST) 24.0
6. Stefon Diggs (MD) 23.9
7. Jonathan Parker (IA) 23.4
8. Dennis Norfleet (MI) 23.1
9. Kenzel Doe (WI) 22.2
10. V'Angelo Bentley (IL) 21.6

Solo Tackles

1. Sean Davis (MD) 76
2. Mike Hull (PAST) 73
3. Landon Feichter (PUR) 67
  Jake Ryan (MI) 67
5. Joshua Perry (OHST) 66
6. Cole Farrand (MD) 64
7. Steve Longa (RUT) 63
8. William Likely (MD) 61
9. L.A. Goree (MD) 60
10. Matthew Harris (NWEST) 58
  Michael Caputo (WI) 58

Assisted Tackles

1. Mike Hull (PAST) 59
2. Mason Monheim (IL) 56
3. Damien Wilson (MN) 54
4. Zane Petty (IL) 52
5. Taylor Barton (IL) 51
6. Zaire Anderson (NE) 50
7. Joe Bolden (MI) 47
  Cole Farrand (MD) 47
9. Joshua Perry (OHST) 46
10. Jake Ryan (MI) 45

Total Tackles

1. Mike Hull (PAST) 132
2. Joshua Perry (OHST) 112
  Jake Ryan (MI) 112
4. Cole Farrand (MD) 111
  Damien Wilson (MN) 111
6. Sean Davis (MD) 108
7. Joe Bolden (MI) 102
8. Michael Caputo (WI) 99
9. Mason Monheim (IL) 97
10. Zaire Anderson (NE) 95

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
9. Landon Feichter (PUR) 59
  Briean Boddy (MN) 59

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. William Likely (MD) 2