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2014 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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Record: 105-76, .580 W-L% (5th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

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

Conference Champion: Ohio State (Won Championship Game 59-0)

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

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 Completion Percentage

1. J.T. Barrett* (Ohio State) 64.6
2. Wes Lunt* (Illinois) 63.5
3. Jake Rudock* (Iowa) 61.7
4. Devin Gardner (Michigan) 61.5
5. Reilly O'Toole* (Illinois) 59.2
6. Trevor Siemian (Northwestern) 58.2
7. Connor Cook* (Michigan State) 58.1
8. Gary Nova* (Rutgers) 57.2
9. Christian Hackenberg* (Penn State) 55.8
10. Joel Stave* (Wisconsin) 53.4

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. J.T. Barrett* (Ohio State) 9.0
2. Connor Cook* (Michigan State) 8.8
3. Gary Nova* (Rutgers) 8.7
4. Tommy Armstrong Jr (Nebraska) 7.8
5. Mitch Leidner* (Minnesota) 7.6
6. Wes Lunt* (Illinois) 7.3
7. Jake Rudock* (Iowa) 7.1
8. Devin Gardner (Michigan) 6.7
9. Joel Stave* (Wisconsin) 6.6
10. Reilly O'Toole* (Illinois) 6.5

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. J.T. Barrett* (Ohio State) 9.8
2. Connor Cook* (Michigan State) 9.1
3. Gary Nova* (Rutgers) 8.4
4. Wes Lunt* (Illinois) 7.9
5. Tommy Armstrong Jr (Nebraska) 7.5
6. Jake Rudock* (Iowa) 7.3
7. Mitch Leidner* (Minnesota) 7.0
8. C.J. Brown* (Maryland) 5.9
9. Reilly O'Toole* (Illinois) 5.7
10. Christian Hackenberg* (Penn State) 5.3

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. J.T. Barrett* (Ohio State) 169.8
2. Connor Cook* (Michigan State) 149.4
3. Gary Nova* (Rutgers) 145.3
4. Wes Lunt* (Illinois) 141.6
5. Jake Rudock* (Iowa) 133.5
6. Tommy Armstrong Jr (Nebraska) 133.0
7. Mitch Leidner* (Minnesota) 123.8
8. Reilly O'Toole* (Illinois) 122.3
9. Devin Gardner (Michigan) 118.8
10. C.J. Brown* (Maryland) 114.2

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Devin Smith* (Ohio State) 28.2
2. Leonte Carroo* (Rutgers) 19.7
3. Keith Mumphery* (Michigan State) 19.0
4. Tony Lippett* (Michigan State) 18.4
5. Jordan Westerkamp (Nebraska) 17.0
6. Kenny Bell (Nebraska) 16.8
7. Danny Anthrop (Purdue) 16.2
8. Maxx Williams* (Minnesota) 15.8
9. Michael Thomas* (Ohio State) 14.8
10. Geronimo Allison* (Illinois) 14.6

Total Yards Per Play

1. Connor Cook* (Michigan State) 7.9
2. J.T. Barrett* (Ohio State) 7.8
3. Tommy Armstrong Jr (Nebraska) 6.9

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Peter Mortell* (Minnesota) 45.1
2. Cameron Johnston* (Ohio State) 45.1
3. Justin Duvernois* (Illinois) 44.0
4. Will Hagerup (Michigan) 42.9
5. Sam Foltz (Nebraska) 42.2
6. Nathan Renfro* (Maryland) 41.5
7. Mike Sadler* (Michigan State) 41.2
8. Erich Toth (Indiana) 40.7
9. Thomas Meadows (Purdue) 39.8
10. Dillon Kidd* (Iowa) 38.5

Punt Return Yards Per Return

1. Demornay Pierson-El (Nebraska) 17.5
2. Jalin Marshall* (Ohio State) 11.8
3. William Likely* (Maryland) 11.2
4. Kenzel Doe* (Wisconsin) 10.5
5. Craig James* (Minnesota) 8.7
6. Jesse Della Valle* (Penn State) 7.6
7. Macgarrett Kings Jr.* (Michigan State) 6.1
8. Shane Wynn (Indiana) 5.3

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Demornay Pierson-El (Nebraska) 3

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. William Likely* (Maryland) 31.0
2. Jalen Myrick* (Minnesota) 28.2
3. Ameer Abdullah (Nebraska) 28.0
4. R.J. Shelton* (Michigan State) 25.6
5. Janarion Grant* (Rutgers) 25.3
6. Dontre Wilson* (Ohio State) 24.0
7. Stefon Diggs* (Maryland) 23.9
8. Dennis Norfleet (Michigan) 23.1
9. Kenzel Doe* (Wisconsin) 22.2
10. Jonathan Parker* (Iowa) 22.1