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SCHEDULE AND RESULTS6-6-0L-1

Big Ten Conference Record: 5-3-0
 
09/02/04 * TCU 45 48 OT
09/11/04 + Arizona St. 21 30  
09/18/04 + Kansas 20 17  
09/25/04 * Minnesota 17 43  
10/02/04 +* Ohio St. 33 27 OT
10/09/04 + Indiana 31 24 OT
10/23/04 Wisconsin 12 24  
10/30/04 + Purdue 13 10  
11/06/04 Penn St. 14 7  
11/13/04 Michigan 20 42  
11/20/04 + Illinois 28 21 OT
11/27/04 * Hawaii 41 49  
+ Home Game $ Neutral Site * Night Game OT Overtime Game
TEAM RANKINGS
117 teams ranked in Division IA
11 teams ranked in Big Ten Conference
CategoryNational
Rank
ActualNational
Leader
Actual Conf
Rank
Big Ten Conference
Leader
Actual
Rushing Offense 39 172.17 Rice 306.553 Minnesota 256.83
Passing Offense 41 237.33 Texas Tech 399.673 Purdue 321.17
Total Offense 29 409.50 Louisville 539.004 Michigan St. 460.00
Scoring Offense 64 24.58 Louisville 49.755 Purdue 31.75
Rushing Defense 47 139.25 Southern California 79.388 Iowa 92.50
Pass Efficiency Defense 68 126.74 North Carolina St. 91.779 Penn St. 99.87
Total Defense 68 391.00 North Carolina St. 221.368 Wisconsin 291.25
Scoring Defense 75 28.50 Auburn 11.319 Penn St. 15.27
Net Punting 107 31.20 Colorado 42.6911 Ohio St. 39.24
Punt Returns 44 10.67 Utah St. 18.335 Ohio St. 16.27
Kickoff Returns 26 22.22 Indiana 28.077 Indiana 28.07
Turnover Margin 40 .33 Southern California 1.465 Iowa 1.08
Pass Defense 98 251.75 Alabama 113.089 Penn St. 162.27
Passing Efficiency 95 110.14 Louisville 174.369 Purdue 150.22

PLAYER RANKINGS (Player must have played in 75% of Teams games
Summary of Top 100 National Leaders and top 25 in conference
12 Categories Ranked

CategoryPlayerNational
Rank
ActualNational
Leader
ActualConf
Rank
Big Ten Conference
Leader
Actual
Rushing Noah Herron 14 115.08 Thomas, NTex 180.102 Hart, Mich 121.25
  Terrell Jordan   26.25  20  
  Brett Basanez   21.50  23  
Passing Efficiency (Min. 15 Att./Game) Brett Basanez 85 110.22 Lefors, Louv 181.748 Orton, Purdue 151.12
Total Offense Brett Basanez 22 258.00 Cumbie, TxTech 381.252 Orton, Purdue 291.09
  Noah Herron   115.08  11  
Receptions Per Game Jonathan Fields 91 4.00 Ridgeway, BallSt 9.559 Edwards, Mich 8.08
  Noah Herron   3.00  20  
  Ashton Aikens   2.91  21  
  Shaun Herbert   2.67  23  
Receiving Yards Per Game Jonathan Fields   46.67 Ridgeway, BallSt 127.1812 Edwards, Mich 110.83
  Shaun Herbert   38.75  16  
  Ashton Aikens   36.45  19  
Interceptions Marvin Ward   .25 2 players tied at .64101 tied at .36
  Dominique Price   .17  23  
Punting (Min. 3.6 Punts/Game) Brian Huffman 83 39.13 Fields, MichSt 47.8811 Fields, MichSt 47.88
Punt Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game)      Ginn Jr., OhioSt 25.60  Ginn Jr., OhioSt 25.6
Kickoff Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game) Terrell Jordan 29 23.82 Miller, Clem 33.057 Bennett, Ind 29.95
Field Goals Brian Huffman 100 .58 2 players tied at 2.0011 Nugent, OhioSt 2
Scoring Noah Herron T-38 7.50 Jones, Boise 11.756 Rayner, MichSt 8.75
  Brian Huffman   3.67  24  
All-Purpose Runners Noah Herron 21 144.33 Sproles, KanSt 187.912 Thomas, Ill 151.36

T=tied at this ranking