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2011 SCHEDULE AND RESULTS 9-4  L-1
Big Ten Conference Record: 5-3
Sat 09/03/2011 CHATTANOOGA 40 - 7 W
Sat 09/10/2011 FRESNO ST. * 42 - 29 W
Sat 09/17/2011 WASHINGTON 51 - 38 W
Sat 09/24/2011 @ Wyoming 38 - 14 W
Sat 10/01/2011 @ Wisconsin * 17 - 48 L
Sat 10/08/2011 OHIO ST. * 34 - 27 W
Sat 10/22/2011 @ Minnesota 41 - 14 W
Sat 10/29/2011 MICHIGAN ST. 24 - 3 W
Sat 11/05/2011 NORTHWESTERN 25 - 28 L
Sat 11/12/2011 @ Penn St. 17 - 14 W
Sat 11/19/2011 @ Michigan 17 - 45 L
Fri 11/25/2011 IOWA 20 - 7 W
Mon 01/02/2012 @ South Carolina ^ 13 - 30 L
HOME GAME IN CAPS * Night Game ^ Neutral Site
OT Overtime Game
 
TEAM RANKINGS
120 teams ranked in Football Bowl Subdivision
12 teams ranked in the Big Ten Conference
 
Category National
Rank
Actual National
Leader
Actual Conf
Rank
Big Ten
Conference Leader
Actual
Rushing Offense 15 217.23 Army 346.50 3 Wisconsin 235.57
Passing Offense 104 162.69 Houston 450.07 10 Northwestern 254.23
Total Offense 66 379.92 Houston 599.07 5 Wisconsin 469.86
Scoring Offense 50 29.15 Houston 49.29 4 Wisconsin 44.14
Rushing Defense 64 158.46 Alabama 72.15 8 Michigan St. 100.50
Pass Efficiency Defense 34 120.43 Alabama 83.69 4 Penn St. 107.16
Total Defense 37 350.69 Alabama 183.62 7 Michigan St. 277.43
Scoring Defense 42 23.38 Alabama 8.15 7 Penn St. 16.77
Net Punting 27 38.25 Oregon 41.45 2 Iowa 38.45
Punt Returns 71 7.72 FIU 15.93 7 Northwestern 15.88
Kickoff Returns 7 25.47 Purdue 28.68 2 Purdue 28.68
Turnover Margin 67 -.08 Oklahoma St. 1.62 9 Wisconsin 1.14
Pass Defense 18 192.23 Alabama 111.46 7 Illinois 162.31
Passing Efficiency 68 125.82 Baylor 191.22 7 Wisconsin 186.16
Sacks 84 1.62 Texas A&M 3.92 9 Illinois 3.15
Tackles For Loss 112 4.31 Cincinnati 8.62 12 Illinois 7.92
Sacks Allowed 47 1.62 Boise St. .62 4 Penn St. 1.08
T=tied at this ranking


PLAYER RANKINGS
Player must have played in 75% of team's games
Summary of the top 100 national leaders and top 25 conference leaders
15 categories ranked
 
Category Player National
Rank
Actual National
Leader
Actual Conf
Rank
Big Ten
Conference Leader
Actual
Rushing Rex Burkhead 19 104.38 James (Oregon) 150.42 3 Ball (Wisconsin) 137.36
  Taylor Martinez 83 67.23    9   
Passing Efficiency (Min. 15 Att./Game) Taylor Martinez 72 126.52 Wilson (Wisconsin) 191.78 9 Wilson (Wisconsin) 191.78
Total Offense Taylor Martinez 58 227.92 Keenum (Houston) 404.71 6 Robinson (Michigan) 257.62
  Rex Burkhead   104.38    15   
Receptions Per Game Kenny Bell   2.46 White (Western Mich.) 10.77 T-20 Jenkins (Illinois) 6.92
Receiving Yards Per Game Kenny Bell   35.46 White (Western Mich.) 147.00 18 McNutt (Iowa) 101.15
Interceptions Lavonte David   .15 Amerson (North Carolina St.) 1.00 T-20 Peters (Northwestern) .38
  Austin Cassidy   .15    T-20   
Punting (Min. 3.6 Punts/Game) Brett Maher 10 44.51 Powell (Florida St.) 47.04 1 Maher (Nebraska) 44.51
Punt Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game)     Harris (Texas A&M) 18.61   Abbrederis (Wisconsin) 15.75
Kickoff Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game) Ameer Abdullah 9 29.35 Mostert (Purdue) 33.48 2 Mostert (Purdue) 33.48
Field Goals Brett Maher T-19 1.46 Bullock (Texas A&M) 2.23 T-1 Wiggs (Purdue) 1.46
Scoring Rex Burkhead T-40 7.85 Ball (Wisconsin) 16.71 2 Ball (Wisconsin) 16.71
  Brett Maher T-47 7.69    3   
  Taylor Martinez   4.31    22   
All-Purpose Runners Rex Burkhead 61 119.46 Austin (West Virginia) 198.00 5 Ball (Wisconsin) 160.29
  Ameer Abdullah   79.31    23   
Sacks Lavonte David   .42 Mercilus (Illinois) 1.23 T-9 Mercilus (Illinois) 1.23
  Cameron Meredith   .38    T-11   
Tackles Lavonte David 18 10.23 Kuechly (Boston College) 15.92 3 Taylor (Wisconsin) 10.71
Tackles For Loss Lavonte David   .92 Brown (Houston) 2.14 T-13 Mercilus (Illinois) 1.73
T=tied at this ranking