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2011 SCHEDULE AND RESULTS 6-7  L-2
Big Ten Conference Record: 3-5
Sat 09/03/2011 @ Boston College 24 - 17 W
Sat 09/10/2011 EASTERN ILL. 42 - 21 W
Sat 09/17/2011 @ Army 14 - 21 L
Sat 10/01/2011 @ Illinois 35 - 38 L
Sat 10/08/2011 MICHIGAN * 24 - 42 L
Sat 10/15/2011 @ Iowa * 31 - 41 L
Sat 10/22/2011 PENN ST. * 24 - 34 L
Sat 10/29/2011 @ Indiana 59 - 38 W
Sat 11/05/2011 @ Nebraska 28 - 25 W
Sat 11/12/2011 RICE 28 - 6 W
Sat 11/19/2011 MINNESOTA 28 - 13 W
Sat 11/26/2011 MICHIGAN ST. 17 - 31 L
Sat 12/31/2011 TEXAS A&M ^ 22 - 33 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 45 166.62 Army 346.50 7 Wisconsin 235.57
Passing Offense 38 254.23 Houston 450.07 1 Northwestern 254.23
Total Offense 34 420.85 Houston 599.07 2 Wisconsin 469.86
Scoring Offense 51 28.92 Houston 49.29 5 Wisconsin 44.14
Rushing Defense 84 177.31 Alabama 72.15 10 Michigan St. 100.50
Pass Efficiency Defense 91 139.46 Alabama 83.69 10 Penn St. 107.16
Total Defense 80 407.69 Alabama 183.62 11 Michigan St. 277.43
Scoring Defense 66 27.69 Alabama 8.15 10 Penn St. 16.77
Net Punting 90 35.10 Oregon 41.45 9 Iowa 38.45
Punt Returns 2 15.88 FIU 15.93 1 Northwestern 15.88
Kickoff Returns 67 21.52 Purdue 28.68 9 Purdue 28.68
Turnover Margin 40 .23 Oklahoma St. 1.62 5 Wisconsin 1.14
Pass Defense 71 230.38 Alabama 111.46 12 Illinois 162.31
Passing Efficiency 13 155.87 Baylor 191.22 2 Wisconsin 186.16
Sacks 106 1.31 Texas A&M 3.92 12 Illinois 3.15
Tackles For Loss 104 4.54 Cincinnati 8.62 11 Illinois 7.92
Sacks Allowed 114 3.23 Boise St. .62 11 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 Kain Colter   50.31 James (Oregon) 150.42 15 Ball (Wisconsin) 137.36
  Jacob Schmidt   36.23    25   
Passing Efficiency (Min. 15 Att./Game) Dan Persa 13 154.78 Wilson (Wisconsin) 191.78 2 Wilson (Wisconsin) 191.78
Total Offense Dan Persa 40 240.80 Keenum (Houston) 404.71 3 Robinson (Michigan) 257.62
  Kain Colter   102.08    16   
Receptions Per Game Jeremy Ebert 44 5.77 White (Western Mich.) 10.77 3 Jenkins (Illinois) 6.92
  Drake Dunsmore   3.46    12   
  Kain Colter   3.31    14   
  Demetrius Fields   2.46    T-20   
Receiving Yards Per Game Jeremy Ebert 40 81.54 White (Western Mich.) 147.00 4 McNutt (Iowa) 101.15
  Drake Dunsmore   40.15    14   
  Kain Colter   35.85    17   
  Demetrius Fields   29.38    22   
Interceptions Brian Peters T-14 .38 Amerson (North Carolina St.) 1.00 1 Peters (Northwestern) .38
  Ibraheim Campbell   .15    T-20   
Punting (Min. 3.6 Punts/Game) Brandon Williams 57 40.75 Powell (Florida St.) 47.04 6 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) Venric Mark 74 22.88 Mostert (Purdue) 33.48 8 Mostert (Purdue) 33.48
Field Goals Jeff Budzien   .46 Bullock (Texas A&M) 2.23 10 Wiggs (Purdue) 1.46
Scoring Kain Colter   5.54 Ball (Wisconsin) 16.71 T-13 Ball (Wisconsin) 16.71
  Jeremy Ebert   5.23    T-15   
  Jeff Budzien   5.23    T-15   
All-Purpose Runners Venric Mark   88.46 Austin (West Virginia) 198.00 15 Ball (Wisconsin) 160.29
  Kain Colter   86.15    18   
  Jeremy Ebert   84.08    20   
Sacks Jack DiNardo   .27 Mercilus (Illinois) 1.23 25 Mercilus (Illinois) 1.23
Tackles Ibraheim Campbell   7.69 Kuechly (Boston College) 15.92 9 Taylor (Wisconsin) 10.71
  Brian Peters   7.08    15   
  David Nwabuisi   6.46    22   
  Bryce McNaul   6.33    T-25   
Tackles For Loss     Brown (Houston) 2.14   Mercilus (Illinois) 1.73
T=tied at this ranking