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2011 SCHEDULE AND RESULTS 3-5  W-1
Big Ten Conference Record: 1-4
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
Sat 11/12/2011 RICE
Sat 11/19/2011 MINNESOTA
Sat 11/26/2011 MICHIGAN ST.
Sat 12/31/2011 TEXAS A&M ^
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 33 187.75 Army 369.00 5 Michigan 253.29
Passing Offense 49 244.00 Houston 453.25 2 Wisconsin 258.75
Total Offense 37 431.75 Houston 612.38 3 Wisconsin 490.50
Scoring Offense 41 31.63 Houston 52.25 5 Wisconsin 45.13
Rushing Defense 95 193.63 Alabama 44.88 10 Michigan St. 101.50
Pass Efficiency Defense 101 144.22 Alabama 83.63 10 Michigan St. 95.34
Total Defense 98 431.63 Alabama 180.50 11 Michigan St. 228.75
Scoring Defense 90 31.50 Alabama 6.88 10 Penn St. 12.44
Net Punting 99 34.39 Oregon 45.14 8 Purdue 40.82
Punt Returns 17 12.83 Ole Miss 27.75 2 Wisconsin 16.40
Kickoff Returns 73 20.97 Temple 28.83 8 Nebraska 27.89
Turnover Margin T-24 .63 Oklahoma St. 2.38 3 Wisconsin .75
Pass Defense 78 238.00 Michigan St. 127.25 11 Michigan St. 127.25
Passing Efficiency 15 156.46 Baylor 192.36 2 Wisconsin 188.13
Sacks T-83 1.63 Oklahoma 4.25 7 Illinois 3.44
Tackles For Loss 108 4.38 South Fla. 8.71 11 Illinois 8.00
Sacks Allowed 106 3.00 Oklahoma .38 12 Penn St. 1.22
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   57.38 Hillman (San Diego St.) 151.00 12 Coker (Iowa) 121.12
  Jacob Schmidt   34.50    25   
Passing Efficiency (Min. 15 Att./Game)     Wilson (Wisconsin) 196.95   Wilson (Wisconsin) 196.95
Total Offense Kain Colter   123.75 Keenum (Houston) 405.50 10 Robinson (Michigan) 300.57
Receptions Per Game Jeremy Ebert T-46 5.62 White (Western Mich.) 10.38 4 Jenkins (Illinois) 7.56
  Drake Dunsmore   3.62    12   
  Kain Colter   2.62    20   
Receiving Yards Per Game Jeremy Ebert 58 71.12 Broyles (Oklahoma) 133.75 7 Jenkins (Illinois) 114.44
  Drake Dunsmore   41.00    15   
  Kain Colter   34.88    20   
Interceptions Brian Peters T-27 .38 Amerson (North Carolina St.) 1.00 T-2 Lewis (Michigan St.) .50
  Ibraheim Campbell T-96 .25    T-7   
  Demetrius Dugar   .14    T-20   
  Bryce McNaul   .14    T-20   
Punting (Min. 3.6 Punts/Game) Brandon Williams 84 38.12 Campbell (UTEP) 47.78 7 Webster (Purdue) 45.48
Punt Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game)     Abbrederis (Wisconsin) 17.62   Abbrederis (Wisconsin) 17.62
Kickoff Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game) Venric Mark 83 21.92 Lockett (Kansas St.) 37.00 8 Abdullah (Nebraska) 31.71
Field Goals Jeff Budzien T-94 .62 Sturgis (Florida) 2.14 11 Maher (Nebraska) 1.75
Scoring Jeff Budzien   6.12 Ball (Wisconsin) 15.75 T-12 Ball (Wisconsin) 15.75
  Jeremy Ebert   5.25    T-17   
  Kain Colter   5.25    T-17   
  Drake Dunsmore   4.50    T-22   
All-Purpose Runners Kain Colter   92.25 James (Oregon) 200.17 13 Hall (Ohio St.) 143.50
  Venric Mark   84.12    15   
  Jeremy Ebert   74.00    24   
Sacks Jack DiNardo T-75 .50 Mercilus (Illinois) 1.28 T-7 Mercilus (Illinois) 1.28
Tackles David Nwabuisi   7.50 Kuechly (Boston College) 16.25 10 Morris (Iowa) 10.86
  Brian Peters   7.00    T-13   
  Bryce McNaul   6.71    17   
  Ibraheim Campbell   6.50    T-19   
Tackles For Loss Jack DiNardo   .83 Brown (Houston) 2.31 17 Mercilus (Illinois) 1.83
T=tied at this ranking