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2012 SCHEDULE AND RESULTS 6-1  W-1
Big Ten Conference Record: 2-1
Sat 09/01/2012 @ Syracuse 42 - 41 W
Sat 09/08/2012 VANDERBILT * 23 - 13 W
Sat 09/15/2012 BOSTON COLLEGE 22 - 13 W
Sat 09/22/2012 SOUTH DAKOTA 38 - 7 W
Sat 09/29/2012 INDIANA 44 - 29 W
Sat 10/06/2012 @ Penn St. 28 - 39 L
Sat 10/13/2012 @ Minnesota 21 - 13 W
Sat 10/20/2012 NEBRASKA
Sat 10/27/2012 IOWA
Sat 11/10/2012 @ Michigan
Sat 11/17/2012 @ Michigan St.
Sat 11/24/2012 ILLINOIS
Tue 01/01/2013 MISSISSIPPI ST. ^
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 18 229.86 Army 385.17 4 Nebraska 292.00
Passing Offense 107 180.14 Baylor 398.40 12 Indiana 313.00
Total Offense 61 410.00 Oklahoma St. 601.40 5 Nebraska 507.33
Scoring Offense 52 31.14 Louisiana Tech 53.83 6 Nebraska 43.67
Rushing Defense 22 109.86 Alabama 55.33 2 Michigan St. 91.29
Pass Efficiency Defense 45 121.31 Alabama 80.99 10 Minnesota 98.00
Total Defense 54 380.71 Alabama 181.17 9 Michigan St. 270.14
Scoring Defense 39 22.14 Alabama 7.50 7 Michigan St. 15.71
Net Punting 51 37.85 Texas A&M 44.71 4 Wisconsin 40.56
Punt Returns 3 24.70 Boston College 31.33 1 Northwestern 24.70
Kickoff Returns 118 15.23 Rutgers 38.00 12 Indiana 25.42
Turnover Margin 29 .71 Louisiana Tech 2.17 3 Penn St. 1.17
Pass Defense 101 270.86 Alabama 125.83 11 Michigan 134.83
Passing Efficiency 94 121.89 Baylor 177.58 10 Nebraska 159.86
Sacks 67 1.86 Tulsa 4.71 6 Nebraska 3.50
Tackles For Loss 88 5.14 Tulsa 9.86 10 Nebraska 7.67
Sacks Allowed T-48 1.57 Air Force .00 6 Michigan .83
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 Venric Mark 15 113.86 Jefferson (Nevada) 162.86 5 Robinson (Michigan) 134.00
  Kain Colter   60.14    10   
  Mike Trumpy   29.71    23   
Passing Efficiency (Min. 15 Att./Game) Trevor Siemian 88 120.59 Smith (West Virginia) 180.80 10 Martinez (Nebraska) 161.32
  Kain Colter   122.93    9   
Total Offense Kain Colter   121.86 Florence (Baylor) 404.40 11 Robinson (Michigan) 317.50
  Trevor Siemian   119.29    12   
  Venric Mark   113.86    14   
Receptions Per Game Demetrius Fields   3.57 Austin (West Virginia) 11.17 T-16 Robinson (Penn St.) 6.83
Receiving Yards Per Game Tony Jones   32.86 Williams (Baylor) 166.00 23 Abbrederis (Wisconsin) 93.17
Interceptions     Poyer (Oregon St.) 1.00   Feichter (Purdue) .50
Punting (Min. 3.6 Punts/Game) Brandon Williams 66 40.42 Sellwood (Utah) 48.40 6 Sadler (Michigan St.) 43.87
Punt Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game)     Jarrett (Virginia Tech) 20.22   Abdullah (Nebraska) 16.46
Kickoff Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game) Venric Mark 98 16.00 Archer (Kent St.) 47.73 8 Coleman (Indiana) 28.09
Field Goals Jeff Budzien T-17 1.57 Baer (La.-Lafayette) 2.40 3 Meyer (Iowa) 2.33
  Steve Flaherty   .14    13   
Scoring Venric Mark T-25 9.43 Bailey (West Virginia) 14.00 T-2 Maher (Nebraska) 9.67
  Jeff Budzien T-49 8.43    6   
  Kain Colter   6.86    T-14   
All-Purpose Runners Venric Mark 4 184.57 Archer (Kent St.) 229.17 1 Mark (Northwestern) 184.57
  Kain Colter   81.86    19   
Sacks Tyler Scott T-31 .86 Crichton (Oregon St.) 1.60 2 Martin (Nebraska) .92
Tackles Damien Proby T-50 8.86 Hitchens (Iowa) 13.00 6 Hitchens (Iowa) 13.00
  Chi Chi Ariguzo T-71 8.43    9   
  David Nwabuisi   7.29    12   
  Ibraheim Campbell   7.14    13   
Tackles For Loss Tyler Scott T-77 1.07 Mack (Buffalo) 2.50 T-7 Short (Purdue) 1.50
  Chi Chi Ariguzo   .93    T-9   
  David Nwabuisi   .79    T-19   
T=tied at this ranking