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2008 SCHEDULE AND RESULTS 11-2  L-1
Big Ten Conference Record: 7-1
Sat 08/30/2008 COASTAL CARO. 66 - 10 W
Sat 09/06/2008 OREGON ST. 45 - 14 W
Sat 09/13/2008 @ Syracuse 55 - 13 W
Sat 09/20/2008 TEMPLE 45 - 3 W
Sat 09/27/2008 ILLINOIS * 38 - 24 W
Sat 10/04/2008 @ Purdue 20 - 6 W
Sat 10/11/2008 @ Wisconsin * 48 - 7 W
Sat 10/18/2008 MICHIGAN 46 - 17 W
Sat 10/25/2008 @ Ohio St. * 13 - 6 W
Sat 11/08/2008 @ Iowa 23 - 24 L
Sat 11/15/2008 INDIANA 34 - 7 W
Sat 11/22/2008 MICHIGAN ST. 49 - 18 W
Thu 01/01/2009 @ Southern California ^ 24 - 38 L
HOME GAME IN CAPS * Night Game ^ Neutral Site
OT Overtime Game
 
TEAM RANKINGS
119 teams ranked in Football Bowl Subdivision
11 teams ranked in the Big Ten Conference
 
Category National
Rank
Actual National
Leader
Actual Conf
Rank
Big Ten
Conference Leader
Actual
Rushing Offense 17 205.85 Navy 292.38 2 Wisconsin 211.15
Passing Offense 37 243.08 Texas Tech 413.15 3 Illinois 269.33
Total Offense 14 448.92 Tulsa 569.86 1 Penn St. 448.92
Scoring Offense 11 38.92 Oklahoma 51.14 1 Penn St. 38.92
Rushing Defense 8 93.23 TCU 47.08 1 Penn St. 93.23
Pass Efficiency Defense 19 107.79 Southern California 85.75 3 Iowa 98.32
Total Defense 8 280.08 TCU 217.77 1 Penn St. 280.08
Scoring Defense 8 14.38 Southern California 9.00 3 Iowa 13.00
Net Punting 10 37.86 Cincinnati 41.48 3 Michigan 39.34
Punt Returns 39 10.36 Central Mich. 20.50 2 Ohio St. 13.00
Kickoff Returns 10 24.54 Temple 26.60 1 Penn St. 24.54
Turnover Margin 25 .54 Oklahoma 1.64 4 Ohio St. 1.23
Pass Defense 27 186.85 Southern California 134.38 3 Purdue 183.25
Passing Efficiency 19 145.35 Oklahoma 176.24 1 Penn St. 145.35
Sacks T-24 2.54 Texas 3.62 3 Illinois 2.67
Tackles For Loss 44 6.23 Mississippi 8.62 5 Illinois 7.00
Sacks Allowed 4 1.00 Air Force .38 1 Penn St. 1.00
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 Evan Royster 28 95.08 Brown (Connecticut) 160.23 4 Greene (Iowa) 142.31
  Stephon Green   44.46    16   
  Daryll Clark   21.69    23   
Passing Efficiency (Min. 15 Att./Game) Daryll Clark 25 143.44 Bradford (Oklahoma) 180.84 2 Pryor (Ohio St.) 146.50
Total Offense Daryll Clark 57 221.08 Keenum (Houston) 403.15 5 Williams (Illinois) 324.33
  Evan Royster   95.08    16   
Receptions Per Game Jordan Norwood   3.73 Fitzgerald (North Texas) 9.42 11 Decker (Minnesota) 7.00
  Deon Butler   3.62    13   
  Derrick Williams   3.38    T-14   
Receiving Yards Per Game Deon Butler 71 62.31 Collie (BYU) 118.31 4 Decker (Minnesota) 89.50
  Jordan Norwood 89 57.91    7   
  Derrick Williams   37.31    21   
Interceptions Lydell Sargeant T-53 .31 Berry (Tennessee) .58 T-5 Sash (Iowa) .42
  Drew Astorino   .15    T-23   
  Anthony Scirrotto   .15    T-23   
  Mark Rubin   .15    T-23   
Punting (Min. 3.6 Punts/Game)     Conley (Idaho) 47.43   Mesko (Michigan) 42.95
Punt Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game) Derrick Williams 43 9.39 Brown (Central Mich.) 20.50 5 Small (Ohio St.) 15.17
Kickoff Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game) Derrick Williams 28 25.75 Shelton (Temple) 31.30 2 Stoudermire (Minnesota) 25.79
Field Goals Kevin Kelly T-13 1.54 Gano (Florida St.) 2.18 T-2 Swenson (Michigan St.) 1.69
Scoring Kevin Kelly T-9 9.23 Ringer (Michigan St.) 10.15 T-2 Ringer (Michigan St.) 10.15
  Evan Royster   5.54    13   
  Daryll Clark   4.62    T-18   
  Derrick Williams   4.62    T-18   
All-Purpose Runners Derrick Williams 77 108.62 Maclin (Missouri) 202.36 8 Ringer (Michigan St.) 157.77
  Evan Royster 81 107.00    10   
  Stephon Green   65.08    22   
  Deon Butler   62.69    25   
Sacks Aaron Maybin T-7 .92 Hughes (TCU) 1.15 1 Maybin (Penn St.) .92
  Jared Odrick   .35    19   
  Navorro Bowman   .31    T-22   
  Josh Gaines   .31    T-22   
Tackles Navorro Bowman T-68 8.15 Richardson (New Mexico St.) 12.45 T-8 Miller (Illinois) 11.00
Tackles For Loss Aaron Maybin T-8 1.54 Gilbert (San Jose St.) 1.83 3 Graham (Michigan) 1.82
  Navorro Bowman T-31 1.27    6   
  Jared Odrick   .73    T-20   
T=tied at this ranking