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2012 SCHEDULE AND RESULTS 10-3  W-3
Big Ten Conference Record: 5-3
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 28 - 29 L
Sat 10/27/2012 IOWA 28 - 17 W
Sat 11/10/2012 @ Michigan 31 - 38 L OT
Sat 11/17/2012 @ Michigan St. 23 - 20 W
Sat 11/24/2012 ILLINOIS 50 - 14 W
Tue 01/01/2013 MISSISSIPPI ST. ^ 34 - 20 W
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 19 225.54 Army 369.83 4 Nebraska 253.36
Passing Offense 106 169.08 Marshall 365.08 10 Indiana 311.17
Total Offense 64 394.62 Louisiana Tech 577.92 6 Nebraska 460.79
Scoring Offense 42 31.69 Louisiana Tech 51.50 3 Ohio St. 37.17
Rushing Defense 21 127.62 Alabama 76.36 3 Michigan St. 98.62
Pass Efficiency Defense 33 119.87 Florida St. 95.43 7 Michigan St. 98.84
Total Defense 47 378.15 Alabama 250.00 8 Michigan St. 274.38
Scoring Defense 29 22.54 Alabama 10.93 5 Michigan St. 16.31
Net Punting 45 37.61 Louisiana Tech 43.51 3 Illinois 39.22
Punt Returns 3 16.55 Boston College 21.69 1 Northwestern 16.55
Kickoff Returns 74 20.87 Kansas St. 29.24 7 Purdue 22.93
Turnover Margin 10 1.08 Oregon 1.62 1 Northwestern 1.08
Pass Defense 84 250.54 Florida St. 161.86 12 Nebraska 168.14
Passing Efficiency 87 121.36 Alabama 174.32 8 Nebraska 140.21
Sacks 50 2.15 Stanford 4.07 5 Penn St. 2.83
Tackles For Loss 81 5.31 Arizona St. 9.00 10 Indiana 7.17
Sacks Allowed 22 1.23 North Texas .50 1 Northwestern 1.23
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 26 105.08 Carey (Arizona) 148.38 5 Bell (Michigan St.) 137.92
  Kain Colter 90 68.77    12   
  Mike Trumpy   26.85    23   
Passing Efficiency (Min. 15 Att./Game) Trevor Siemian 92 115.60 McCarron (Alabama) 175.28 8 Martinez (Nebraska) 141.59
  Kain Colter   129.29    5   
Total Offense Kain Colter   135.85 Manziel (Texas A&M) 393.54 11 Martinez (Nebraska) 277.86
  Venric Mark   105.08    13   
  Trevor Siemian   104.62    14   
Receptions Per Game     Shuler (Marshall) 9.17   Robinson (Penn St.) 6.42
Receiving Yards Per Game     Williams (Baylor) 140.92   Robinson (Penn St.) 84.83
Interceptions Nick VanHoose T-64 .30 Thomas (Fresno St.) .62 4 Howard (Ohio St.) .33
  David Nwabuisi   .23    T-10   
  Chi Chi Ariguzo   .15    T-25   
Punting (Min. 3.6 Punts/Game) Brandon Williams 77 39.91 Allen (Louisiana Tech) 48.04 7 Sadler (Michigan St.) 43.32
Punt Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game)     Thompson (Kansas St.) 19.75   Brown (Ohio St.) 12.28
Kickoff Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game) Venric Mark 91 19.81 McDuffie (UCF) 34.24 9 Cotton (Iowa) 28.21
Field Goals Jeff Budzien T-24 1.46 Sharp (Oklahoma St.) 2.15 2 Conroy (Michigan St.) 1.77
  Steve Flaherty   .08    13   
Scoring Jeff Budzien T-42 8.23 Dixon (Louisiana Tech) 14.00 4 Hyde (Ohio St.) 10.20
  Venric Mark T-87 6.92    9   
  Kain Colter   5.54    17   
All-Purpose Runners Venric Mark 12 166.62 Andrews (Western Ky.) 243.15 1 Mark (Northwestern) 166.62
  Kain Colter   81.77    17   
Sacks Tyler Scott T-30 .69 Smith (Western Ky.) 1.25 2 Simon (Ohio St.) .82
  Quentin Williams   .35    T-18   
Tackles Damien Proby T-60 8.62 Burdette (UAB) 13.08 8 Hitchens (Iowa) 11.27
  David Nwabuisi   7.46    13   
  Chi Chi Ariguzo   7.00    18   
  Ibraheim Campbell   6.85    20   
Tackles For Loss Tyler Scott T-87 .96 Jones (Georgia) 2.04 T-11 Shazier (Ohio St.) 1.42
  Chi Chi Ariguzo   .81    19   
T=tied at this ranking