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1996 Big Ten Statistics

1996 Final Standings

Conference Overall W L Pct. PF PA W L Pct. PF PA 1. Ohio State 7 1 .875 264 91 11 1 .917 455 131 Northwestern 7 1 .875 215 182 9 3 .750 336 278 3. Penn State 6 2 .750 224 174 11 2 .846 400 203 Iowa 6 2 .750 233 183 9 3 .750 339 243 5. Michigan 5 3 .625 185 131 8 4 .667 277 184 Michigan State 5 3 .625 277 179 6 6 .500 358 302 7. Wisconsin 3 5 .375 190 203 8 5 .615 377 243 8. Purdue 2 6 .250 146 248 3 8 .273 194 324 9. Minnesota 1 7 .125 145 281 4 7 .364 236 340 Indiana 1 7 .125 181 268 3 8 .273 242 290 Illinois 1 7 .125 149 269 2 9 .182 190 372

Individual Statistics (National Ranking)

Rushing G Att. Yds. Avg. TD YPG 1. Ron Dayne, WIS (4) 13 325 2109 6.5 21 162.2 2. Darnell Autry, NU (7) 11 280 1452 5.2 17 132.0 3. Alex Smith, IND (12) 10 292 1248 4.3 8 124.8 4. Pepe Pearson, OSU (11) 12 299 1484 5.0 17 123.7 5. Robert Holcombe, ILL (16) 11 260 1281 4.9 12 116.5 6. Curtis Enis, PSU (19) 12 240 1305 5.4 15 108.8 7. Sedrick Shaw, IOWA 11 224 1116 5.0 9 101.5 8. Sedrick Irvin, MSU 12 237 1067 4.5 16 88.9 9. Thomas Hamner, MINN 11 195 883 4.5 3 80.3 10. Duane Goulbourne, MSU 12 213 942 4.4 7 78.5 Passing Efficiency G Att. Comp. Pct. Int. Yds. TD Rating 1. Joe Germaine, OSU 12 147 80 .544 4 1193 15 150.8 2. Brian Griese, MICH 12 61 35 .574 2 513 3 137.7 3. Stanley Jackson, OSU 12 165 87 .527 5 1298 12 136.8 4. Todd Schultz, MSU 9 209 130 .622 10 1693 7 131.7 5. Steve Schnur, NU 12 368 221 .601 14 2632 17 127.8 6. Matt Sherman, IOWA 12 264 154 .583 10 1918 12 126.8 7. Scott Dreisbach, MICH 11 269 149 .554 9 2025 12 126.7 8. Cory Sauter, MINN 11 352 200 .568 11 2578 14 125.2 9. Rick Trefzger, PUR 9 170 96 .565 8 1158 8 119.8 10. Mike Samuel, WIS 13 254 148 .583 10 1752 8 118.7 Total Offense G Rush Pass Plays Yds. Avg. YPG 1. Corey Sauter, MINN (25) 11 -113 2578 423 2465 5.8 224.1 2. Steve Schnur, NU 12 -32 2632 437 2600 7.1 216.7 3. Scott Dreisbach, MICH 11 96 2025 329 2121 6.4 192.8 4. Todd Schultz, MSU 9 -72 1693 229 1621 7.1 180.1 5. Ron Dayne, WIS 13 2109 0 325 2109 6.5 162.2 6. Mike Samuel, WIS 13 155 1752 337 1907 5.7 146.7 7. Matt Sherman, IOWA 12 -186 1918 321 1732 5.4 144.3 8. Scott Weaver, ILL 11 -190 1701 366 1511 4.1 137.4 9. Rick Trefzger, PUR 9 56 1158 213 1214 5.7 134.9 10. Wally Richardson, PSU 13 -100 1827 330 1727 5.2 132.8 Receptions G No. Yds. Avg. TD RPG 1. D'wayne Bates, NU (t-20) 12 75 1196 15.9 12 6.3 2. Brian Alford, PUR (23) 11 63 1057 16.8 12 5.7 3. Tutu Atwell, MINN (24) 11 62 822 13.3 6 5.6 4. Ryan Thelwell, MINN 11 54 1051 19.5 5 4.9 5. Jason Dulick, ILL 11 53 614 11.6 4 4.8 6. Derrick Mason, MSU 12 53 865 16.3 2 4.4 7. Tim Dwight, IOWA 12 51 751 14.7 4 4.3 Brian Musso, NU 12 51 515 10.1 3 4.3 9. Tai Streets, MICH 12 44 730 16.6 2 3.7 10. Willie Tillman, PUR 11 40 557 13.9 2 3.6 Dorian Wilkerson, IND 11 40 490 12.3 1 3.6 Receiving Yards G No. Yds. Avg. TD YPG 1. D'wayne Bates, NU (15) 12 75 1196 15.9 12 99.7 2. Brian Alford, PUR (17) 11 63 1057 16.8 12 96.1 3. Ryan Thelwell, MINN (18) 11 54 1051 19.5 5 95.6 4. Tutu Atwell, MINN 11 62 822 13.3 6 74.7 5. Joe Jurevicius, PSU 12 43 891 20.7 4 74.3 6. Derrick Mason, MSU 12 53 865 16.3 2 72.1 7. Dimitrious Stanley, OSU 12 43 829 19.3 8 69.1 8. Tim Dwight, IOWA 12 51 751 14.7 4 62.6 9. Tai Streets, MICH 12 44 730 16.6 2 60.8 10. Nigea Carter, MSU 9 33 546 16.5 5 60.7 Scoring G TD XP FG PTS PPG 1. Darnell Autry, NU (11) 11 18 0 0 108 9.82 2. Ron Dayne, WIS (t-16) 13 21 0 0 126 9.69 3. Sedrick Irvin, MSU (t-8) 12 18 0 0 108 9.00 4. Pepe Pearson, OSU (12) 12 17 0 0 102 8.50 5. Curtis Enis, PSU 12 17 2 0 104 8.67 6. Brett Conway, PSU 13 0 42 19 99 7.62 7. Chris Gardner, MSU 12 0 35 17 86 7.17 8. Robert Holcombe, ILL 11 13 0 0 78 7.09 9. Remy Hamilton, MICH 12 0 29 18 83 6.92 10. Brian Gowins, NU 12 0 34 16 82 6.83 All-Purpose Yards G Rush Rec PR KOR Yds. YPG 1. Ron Dayne, WIS (10) 13 2109 133 0 0 2242 172.5 2. Darnell Autry, NU (14) 11 1452 196 0 16 1664 151.3 3. Pepe Pearson, OSU (22) 12 1484 218 0 0 1702 141.8 4. Derrick Mason, MSU (23) 12 0 865 312 524 1701 141.8 5. Robert Holcombe, ILL 11 1281 241 0 0 1522 138.4 6. Alex Smith, IND 10 1248 76 0 44 1368 136.8 7. Curtis Enis, PSU 12 1305 306 0 0 1611 134.3 8. Tim Dwight, IOWA 12 68 751 440 227 1486 123.8 9. Sedrick Irvin, MSU 12 1067 337 0 58 1462 121.8 10. Sedrick Shaw, IOWA 11 1116 79 0 0 1209 109.9 Kickoff Returns G No. Yds. Avg. TD 1. Kenny Watson, PSU 13 17 457 26.9 0 2. G. McDonald-Ashford, ILL 11 31 736 23.7 0 3. Hudhaifa Ismaeli, NU 12 14 315 22.5 0 4. Aaron Stecker, WIS 13 28 603 21.5 0 5. Tyrone Butterfield, MICH 11 14 301 21.5 0 6. Rishon Early, MINN 10 16 338 21.1 0 7. Ajamu Stoner, IND 11 14 284 20.3 0 Punt Returns G No. Yds. Avg. TD 1. Tim Dwight, IOWA (2) 12 24 440 18.3 2 2. Brian Musso, NU 12 25 280 11.2 1 3. Shawn Springs, OSU 12 17 190 11.2 0 4. Chris Campbell, PSU 13 26 274 10.5 1 5. Rodney Heath, MINN 11 14 144 10.3 1 6. Derrick Mason, MSU 12 31 312 10.1 1 7. Marquis Mosely, ILL 11 25 250 10.0 0 8. David Boston, OSU 12 32 297 9.3 1 Punting G No. Yds. Avg. 1. Nick Gallery, IOWA (14) 12 49 2216 45.2 2. Paul Burton, NU 12 45 1972 43.8 3. Alan Sutkowski, IND (24) 11 64 2774 43.3 4. Brent Bartholomew, OSU 12 58 2455 42.3 5. Paul Edinger, MSU 12 55 2297 41.8 6. Darrell Kania, PSU 12 56 2215 39.5 7. Jason Higgins, ILL 11 54 2109 39.1 8. Danny Rogers, PUR 11 56 2186 39.0 9. Steve Kemph, MINN 10 47 1797 38.2 Interceptions G No. Yds. TD IPG 1. Kim Herring, PSU (t-3) 13 7 64 0 0.54 2. Damien Robinson, IOWA (t-5) 12 6 99 0 0.50 3. Eric Allen, IND (t-14) 11 5 120 2 0.45 Jamel Coleman, PUR (t-14) 11 5 10 0 0.45 5. Damon Moore, OSU (t-14) 12 5 44 1 0.42 Charles Woodson, MICH 12 5 28 0 0.42 7. Jason Suttle, WIS 13 5 57 0 0.38 8. Derrick Brown, PUR 11 4 80 1 0.36 Asim Pleas, ILL 11 4 41 1 0.36 Ty Howard, OSU 11 4 26 0 0.36 Trevor Starghill, ILL 11 4 0 0 0.36

Team Statistics (National Ranking)

Rushing Offense G Att. Yds. Avg. TD YPG 1. Wisconsin (12) 13 587 3242 5.5 34 249.4 2. Ohio State (14) 12 565 2739 4.8 27 228.3 3. Penn State (25) 13 570 2770 4.9 33 213.1 4. Iowa 12 523 2154 4.1 26 179.5 5. Michigan State 12 577 2135 3.7 27 177.9 6. Michigan 12 512 2015 3.9 17 167.9 7. Northwestern 12 487 1901 3.9 23 158.4 8. Purdue 11 462 1585 3.4 10 144.1 9. Indiana 11 467 1557 3.3 20 141.5 10. Illinois 11 414 1468 3.5 16 133.5 11. Minnesota 11 374 1145 3.1 10 104.1 Passing Offense G Att. Comp. Pct. Int. Yds. TD YPG 1. Minnesota 11 354 200 .565 12 2578 14 234.4 2. Northwestern 12 379 228 .602 15 2689 18 224.1 3. Purdue 11 353 187 .530 17 2448 15 222.5 4. Michigan State 12 341 196 .575 16 2660 15 221.7 5. Michigan 12 338 188 .556 12 2568 15 214.0 6. Ohio State 12 318 171 .538 9 2546 28 212.2 7. Illinois 11 362 199 .550 20 1954 7 177.6 8. Iowa 12 293 168 .573 12 2120 12 176.7 9. Penn State 13 344 178 .517 10 2215 11 170.4 10. Indiana 11 282 144 .511 16 1635 4 148.6 11. Wisconsin 13 260 152 .585 10 1783 9 137.2 Total Offense G Plays Yds. Avg. TD YPG 1. Ohio State (16) 12 883 5285 6.0 55 440.4 2. Michigan State 12 918 4795 5.2 42 399.6 3. Wisconsin 13 847 5025 5.9 43 386.5 4. Penn State 13 914 4985 5.5 44 383.5 5. Northwestern 12 866 4590 5.3 41 382.5 6. Michigan 12 850 4583 5.4 32 381.9 7. Purdue 11 815 4033 4.9 25 366.6 8. Iowa 12 816 4274 5.2 38 356.2 9. Minnesota 11 728 3723 5.1 24 338.5 10. Illinois 11 776 3422 4.4 23 311.1 11. Indiana 11 749 3192 4.3 24 290.2 Scoring Offense G TD KXP OXP FG SF PTS Avg. 1. Ohio State (6) 12 61 56 0 11 0 455 37.9 2. Penn State 13 49 45 2 19 0 400 30.8 3. Michigan State (19) 12 44 35 3 17 1 358 29.8 4. Wisconsin 13 48 47 0 14 0 377 29.0 5. Iowa 12 43 38 1 13 1 339 28.3 6. Northwestern 12 42 34 1 16 0 336 28.0 7. Michigan 12 32 29 1 18 0 277 23.1 8. Indiana 11 29 23 2 13 1 242 22.0 9. Minnesota 11 28 16 4 14 1 236 21.5 10. Purdue 11 26 21 1 5 0 194 17.6 11. Illinois 11 24 22 1 6 2 190 17.3 Rushing Defense G Att. Yds. Avg. TD YPG 1. Ohio State (9) 12 439 1149 2.6 8 95.8 2. Michigan (17) 12 455 1375 3.0 10 114.6 3. Wisconsin (21) 13 456 1497 3.3 16 115.2 4. Michigan State (22) 12 470 1541 3.3 18 128.4 5. Northwestern 12 463 1671 3.6 14 139.3 6. Iowa 12 464 1690 3.6 15 140.8 7. Penn State 13 524 1895 3.6 11 145.8 8. Indiana 11 480 1741 3.6 18 158.3 9. Purdue 11 429 1764 4.1 22 160.4 10. Illinois 11 486 2342 4.8 27 212.9 11. Minnesota 11 549 2712 4.9 27 246.5 Passing Defense G Att. Comp. Pct. Int. Yds. TD Rating 1. Ohio State (1) 12 344 159 .462 21 1803 6 83.8 2. Iowa (15) 12 361 169 .468 17 2007 13 96.0 3. Michigan (20) 12 389 214 .550 14 2182 5 99.2 4. Penn State (19) 13 427 217 .508 18 2594 11 101.9 5. Indiana 11 305 158 .518 17 2170 14 115.6 6. Purdue 11 321 180 .561 11 2244 11 119.3 7. Wisconsin 13 443 266 .600 18 3267 12 122.8 8. Michigan State 12 326 181 .555 8 2268 16 125.3 9. Northwestern 12 336 193 .574 13 2495 15 126.8 10. Illinois 11 274 158 .577 9 2135 16 135.8 11. Minnesota 11 208 119 .572 12 1792 13 138.7 Total Defense G Plays Yds. Avg. TD YPG 1. Ohio State (6) 12 783 2952 3.8 14 246.0 2. Michigan (18) 12 844 3557 4.2 15 296.4 3. Iowa 12 825 3697 4.5 28 308.1 4. Michigan State (19) 12 796 3809 4.8 34 317.4 5. Penn State 13 951 4489 4.7 22 345.3 6. Northwestern 12 799 4166 5.2 29 347.2 7. Indiana 11 785 3911 5.0 32 355.5 8. Purdue 11 750 4008 5.3 33 364.4 9. Wisconsin 13 899 4764 5.3 28 366.5 10. Illinois 11 760 4477 5.9 43 407.0 11. Minnesota 11 757 4504 5.9 40 409.5 Scoring Defense G TD KXP OXP FG SF PTS Avg. 1. Ohio State (2) 12 16 12 2 7 0 131 10.9 2. Michigan (8) 12 19 12 1 18 1 184 15.3 3. Penn State (13) 13 24 19 1 12 1 203 15.6 4. Wisconsin 13 29 24 2 13 1 243 18.7 5. Iowa 12 30 27 0 12 0 243 20.3 6. Northwestern 12 32 28 2 18 0 278 23.2 7. Michigan State 12 39 32 2 10 1 302 25.2 8. Indiana 11 37 32 1 11 1 291 26.5 9. Purdue 11 39 34 3 16 1 324 29.5 10. Minnesota 11 42 39 0 15 2 340 30.9 11. Illinois 11 48 44 2 12 0 372 33.8 Punt Returns G No. Yds. Avg. TD 1. Iowa (3) 12 38 589 15.5 2 2. Minnesota (18) 11 15 190 12.7 2 3. Michigan State 12 47 528 11.2 1 Northwestern 12 25 280 11.2 1 Illinois 11 27 302 11.2 0 6. Ohio State 12 51 517 10.1 2 7. Penn State 13 40 396 9.9 3 8. Wisconsin 13 33 301 9.1 1 9. Indiana 11 26 234 9.0 2 10. Michigan 12 36 281 7.8 0 11. Purdue 11 22 143 6.5 0 Kickoff Returns G No. Yds. Avg. TD 1. Illinois (18) 11 50 1136 22.7 0 2. Ohio State (t-23) 12 18 397 22.1 0 3. Penn State 13 34 735 21.6 0 4. Michigan 12 31 623 20.1 0 5. Indiana 11 32 639 20.0 0 6. Iowa 12 32 632 19.8 0 7. Minnesota 11 41 792 19.3 0 8. Wisconsin 13 34 657 19.3 0 9. Purdue 11 47 892 19.0 0 10. Northwestern 12 35 663 18.9 0 11. Michigan State 12 41 680 16.6 0 Net Punting Punts-Avg. PR-Yds. Net Avg. 1. Northwestern (13) 47-42.7 19-172 39.1 2. Indiana (23) 69-41.2 30-179 38.6 3. Iowa 59-43.1 28-302 38.0 4. Ohio State 59-41.6 27-289 36.7 5. Wisconsin 54-39.8 17-189 36.3 6. Illinois 61-38.5 29-228 34.9 7. Penn State 74-38.8 32-336 34.2 8. Michigan 58-35.2 15-85 33.7 9. Minnesota 52-37.0 22-196 33.2 10. Michigan State 59-39.4 35-378 33.0 11. Purdue 72-38.6 44-524 31.3 Turnover Margin Turnovers Gained Turnovers Lost Margin Fum. Int. Tot. Fum. Int. Tot. Per Game 1. Ohio State (t-2) 10 21 31 7 9 16 1.25 2. Penn State (16) 14 18 32 10 10 20 .92 3. Iowa (t-19) 16 17 33 12 12 24 .75 4. Wisconsin 9 18 27 9 10 19 .62 5. Northwestern (t-19) 17 13 30 10 15 25 .42 6. Michigan 11 14 25 11 12 23 .17 7. Indiana 11 17 28 11 16 27 .09 8. Purdue 9 11 20 7 17 24 -.36 9. Minnesota 9 12 21 14 12 26 -.45 10. Illinois 11 9 20 9 20 29 -.82 11. Michigan State 10 8 18 12 16 28 -.83

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