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HONORING LEGENDS. BUILDING LEADERS.
Illinois’ Nathan Scheelhaase, Indiana’s Greg Heban, Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez, Ohio State’s Jack Mewhort, Penn State’s John Urscheland Wisconsin’s Chris Borland were named candidates for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award, honoring the complete student-athlete.
BIG TEN FOOTBALL
WEEKLY RELEASE - OCTOBER 28, 2013
Contact: Sco Chipman, Assistant Commissioner, Communicaons • Oce: 847-696-1010 ext. 141 • E-mail: schipman@bigten.org • Cell: 630-936-6005 • Twier: @B1Gfootball
• Michign Se nd Ohio Se hold 4-0 Big Tenrecords nd re op heir respecve divisions• Ohio Se crries he non’s longes cvewinning srek wih 20 riumphs.• Minneso becomes he Big Ten’s fourh bowl-eligible squd.• Ohio Se leds four Big Ten ems in he lesBowl Chmpionship Series rnkings.• Big Ten oenses hve combined for 36 40-poinoungs in 2013, more hn he enre 2012 seson.• Big Ten psses he four-million mrk in olendnce for he 21s srigh seson.
TOP STORIES
SATURDAY, OCT. 26
MINNESOTA def. #25/21/23 NEBRASKA, 34-23
IOWA def.
NORTHWESTERN, 17-10 (OT)MICHIGAN STATE def. ILLINOIS, 42-3#4/4/4 OHIO STATE def. PENN STATE, 63-14Byes: INDIANA, #24/23/22 MICHIGAN, PURDUE,#22/24/24 WISCONSIN
Rankings: AP/USA Today/Harris
WEEK 9 RESULTS
2013 CONFERENCE & OVERALL STANDINGS
LEGENDS DIVISIONLEADERS DIVISION
 
Conference Gmes All GmesW-L PCT H A Div. Srk W-L PCT H A N Top 25^ Srk
1. Michigan State
4-0 1.000 2-0 2-0 1-0W57-1 .875 5-0 2-1 0-0 0-1W4
2.
Michigan 2-1 .667 2-0 0-1 1-0 W1 6-1 .857 5-0 1-1 0-0 1-0 W1
Nebraska
2-1 .667 1-0 1-1 0-1 L1 5-2 .714 4-1 1-1 0-0 0-1 L14. Minnesota2-2 .500 1-1 1-1 2-2
W2
6-2 .750 4-1 2-1 0-0 1-1
W2Iowa
2-2 .500 1-1 1-1 2-1 W1 5-3 .625 3-2 2-1 0-0 0-1 W16. Northwestern 0-4 .000 0-2 0-2 0-2 L4 4-4 .500 3-2 1-2 0-0 0-1 L4
 
Conference Gmes All GmesW-L PCT H A Div. Srk W-L PCT H A N Top 25^ Srk
1. Ohio State
4-0 1.000 3-0 1-0 2-0
W12
8-0 1.000 6-0 2-0 0-0 2-0
W202. Wisconsin
3-1 .750 2-0 1-1 2-1
W2
5-2 .714 4-0 1-2 0-0 1-1
W2
3. Penn State* 1-2 .333 1-0 0-2 0-2 L1 4-3 .571 3-1 0-2 1-0 1-1 L1
Indiana 1-2 .333 1-0 0-2 1-0 L2
3-4 .429 3-2 0-2 0-0 0-1
L2
5. Illinois 0-3 .000 0-2 0-1 0-1 L17 3-4 .429 3-2 0-1 0-1 0-3 L3
Purdue 0-3 .000 0-1 0-2 0-1 L3
1-6 .143 1-3 0-3 0-0 0-3 L5
^ AP or USA Today * Ineligible for postseason play 
B1G Momens inRose Bowl Hisory
Andersen, who won the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1982, was arst-team All-Big Ten selecon at Michigan State and also garneredAcademic All-Big Ten accolades as a senior in 1981, a year in which herecorded the Big Ten’s longest eld goal with a 63-yarder. His success
at Michigan State earned him a spot on the Walter Camp All-Century
Team. Andersen was draed in the fourth round of the 1982 NFL Draand went on to become the NFL’s all-me leading scorer with 2,544points. In his NFL career that spanned from 1982 to 2007, Andersenwas a three-me All-Pro, a seven-me Pro Bowler and a member of the NFL’s 1980s and 1990s All-Decade teams.
BIG TEN MEDAL OF HONOR 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPOTLIGHTMichign Se’s Moren AndersenJn. 1, 1949
Northwestern
 
20
Cliforni 14
Northwestern scored the game-winning touchdown with just under
three minutes to play in its rst
bowl appearance. With Cal carrying
a 14-13 lead in the fourth quarter,Wildcat halack Ed Tunnicli tooka direct snap and sprinted 43 yardsfor a touchdown with 2:59 to play.Cal’s nal drive was thwarted by aLoran Day intercepon, sealing the
Northwestern win.
SATURDAY, NOV. 2
#4/4/4 OHIO STATE at PURDUE
Noon - BTN
#22/23/24 WISCONSIN at IOWANoon - ABC (regional), ESPN2 (outer-market)ILLINOIS at PENN STATENoon - ESPN#23/21/21 MICHIGAN at #24/24/23 MICHIGAN STATE
3:30 p.m. - ABC
MINNESOTA at INDIANA
3:30 p.m. - BTN
NORTHWESTERN at NEBRASKA
3:30 p.m. - BTN
Rankings: AP/USA Today/Harris All mes are ET 
WEEK 10 SCHEDULEBIG TEN. BIG NEWS.
Looking  he Legends Division:
Michigan Statehas reached the halfway point of its Big Ten
slate, standing atop the division standings with a4-0 conference mark. Each of the Spartansremaining conference games will be intra-divi
-sion showdowns, including matchups withMichigan and Nebraska, which are tied for sec-ond in the standings with 2-1 Big Ten records.
The Wolverines visit Michigan State this weekend
while Nebraska returns home to faceNorthwestern. Iowa and Minnesota are tied for
fourth in the division standings, holding 2-2 con
-ference marks and two games back of theSpartans.
Leders Division Brekdown:
Ohio State is in
first place in the Leaders Division with a 4-0
mark, while Wisconsin stands one game back at
3-1. The Buckeyes defeated division foe Penn
State last weekend to remain perfect in the con-ference, and three of the Buckeyes remaining
four contests will be division contests. The
Badgers head to Iowa this week following a byelast Saturday. Ohio State holds the head-to-head
tiebreaker over Wisconsin following the meeting
in Columbus earlier this season. Penn State and
Indiana are tied for third in the division race at
1-2, with the Nittany Lions hosting Illinois andthe Hoosiers welcoming Minnesota on Saturday.
Tweny nd Couning:
Ohio State improved thecountry’s longest active winning streak to 20consecutive last Saturday following its win over
Penn State. It is the second-longest winningstreak in program history, trailing only the 22
consecutive victories during the 1967-69 sea
-
sons. It is tied for the seventh-longest streak inBig Ten history. Conference programs have com
-bined for eight stretches of at least 20 or more
wins, with the 1901-03 Michigan squads holdingthe conference record of 29 consecutive victo
-ries. Ohio State is one of only four teams nation-
ally with an 8-0 record and one of eight pro
-grams who enter the week undefeated.
 
BIG TEN FOOTBALL WEEKLY RELEASE - WEEK 10 2HONORING LEGENDS. BUILDING LEADERS.
Big Ten universities provide over $141 million in direct financial aid to more than 8,200 student-athletesplaying on more than 300 teams in 43 different sports.
Going Bowling:
Minnesota became the fourth
Big Ten team, and third Legends Division squad,to reach the six-win standard and achieve bowl
eligibility. The Gophers knocked off nationallyranked Nebraska last weekend to reach thelandmark for the second straight season.
Minnesota has been to 15 postseason contestsin program history, having last appeared in the2012 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas. The
Gophers join Michigan, Michigan State and OhioState as the Big Ten’s bowl-eligible programs.
Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin each have fivevictories and could become eligible for postsea
-son play with one more win.
Where We Rnk:
Four Big Ten teams appearedamong the top 25 in the latest BowlChampionship Series (BCS) standings, with
Michigan State and Wisconsin making their first
appearances this season. Ohio State improvedto 8-0 overall and won its 20th straight game tohold steady at No. 4 in the BCS poll, whileMichigan had a bye and moved up to No. 21.The Spartans moved to 7-1 on the year and
were ranked No. 22, their first BCS ranking since
Dec. 4, 2011, while the Badgers had a bye onSaturday and were slotted at No. 24, their first
appearance since Oct. 21, 2012.
Division Mchups:
Four conference conteststhis weekend will be division matchups, includ
-
ing two within each division. In the LegendsDivision, Michigan travels to face first-place
Michigan State and Northwestern heads to
Nebraska. In the Leaders Division, Purdue hostsdivision-leader Ohio State and Penn State wel
-
comes Illinois. As part of divisional play, the Big
Ten has instituted a tiebreaker to determine the
Big Ten Football Championship Game partici
-pants, if necessary. After head-to-head match-
ups, the next tiebreaker is records within thedivision, which makes winning divisional games
an important part of the Big Ten title chase. SeePage 11 of this release for the full tiebreaker.
Fory is he New 30:
With five teams rankedamong the top 16 in scoring offense, and theconference as a whole second nationally at 33.46
points per game, Big Ten offenses are amongsome of the most prolific in the nation. WithOhio State and Michigan State both scoring more
than 40 points last weekend, conference teamshave combined to score 40 points or more 36
times this season, already surpassing last year’s
total of 27 such instances. Seven conferenceteams have crossed the 40-point barrier at least
three times in 2013, with Ohio State leading the
way with six such outings. Michigan has scored atleast 40 points five times, Wisconsin and Indianahave done so four times and Illinois, MichiganState and Minnesota have three 40-point perfor
-mances. Ohio State, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska
and Wisconsin are among the nation’s top 16 inscoring offense, each averaging 39.9 points or
more per game this year.
Efficien Cook:
Michigan State quarterback
Connor Cook now ranks among the conference’sall-time single-game leaders in completion per-centage with his effort against Illinois last
Saturday. Cook completed 15 of 16 passes, a93.8 completion percentage, for 208 yards andthree touchdowns. His 93.8 percentage is sev
-enth on the Big Ten’s single-game list and he
 joins Northwestern’s Kain Colter as this year’s
additions to the chart. Colter was a perfect
12-for-12 against Ohio State on Oct. 5, which is
tied for first in Big Ten single-game history.
Trophy Time:
Two rivalry trophies will be on the
line this weekend when Iowa hosts Wisconsinand Michigan State welcomes Michigan. TheHawkeyes and Badgers first competed for the
Heartland Trophy, a brass bull statue, in 2004,with Iowa holding a 4-3 edge in the series.
Saturday’s Michigan-Michigan State contest fea-tures the battle of the Paul Bunyan Trophy. It is
the 61st time the teams will meet with the trav
-eling keepsake on the line, with Michigan holding
the all-time edge in the series, 35-23-2. In 1953,then-Michigan Governor G. Mennen Williams
donated the four-foot wooden statue to markMichigan State’s acceptance into the Big Ten.
Four-Million Srong:
Thanks to the attendancefigures following last weekend’s games across
the conference, Big Ten stadiums have wel
-comed more than four million fans through theturnstiles this year. It is the 21st straight seasonthe conference has crossed the four-million
mark in total attendance and the 24th yearoverall. The all games average of 70,932 fansper contest would rank sixth on the confer
-ence’s all-time chart, and the conference games
only average of 73,675 is on pace to be the
highest in Big Ten history.
Coch, School Creer (Yrs) A School (Yrs) Big Ten Only
LEGENDS DIVISION
Kirk Ferentz, IOWA 117-98 (18th) 105-77 (15th) 61-55Brady Hoke, MICH 72-58 (11th) 25-8 (3rd) 14-5Mark Dantonio, MSU 76-46 (10th) 58-29 (7th) 34-18Jerry Kill, MINN 142-91 (20th) 15-18 (3rd) 6-14Bo Pelini, NEB 54-22 (6th) 54-22 (6th) 14-5Pat Fitzgerald, NU 54-43 (8th) 54-43 (8th) 26-34
LEADERS DIVISION
Tim Beckman, ILL 26-30 (5th) 5-14 (2nd) 0-11Kevin Wilson, IND 8-23 (3rd) 8-23 (3rd) 3-16Urban Meyer, OSU 124-23 (12th) 20-0 (2nd) 12-0Bill O’Brien, PSU 12-7 (2nd) 12-7 (2nd) 7-4Darrell Hazell, PUR 17-16 (3rd) 1-6 (1st) 0-3Gary Andersen, WIS 35-33 (6th) 5-2 (1st) 3-1
BIG TEN COACHING RECORDSBIG TEN. BIG NEWS.
BIG TENPLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Oensive Plyer of he WeekBrxon Miller, Ohio SeJr., QB, Huber Heighs, Ohio/Wyne
Had a hand in ve Ohio State touchdowns, includingthree passing and two rushing, in the Buckeyes’ victoryover Penn StateFinished with 320 yards of total oense, compleng 18of 24 passes for a career-high 252 yards, and rushing for68 yards on 11 carries in less than three quartersHas been a part of 61 Ohio State touchdowns in hiscareer, ed for third in program historyRecords his third career weekly honor and second this
season
Last Ohio State Oensive Player of the Week:Carlos Hyde (Oct. 7, 2013)
Defensive Plyer of he WeekJmes Morris, IowSr., LB, Solon, Iow/Solon
Recorded eight tackles, including 2.5 for loss and twosacks, and recovered a fumble in Iowa’s overme victoryover NorthwesternRecovered a Wildcat fumble late in the second quarter,thwarng the drive and preserving Iowa’s 10-point leadBecame the rst player in the Football Bowl Subdivisionto record three intercepons, three sacks and 50 tackles
this season
Claims his second career Defensive Player of the Week
honor and second this season
Last Iowa Defensive Player of the Week:James Morris (Sept. 30, 2013)
Specil Tems Plyer of he WeekChris Hwhorne, MinnesoSr., K, Rleigh, N.C./Leesville Rod
Converted on both eld goal aempts and four extrapoints to help Minnesota defeat naonally ranked
Nebraska
Connected on a 26-yarder in the second quarter to givethe Gophers a 17-10 leadMade a 45-yard try in the third quarter, giving Minnesotaa 27-13 advantageClaims his rst career Special Teams Player of the Week
honor
Last Minnesota Special Teams Player of the Week:Marcus Jones (Sept. 9, 2013)
Freshmn of he WeekDonre Wilson, Ohio SeRB, DeSoo, Texs/Desoo
Finished with 96 all-purpose yards and a touchdown inOhio State’s victory over Penn StateRecorded a career-long 49 yard kicko return in thesecond quarter, leading to the Buckeyes’ h touchdownWas on the receiving end of a 26-yard touchdown passfrom Braxton Miller in the third quarterWins his rst career weekly awardLast Ohio State Freshman of the Week:Joey Bosa (Oct. 7, 2013)
 
BIG TEN FOOTBALL WEEKLY RELEASE - WEEK 10 3HONORING LEGENDS. BUILDING LEADERS.
Eight Big Ten standouts were named candidates for the 2013 National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Awards and
semifinalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, recognizing the nation’s absolute best scholar-athlete.
(Number in parenthesis indicates total
times a Big Ten team will face an oppo-
nent from this conference.)
 
Americn (5)
Central Florida 0-1Cincinnati (2) 1-1
Connecticut 1-0
South Florida 1-0
ACC (2)
Syracuse (2) 2-0
Big 12 (1)
Iowa State 1-0
Colonil (1)
Maine 1-0
Conference USA (1)
Southern Miss 1-0
Independen (6)
BYU 0-0
Navy 0-1New Mexico State 1-0Notre Dame (3) 1-2
MAC (13)
Akron 1-0Bowling Green 1-0Buffalo 1-0Central Michigan 1-0
Eastern Michigan 1-0Kent State 1-0
Massachusetts 1-0
Miami (Ohio) 1-0Northern Illinois (2) 0-2Western Michigan (3) 3-0
MEAC (1)
Florida A&M 1-0
Missouri Vlley (7)
Indiana State (2) 2-0
Missouri State 1-0South Dakota State 1-0Southern Illinois 1-0Western Illinois 1-0Youngstown State 1-0
Mounin Wes (4)
San Diego State 1-0San Jose State 1-0UNLV 1-0Wyoming 1-0
Ohio Vlley (1)
Tennessee Tech 1-0
Pc-12 (5)
Arizona State 0-1
California (2) 2-0
UCLA 0-1Washington 0-1
SEC (1)
Missouri 0-1
Combined non-conference record 36-11
NON-CONFERENCESCHEDULE
LEGENDS DIVISION
School Does No Ply:
Iowa Illinois, Indiana, Penn StateMichigan Illinois, Purdue, WisconsinMichigan State Ohio State, Penn State, WisconsinMinnesota Illinois, Ohio State, PurdueNebraska Indiana, Ohio State, WisconsinNorthwestern Indiana, Penn State, Purdue
LEADERS DIVISION
School Does No Ply:
Illinois Iowa, Michigan, MinnesotaIndiana Iowa, Nebraska, NorthwesternOhio State Michigan State, Minnesota, NebraskaPenn State Iowa, Michigan State, NorthwesternPurdue Michigan, Minnesota, NorthwesternWisconsin Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska
2013 NO PLAYSWEEKLY COACHES TELECONFERENCE
The Big Ten Conference football coaches weekly media teleconferences are held on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. - 1
p.m. CT and connue through November 26. The calls are available for playback roughly two hours following theconclusion of each call through Thursday of each week. Calls will also be archived online at bigten.org. Contact theBig Ten Communicaons oce for the phone number and weekly passcode.The coaches order on each call is as follows. All mes are CT.
11:00 a.m. - Brady Hoke, Michigan11:10 a.m. - Gary Andersen, Wisconsin11:20 a.m. - Bo Pelini, Nebraska11:30 a.m. - Mark Dantonio, Michigan State
11:40 a.m. - Kirk Ferentz, Iowa11:50 a.m. - Jerry Kill, Minnesota
12:00 p.m. - Tim Beckman, Illinois12:10 p.m. - Darrell Hazell, Purdue12:20 p.m. - Bill O’Brien, Penn State
12:30 p.m. - Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern12:40 p.m. - Urban Meyer, Ohio State12:50 p.m. - Kevin Wilson, Indiana
BIG TEN NCAA STAT LEADERS
Rk. Scoring Oense Avg.
5. Ohio State 47.38. Indiana 42.4Michigan 42.416. Nebraska 39.9Wisconsin 39.9
Rk. Tol Oense Avg.
8. Ohio State 517.310. Indiana 514.011. Wisconsin 513.6
Rk. Rushing Oense Avg.
8. Wisconsin 296.99. Ohio State 295.613. Nebraska 271.123. Minnesota 217.8
Rk. Pssing Oense Avg.
10. Indiana 342.730. Penn State 277.0
Rk. Pssing Eciency Oense Avg.
7. Ohio State 168.6712. Michigan 157.3021. Illinois 151.0725. Wisconsin 150.1826. Indiana 149.86
Rk. Scoring Defense Avg.
3. Michigan State 12.3
6. Wisconsin 15.912. Iowa 18.115. Ohio State 19.1
Rk. Tol Defense Avg.
1. Michigan State 215.56. Wisconsin 285.012. Iowa 320.514. Ohio State 336.127. Michigan 355.3
Rk. Pssing Eciency Defense Avg.
2. Michigan State 88.8116. Wisconsin 108.9326. Iowa 117.0628. Michigan 117.49
Rk. Rushing Defense Avg.
1. Michigan State 54.94. Wisconsin 87.66. Ohio State 95.98. Michigan 99.924. Iowa 128.626. Minnesota 131.6
Rk. Inercepons Tol
6. Northwestern 1414. Nebraska 11
Michigan 1122. Ohio State 10
TEAM RANKINGS
INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS
Rk. All-Purpose Yrds Per Gme Avg.
11. Ameer Abdullah, NEB 160.615. Melvin Gordon, WIS 145.322. Akeem Hunt, PUR 136.4
Rk. Rushing Yds Per Gme Avg.
4. Melvin Gordon, WIS 144.66. Ameer Abdullah, NEB 140.128. James White, WIS 96.0
Rk. Rushing Touchdowns Tol
9. Fitz Toussaint, MICH 11Melvin Gordon, WIS 1119. Tevin Coleman, IND 9Devin Gardner, MICH 9Jeremy Langford, MSU 9Imani Cross, NEB 9
Rk. Pss Eciency Rng
7. Braxton Miller, OSU 168.515. Devin Gardner, MICH 159.626. Nathan Scheelhaase, ILL 151.127. Joel Stave, WIS 151.0
Rk. Punng Avg.
15. Cody Webster, PUR 43.924. Mike Sadler, MSU 43.129. Sam Foltz, NEB 42.6
Rk. Receiving Yds Per Gme Avg.
5. Allen Robinson, PSU 125.47. Jeremy Gallon, MICH 118.718. Jared Abbrederis, WIS 107.4
Rk. Receiving Touchdowns Tol
15. Jeremy Gallon, MICH 7Quincy Enunwa, NEB 7Corey Brown, OSU 728. Shane Wynn, IND 6Devin Smith, OSU 6Allen Robinson, PSU 6
Rk. Field Gols Per Gme Avg.
14. Je Budzien, NU 1.616. Sam Ficken, PSU 1.6
Rk. Scoring Avg.
16. Melvin Gordon, WIS 9.4Fitz Toussaint, MICH 9.422. Brendan Gibbons, MICH 9.0
Rk. Tol Tckles Avg.
10. Jonathan Brown, ILL 10.919. Anthony Hitchens, IOWA 9.9
Rk. Inercepons Per Gme Avg.
6. Stanley Jean-Bapste, NEB 0.6Blake Countess, MICH 0.611. Ibraheim Campbell, NU 0.526. Ciante Evans, NEB 0.4Sojourn Shelton, WIS 0.4
Rk. Kicko Reurns Avg.
4. V’Angelo Bentley, ILL 30.85. Marcus Jones, MINN 30.814. Kenny Bell, NEB 28.215. Dontre Wilson, OSU 28.123. Akeem Hunt, PUR 26.427. Mahew Harris, NU 25.3
Rk. Pun Reurns Avg.
1. K. Marn-Manley, IOWA 24.210. Corey Brown, OSU 14.419. Jesse Della Valle, PSU 10.7

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