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2012 CONFERENCE & OVERALL STANDINGS
LEGENDS DIVISION
Iowa Michigan State Minnesota Nebraska Northwestern Michigan W-L 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Conference Games PCT H A .000 0-0 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 Div. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Strk ------W-L 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 All Games PCT H A 1.000 0-0 0-0 1.000 1-0 0-0 1.000 0-0 1-0 1.000 1-0 0-0 1.000 0-0 1-0 .000 0-0 0-0 N Top 25^ 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 Strk W1 W1 W1 W1 W1 L1

TOP STORIES
• Big Ten teams combine for 10 or more wins on opening week for seventh time in last eight years. • Eight conference teams have won two or more consecutive season openers. • Conference teams prepare for challenging Week 2 schedule. • Numerous BIg Ten standouts enjoy successful opening performances. • Big Ten teams prepare for rivalry games in the next two weeks

LEADERS DIVISION
Illinois Indiana Ohio State* Purdue Wisconsin Penn State*
^ AP or USA Today

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BIG TEN. BIG NEWS.
The Week That Was: For the second consecutive season, the Big Ten posted a combined record of 10-2 in opening games. Last week, conference teams defeated a top-25 squad, won three contests away from home and won seven games at Big Ten venues. Michigan State defeated No. 24/22 Boise State in East Lansing on Friday night, while Iowa, Minnesota and Northwestern each won their opening game of the season on the road. Meanwhile, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, Ohio State, Purdue and Wisconsin opened the 2012 campaign with home victories on Saturday. Winning Ten Times Over: For the seventh time in the last eight seasons, Big Ten teams combined for 10 or more victories during the season’s opening weekend. Conference teams also combined for 10 wins in 2011, 2009, 2007 and 2005, while going a perfect 11-0 in 2008 and 2006. Leading At Ten: The Big Ten is tied for the national lead with 10 conference teams winning their season openers, one of just two conferences to boast that feat. The entire Week 1 results can be found to the left. Where We Rank … Find Out Tuesday: With Week 1 of the 2012 college football season wrapping up on Monday, the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls will be released on Tuesday, two days later than its usual release on Sunday afternoon.

* Ineligible for postseason play

WEEK 1 RESULTS
THURSDAY, AUG. 30 MINNESOTA def. UNLV, 30-27 (3OT) FRIDAY, AUG. 31 #13/13 MICHIGAN STATE def. #24/22 Boise State, 17-13 SATURDAY, SEPT. 1 ILLINOIS def. Western Michigan, 24-7 INDIANA def. Indiana State, 24-17 IOWA def. Northern Illinois, 18-17 (Chicago, Ill.) #2/2 Alabama def. #8/8 MICHIGAN, 41-14 (Arlington, Texas) #17/16 NEBRASKA def. Southern Miss, 49-20 NORTHWESTERN def. Syracuse, 42-41 #18/- OHIO STATE def. Miami (Ohio), 56-10 Ohio def. PENN STATE, 24-14 PURDUE def. Eastern Kentucky, 48-6 #12/12 WISCONSIN def. Northern Iowa, 26-21 Rankings: AP/USA Today

WEEK 2 SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, SEPT. 8 ILLINOIS at Arizona State 10:30 p.m. ET - ESPN INDIANA at Massachusetts 3:30 p.m. ET - ESPN3 Iowa State at IOWA 3:30 p.m. ET - BTN Air Force at MICHIGAN 3:30 p.m. ET - ABC (regional); ESPN2 (outer market) MICHIGAN STATE at Central Michigan 3:30 p.m. ET - ESPNU New Hampshire at MINNESOTA Noon ET - BTN NEBRASKA at UCLA 7:30 p.m. ET - FOX Vanderbilt at NORTHWESTERN 8 p.m. ET - BTN Central Florida at OHIO STATE Noon ET - ESPN2 PENN STATE at Virginia Noon ET - ABC PURDUE at Notre Dame 3:30 p.m. ET - NBC WISCONSIN at Oregon State 4 p.m. ET - FX Rankings: AP/USA Today (not yet available)

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BIG TEN. BIG NEWS.
Keeping Streaks Alive: Following wins last Saturday, eight Big Ten teams have now won two or more consecutive season-openers. Nebraska has not lost a season opener since 1985, winning 27 straight games to open the season. Wisconsin and Iowa also hold 10 or more consecutive season-opening victories, with the Badgers having won 15 straight season debuts, while Iowa has put together 12 straight wins to open a new campaign. Northwestern has run its streak of season-opening triumphs to eight straight, while Michigan State has four consecutive wins on opening day. Illinois, Ohio State and Purdue have each won their 2011 and 2012 openers. Scheduling Up: The second week of the Big Ten non-conference season will feature seven matchups against teams from the ACC, Big East, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC or Notre Dame, with five contests on the road. The seven non-conference matchups among the leagues and Notre Dame is tied for the most in a single week among the above conferences, and the five road contests is the most in a single week among those conferences as well. This week’s matchups feature three games against the Pac-12 and one each versus the ACC, Big 12, SEC and Notre Dame. Road contests for Big Ten teams feature Illinois at Arizona State, Nebraska at UCLA, Penn State at Virginia, Purdue at Notre Dame and Wisconsin at Oregon State. Also, Iowa hosts Iowa State and Northwestern welcomes Vanderbilt. Touchdowns Not Just for the Offense: During the opening weekend of the regular season, Big Ten defenses and special teams accounted for five touchdowns, two from interceptions, two on fumble recoveries and another off a punt return. Illinois’ Ashante Williams returned an interception 60 yards for a touchdown to seal the Illini’s 24-7 win over Western Michigan. Northwestern’s defense and special teams found the end zone against Syracuse in its 42-41 win. Venric Mark scored the Wildcats’ first touchdown of the game by way of an 82-yard punt return, while C.C. Ariguzo returned a fumble 33 yards for a touchdown to open the second half. After a bad snap on a third-quarter Miami (Ohio) punt, Ohio State’s Bradley Roby recovered the fumble for a touchdown, while Purdue’s Landon Feichter returned a first-quarter interception 34 yards for a touchdown to give Purdue a 13-0 lead over Eastern Kentucky. Running Past 100: Four Big Ten players broke the 100-yard rushing barrier during the opening week of the season. Michigan State’s Le’Veon Bell highlighted the week of conference rushers, racking up 210 yards and two touchdowns against nationally ranked Boise State in a 17-13 win on Friday night. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller totaled 161 yards and a touchdown on the ground against Miami (Ohio), Iowa’s Damon Bullock rushed for 150 yards and the game-winning score with just over two minutes to play against Northern Illinois, and Wisconsin’s Montee Ball finished with a 120 yards and a touchdown in the Badgers’ win over Northern Iowa. Throwing It Around: Nine Big Ten signal callers threw for 200 yards or more, including five that passed the 250-yard mark through the air, in Week 1. Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez topped all Big Ten quarterbacks this week with a career-best 354 yards and equaled a career-high with five touchdown strikes against Southern Miss. Purdue’s Robert Marve completed 30 passes for 295 yards and three touchdowns against Eastern Kentucky, while Indiana’s Tre Roberson threw for a career-high 280 yards and a touchdown versus Indiana State. Minnesota’s MarQueis Gray threw for 269 yards and two scores in a triple-overtime Gopher victory over UNLV on Thursday, and Penn State’s Matt McGloin totaled 260 yards and two touchdowns in the Nittany Lions’ opener with Ohio. Michigan State’s Andrew Maxwell (248 yards), Wisconsin’s Danny O’Brien (219), Ohio State’s Braxton Miller (207) and Michigan’s Denard Robinson (200) also met or exceeded the 200-yard passing plateau.

BIG TEN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Offensive Co-Players of the Week Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State Jr., RB, Columbus, Ohio/Groveport Madison • Recorded career-highs with 210 rushing yards and 44 carries, scoring two touchdowns to help Michigan State defeat nationally ranked Boise State on Friday night • Amassed a career-best 265 all-purpose yards, more than Boise State’s total offensive yards (206) for the game • Scored the Spartans’ only touchdowns of the game, including the game-winner • Records his first Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week selection and third overall honor • Last Michigan State Offensive Player of the Week: Kirk Cousins (Oct. 24, 2011) Taylor Martinez, Nebraska Jr., QB, Corona, Calif./Centennial • Threw for a career-high 354 yards and tied a career best with five touchdown strikes to lead the Huskers to an opening-day victory over Southern Miss • Completed 26 of 34 passes (76.5 percent) and became the sixth Nebraska quarterback to throw for more than 4,000 career yards • Guided Nebraska to 632 yards of total offense, the most in fifth-year coach Bo Pelini’s tenure • Wins his second career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award • Last Nebraska Offensive Player of the Week: Taylor Martinez (Oct. 10, 2011) Defensive Player of the Week Derrick Wells, Minnesota So., DB, Lehigh Acres, Fla./Lehigh • Tied for the team lead with eight tackles and added two interceptions to help Minnesota to a road win at UNLV • Intercepted his first pass midway through the fourth quarter to set up Minnesota’s go-ahead field goal • Picked off his second pass in the third overtime, allowing Minnesota to kick the game-winning field goal • Claims his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor • Last Minnesota Defensive Player of the Week: Kim Royston (Nov. 28, 2011) Special Teams Co-Players of the Week Mike Meyer, Iowa Jr., PK, Dubuque, Iowa/Wahlert • Booted four field goals, tying a career best, against Northern Illinois, accounting for 12 points in the Hawkeyes’ 18-17 victory over the Huskies • Converted on field goals from 22, 29, 34 and 50 yards, with the 50-yarder coming with 9:30 remaining in the fourth quarter to cut the NIU lead to one possession • Wins his second career Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honor • Last Iowa Special Teams Player of the Week: Mike Meyer (Nov. 8, 2010) Venric Mark, Northwestern Jr., PR/KR, Tomball, Texas/St. Pius X • Scored Northwestern’s first touchdown in a 42-41 win over Syracuse with an 82-yard punt return • Totaled 134 punt return yards, breaking a 21-year-old single-game school record, and collected 49 kickoff return yards, making him NU’s all-time kickoff return yardage leader with 1,513 • Matched a career high with 281 all-purpose yards, including the first touchdown catch of his career • Wins his second Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honor • Last Northwestern Special Teams Player of the Week: Venric Mark (Nov. 29, 2010) Freshman of the Week Frankie Williams, Purdue DB, Tampa, Fla./Coral Gables • Led the Purdue defense with six tackles, including one for loss, and a pass breakup in Purdue’s 48-6 win over Eastern Kentucky • Was part of a Purdue defense that held EKU to 85 passing yards on the day • Wins his first career weekly award • Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Raheem Mostert (Nov. 7, 2011)

BIG TEN COACHING RECORDS
Coach, School LEGENDS DIVISION Kirk Ferentz, IOWA Brady Hoke, MICH Mark Dantonio, MSU Jerry Kill, MINN Bo Pelini, NEB Pat Fitzgerald, NU LEADERS DIVISION Tim Beckman, ILL Kevin Wilson, IND Urban Meyer, OSU Bill O’Brien, PSU Danny Hope, PUR Bret Bielema, WIS Career (Yrs) 109-87 (17th) 58-53 (10th) 63-39 (9th) 131-82 (19th) 40-16 (5th) 41-36 (7th) 22-16 (4th) 2-11 (2nd) 105-23 (11th) 0-1 (1st) 52-43 (9th) 61-19 (7th) At School (Yrs) 97-66 (14th) 11-3 (2nd) 45-22 (6th) 4-9 (2nd) 40-16 (5th) 41-36 (7th) 1-0 (1st) 2-11 (2nd) 1-0 (1st) 0-1 (1st) 17-21 (4th) 61-19 (7th) Big Ten Only 57-47 6-2 27-13 2-6 5-3 21-27 0-0 0-8 0-0 0-0 10-14 33-15

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NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
(Number in parenthesis indicates total times a Big Ten team will face an opponent from this conference.) ACC (2) Boston College Virginia Big 12 (1) Iowa State Big East (3) Syracuse (2) Temple Big Sky (1) Idaho State Big South (1) Charleston Southern Colonial (1) New Hampshire Conference USA (5) Central Florida Marshall Southern Miss UAB UTEP Great West (1) South Dakota Independent (5) Navy (2) Notre Dame (3) MAC (12) Ball State Central Michigan (2) Eastern Michigan (2) Massachusetts (2) Miami (Ohio) Northern Illinois Ohio Western Michigan (2) Missouri Valley (3) Indiana State Northern Iowa (2) Mountain West (3) Air Force Boise State UNLV Ohio Valley (1) Eastern Kentucky Pac-12 (4) Arizona State California Oregon State UCLA SEC (2) Alabama Vanderbilt Sun Belt (1) Arkansas State WAC (2) Louisiana Tech Utah State Combined non-conference record: 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 1-0 2-0 1-0 1-0 2-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 10-2

BIG TEN. BIG NEWS.
Purposely Gaining Yards: Seven Big Ten standouts surpassed 150 yards of all-purpose yardage in their Week 1 matchups, highlighted by the 281-yard effort by Northwestern’s Venric Mark. Mark recorded 183 return, 82 rushing and 16 receiving yards against Syracuse, highlighted by his 82-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter. Michigan State’s Le’Veon Bell totaled 265 yards (210 rushing, 55 receiving) against Boise State, while Michigan’s Dennis Norfleet recorded 177 return yards against Alabama. Iowa’s Damon Bullock finished with 176 total yards (150 rushing, 26 receiving), Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah (81 rushing, 39 receiving, 41 punt return) and Ohio State’s Braxton Miller (161 rushing) recorded 161 yards, and Wisconsin’s Montee Ball (120 rushing, 31 receiving) had 151 total yards against Northern Iowa. Defense Never Rests: The opening weekend of the Big Ten season saw Big Ten defenses force turnovers and pressure opposing quarterbacks. In Week 1, conference teams combined to force 24 turnovers. Illinois, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State and Purdue recorded three or more takeaways, with the Illini’s and Boilermakers’ defensive units leading the way with four each. In addition, conference teams combined for 23 sacks, with eight conference teams recording multiple quarterback takedowns. Indiana led all defenses with five sacks, followed by the Husker defense with three. Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State and Purdue’s defensive units finished with two sacks apiece. Landmark Coaching Wins: A pair of Leaders Division coaches earned wins in their coaching debuts last weekend, while a Legends Division coach reached a milestone win. After recording 21 wins in three seasons as the head coach at Toledo, Illinois’ Tim Beckman guided the Illini to a 24-7 victory over Western Michigan to earn his first win in Champaign. Following successful stops at Bowling Green, Utah and Florida, Ohio State’s Urban Meyer recorded his first win on the Buckeye sidelines with a 56-10 win over in-state foe Miami (Ohio) on Saturday. Entering his fifth full season on the sidelines in Lincoln, Nebraska coach Bo Pelini notched career win No. 40 with an opening-day triumph over Southern Miss. Renewing the Rivalries: Over the next two weeks, three non-conference trophy games will be at stake, including two this weekend featuring in-state rivals. Iowa and Iowa State renew their series, the 26th time the programs will meet on the gridiron. Iowa holds a 23-12 advantage in the battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy, and a 39-20 overall mark in the series, but looks to avenge a triple-overtime setback from 2011. Purdue is the first of three consecutive Big Ten opponents for Notre Dame, who will take on Michigan State in East Lansing on Sept. 15 and Michigan in South Bend on Sept. 22. The Boilermakers travel to South Bend on Saturday looking to reclaim the Shillelagh Trophy in the 56th meeting between the two programs. Notre Dame holds a 36-19 lead in the rivalry trophy series and a 55-26-2 mark overall. Keep An Eye On…: More than 70 Big Ten studentathletes appear on at least 19 preseason watch lists that have been announced during the course of the summer. Five or more players appear on 14 of the national watch lists, including the Bednarik, Butkus, Davey O’Brien, Doak Walker, Groza, Hendricks, Hornung, Mackey, Maxwell, Nagurski, and Rodgers Return Specialist awards, and the Lombardi, Outland and Rimington trophies. The complete list of Big Ten standouts appearing on preseason watch lists can be found on Page 5 of this release.

WEEKLY COACHES TELECONFERENCE
The Big Ten Conference football coaches weekly media teleconferences are held on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. CT and continue through November 20. The calls are available for playback roughly two hours following the conclusion of each call through Thursday of each week. They will also be archived online at www.bigten.org. Contact the Big Ten Communications office for the phone number and weekly passcode. The coaches order on each call is as follows. All times are CT. * On Sept. 4, 11 and 18, Pat Fitzgerald will join the teleconference at 1 p.m. CT. LEGENDS DIVISION COACHES 11:00 a.m. - Brady Hoke, Michigan *11:10 a.m. - Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern 11:20 a.m. - Bo Pelini, Nebraska 11:30 a.m. - Mark Dantonio, Michigan State 11:40 a.m. - Kirk Ferentz, Iowa 11:50 a.m. - Jerry Kill, Minnesota LEADERS DIVISION COACHES 12:00 p.m. - Tim Beckman, Illinois 12:10 p.m. - Danny Hope, Purdue 12:20 p.m. - Bill O’Brien, Penn State 12:30 p.m. - Bret Bielema, Wisconsin 12:40 p.m. - Urban Meyer, Ohio State 12:50 p.m. - Kevin Wilson, Indiana

2012 NO PLAYS
School Iowa Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Nebraska Northwestern LEGENDS DIVISION Does Not Play: Illinois, Ohio State, Wisconsin Indiana, Penn State, Wisconsin Illinois, Penn State, Purdue Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State Illinois, Indiana, Purdue Ohio State, Purdue, Wisconsin School Illinois Indiana Ohio State Penn State Purdue Wisconsin LEADERS DIVISION Does Not Play: Iowa, Michigan State, Nebraska Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska Iowa, Minnesota, Northwestern Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern

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2012 BIG TEN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Date 9-3 Offensive Le’Veon Bell, MSU Taylor Martinez, NEB Defensive Derrick Wells, MINN Special Teams Mike Meyer, IOWA Venric Mark, NU Freshman Frankie Williams, PUR

BIG TEN FOOTBALL MEDIA CONTACTS
LEGENDS DIVISION Iowa Steve Roe steven-roe@uiowa.edu Phone: (319) 335-9411 Michigan Justin Dickens dickensj@umich.edu Phone: (734) 763-4423

2012 WEEK BY WEEK ATTENDANCE
Games Aug. 31-Sept. 1 8 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 23-24 TOTAL 8 ALL GAMES Total Average 571,822 71,478 Sellout 3 Games -CONFERENCE GAMES Total Average --Sellout --

Michigan State John Lewandowski lewski@ath.msu.edu Phone: (517) 355-2271 Minnesota Paul Rovnak psrovnak@umn.edu Phone: (612) 625-9379 Nebraska Keith Mann kmann@huskers.com Phone: (402) 472-2263 Northwestern Paul Kennedy pkennedy@northwestern.edu Phone: (847) 467-2028

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BIG TEN CAREER RECORDS
Total Offense 12,692 Brees, PUR 11,790 Weber, MINN 11,576 Basanez, NU 11,511 Painter, PUR 11,364 Randle El, IND 10,594 Williams, ILL 10,254 Long, IOWA 9,653 Orton, PUR 9,300 Henne, MICH 9,134 Herrmann, PUR 8,050 Robinson, MICH 1997-00 2007-10 2002-05 2005-08 1998-01 2006-09 1981-85 2001-04 2004-07 1977-80 2009Rushing Touchdowns 71 Dayne, WIS 68 Thompson, IND 56 Johnson, OSU Ball, WIS 55 Thomas, MICH 48 Sheets, PUR 47 Wheatley, MICH 46 Byars, OSU 44 Marek, WIS George, OSU 36 Robinson, MICH Total Touchdowns 71 Dayne, WIS 68 Thompson, IND 62 Ball, WIS 58 Johnson, OSU 56 Thomas, MICH 54 Wheatley, MICH Sheets, PUR 50 Byars, OSU 45 George, OSU 44 Marek, WIS Hill, WIS 36 Robinson, MICH Points 426 425 412 377 374 Dayne, WIS Kelly, PSU Thompson, IND Swenson, MSU Ball, WIS 1996-99 1986-89 1973-76 20091997-00 2005-08 1991-94 1982-85 1972-75 1992-95 20091996-99 1986-89 20091973-76 1997-00 1991-94 2005-08 1982-85 1992-95 1972-75 2006-08 20091996-99 2005-08 1986-89 2006-09 2009Kickoff Returns 135 Gilreath, WIS 2007-10 122 Stoudermire, MINN 2008Kickoff Return Yards 3,102 Stoudermire, MINN 20083,025 Gilreath, WIS 2007-10 Kickoff Return Average 28.8 Brown, PUR 1968-70 26.9 Howard, MICH 1989-91 26.3 Carter, MICH 1979-82 26.2 Duncan, NU 1983-86 26.0 Hill, IOWA 1998-01 25.5 Cobb, MSU 2003-04 Stoudermire, MINN 2008Interception Touchdowns 5 Fletcher, WIS 4 Wilbur, IND 3 Radcliffe, WIS Gow, ILL Woodson, PUR Knight, IOWA Weems, WIS Rose, PUR Allen, PUR Forced Fumbles 14 Kerrigan, PUR 13 Rice, ILL Sanders, IOWA 12 Looney, PUR 10 Peterson, MSU Woodley, MICH Saint-Dic, MSU Borland, WIS 1998-00 1978-82 1949-50 1972-74 1983-86 1993-96 1993-96 1996-99 20102007-10 1992-95 2000-03 1977-80 1998-99 2003-06 2005-07 2009-

LEADERS DIVISION Illinois Kent Brown kwbrown3@illinois.edu Derek Neal drneal@illinois.edu Phone: (217) 333-1391 Indiana Jeff Keag jkeag@indiana.edu Phone: (812) 855-6209 Ohio State Jerry Emig emig.2@osu.edu Phone: (614) 247-7023 Penn State Jeff Nelson jtn4@psu.edu Phone: (814) 865-1757 Purdue Matt Rector rector@purdue.edu Phone: (765) 494-3196 Wisconsin Brian Lucas bml@athletics.wisc.edu Phone: (608) 262-1811

Rushing Yards by a Quarterback 3,895 Randle El, IND 1998-01 3,256 Robinson, MICH 20092,557 Williams, ILL 2006-09 2,176 Leach, MICH 1975-78 2,150 Foggie, MINN 1984-87 2,080 Greene, OSU 1972-75 1,767 Bollinger, WIS 1999-02 1,714 Kern, OSU 1968-70 1,706 Baggett, MSU 1973-75 1,677 Lewis, IND 2005-08 1,542 Scheelhaase, ILL 2010Rushing Yards 7,125 Dayne, WIS 1996-99 5,589 Griffin, OSU 1972-75 5,299 A. Thompson, IND 1986-89 5,040 Hart, MICH 2004-07 4,887 White, MSU 1984-87 4,676 Davis, WIS 2001-04 4,654 D. Thompson, MINN 1986-89 4,485 Anderson, NU 1998-01 4,472 Thomas, MICH 1997-00 4,398 Ringer, MSU 2005-08 3,430 Ball, WIS 2009-

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BIG TEN IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
(This week’s rankings will be updated Tuesday)

ASSOCIATED PRESS - PRESEASON
Team (1st Place Votes) 1 USC (25) 2 Alabama (17) 3 LSU (16) 4 Oklahoma (1) 5 Oregon 6 Georgia 7 Florida State 8 MICHIGAN (1) 9 South Carolina 10 Arkansas 11 West Virginia 12 WISCONSIN 13 MICHIGAN STATE 14 Clemson 15 Texas 16 Virginia Tech 17 NEBRASKA 18 OHIO STATE 19 Oklahoma State 20 TCU 21 Stanford 22 Kansas State 23 Florida 24 Boise State 25 Louisville Record 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 PTS 1445 1411 1402 1286 1274 1107 1093 1000 994 963 856 838 742 615 569 548 485 474 430 397 383 300 214 212 105 Final 2011 6 1 2 16 4 19 23 12 9 5 17 10 11 22 RV 21 24 NR 3 14 7 15 NR 8 NR

USA TODAY - PRESEASON
Team (1st Place Votes) 1 LSU (18) 2 Alabama (20) 3 USC (19) 4 Oklahoma 5 Oregon 6 Georgia 7 Florida State 8 MICHIGAN 9 South Carolina 10 Arkansas 11 West Virginia 12 WISCONSIN 13 MICHIGAN STATE 14 Clemson 15 Texas 16 NEBRASKA 17 TCU 18 Stanford 19 Oklahoma State 20 Virginia Tech 21 Kansas State 22 Boise State 23 Florida 24 Notre Dame 25 Auburn Record 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 PTS 1403 1399 1388 1276 1258 1061 1055 1023 981 948 833 743 717 598 549 501 499 497 476 461 398 271 250 166 66 Final 2011 2 1 NR 15 4 20 23 9 8 5 18 11 10 22 RV 24 13 7 3 17 16 6 RV RV RV

Others Receiving Votes: Notre Dame 83, Washington 55, Auburn, 53, North Carolina 32, Utah 30, Georgia Tech 25, Brigham Young 22, Tennessee 15, South Florida 11, Baylor 9, Texas A&M 5, UCF 4, Missouri 3, NC State 3, Cincinnati 3, Houston 1, Louisiana Tech 1, Mississippi State 1, Northern Illinois 1.

Others Receiving Votes: Washington 64, Louisville 46, Georgia Tech 35, Cincinnati 32, Texas A&M 28, Baylor 23, Utah 22, Mississippi State 21, South Florida 12, NC State 11, Louisiana Tech 10, Brigham Young 10, Virginia 9, Houston 7, Southern Miss 6, Rutgers 5, UCF 5, Tennessee 3, Missouri 3, Florida International 3, Northern Illinois 2, Texas Tech 1.

BIG TEN IN THE POLLS
PRE 9/4 9/9 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 FINAL ILL -/IND -/IOWA -/MICH 8/8 MSU 13/13 MINN -/NEB 17/16 NU -/OSU 18/PSU -/PUR -/WIS 12/12

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BIG TEN PLAYERS ON PRESEASON AWARD WATCH LISTS
Maxwell Award (Nation’s Top Player) James Vandenberg, IOWA Denard Robinson, MICH Fitzgerald Toussaint, MICH Le’Veon Bell, MSU Rex Burkhead, NEB Braxton Miller, OSU Montee Ball, WIS Walter Camp Award (Nation’s Top Player) Denard Robinson, MICH William Gholston, MSU Rex Burkhead, NEB Montee Ball, WIS Bednarik Award (Nation’s Top Defensive Player) Jonathan Brown, ILL Michael Buchanan, ILL Micah Hyde, IOWA James Morris, IOWA Johnny Adams, MSU Denicos Allen, MSU Max Bullough, MSU William Gholston, MSU Johnathan Hankins, OSU John Simon, OSU Gerald Hodges, PSU Ricardo Allen, PUR Kawann Short, PUR Chris Borland, WIS Nagurski Trophy (Nation’s Top Defensive Player) Jonathan Brown, ILL Michael Buchanan, ILL Micah Hyde, IOWA Jordan Kovacs, MICH Johnny Adams, MSU Max Bullough, MSU William Gholston, MSU Johnathan Hankins, OSU John Simon, OSU Gerald Hodges, PSU Ricardo Allen, PUR Kawann Short, PUR Chris Borland, WIS Mike Taylor, WIS Davey O’Brien Award (Nation’s Top Quarterback) Nathan Scheelhaase, ILL James Vandenberg, IOWA Denard Robinson, MICH Taylor Martinez, NEB Braxton Miller, OSU Manning Award (Nation’s Top Quarterback) James Vandenberg, IOWA Denard Robinson, MICH Taylor Martinez, NEB Doak Walker Award (Nation’s Top Running Back) Fitzgerald Toussaint, MICH Le’Veon Bell, MSU Rex Burkhead, NEB Jordan Hall, OSU Montee Ball, WIS James White, WIS Biletnikoff Award: (Nation’s Top Wide Receiver) Keenan Davis, IOWA Roy Roundtree, MICH Corey Brown, OSU Jared Abbrederis, WIS Rimington Trophy (Nation’s Top Center) Graham Pocic, ILL Will Matte, IND James Ferentz, IOWA Brandon Vitabile, NU Matt Stankiewitch, PSU Travis Frederick, WIS Mackey Award (Nation’s Top Tight End) Ted Bolser, IND C.J. Fiedorowicz, IOWA Dion Sims, MSU Kyler Reed, NEB Jake Stoneburner, OSU Jacob Pedersen, WIS Lombardi Trophy (College Lineman of the Year) Jonathan Brown, ILL Michael Buchanan, ILL Akeem Spence, ILL James Morris, IOWA Kenny Demens, MICH Taylor Lewan, MICH Denicos Allen, MSU Max Bullough, MSU Chris McDonald, MSU William Gholston, MSU Marcus Rush, MSU Spencer Long, NEB Baker Steinkuhler, NEB Johnathan Hankins, OSU John Simon, OSU Jake Stoneburner, OSU Jordan Hill, PSU Gerald Hodges, PSU Kawann Short, PUR Chris Borland, WIS Travis Frederick, WIS Mike Taylor, WIS Ricky Wagner, WIS Outland Trophy (Nation’s Best Interior Lineman) Graham Pocic, ILL Akeem Spence, ILL James Ferentz, IOWA Taylor Lewan, MICH Chris McDonald, MSU Spencer Long, NEB Baker Steinkuhler, NEB Johnathan Hankins, OSU Jordan Hill, PSU Kawann Short, PUR Travis Frederick, WIS Ricky Wagner, WIS Hendricks Award (Nation’s Top Defensive End) Michael Buchanan, ILL Craig Roh, MICH William Gholston, MSU Cameron Meredith, NEB John Simon, OSU Butkus Award (Nation’s Top Linebacker) Jonathan Brown, ILL James Morris, IOWA Denicos Allen, MSU Max Bullough, MSU David Nwabuisi, NU Etienne Sabino, OSU Gerald Hodges, PSU Michael Mauti, PSU Chris Borland, WIS Thorpe Award (Nation’s Top Defensive Back) Johnny Adams, MSU Isaiah Lewis, MSU C.J. Barnett, OSU Ricardo Allen, PUR Hornung Award (Nation’s Most Versatile Player) Tommy Davis, ILL Terry Hawthorne, ILL Ameer Abdullah, NEB Venric Mark, NU Jordan Hall, OSU Jared Abbrederis, WIS Groza Award (Nation’s Top Placekicker) Mitch Ewald, IND Mike Meyer, IOWA Brendan Gibbons, MICH Dan Conroy, MSU Brett Maher, NEB Drew Basil, OSU Ray Guy Award (Nation’s Top Punter) Brett Maher, NEB Rodgers Return Specialist Award (Nation’s Top Return Specialist) Ameer Abdullah, NEB Venric Mark, NU Jordan Hall, OSU Raheem Mostert, PUR Jared Abbrederis, WIS

BIG TEN BOWL LINEUP
LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA BOWL Dec. 26, 2012 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN Detroit, Mich. Big Ten vs. MAC MEINEKE CAR CARE BOWL OF TEXAS Dec. 28, 2012 9 p.m. ET, ESPN Houston, Texas Big Ten vs. Big 12 BUFFALO WILD WINGS BOWL Dec. 29, 2012 10:15 p.m. ET, ESPN Tempe, Ariz. Big Ten vs. Big 12 TICKETCITY BOWL Jan. 1, 2013 Noon ET, ESPNU Dallas, Texas Big Ten vs. C-USA TAXSLAYER.COM GATOR BOWL Jan. 1, 2013 Noon ET, ESPN2 Jacksonville, Fla. Big Ten vs. SEC OUTBACK BOWL Jan. 1, 2013 1 p.m. ET, ESPN Tampa, Fla. Big Ten vs. SEC CAPITAL ONE BOWL Jan. 1, 2013 1 p.m. ET, ABC Orlando, Fla. Big Ten vs. SEC ROSE BOWL GAME Jan. 1, 2013 5:10 p.m. ET, ESPN Pasadena, Calif. Big Ten vs. Pac-12/BCS

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2012 Big Ten Football Championship Game
The 2012 Big Ten Football Championship Game will kick off from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis at 8:17 p.m. ET on December 1, 2012. FOX will serve as the official broadcast partner of the Big Ten Football Championship Games through 2016, and Lucas Oil Stadium will host the title games through 2015. The champion of the Legends Division will meet the champion of the Leaders Division, with the winner earning the Big Ten Championship and a chance to play in either the Rose Bowl Game or Bowl Championship Series National Championship Game.

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME QUICK FACTS
Date: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 Time: 8:17 p.m. ET Television: FOX Site: Indianapolis, Ind. Facility: Lucas Oil Stadium Surface: FieldTurf Capacity: 66,159

Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. New for the 2012 game, tickets can also be reserved at BTN.com/TeamTix, a new ticket reservation system launched by the Big Ten in partnership with Forward Market Media (FMM) and BTN. Go to bigten.org for more information.

Big Ten Football Awards
The Big Ten will continue to honor its past while recognizing its current standouts at the conclusion of the 2012 campaign. The Big Ten’s enhanced football awards program presents 18 individual trophies in addition to the Big Ten Championship trophy, bearing the names of one or two former standouts. The distinguished names on these football awards honor just a small sampling of the countless student-athletes and coaches who have contributed to the conference’s rich and storied history. Seventeen of the honors will be awarded immediately following the regular season, including awards for the best quarterback, running back, receiver, tight end, offensive lineman, defensive lineman, linebacker, defensive back, kicker and punter. Each of these individual position awards features the names of two former student-athletes. The Big Ten will also continue to honor the conference’s top coaches, offensive and defensive players and linemen and freshmen with end-of-year trophies. Big Ten coaches have the opportunity to claim two awards. Media voters will continue to select the Dave McClain Coach of the Year, which has been awarded since 1972, while coaches vote for the Hayes-Schembechler Coach of the Year award. The top offensive player will receive the Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year award, the best defensive player will be awarded the NagurskiWoodson Defensive Player of the Year award and the best first-year standout will receive the ThompsonRandle El Freshman of the Year award. The winner of the Big Ten Football Championship Game will receive the Amos Alonzo Stagg Championship Trophy, while the most outstanding player in the game will be awarded the Grange-Griffin Championship Game MVP award. The conference also created two postcollegiate awards - the Ford-Kinnick Leadership Award and the Dungy-Thompson Humanitarian Award. The full list of awards, along with a breakdown of the former standouts appearing in each award’s name, appears to the right.
NAME OF AWARD Championship Game Awards Amos Alonzo Stagg Championship Trophy Grange-Griffin Championship Game MVP (media vote only) Postcollegiate Awards (vote by school administrators) Ford-Kinnick Leadership Award Dungy-Thompson Humanitarian Award NAMED FOR Amos Alonzo Stagg, Chicago Harold Edward "Red" Grange, Illinois Archie Griffin, Ohio State

Gerald R. Ford, Michigan Nile Kinnick, Iowa Tony Dungy, Minnesota Anthony Thompson, Indiana

Annual Awards (combined vote by coaches and media, unless otherwise noted) Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year Otto Graham, Northwestern Eddie George, Ohio State Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year Bronislau "Bronko" Nagurski, Minnesota Charles Woodson, Michigan Hayes-Schembechler Coach of the Year Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes, Ohio State (coaches vote only) Glenn Edward "Bo" Schembechler, Michigan Dave McClain Coach of the Year Dave McClain, Wisconsin (media vote only) Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year Darrell Thompson, Minnesota Antwaan Randle El, Indiana Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year Dave Rimington, Nebraska Orlando Pace, Ohio State Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith, Michigan State Courtney Brown, Penn State Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year Bob Griese, Purdue Drew Brees, Purdue Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year Alan Ameche, Wisconsin Ron Dayne, Wisconsin Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year Jack Tatum, Ohio State Rod Woodson, Purdue Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year Dick Butkus, Illinois Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year Pat Richter, Wisconsin Desmond Howard, Michigan Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year Ted Kwalick, Penn State Dallas Clark, Iowa Bakken-Andersen Kicker of the Year Jim Bakken, Wisconsin Morten Andersen, Michigan State Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year Thomas Dwight "Dike" Eddleman, Illinois Brandon Fields, Michigan State

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ILLINOIS at ARIZONA STATE
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 • 8:30 p.m. MT • Tempe, Ariz. • Sun Devil Stadium (71,706) ESPN • Announcers: Mark Jones, Brock Huard, Jessica Mendoza Series: Arizona State leads 2-1 • Last Meeting: Sept. 17, 2011: Illinois 17, Arizona State 14 ILLINOIS (1-0 overall, 0-0 Big Ten) Coach: Tim Beckman Career: 22-16 (4th year) At Illinois: 1-0 (1st year) Offense: Spread/Multiple Rush: Jon Davis (6-54 yards) and Josh Ferguson (11-38 yards) Pass: Nathan Scheelhaase (11-18, 126 yards, 1 TD) Rec.: Donovonn Young (6-24 yards) and Ryan Lankford (1-64 yards, 1 TD) Defense: Multiple Tackles: Ashante Williams (9 tackles) Sacks: Michael Buchanan (1.0-10 yards) Int.: Ashante Williams (1-60 yards, 1 TD), Michael Buchanan (1-0 yards) and Earnest Thomas (1-0 yards) Football Contacts: Kent Brown or Derek Neal, 217-333-1391 kwbrown3@illinois.edu, drneal@illinois.edu Arizona State (1-0 overall, 0-0 Pac-12) Coach: Todd Graham Career: 50-26 (7th year) At Arizona State: 1-0 (1st year) Offense: Multiple Rush: Marion Grice (14-107 yards, 3 TDs) Pass: Taylor Kelly (15-19, 247 yards, 1 TD) Rec.: Richard Smith (5-45 yards, 1 TD) and Chris Coyle (2-65 yards) Defense: Multiple Tackles: Chris Young (8 tackles) Sacks: Will Sutton (1.0-10 yards) and Gannon Conway (1.0-9 yards) Int.: Alden Darby (1-50 yards), Brandon Magee (1-45 yards, 1 TD) and Laiu Moeakiola (1-22 yards) Football Contact: Jeremy Hawkes, 480-965-4987, jdhawkes@asu.edu

INDIANA at MASSACHUSETTS
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 • 3:30 p.m. ET • Foxboro, Mass. • Gillette Stadium (68,756) ESPN3 • Announcers: Shawn Kenney, John Bunting, John Brickley Series: First meeting INDIANA (1-0 overall, 0-0 Big Ten) Coach: Kevin Wilson Career: 2-11 (2nd year) At Indiana: 2-11 (2nd year) Offense: Multiple Rush: D’Angelo Roberts (22-67 yards) Pass: Tre Roberson (26-36, 280 yards, 1 TD) Rec.: Shane Wynn (6-95 yards, 1 TD) Defense: 4-3 Tackles: Drew Hardin (8 tackles) Sacks: Larry Black (2.0-7 yards) Int: Brian Williams (1-4 yards) Football Contact: Jeff Keag, 812-855-6209, jkeag@indiana.edu Massachusetts (0-1 overall, 0-0 MAC) Coach: Charley Molnar Career: 0-1 (1st year) At Massachusetts: 0-1 (1st year) Offense: Spread Rush: Chris Burns (11-17 yards) Pass: Mike Wegzyn (9-22, 56 yards) Rec.: Marken Michel (3-14 yards) and Rob Blanchflower (2-17 yards) Defense: 4-3 Tackles: Perry McIntyre (12 tackles) Int.: Tom Brandt (1-20 yards) and Antoine Tharpe (1-0 yards) Football Contact: John Sinnett, 413-545-1744, jsinnett@admin.umass.edu

IOWA STATE at IOWA
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 • 2:30 p.m. CT • Iowa City, Iowa • Kinnick Stadium (70,585) BTN • Announcers: Kevin Kugler, Chris Martin, Chuck Long, Jon Jansen Series: Iowa leads 39-20 • Last Meeting: Sept. 10, 2011: Iowa State 44, Iowa 41 (3OT) Iowa State (1-0 overall, 0-0 Big 12) Coach: Paul Rhoades Career: 19-20 (4th year) At Iowa State: 19-20 (4th year) Offense: Spread Rush: Shontrelle Johnson (18-120 yards, 1 TD) Pass: Steele Jantz (32-45, 281 yards, 2 TDs) Rec.: Josh Lenz (8-96 yards, 1 TD) Defense: 4-3 Tackles: Jake Knott (11 tackles) Sacks: Rony Nelson (1.0-10 yards) and Nick Kron (1.0-7 yards) Int.: Deon Broomfield (1-51 yards) and Durrell Givens (1-3 yards) Football Contact: Tom Kroeschell, 515-294-3372, tkroesch@iastate.edu IOWA (1-0 overall, 0-0 Big Ten) Coach: Kirk Ferentz Career: 109-87 (17th year) At Iowa: 97-66 (14th year) Offense: Multiple Rush: Damon Bullock (30-150 yards, 1 TD) Pass: James Vandenberg (21-33, 129 yards) Rec.: Kevonte Martin-Manley (6-31 yards) and Keenan Davis (5-41 yards) Defense: 4-3 Tackles: Anthony Hitchens (8 tackles) and James Morris (8 tackles) Sacks: Dominic Alvis (1.0-6 yards) and Joe Gaglione (1.0-6 yards) Football Contact: Steve Roe, 319-335-9411, steven-roe@uiowa.edu

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AIR FORCE at MICHIGAN
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 • 3:30 p.m. ET • Ann Arbor, Mich. • Michigan Stadium (109,901) ABC (regional); ESPN2 (outer market) • Announcers: Bob Wischusen, Danny Kanell, Maria Taylor Series: Michigan leads 1-0 • Last Meeting: Sept. 26, 1964: Michigan 24, Air Force 7 Air Force (1-0 overall, 0-0 MW) Coach: Troy Calhoun Career: 42-24 (6th year) At Air Force: 42-24 (6th year) Offense: Multiple Rush: Cody Getz (17-218 yards, 3 TDs) Pass: Connor Dietz (8-11, 142 yards) Rec.: Ty MacArthur (4-78 yards) Defense: Multiple Tackles: Steffon Batts (11 tackles) and Austin Niklas (11 tackles) Sacks: Jose Champaign (1.0-8 yards) and Jared Jones (1.0-8 yards) Int.: Steffon Batts (1-22 yards) Football Contacts: Troy Garnhart, 719-333-9263, troy.garnhart@usafa.edu MICHIGAN (0-1 overall, 0-0 Big Ten) Coach: Brady Hoke Career: 58-53 (10th year) At Michigan: 11-3 (2nd year) Offense: Pro Style Rush: Vincent Smith (13-33 yards) Pass: Denard Robinson (11-26, 200 yards, 1 TD) Rec.: Jeremy Gallon (4-107 yards) Defense: 4-3 Tackles: Thomas Gordon (9 tackles) Sacks: Will Campbell (1.0-16 yards) Football Contact: Justin Dickens, 734-763-4423, dickensj@umich.edu

MICHIGAN STATE at CENTRAL MICHIGAN
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 • 3:30 p.m. ET • Mount Pleasant, Mich. • Kelly/Shorts Stadium (30,255) ESPNU • Announcers: Anish Shroff, Dan Hawkins Series: Michigan State leads 5-3 • Last Meeting: Sept. 24, 2011: Michigan State 45, Central Michigan 7 MICHIGAN STATE (1-0 overall, 0-0 Big Ten) Coach: Mark Dantonio Career: 63-39 (9th year) At Michigan State: 45-22 (6th year) Offense: Multiple Rush: Le’Veon Bell (44-210 yards, 2 TDs) Pass: Andrew Maxwell (22-38, 248 yards) Rec.: Dion Sims (7-65 yards) Defense: Multiple 4-3 Tackles: Max Bullough (7 tackles) Int.: RJ Williamson (1-0 yards) Football Contact: John Lewandowski, 517-355-2271, lewski@ath.msu.edu Central Michigan (1-0 overall, 0-0 MAC) Coach: Dan Enos Career: 7-18 (3rd year) At Central Michigan: 7-18 (3rd year) Offense: Multiple Rush: Zurlon Tipton (17-180 yards, 3 TDs) and Anthony Garland (17-102 yards, 1 TD) Pass: Ryan Radcliff (14-23, 171 yards, 1 TD) Rec.: Titus Davis (4-51 yards) Defense: 4-3 Tackles: Justin Cherocci (15 tackles) Sacks: Leterrius Walton (1.0-5 yards) Football Contact: John Regenfuss, 989-774-7323, john.regenfuss@cmich.edu

NEW HAMPSHIRE at MINNESOTA
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 • 11 a.m. CT • Minneapolis, Minn. • TCF Bank Stadium (50,805) BTN • Announcers: Matt Devlin, Glen Mason, J Leman Series: First Meeting New Hampshire (1-0 overall, 0-0 CAA) Coach: Sean McDonnell Career: 97-62 (14th year) At New Hampshire: 97-62 (14th year) Offense: Spread Rush: Sean Goldrich (10-71 yards), Nico Steriti (12-67 yards, 1 TD) and Chris Setian (12-56 yards, 1 TD) Pass: Sean Goldrich (21-31, 193 yards, 2 TDs) Rec.: R.J. Harris (12-102 yards, 1 TD) and Joey Orlando (7-102 yards, 2 TDs) Defense: 4-2-5 Tackles: Chris Beranger (9 tackles) and Matt Evans (9 tackles) Sacks: Matt Kaplan (1-5 yards), Jay Colbert (1-2 yards) and Cody Muller (1-1 yard) Int.: Dontra Peters (1-2 yards) and Manny Asam (1-0 yards) Football Contact: Mike Murphy, 603-862-3906, mike.murphy@unh.edu MINNESOTA (1-0 overall, 0-0 Big Ten) Coach: Jerry Kill Career: 131-82 (19th year) At Minnesota: 4-9 (2nd year) Offense: Multiple Rush: Donnell Kirkwood (13-81 yards) and MarQueis Gray (17-68 yards) Pass: MarQueis Gray (17-30, 269 yards, 2 TDs) Rec.: Devin Crawford-Tufts (4-49 yards) and A.J. Barker (3-101 yards) Defense: 4-3 Tackles: Derrick Wells (8 tackles) and Troy Stoudermire (8 tackles) Sacks: D.L. Wilhite (1.0-10 yards) and RaShede Hageman (1.0-3 yards) Int: Derrick Wells (2-0 yards) Football Contact: Paul Rovnak, 612-625-9379, psrovnak@umn.edu

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NEBRASKA at UCLA
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 • 4:30 p.m. PT • Pasadena, Calif. • Rose Bowl (91,500) FOX • Announcers: Gus Johnson, Charles Davis Series: Nebraska leads 6-4 • Last Meeting: Sept. 17, 1994: Nebraska 49, UCLA 21 NEBRASKA (1-0 overall, 0-0 Big Ten) Coach: Bo Pelini Career: 40-16 (5th year) At Nebraska: 40-16 (5th year) Offense: Multiple Rush: Ameer Abdullah (15-81 yards) Pass: Taylor Martinez (26-34, 354 yards, 5 TDs) Rec.: Quincy Enunwa (6-70 yards) Defense: Multiple Tackles: Will Compton (12 tackles) Sacks: Will Compton (1.0-12 yards) and Josh Mitchell (1.0-1 yard) Football Contact: Keith Mann, 402-472-2263, kmann@huskers.com UCLA (1-0 overall, 0-0 Pac-12) Coach: Jim Mora Career: 1-0 (1st year) At UCLA: 1-0 (1st year) Offense: Multiple Rush: Johnathan Franklin (15-214 yards, 3 TDs) Pass: Brett Hundley (21-28, 202 yards, 2 TDs) Rec.: Jordan James (4-45 yards), Shaquelle Evans (4-42 yards), Damien Thigpen (4-42 yards) and Joseph Fauria (3-53 yards, 1 TD) Defense: Multiple Tackles: Eric Kendricks (11 tackles) Sacks: Datone Jones (2.0-11 yards) Int.: Sheldon Price (1-0 yards) Football Contact: Steve Rourke, 310-206-8187, srourke@athletics.ucla.edu

VANDERBILT at NORTHWESTERN
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 • 7 p.m. CT • Evanston, Ill. • Ryan Field (47,130) BTN • Announcers: Eric Collins, Derek Rackley, Lisa Byington Series: Tied 1-1-1 • Last Meeting: Sept. 4, 2010: Northwestern 23, Vanderbilt 21 Vanderbilt (0-1 overall, 0-1 SEC) Coach: James Franklin Career: 6-8 (2nd year) At Vanderbilt: 6-8 (2nd year) Offense: Multiple Rush: Zac Stacy (13-48 yards) Pass: Jordan Rodgers (13-23, 214 yards, 1 TD) Rec.: Jordan Matthews (8-147 yards, 1 TD) Defense: 4-3 Tackles: Javon Marshall (10 tackles) Sacks: Chase Garnham (1.0-12 yards), Walker May (1.0-8 yards) and Kenny Ladler (1.0-4 yards) Int: Kenny Ladler (1-17 yards) Football Contact: Larry Leathers, 615-343-6437, larry.leathers@vanderbilt.edu NORTHWESTERN (1-0 overall, 0-0 Big Ten) Coach: Pat Fitzgerald Career: 41-36 (7th year) At Northwestern: 41-36 (7th year) Offense: Spread Rush: Venric Mark (14-82 yards) and Kain Colter (14-40 yards, 1 TD) Pass: Kain Colter (14-21, 135 yards, 2 TDs) Rec.: Demetrius Fields (8-83 yards, 1 TD) Defense: Multiple 4-3 Tackles: Ibraheim Campbell (13 tackles) Sacks: Tyler Scott (1.0-4 yards) Int.: C.C. Ariguzo (1-49 yards) Football Contact: Paul Kennedy, 847-491-8800, pkennedy@northwestern.edu

CENTRAL FLORIDA at OHIO STATE
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 • Noon ET • Columbus, Ohio • Ohio Stadium (102,329) ESPN2 • Announcers: Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway Series: First Meeting Central Florida (1-0 overall, 0-0 C-USA) Coach: George O’Leary Career: 103-84 (16th year) At Central Florida: 51-51 (9th year) Offense: Multiple Rush: Latavious Murray (14-108 yards, 1 TD) Pass: Blake Bortles (13-16, 168 yards, 3 TDs) Rec.: Rannell Hall (4-94 yards, 2 TDs) Defense: Multiple Tackles: Kemal Ishmael (9 tackles) Sacks: Deion Green (1.0-6 yards) and Thomas Niles (1.0-6 yards) Int.: Lyle Dankenberg (1-9 yards) Football Contact: Brian Ormiston, 407-823-2409, bormiston@athletics.ucf.edu OHIO STATE (1-0 overall, 0-0 Big Ten) Coach: Urban Meyer Career: 105-23 (11th year) At Ohio State: 1-0 (1st year) Offense: Spread Rush: Braxton Miller (17-161 yards, 1 TD) and Carlos Hyde (17-82 yards, 2 TDs) Pass: Braxton Miller (14-24, 207 yards, 2 TDs) Rec.: Corey Brown (7-87 yards, 1 TD) Defense: Multiple Tackles: Ryan Shazier (8 tackles) Sacks: Noah Spence (1.0-20 yards) and Adolphus Washington (1.0-8 yards) Int.: Travis Howard (2-17 yards) Football Contact: Jerry Emig, 614-688-0343, emig.2@osu.edu

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PENN STATE at VIRGINIA
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 • Noon ET • Charlottesville, Va. • Doak A. Harrison Field at Scott Stadium (61,500) ABC • Announcers: Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, George Smith Series: Penn State leads, 4-2* • Last Meeting: Dec. 1, 2001: Virginia 20, Penn State 14* PENN STATE (0-1 overall, 0-0 Big Ten) Coach: Bill O’Brien Career: 0-1 (1st year) At Penn State: 0-1 (1st year) Offense: Multiple Rush: Bill Belton (13-53 yards) Pass: Matt McGloin (27-48, 260 yards, 2 TDs) Rec.: Allen Robinson (9-97 yards) Defense: Multiple Tackles: Michael Mauti (12 tackles) Sacks: Deion Barnes (1.0-1 yard) Football Contact: Jeff Nelson, 814-865-1757, jtn4@psu.edu * Penn State vacated wins from 1998-2011 Virginia (1-0 overall, 0-0 ACC) Coach: Mike London Career: 37-17 (5th year) At Virginia: 13-13 (3rd year) Offense: Pro Style Rush: Perry Jones (14-52 yards, 1 TD) and Kevin Parks (14-49 yards, 2 TDs) Pass: Michael Rocco (25-37, 311 yards, 1 TD) Rec.: Tim Smith (6-96 yards) Defense: 4-3 Tackles: Henry Coley (6 tackles), Anthony Harris (6 tackles) and Drequan Hoskey (6 tackles) Football Contact: Jim Daves, 434-243-2467, jimdaves@virginia.edu

PURDUE at NOTRE DAME
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 • 3:30 p.m. ET • Notre Dame, Ind. • Notre Dame Stadium (80,795) NBC • Announcers: Tom Hammond, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan Series: Notre Dame leads 55-26-2 • Last Meeting: Oct. 1, 2011: Notre Dame 38, Purdue 10 PURDUE (1-0 overall, 0-0 Big Ten) Coach: Danny Hope Career: 52-43 (9th year) At Purdue: 17-21 (4th year) Offense: Spread Rush: Akeem Shavers (11-74 yards, 1 TD) Pass: Robert Marve (30-38, 295 yards, 3 TDs) Rec.: O.J. Ross (8-71 yards) Defense: 4-3 Tackles: Will Lucas (6 tackles) and Frankie Williams (6 tackles) Sacks: Kawann Short (1.0-4 yards) Int: Landon Feichter (1-34 yards, 1 TD) and Will Lucas (1-0 yards) Football Contact: Matt Rector, 765-494-3196, rector@purdue.edu Notre Dame (1-0 overall) Coach: Brian Kelly Career: 188-67-2 (22nd year) At Notre Dame: 17-10 (3rd year) Offense: Spread Rush: Theo Riddick (19-107 yards, 2 TDs) Pass: Everett Golson (12-18, 144 yards, 1 TD) Rec.: Tyler Eifert (4-22 yards, 1 TD) and DaVaris Daniels (2-49 yards) Defense: 3-4 Tackles: Bennett Jackson (7 tackles) and Dan Fox (7 tackles) Sacks: Kona Schwenke (1.0-9 yards), Stephon Tuitt (1.0-5 yards) and Prince Shembo (1.0-4 yards) Int.: Manti Te’o (1-0 yards) Football Contact: Brian Hardin, 574-631-9471, brian.r.hardin.13@nd.edu

WISCONSIN at OREGON STATE
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 • 1 p.m. PT • Corvallis, Ore. • Reser Stadium (45,674) FX • Announcers: Craig Bolerjack, Joel Klatt, Petros Papadakis Series: Wisconsin leads 2-0 • Last Meeting: Sept. 10, 2011: Wisconsin 35, Oregon State 0 WISCONSIN (1-0 overall, 0-0 Big Ten) Coach: Bret Bielema Career: 61-19 (7th year) At Wisconsin: 61-19 (7th year) Offense: Multiple one- and two-back sets Rush: Montee Ball (32-120 yards, 1 TD) Pass: Danny O’Brien (19-23, 219 yards, 2 TDs) Rec.: Jared Abbrederis (6-84 yards, 2 TDs) Defense: 4-3 Tackles: Mike Taylor (13 tackles) Sacks: Chris Borland (1.0-2 yards) Football Contact: Brian Lucas, 608-262-1811, bml@athletics.wisc.edu Oregon State (2011: 3-9 overall, 3-6 Pac-12, 5th/North) Coach: Mike Riley Career: 72-63 (12th year) At Oregon State: 72-63 (12th year) Offense: Multiple Rush: Malcolm Agnew (89-423 yards, 5 TDs) Pass: Sean Mannion (305-473, 3,328 yards, 16 TDs) Rec.: Markus Wheaton (73-986 yards, 1 TD) Defense: Multiple Tackles: Anthony Watkins (85 tackles) Sacks: Scott Crichton (6.0-33 yards) Int.: Jordan Poyer (4-56 yards, 1 TD) Football Contact: Steve Fenk, 541-737-3720, steve.fenk@oregonstate.edu

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TEAM SCHEDULES: LEGENDS DIVISION
Legends Division Games in Bold
(1-0, 0-0 Big Ten) DATE SCORE 9/1 W, 18-17 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/23 [1] - at Chicago, Ill. OPPONENT ATTENDANCE vs. Northern Illinois [1] 52,117 Iowa State Northern Iowa Central Michigan Minnesota at Michigan State Penn State at Northwestern at Indiana Purdue at Michigan Nebraska DATE 9/1 9/8 9/15 9/22 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24

IOWA

MICHIGAN
(0-1, 0-0 Big Ten) SCORE L, 14-41 OPPONENT ATTENDANCE vs. #2/2 Alabama [1] 90,413 Air Force Massachusetts at Notre Dame at Purdue Illinois Michigan State at Nebraska at Minnesota Northwestern Iowa at Ohio State

MICHIGAN STATE
(1-0, 0-0 Big Ten) DATE SCORE 8/31 W, 17-13 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/17 11/24 OPPONENT ATTENDANCE #24/22 Boise State 78,709 at Central Michigan Notre Dame Eastern Michigan Ohio State at Indiana Iowa at Michigan at Wisconsin Nebraska Northwestern at Minnesota

[1] - at Arlington, Texas

MINNESOTA
(1-0, 0-0 Big Ten) DATE SCORE 8/30 W, 30-27 (3OT) 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 OPPONENT ATTENDANCE at UNLV 16,013 New Hampshire Western Michigan Syracuse at Iowa Northwestern at Wisconsin Purdue Michigan at Illinois at Nebraska Michigan State

NEBRASKA
(1-0, 0-0 Big Ten) DATE SCORE 9/1 W, 49-20 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/23 OPPONENT ATTENDANCE Southern Miss 85,425 at UCLA Arkansas State Idaho State Wisconsin at Ohio State at Northwestern Michigan at Michigan State Penn State Minnesota at Iowa

NORTHWESTERN
(1-0, 0-0 Big Ten) DATE SCORE 9/1 W, 42-41 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/10 11/17 11/24 OPPONENT ATTENDANCE at Syracuse 37,830 Vanderbilt Boston College South Dakota Indiana at Penn State at Minnesota Nebraska Iowa at Michigan at Michigan State Illinois

TEAM SCHEDULES: LEADERS DIVISION
Leaders Division Games in Bold
(1-0, 0-0 Big Ten) DATE 9/1 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 SCORE W, 24-7 OPPONENT ATTENDANCE Western Michigan 43,441 at Arizona State Charleston Southern Louisiana Tech Penn State at Wisconsin at Michigan Indiana at Ohio State Minnesota Purdue at Northwestern

ILLINOIS

(1-0, 0-0 Big Ten) DATE SCORE 9/1 W, 24-17 9/8 9/15 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 OPPONENT ATTENDANCE Indiana State 41,882 at Massachusetts Ball State at Northwestern Michigan State Ohio State at Navy at Illinois Iowa Wisconsin at Penn State at Purdue

INDIANA

OHIO STATE
(1-0, 0-0 Big Ten) DATE SCORE 9/1 W, 56-10 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/17 11/24 OPPONENT ATTENDANCE Miami (Ohio) 105,039 Central Florida California UAB at Michigan State Nebraska at Indiana Purdue at Penn State Illinois at Wisconsin Michigan

PENN STATE
(0-1, 0-0 Big Ten) OPPONENT Ohio at Virginia Navy Temple at Illinois Northwestern at Iowa Ohio State at Purdue at Nebraska Indiana Wisconsin DATE 9/1 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 SCORE L, 14-24 ATTENDANCE 97,186 DATE 9/1 9/8 9/15 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24

(1-0, 0-0 Big Ten) SCORE W, 48-6 OPPONENT ATTENDANCE Eastern Kentucky 40,572 at Notre Dame Eastern Michigan Marshall Michigan Wisconsin at Ohio State at Minnesota Penn State at Iowa at Illinois Indiana

PURDUE

WISCONSIN
(1-0, 0-0 Big Ten) DATE SCORE 9/1 W, 26-21 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/10 11/17 11/24 OPPONENT ATTENDANCE Northern Iowa 79,568 at Oregon State Utah State UTEP at Nebraska Illinois at Purdue Minnesota Michigan State at Indiana Ohio State at Penn State

HONORING LEGENDS. BUILDING LEADERS.

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