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2012 CONFERENCE & OVERALL STANDINGS
LEGENDS DIVISION
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Nebraska!& Michigan Northwestern Michigan State Minnesota Iowa W-L 7-1 6-2 5-3 3-5 2-6 2-6 Conference Games PCT H A .875 4-0 3-1 .750 4-0 2-2 .625 3-1 2-2 .375 0-4 3-1 .250 1-3 1-3 .250 1-3 1-3 Div. 5-0 4-1 3-2 1-4 0-5 2-3 Strk W6 L1 W2 W1 L2 L6 All Games W-L PCT H A 10-2 .833 7-0 3-2 8-4 .667 6-0 2-3 9-3 .750 6-1 3-2 6-6 .500 2-5 4-1 6-6 .500 4-3 2-3 4-8 .333 2-5 1-3 N Top 25^ 0-0 2-1 0-1 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-4 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-1 Strk W6 L1 W2 W1 L3 L6

TOP STORIES
• Nebraska meets Wisconsin in the Big Ten Football Championship Game. • Ohio State completes sixth perfect season in program history with 12-0 mark. • Two more Big Ten teams reach bowl eligibility; seven programs reach standard. • Wisconsin’s Ball sets NCAA record for career touchdowns with 79. • Big Ten finishes the season with the second-highest attendance among all games and conference games only

LEADERS DIVISION
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Ohio State*! Penn State* Wisconsin& Purdue Indiana Illinois W-L 8-0 6-2 4-4 3-5 2-6 0-8 Conference Games PCT H A 1.000 4-0 4-0 .750 3-1 3-1 .500 2-2 2-2 .375 1-3 2-2 .250 1-3 1-3 .000 0-4 0-4 Div. 5-0 4-1 3-2 2-3 1-4 0-5 Strk W8 W2 L2 W3 L3 L8 W-L 12-0 8-4 7-5 6-6 4-8 2-10 All Games PCT H A 1.000 8-0 4-0 .667 5-2 3-2 .583 5-2 2-3 .500 4-3 2-3 .333 2-4 2-4 .167 2-5 0-5 N Top 25^ 0-0 3-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-2 Strk W12 W2 L2 W3 L3 L9

^ AP or USA Today ! Clinched division title

* Ineligible for postseason play & Clinched Big Ten Championship Game berth

BIG TEN. BIG NEWS.
The Matchup: Nebraska and Wisconsin will meet in the Big Ten Football Championship Game on Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Huskers, after winning the Legends Division last weekend, eye their first Big Ten Championship in just their second year as a conference member. The Badgers, representing the Leaders Division, make a return trip to the Big Ten Football Championship Game after appearing in the inaugural event a season ago. The Badgers are looking for their third straight conference title for the first time in program history. The teams will compete for the Amos Alonzo Stagg Championship Trophy and the right to represent the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1 in Pasadena, Calif. Perfection: With its victory over Michigan on Saturday, Ohio State secured the sixth perfect season in program history, finishing the season with a 12-0 record. The Buckeyes’ unblemished record marks the first perfect season since Ohio State went 14-0 in 2002. The last Big Ten team to post an unbeaten record in the regular season was also OSU, which went 12-0 in 2006. Big Ten teams have now produced 34 perfect seasons (including postseason, no ties) and 59 undefeated seasons (including postseason and ties). The Buckeyes are one of just two teams in the nation to finish the regular season with an unblemished record, joining Notre Dame with an identical 12-0 mark. History Between the Huskers and Badgers: Since it entered the Big Ten at the start of the 2011 season, Nebraska has faced Wisconsin twice during the regular season, with the teams splitting the matchups. In 2011, the Badgers defeated the Huskers in their first Big Ten Conference game, 48-17. This season, the teams once again met in the conference opener with the Huskers earning the victory, 30-27. After trailing by 17 points early in the third quarter, Nebraska rallied to score the game’s next 20 points to earn the victory. In seven all-time meetings between the programs, Nebraska holds a 4-3 advantage over the Badgers. How They Got Here: Boasting a 7-1 record in Big Ten play, Nebraska won its final six games of the regular season to cement its spot in Indianapolis. After opening the conference season with a comefrom-behind win over Wisconsin, the Huskers dropped a road contest to Ohio State, making them 1-1 in the Big Ten. Nebraska won its final six games, after trailing in four of those contests, to secure the Legends Division title. Wisconsin represents the Leaders Division after finishing behind Ohio State and Penn State, which are ineligible for postseason play. After falling to the Huskers on Sept. 29, the Badgers won three straight games to pull to 3-1 in conference play. Despite an overtime setback to Michigan State, Wisconsin clinched its berth in the title game with a road win over Indiana. In total, the Badgers have lost their conference contests by an average of four points, three of which have come in overtime. A Look at the Huskers: Ranking among the national leaders in scoring offense, total offense and rushing offense, Nebraska boasts plenty of offensive firepower. Guided by quarterback Taylor Martinez, a three-year starter, the Husker offense is averaging more than 35 points per game and averages better than 460 yards per game. Nebraska’s leading rusher is sophomore Ameer Abdullah, who has totaled 1,071 yards on the ground this season

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
SATURDAY, DEC. 1 #14/13/13 Nebraska vs. Wisconsin 8:17 p.m. ET - FOX Rankings: AP/USA Today/Harris

WEEK 13 RESULTS
FRIDAY, NOV. 23 #17/14/14 Nebraska def. Iowa, 13-7* SATURDAY, NOV. 24 #4/-/- Ohio State def. #20/20/20 Michigan, 26-21 Northwestern def. Illinois, 50-14 Purdue def. Indiana, 56-35* Penn State def. Wisconsin, 24-21 (OT)* Michigan State def. Minnesota, 26-10* Rankings: AP/USA Today/Harris * Indicates Divisional Game

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BIG TEN. BIG NEWS.
after assuming the starting role following an injury to Rex Burkhead. Burkhead ranks third on the team in rushing yards this season after appearing in just six games, but did play in the Huskers’ season finale against Iowa. Wide receiver Kenny Bell is fourth in the Big Ten with 65.8 receiving yards per contest. Defensively, Nebraska is the nation’s top defense against the pass, allowing just 152.2 yards per game, and ranks 15th the country in total defense at 318.3 yards per game. Defensively, Eric Martin is tied for second in sacks and third in tackles for loss with 8.5 and 14.5, respectively, while Daimion Stafford is tied for the Big Ten lead with four interceptions. Breaking Down the Badgers: The statistical strengths of the Wisconsin Badgers have been the defense and rushing attacks, both ranking among the top 25 in the country. Defensively, Wisconsin ranks in the top 25 in scoring, total, pass and rush defense, one of only two conference teams to appear in the top 25 of all four categories. Offensively, Montee Ball leads a talented rushing attack that ranks 23rd nationally. Individually, Ball ranks eighth in the country at 127.3 yards per game this season, while the number has jumped to 146.0 yards per game during the conference season. The senior has rushed for 18 touchdowns this season, helping him become the all-time NCAA leader in total touchdowns last week against Penn State. Adding depth to the Badger backfield is James White and Melvin Gordon, both of whom are averaging better than 6.5 yards per carry this year. Defensively, linebackers Mike Taylor and Chris Borland rank among the Big Ten’s top 10 in tackles, with Taylor ranking second with 115 stops. Devin Smith is tied for fifth in the Big Ten with three interceptions this season. That’s the Record: With his 17-yard touchdown run in the opening quarter against Penn State on Saturday, Wisconsin’s Montee Ball scored the 79th touchdown of his career to become the alltime NCAA leader in total touchdowns. He passes Travis Prentice of Miami (Ohio), who completed his career with 78 total scores. Ball also recorded the 73rd rushing touchdown of his career, which ties Prentice for the most rushing scores all-time. In addition to holding the conference record for total touchdowns, rushing touchdowns and points, Ball ranks in the top 10 in rushing yards and all-purpose yards. Elite Coaching Starts: Only five first-year coaches in Big Ten history have won 11 or more games in their debut seasons, and Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is one of three current Big Ten coaches to have accomplished that feat. Guiding the Buckeyes to an undefeated 12-0 season, Meyer joins Wisconsin’s Bret Bielema as the only two coaches in conference history to win 12 contests in their first seasons. Bielema (who won 12 games in his first season in 2006), Meyer and current Michigan coach Brady Hoke (who won 11 games in 2011 in his first year in Ann Arbor) join Ohio State’s Earle Bruce and Michigan’s Fielding Yost as the only coaches to win 11 or more games in their first season. In addition, Meyer’s 12 consecutive victories to start his Buckeye tenure are tied for the third-best start by a new Football Bowl Subdivision coach. Two More Heading to the Postseason: A pair of Big Ten teams recorded their sixth victories on Saturday, securing bowl eligibility. Michigan State defeated Minnesota and Purdue knocked off Indiana last weekend, giving the conference seven bowl-eligible teams. The Spartans have appeared in 22 bowl games in their history, and will play in the postseason for the sixth straight season. MSU posted a victory over Georgia in the Outback Bowl last season. Purdue will make its 17th postseason appearance in program history, claiming victories in their last two bowl games. Last season, the Boilermakers defeated Western Michigan in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. Michigan State and Purdue join Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern and Wisconsin as the Big Ten’s bowl eligible teams. Finishing on Top: With the completion of the regular season, the Big Ten crowned stat champions in conference games only for the 2012 season. For the second straight season, Wisconsin’s Montee Ball led the conference in rushing yards at 146.0 per contest, the third time in the last four seasons a Badger running back has led the Big Ten in the category. Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez led the conference in total offense, accounting for 280.9 yards per game. Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson led the Big Ten in receptions (6.0 per game) and receiving yards (76.8 per game), the first time the same player has led the conference in both categories since Purdue’s Keith Smith in 2009. He is the first Nittany Lion to lead the Big Ten in receiving yards and the first since Bobby Engram in 1995 to lead the conference in receptions. Ohio State’s Carlos Hyde and Ball finished the year tied for the conference lead in points per game, each averaging 11.2 points per game. It marks the third year in a row Ball has led the Big Ten in scoring, and is the first time a player has led the conference in scoring three years running since at least 1939. Hyde is the first Buckeye to lead the Big Ten in scoring since Eddie George in 1995. Another Banner Year: The Big Ten concluded the regular season with the second-highest season attendance among all games and conference games only. In 83 games this season, the Big Ten welcomed 5,842,112 fans this year, behind only the 6,008,124 patrons that attended conference contests a season ago. Among conference games only, nearly 3.4 million fans passed through the turnstiles in 48 Big Ten contests this year. The averages of 70,387 patrons among all games and the conference games only average of 70,493 rank eighth all-time in Big Ten history in their respective categories.

BIG TEN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Offensive Co-Players of the Week Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State Jr., RB, Columbus, Ohio/Groveport Madison • Finished with a career-high 266 yards rushing, the sixthhighest single-game total in school history, and a touchdown to help Michigan State defeat Minnesota • Recorded his third career 200-yard rushing day and third this season, having rushed for 210 yards against Boise State and 253 against Eastern Michigan • Cracked the Big Ten’s top 10 single-season records in rushing attempts with 350 and all-purpose plays with 387 this season • Records his third Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week selection this season • Last Michigan State Offensive Player of the Week: Le’Veon Bell (Sept. 24, 2012) Robert Marve, Purdue Sr., QB, Tampa, Fla./Plant • Threw for a career-high 348 yards and four touchdowns to help Purdue earn bowl eligibility with its win over Indiana on Saturday • Connected on 20 of 29 passing attempts, with touchdown passes of eight, 19, 26 and 73 yards, becoming the first Boilermaker to throw for more than 300 yards in a game since 2009 • Directed a Purdue offense that amassed 558 yards of total offense, and completed passes to nine different receivers • Wins his first Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award • Last Purdue Offensive Player of the Week: Joey Elliott (Nov. 8, 2009) Defensive Player of the Week Jordan Hill, Penn State Sr., DT, Steelton, Pa./Steelton-Highspire • Recorded a career-high 12 tackles in Penn State’s 24-21 overtime victory against Wisconsin on Saturday • Credited with three tackles for loss, including two sacks, as Penn State forced eight straight punts and one turnover by Wisconsin after the Badgers took a 14-7 first-quarter lead • Registered eight tackles, including two tackles for loss and a sack, in the fourth quarter and overtime alone • Wins his second Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award and second this season • Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Jordan Hill (Oct. 22, 2012) Special Teams Player of the Week Sam Ficken, Penn State So., K, Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso • Kicked the game-winning field goal in overtime to give Penn State a 24-21 triumph over Wisconsin on Saturday • Was a perfect three for three on field goal tries, also converting from 23 and 32 yards, ending the season having made 10 straight attempts • Wins his first Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week award • Last Penn State Special Teams Player of the Week: Anthony Fera (Nov. 21, 2011) Freshman of the Week Frankie Williams, Purdue DB, Tampa, Fla./Coral Gables • Recorded six tackles, three pass breakups and an interception in Purdue’s victory over Indiana on Saturday • Returned a third-quarter interception 33 yards, setting up a Purdue touchdown which gave the Boilermakers a 28-21 lead • Claims his second Big Ten Freshman of the Week award • Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Frankie Williams (Sept. 3, 2012)

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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 1-1 1-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 3-0 2-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 5-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-4 1-1 0-3 9-3 0-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 2-0 3-0 1-0 2-0 3-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-3 0-1 1-0 0-1 0-1 1-1 0-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-1 0-1 1-0

BIG TEN IN THE NCAA TOP 30
according to NCAA national database as of Nov. 25
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Rk Player, School Statistic RUSHING YARDS PER GAME 3. Le’Veon Bell, MSU 137.33 8. Montee Ball, WIS 127.33 14. Denard Robinson, MICH 116.60 22. Venric Mark, NU 109.17 25. Braxton Miller, OSU 105.92 PASS EFFICIENCY 28. Taylor Martinez, NEB RECEPTIONS PER GAME 26. Allen Robinson, PSU ALL-PURPOSE YARDS 9. Venric Mark, NU 15. Le’Veon Bell, MSU 22. Ameer Abdullah, NEB 30. Montee Ball, WIS SCORING PER GAME 11. Carlos Hyde, OSU 23. Montee Ball, WIS 28. Brett Maher, NEB 148.34 6.42 170.67 155.50 143.08 132.75 10.20 9.00 8.75 Rk Player, School KICK RETURN AVERAGE 16. Jordan Cotton, IOWA PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 12. Ameer Abdullah, NEB 18. Corey Brown, OSU PUNTING AVERAGE 20. Mike Sadler, MSU FIELD GOALS PER GAME 6. Dan Conroy, MSU 22. Brett Maher, NEB 27. Mike Meyer, IOWA Jeff Budzien, NU TEAM LEADERS Rk School SCORING OFFENSE 21. Ohio State 29. Nebraska TOTAL OFFENSE 26. Nebraska PASSING OFFENSE 17. Indiana RUSHING OFFENSE 8. Nebraska 10. Ohio State 14. Northwestern 23. Wisconsin Statistic 37.17 35.42 460.92 311.17 252.17 242.25 230.92 212.67 Statistic 28.21 13.06 12.28 43.25 1.83 1.50 1.42 1.42 TEAM LEADERS, cont. Rk School SCORING DEFENSE 10. Michigan State 17. Wisconsin 20. Michigan 21. Penn State TOTAL DEFENSE 4. Michigan State 11. Wisconsin 12. Michigan 15. Nebraska 29. Minnesota PASS DEFENSE 1. Nebraska 2. Michigan 8. Michigan State 11. Minnesota 19. Illinois 24. Wisconsin RUSH DEFENSE 8. Michigan State 12. Wisconsin 14. Ohio State 19. Northwestern 25. Penn State TURNOVER MARGIN 12. Northwestern 14. Iowa 19. Penn State Statistic 16.33 18.08 18.75 19.08 273.25 307.92 311.17 318.33 352.75 152.17 155.17 173.67 178.50 193.67 196.58 99.58 111.33 116.08 122.75 128.42 1.08 1.00 0.75

TACKLES PER GAME 5. Anthony Hitchens, IOWA 11.27 27. Ryan Shazier, OSU 9.58 Mike Taylor, WIS 9.58 SACKS PER GAME 21. John Simon, OSU 0.82

TACKLES FOR LOSS PER GAME 20. Ryan Shazier, OSU 1.42 28. John Simon, OSU 1.32

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 Bret Bielema, WIS Career (Yrs) 112-95 (17th) 66-56 (10th) 68-45 (9th) 136-88 (19th) 49-18 (5th) 49-39 (7th) 23-26 (4th) 5-19 (2nd) 116-23 (11th) 8-4 (1st) 67-24 (7th) At School (Yrs) 100-74 (14th) 19-6 (2nd) 50-28 (6th) 9-15 (2nd) 49-18 (5th) 49-39 (7th) 2-10 (1st) 5-19 (2nd) 12-0 (1st) 8-4 (1st) 67-24 (7th) Big Ten Only 60-53 12-4 30-18 4-12 12-4 26-30 0-8 2-14 8-0 6-2 37-19

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

Combined non-conference record: 34-14

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2012 BIG TEN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Date 9-3 9-10 9-17 9-24 10-1 10-8 10-15 10-22 10-29 11-5 11-12 11-19 11-26 Offensive Le’Veon Bell, MSU Taylor Martinez, NEB Denard Robinson, MICH Braxton Miller, OSU Le’Veon Bell, MSU Taylor Martinez, NEB Kain Colter, NU Denard Robinson, MICH Carlos Hyde, OSU Montee Ball, WIS Taylor Martinez, NEB Kain Colter, NU Cody Latimer, IND Taylor Martinez, NEB Devin Gardner, MICH Montee Ball, WIS Devin Gardner, MICH Matt McGloin, PSU Le’Veon Bell, MSU Robert Marve, PUR Defensive Derrick Wells, MINN Chi Chi Ariguzo, NU Michael Mauti, PSU Chris Borland, WIS Michael Mauti, PSU Gerald Hodges, PSU Jake Ryan, MICH Jordan Hill, PSU Michael Carter, MINN Ryan Shazier, OSU Ryan Shazier, OSU Kawann Short, PUR John Simon, OSU Jordan Hill, PSU Special Teams Mike Meyer, IOWA Venric Mark, NU Cody Webster, PUR Jeff Budzien, NU Ameer Abdullah, NEB Brett Maher, NEB Corey Brown, OSU Mike Meyer, IOWA Brendan Gibbons, MICH Brett Maher, NEB Mike Sadler, MSU Brett Maher, NEB Corey Brown, OSU Sam Ficken, PSU Freshman Frankie Williams, PUR Devin Funchess, MICH Nate Sudfeld, IND Deion Barnes, PSU Imani Cross, NEB Mason Monheim, ILL Aaron Burbridge, MSU Nick VanHoose, NU Kyle Carter, PSU Philip Nelson, MINN David Santos, NEB Bri’onte Dunn, OSU Mason Monheim, ILL James Ross, MICH Dan Vitale, NU 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 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 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

2012 WEEK BY WEEK ATTENDANCE
Games Aug. 31-Sept. 1 8 Sept. 8 5 Sept. 15 12 Sept. 22 9 Sept. 29 6 Oct. 6 5 Oct. 13 5 Oct. 20 5 Oct. 27 6 Nov. 3 5 Nov. 10 5 Nov. 17 6 Nov. 23-24 6 TOTAL 83 ALL GAMES Total Average 571,822 71,478 366,518 73,304 840,448 70,037 634,202 70,466 358,596 59,766 378,051 75,610 325,671 65,134 417,625 83,525 407,680 67,947 308,378 61,676 358,774 71,755 485,891 80,981 388,456 64,743 5,842,112 70,387 Sellouts 3 3 5 4 3 1 1 5 3 1 3 3 1 33 Games ----5 5 5 5 6 5 5 6 6 48 CONFERENCE GAMES Total Average --------313,115 62,623 378,051 75,610 325,671 65,134 417,625 83,525 407,680 67,947 308,378 61,676 358,774 71,755 485,891 80,981 388,456 64,743 3,383,641 70,493 Sellouts ----3 1 1 5 3 1 3 3 1 21

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS#
No. Team 42 Michigan 34* Ohio State 18 15 13 11 8 8 7 7 2 1^ Minnesota Illinois Wisconsin Iowa Northwestern Purdue Chicago Michigan State Indiana Penn State Years 1898-01c-02-03c-04c-06c-18c-22c-23c-25-26c-30c-31c-32c-33c-43c-47-48-49c-50-64-69c-71-72c73c-74c-76c-77c-78c-80-82-86c-88-89-90c-91-92-97-98c-00c-03-04c 1916-17-20-35c-39-42-44-49c-54-55-57-61-68-69c-70-72c-73c-74c-75-76c-77c-79-81c-84-86c93c-96c-98c-02c-05c-06-07-08c-09 1900c-03c-04c-06c-09-10c-11-15c-27c-33c-34-35c-37-38-40-41-60c-67c 1910c-14-15c-18c-19-23c-27c-28-46-51-53c-63-83-90c-01 1896-97-01c-06c-12-52c-59-62-93c-98c-99-10c-11 1900c-21-22c-56-58-60c-81c-85-90c-02c-04c 1903c-26c-30c-31c-36-95-96c-00c 1918c-29-31c-32c-43c-52c-67c-00c 1899-05-07-08-13-22c-24 1953c-65-66-78c-87-90c-10c 1945-67c 1994

LEGENDS DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS
No. Team 1 Michigan State 1 Nebraska Years 2011 2012

LEADERS DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS^
No. Team 1 Ohio State 1 Wisconsin Years 2012 2011c

c - co-championship * Ohio State vacated 2010 season ^ Penn State vacated wins from 1998-2011 seasons # Beginning in 2011, Big Ten Championship Game determined Big Ten Champion

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WEEKLY NATIONAL RANKINGS - NOV. 25
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Team (1st Place Votes) 1 Notre Dame (60) 2 Alabama 3 Georgia 4 OHIO STATE 5 Florida 6 Oregon 7 Kansas State 8 Stanford 9 LSU 10 Texas A&M 11 South Carolina 12 Oklahoma 13 Florida State 14 NEBRASKA 15 Clemson 16 Oregon State 17 UCLA 18 Kent State 19 Northern Illinois 20 Utah State 21 MICHIGAN 22 NORTHWESTERN 23 Texas 24 Oklahoma State 25 Boise State Record 12-0 11-1 11-1 12-0 11-1 11-1 10-1 10-2 10-2 10-2 10-2 9-2 10-2 10-2 10-2 8-3 9-3 11-1 11-1 10-2 8-4 9-3 8-3 7-4 9-2 PTS 1,500 1,400 1,331 1,294 1,262 1,242 1,079 1,061 1,056 1,043 916 834 764 704 667 528 505 355 349 274 217 189 185 174 145 Prev. 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 11 8 9 13 14 10 17 12 16 15 23 23 25 20 NR 18 22 NR

USA TODAY COACHES
Team (1st Place Votes) 1 Notre Dame (56) 2 Alabama (2) 3 Georgia (1) 4 Oregon 5 Florida 6 LSU 7 Kansas State 8 Texas A&M 9 Stanford 10 South Carolina 11 Oklahoma 12 Florida State 13 NEBRASKA 14 Clemson 15 Boise State 16 UCLA 17 Oregon State 18 Northern Illinois 19 Kent State 20 NORTHWESTERN 21 Texas 22 Utah State 23 Louisville 24 MICHIGAN 25 Rutgers Record 12-0 11-1 11-1 11-1 11-1 10-2 10-1 10-2 10-2 10-2 9-2 10-2 10-2 10-2 9-2 9-3 8-3 11-1 11-1 9-3 8-3 10-2 9-2 8-4 9-2 PTS 1,469 1,398 1,341 1,277 1,265 1,124 1,114 1,076 1,008 972 878 829 765 720 479 445 410 377 337 314 312 264 184 158 152 Prev. 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 5 14 9 22 16 17 23 25 NR 15 NR 18 20 19

Others Receiving Votes: San Jose State 78, Louisville 73, TCU 67, PENN STATE 61, Rutgers 50, Vanderbilt 48, San Diego State 15, Fresno State 12, USC 7, Arkansas State 5, Arizona 4, Cincinnati 3, Ball State 1, Mississippi State 1, North Carolina 1.

Others Receiving Votes: Oklahoma State 129, San Jose State 105, Vanderbilt 94, Fresno State 39, TCU 34, San Diego State 28, Cincinnati 17, Arizona State 13, Arkansas State 13, Mississippi State 11, Middle Tennessee 7, Louisiana Tech 5, UCF 5, Arizona 3, Toledo 2, USC 1, Baylor 1.

HARRIS INTERACTIVE
Team (1st Place Votes) 1 Notre Dame (109) 2 Alabama (6) 3 Georgia 4 Oregon 5 Florida 6 Kansas State 7 LSU 8 Stanford 9 Texas A&M 10 South Carolina 11 Oklahoma 12 Florida State 13 NEBRASKA 14 Clemson 15 Oregon State 16 UCLA 17 Boise State 18 Kent State 19 Northern Illinois 20 Texas 21 NORTHWESTERN 22 Utah State 23 MICHIGAN 24 Louisville 25 Oklahoma State Record 12-0 11-1 11-1 11-1 11-1 10-1 10-2 10-2 10-2 10-2 9-2 10-2 10-2 10-2 8-3 9-3 9-2 11-1 11-1 8-3 9-3 10-2 8-4 9-3 7-4 PTS 2,869 2,740 2,599 2,507 2,435 2,229 2,142 2,059 2,038 1,862 1,706 1,614 1,493 1,446 975 919 817 705 619 564 479 438 434 394 392 Prev. 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 11 10 12 13 6 14 9 15 16 21 25 24 17 NR NR 20 18 22

BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Team 1 Notre Dame 2 Alabama 3 Georgia 4 Florida 5 Oregon 6 Kansas State 7 LSU 8 Stanford 9 Texas A&M 10 South Carolina 11 Oklahoma 12 NEBRASKA 13 Florida State 14 Clemson 15 Oregon State 16 UCLA 17 Kent State 18 Texas 19 MICHIGAN 20 Boise State 21 Northern Illinois 22 NORTHWESTERN 23 Oklahoma State 24 Utah State 25 San Jose State Record 12-0 11-1 11-1 11-1 11-1 10-1 10-2 10-2 10-2 10-2 9-2 10-2 10-2 10-2 8-3 9-3 11-1 8-3 8-4 9-2 11-1 9-3 7-4 10-2 10-2 PTS .9979 .9236 .8911 .8882 .8626 .7735 .7357 .7299 .6861 .6689 .6129 .5393 .4645 .4570 .3790 .3304 .2512 .2492 .2094 .2030 .1936 .1865 .1646 .1171 .0974 Prev. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 12 13 14 10 11 15 17 23 16 19 22 NR NR 21 NR NR

Others Receiving Votes: Rutgers 302, TCU 134, San Jose State 118, Vanderbilt 67, USC 57, San Diego State 39, Fresno State 36, Baylor 31, Mississippi State 26, Louisiana Tech 19, Cincinnati 12, Arizona State 11, Syracuse 10, Tulsa 10, UCF 9, Toledo 6, Arizona 6, East Carolina 4, Arkansas State 1, LouisianaMonroe 1, Washington 1.

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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 10,669 Robinson, MICH 1997-00 2007-10 2002-05 2005-08 1998-01 2009Rushing Touchdowns 73 Ball, WIS 71 Dayne, WIS 68 Thompson, IND 56 Johnson, OSU 55 Thomas, MICH 48 Sheets, PUR 47 Wheatley, MICH 46 Byars, OSU 44 Marek, WIS George, OSU 42 Robinson, MICH Total Touchdowns 79 Ball, WIS 71 Dayne, WIS 68 Thompson, IND 58 Johnson, OSU 56 Thomas, MICH 54 Wheatley, MICH Sheets, PUR 50 Byars, OSU 45 George, OSU 44 Marek, WIS Hill, WIS 42 Robinson, MICH Points 476 426 Ball, WIS Dayne, WIS 20091996-99 1986-89 1973-76 1997-00 2005-08 1991-94 1982-85 1972-75 1992-95 200920091996-99 1986-89 1973-76 1997-00 1991-94 2005-08 1982-85 1992-95 1972-75 2006-08 200920091996-99 1996-99 1972-75 1986-89 2004-07 1984-87 1997-2000 2002-05 1979-82 2009Kickoff Returns 140 Stoudermire, MINN 2008135 Gilreath, WIS 2007-10 Kickoff Return Yards 3,504 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 25.3 Thomas, ILL 2003-06 25.0 Stoudermire, MINN 2008Consecutive PATs Made 126 Carlson, MICH 119 Conway, PSU 111 Summers, PUR 107 Stoyanovich, IND 100 Ewald, IND 99 Gibbons, MICH 98 Dimke, ILL Budzien, NU Forced Fumbles 14 Kerrigan, PUR 13 Rice, ILL Sanders, IOWA 12 Looney, PUR Borland, WIS 1989-91 1994-96 2006-08 1986-88 2010-12 20112008-11 20102007-10 1992-95 2000-03 1977-80 2009-

BIG TEN SINGLESEASON LEADERS
Rushing Yards by a Quarterback 1,702 Robnison, MICH 1,271 Miller, OSU 1,270 Randle El, IND 1,176 Robinson, MICH 1,166 Robinson, MICH Rushing Attempts 419 White, MSU 390 Ringer, MSU 387 Autry, NU 364 Dunbar, IND 358 Thompson, IND 357 White, MSU 355 Thompson, IND 350 Bell, MSU 348 Calhoun, WIS 338 Perry, MICH 311 Ball, WIS All-Purpose Plays 429 Ringer, MSU 425 White, MSU 417 Autry, NU 411 Thompson, IND 404 Dunbar, IND 401 Calhoun, WIS 387 Bell, MSU 2010 2012 2000 2011 2012 1985 2008 1995 1991 1989 1987 1988 2012 2005 2003 2012 2008 1985 1995 1989 1991 2005 2012

Rushing Yards by a Quarterback 4,297 Robinson, MICH 20093,895 Randle El, IND 1998-01 2,557 Williams, ILL 2006-09 2,176 Leach, MICH 1975-78 2,150 Foggie, MINN 1984-87 2,080 Greene, OSU 1972-75 1,986 Miller, OSU 20111,795 Scheelhaase, ILL 20101,767 Bollinger, WIS 1999-02 1,714 Kern, OSU 1968-70 1,661 Gray, MINN 2009Rushing 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 4,838 Ball, WIS 20094,676 Davis, WIS 2001-04 4,654 D. Thompson, MINN 1986-89 4,485 Anderson, NU 1998-01 4,472 Thomas, MICH 1997-00 4,297 Robinson, MICH 2009Interception Touchdowns 5 Fletcher, WIS 4 Wilbur, IND Allen, PUR 1998-00 1978-82 2010-

All-Purpose Yards 7,429 Dayne, WIS 6,559 Griffin, OSU 6,466 Thompson, IND 6,219 Bryant, PUR 6,201 Morris, MICH 6,000 Thomas, MICH 5,852 Williams, WIS 5,799 Carter, MICH 5,626 Ball, WIS

Punt Return Average (Min. 10 returns) 25.6 Ginn, OSU 2004 21.9 Hoernschemeyer, IND 1943 21.8 Evans, WIS 1949 Gissendaner, NU 1992 20.9 Bill Hillenbrand, IND 1942 20.1 Mark, NU 2012 Approaching Top 10 (listing 10th place on Big Ten single-season list) Total Offense 3,729 Kafka, NU 3,316 Martinez, NEB All-Purpose Yards 2,201 Williams, IND 2,053 Mark, NU 1,866 Bell, MSU Rushing Touchdowns 22 Byars, OSU Calhoun, WIS Ringer, MSU 18 Ball, WIS 2009 2012 2001 2012 2012 1984 2005 2008 2012

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BIG TEN NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS
AFCA Good Works Team (Dedication to community service and off-field accomplishments) Patrick Omameh, MICH Rex Burkhead, NEB National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award) (Awards postgraduate scholarships for combined athletic, academic and leadership abilities: finalists for Campbell Trophy) Rex Burkhead, NEB Patrick Ward, NU

BIG TEN NATIONAL AWARD SEMIFINALISTS
Lott Trophy (Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year) John Simon, OSU

ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT HONOREES
Mark Murphy, IND Adam Replogle, IND Steve Bigach, IOWA James Morris, IOWA James Vandenberg, IOWA Max Bullough, MSU Mike Sadler, MSU John Rabe, MINN Rex Burkhead, NEB Sean Fisher, NEB Jake Long, NEB Spencer Long, NEB Brian Arnfelt, NU Patrick Ward, NU Brad Bars, PSU Ben Kline, PSU Pete Massaro, PSU John Urschel, PSU Michael Trotter, WIS

NATIONAL PLAYERS TO WATCH
Walter Camp Award (Nation’s Top Player) Braxton Miller, OSU Montee Ball, WIS

BIG TEN NATIONAL AWARD FINALISTS
ARA Sportsmanship Award Adam Replogle, IND Rex Burkhead, NEB Broyles Award (Nation’s Top Assistant Coach) Ed Warinner, OSU Campbell Trophy (Most Outstanding Student-Athlete) Rex Burkhead, NEB Patrick Ward, NU Davey O’Brien Award (Nation’s Top Quarterback) Braxton Miller, OSU Doak Walker Award (Nation’s Top Running Back) Montee Ball, WIS Johnny Unitas Award (Nation’s Top Senior QB) Denard Robinson, MICH Senior CLASS Award Adam Replogle, IND

BIG TEN MIDSEASON AWARD WATCH LIST
Hendricks Award (Nation’s Top Defensive End) Craig Roh, MICH Cameron Meredith, NEB John Simon, OSU

2012 BOWL SELECTION PROCEDURE
NOTES: A Big Ten team may be selected as a BCS at-large participant if it has won at least nine regular-season games and is ranked among the top 14 teams in the final BCS standings. The loser of the Big Ten Football Championship Game will be selected no later than the fourth selection after the BCS selection(s) – i.e. no later than Gator or Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl selections. ROSE BOWL GAME 1. Big Ten champion. CAPITAL ONE BOWL 1. May select any eligible team after Rose Bowl Game/BCS except a team that has two fewer wins or two more losses (in all games) than another eligible team. 2. Moving a 2nd Big Ten team up into the BCS does not affect these selection rules. OUTBACK BOWL 1. May select any eligible team after Capital One Bowl except a team that has two fewer wins or two more losses (in all games) than another eligible team. 2. Should a 2nd Big Ten team move up into the BCS, then the two-win/ loss differential requirement is no longer applicable. TAXSLAYER.COM GATOR BOWL 1. May select any eligible team after Outback Bowl. BUFFALO WILD WINGS BOWL 1. May select any eligible team after Gator Bowl. MEINEKE CAR CARE BOWL OF TEXAS 1. May select any eligible team after Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. HEART OF DALLAS BOWL 1. May select any eligible team after Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas. LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA BOWL 1. May select any remaining eligible team.

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 HEART OF DALLAS BOWL Jan. 1, 2013 Noon ET, ESPNU Dallas, Texas Big Ten vs. Big 12 or 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 All-Big Ten Teams and Individual Honorees
The Big Ten will announce its All-Big Ten teams and individual award winners beginning Monday with the All-Big Ten teams and 10 individual award winners live on BTN at 7 p.m. ET. The conference will also announce five additional award winners on Tuesday, also live on BTN at 7 p.m. ET. Last week, the conference announced that former Michigan standout Jon Runyan won the Ford-Kinnick Leadership Award and former Ohio State standout Chris Spielman claimed the Dungy-Thompson Humanitarian Award. The complete schedule of postseason award announcements is as follows: Monday at 7 p.m. ET on BTN: All Big Ten teams Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year Bakken-Andersen Kicker of the Year Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET on BTN: Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year Hayes-Schembechler Coach of the Year (coach vote) Dave McClain Coach of the Year (media vote) Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year

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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#14/13/13 NEBRASKA vs WISCONSIN
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 • 8:17 p.m. ET • Indianapolis, Ind. • Lucas Oil Stadium (66,159) FOX • Announcers: Gus Johnson, Charles Davis, Julia Alexandria, Petros Papadakis Series: Nebraska leads 4-3 • Last Meeting: Sept. 29, 2012: Nebraska 30, Wisconsin 27

WISCONSIN (7-5 overall, 4-4 Big Ten) Offense: Multiple one- and two-back sets Defense: 4-3
TEAM STATISTICS SCORING Points Per Game FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards PUNTS-Yards TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 4TH-DOWN Conversions SACKS BY-Yards TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS RED-ZONE SCORES WIS 330 27.5 226 127 88 11 2552 540 4.7 212.7 29 2013 152-264-5 7.6 13.2 167.8 13 4565 804 380.4 20-461 23-205 6-129 19-6 45-415 71-2870 32:40 57/170 9/17 25-170 43 10-17 (34-43) 79% OPP 217 18.1 194 68 116 10 1336 393 3.4 111.3 8 2359 224-410-6 5.8 10.5 196.6 18 3695 803 307.9 42-811 26-180 5-30 17-6 54-466 86-3385 27:20 60/185 12/19 27-228 27 10-15 (24-26) 92% PASSING O’Brien, Danny Phillips, Curt RUSHING Ball, Montee White, James Gordon, Melvin RECEIVING Abbrederis, Jared Pedersen, Jacob Fredrick, Jordan TACKLES Taylor, Mike Armstrong, Ethan Borland, Chris Smith, Devin Southward, Dezmen Cromartie, Marcus INTERCEPTIONS Smith, Devin O’Neill, Conor Southward, Dezmen Armstrong, Ethan SCORING Ball, Montee French, Kyle White, James Abbrederis, Jared GP 7 5 GP 12 12 12 G 11 12 12 Solo 63 49 43 34 35 31 No. 3 1 1 1 FGs 0-0 10-15 0-0 0-0 Effic 120.73 129.16 Att 311 104 44 No. 44 25 16 Ast 52 34 39 21 17 20

Coach: Bret Bielema Career: 67-24 (7th year) At Wisconsin: 67-24 (7th year)
Cmp-Att-Int 52-86-1 30-57-1 Gain 1607 713 366 Yds 764 337 192 Total 115 83 82 55 52 51 Loss 79 20 12 Avg 17.4 13.5 12.0 TFL/Yds 14.0-51 2.0-6 9.0-39 1.0-4 7.0-17 0.0-0 Avg 15.0 53.0 31.0 0.0 TD 0 0 0 0 Pct 60.5 52.6 Net 1528 693 354 TD 5 4 0 Yds 523 386 Avg 4.9 6.7 8.0 TD 18 8 2 Long 60 31 20 Sacks-Yards 2.0-25 0.0-0 4.5-29 1.0-4 0.0-0 0.0-0 Long 44 53 31 0 DXP 0 0 0 0 Saf 0 0 0 0 Points 108 62 54 30 TD 3 4 Lng 53 57 Long 67 69 51 Avg/G 69.5 28.1 16.0 Avg/G 74.7 77.2 Avg/G 127.3 57.8 29.5

Yds 45 53 31 0

TD 18 0 9 5

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NEBRASKA (10-2 overall, 7-1 Big Ten) Offense: Multiple Defense: Multiple
TEAM STATISTICS SCORING Points Per Game FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards PENALTIES-Yards PUNTS-Yards TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 4TH-DOWN Conversions SACKS BY-Yards TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS RED-ZONE SCORES NEB 425 35.4 281 154 104 23 3026 566 5.3 252.2 28 2505 199-317-9 7.9 12.6 208.8 22 5531 883 460.9 36-766 28-271 11-163 76-738 53-2212 30:54 71/164 6/8 29-169 53 18-24 (46-55) 84% OPP 271 22.6 206 89 89 28 1994 478 4.2 166.2 17 1826 161-354-11 5.2 11.3 152.2 12 3820 832 318.3 30-639 21-241 9-130 67-622 81-3228 29:06 61/184 4/13 24-191 33 13-21 (29-38) 76% PASSING Martinez, Taylor Kellogg III, Ron RUSHING Abdullah, Ameer Martinez, Taylor Burkhead, Rex RECEIVING Bell, Kenny Enunwa, Quincy Turner, Jamal Abdullah, Ameer TACKLES Compton, Will Stafford, Daimion Smith, P.J. Whaley, Alonzo Evans, Ciante Martin, Eric INTERCEPTIONS Stafford, Daimion Smith, P.J. Jean-Baptiste, Stanley SCORING Maher, Brett Abdullah, Ameer Martinez, Taylor Bell, Kenny G 12 6 GP 12 12 6 G 12 12 12 12 Solo 30 42 36 22 34 26 No. 4 2 2 FGs 18-24 0-0 0-0 0-0 Effic 148.34 79.42 Att 214 156 63 No. 44 35 24 23 Ast 68 41 39 39 18 25

Coach: Bo Pelini Career: 49-18 (5th year) At Nebraska: 49-18 (5th year)
Cmp-Att-Int 195-308-8 4-9-1 Gain 1127 1065 482 Yds 789 408 332 167 Total 98 83 75 61 52 51 Loss 56 232 8 Avg 17.9 11.7 13.8 7.3 TFL/Yds 5.5-28 2.5-19 6.0-12 3.0-11 3.0-20 14.5-57 Avg 7.0 26.5 24.0 TD 0 0 1 Pct 63.3 44.4 Net 1071 833 474 TD 8 1 2 2 Yds 2483 22 Avg 5.0 5.3 7.5 TD 8 8 4 Long 74 35 36 26 Sacks-Yards 3.0-26 1.0-16 1.5-4 1.0-8 2.0-18 8.5-47 Long 22 53 48 DXP 0 0 0 0 Saf 0 0 0 0 Points 105 66 48 48 TD 21 1 Lng 74 8 Long 45 92 73 Avg/G 65.8 34.0 27.7 13.9 Avg/G 206.9 3.7 Avg/G 89.2 69.4 79.0

Yds 28 53 48

TD 0 11 8 8

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TEAM SCHEDULES: LEGENDS DIVISION
Legends Division Games in Bold
(8-4, 6-2 Big Ten) (4-8, 2-6 Big Ten) DATE SCORE 9/1 W, 18-17 9/8 L, 6-9 9/15 W, 27-16 9/22 L, 31-32 9/29 W, 31-13 10/13 W, 19-16 (2OT) 10/20 L, 14-38 10/27 L, 17-28 11/3 L, 21-24 11/10 L, 24-27 11/17 L, 17-42 11/23 L, 7-13 [1] - at Chicago, Ill. OPPONENT ATTENDANCE vs. Northern Illinois [1] 52,117 Iowa State 70,585 Northern Iowa 70,585 Central Michigan 70,585 Minnesota 70,585 at Michigan State 70,211 Penn State 70,585 at Northwestern 44,121 at Indiana 40,646 Purdue 70,585 at #23/23/24 Michigan 113,016 #17/14/14 Nebraska 69,805

IOWA

#21/24/23 MICHIGAN
DATE SCORE 9/1 L, 14-41 9/8 W, 31-25 9/15 W, 63-13 9/22 L, 6-13 10/6 W, 44-13 10/13 W, 45-0 10/20 W, 12-10 10/27 L, 9-23 11/3 W, 35-13 11/10 W, 38-31 (OT) 11/17 W, 42-17 11/24 L, 21-26 OPPONENT ATTENDANCE vs. #2/2 Alabama [1] 90,413 Air Force 112,522 Massachusetts 110,708 at #11/15 Notre Dame 80,795 at Purdue 50,105 Illinois 110,922 Michigan State 113,833 at Nebraska 86,160 at Minnesota 48,801 #-/21/24 Northwestern 112,510 Iowa 113,016 at #4/-/- Ohio State 105,899

MICHIGAN STATE
(6-6, 3-5 Big Ten) DATE SCORE 8/31 W, 17-13 9/8 W, 41-7 9/15 L, 3-20 9/22 W, 23-7 9/29 L, 16-17 10/6 W, 31-27 10/13 L, 16-19 (2OT) 10/20 L, 10-12 10/27 W, 16-13 (OT) 11/3 L, 24-28 11/17 L, 20-23 11/24 W, 26-10 OPPONENT ATTENDANCE #24/22 Boise State 78,709 at Central Michigan 35,127 #20/19 Notre Dame 79,219 Eastern Michigan 74,204 #14/- Ohio State 76,705 at Indiana 45,979 Iowa 70,211 at #23/25/- Michigan 113,833 at #-/25/- Wisconsin 80,538 #21/21/21 Nebraska 73,522 Northwestern 75,101 at Minnesota 44,194

[1] - at Arlington, Texas

MINNESOTA
(6-6, 2-6 Big Ten) DATE SCORE 8/30 W, 30-27 (3OT) 9/8 W, 44-7 9/15 W, 28-23 9/22 W, 17-10 9/29 L, 13-31 10/13 L, 13-21 10/20 L, 13-38 10/27 W, 44-28 11/3 L, 13-35 11/10 W, 17-3 11/17 L, 14-38 11/24 L, 10-26 OPPONENT ATTENDANCE at UNLV 16,013 New Hampshire 47,022 Western Michigan 44,921 Syracuse 50,805 at Iowa 70,585 Northwestern 49,651 at Wisconsin 80,587 Purdue 41,062 Michigan 48,801 at Illinois 46,912 at #16/14/14 Nebraska 85,330 Michigan State 44,194

#14/13/13 NEBRASKA
(10-2, 7-1 Big Ten) DATE 9/1 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/23 12/1 SCORE W, 49-20 L, 30-36 W, 42-13 W, 73-7 W, 30-27 L, 38-63 W, 29-28 W, 23-9 W, 28-24 W, 32-23 W, 38-14 W, 13-7 OPPONENT ATTENDANCE Southern Miss 85,425 at UCLA 71,530 Arkansas State 85,290 Idaho State 84,923 #-/23 Wisconsin 85,962 at #12/- Ohio State 106,102 at Northwestern 47,330 #20/20/20 Michigan 86,160 at Michigan State 73,522 Penn State 85,527 Minnesota 85,330 at Iowa 69,805 vs. Wisconsin [1]

#22/20/21 NORTHWESTERN
(9-3, 5-3 Big Ten) DATE SCORE 9/1 W, 42-41 9/8 W, 23-13 9/15 W, 22-13 9/22 W, 38-7 9/29 W, 44-29 10/6 L, 28-39 10/13 W, 21-13 10/20 L, 28-29 10/27 W, 28-17 11/10 L, 31-38 (OT) 11/17 W, 23-20 11/24 W, 50-14 OPPONENT ATTENDANCE at Syracuse 37,830 Vanderbilt 31,644 Boston College 32,597 South Dakota 28,641 Indiana 33,129 at Penn State 95,769 at Minnesota 49,651 Nebraska 47,330 Iowa 44,121 at Michigan 112,510 at Michigan State 75,101 Illinois 32,415

[1] - Big Ten Championship Game (Indianapolis)

TEAM SCHEDULES: LEADERS DIVISION
Leaders Division Games in Bold
(2-10, 0-8 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 L, 14-45 W, 44-0 L, 24-52 L, 7-35 L, 14-31 L, 0-45 L, 17-31 L, 22-52 L, 3-17 L, 17-20 L, 14-50 OPPONENT ATTENDANCE Western Michigan 43,441 at Arizona State 54,128 Charleston Southern 45,369 Louisiana Tech 46,539 Penn State 46,734 at Wisconsin 80,096 at #25/-/-Michigan 110,922 Indiana 47,981 at #6/-/- Ohio State 105,311 Minnesota 46,912 Purdue 41,974 at Northwestern 32,415

ILLINOIS

(4-8, 2-6 Big Ten) DATE SCORE 9/1 W, 24-17 9/8 W, 45-6 9/15 L, 39-41 9/29 L, 29-44 10/6 L, 27-31 10/13 L, 49-52 10/20 L, 30-31 10/27 W, 31-17 11/3 W, 24-21 11/10 L, 14-62 11/17 L, 22-45 11/24 L, 35-56 OPPONENT ATTENDANCE Indiana State 41,882 at Massachusetts 16,304 Ball State 48,186 at Northwestern 33,129 Michigan State 45,979 #8/-/- Ohio State 48,880 at Navy 33,441 at Illinois 47,981 Iowa 40,646 Wisconsin 43,240 at Penn State 90,358 at Purdue 42,638

INDIANA

#4/-/- OHIO STATE
(12-0, 8-0 Big Ten) DATE SCORE 9/1 W, 56-10 9/8 W, 31-16 9/15 W, 35-28 9/22 W, 29-15 9/29 W, 17-16 10/6 W, 63-38 10/13 W, 52-49 10/20 W, 29-22 (OT) 10/27 W, 35-23 11/3 W, 52-22 11/17 W, 21-14 (OT) 11/24 W, 26-21 OPPONENT ATTENDANCE Miami (Ohio) 105,039 Central Florida 104,745 California 105,232 UAB 105,019 at #20/18 Michigan State 76,705 #21/20 Nebraska 106,102 at Indiana 48,880 Purdue 105,290 at Penn State 107,818 Illinois 105,311 at Wisconsin 80,112 #20/20/20 Michigan 105,899

PENN STATE
(8-4, 6-2 Big Ten) DATE SCORE 9/1 L, 14-24 9/8 L, 16-17 9/15 W, 34-7 9/22 W, 24-13 9/29 W, 35-7 10/6 W, 39-28 10/20 W, 38-14 10/27 L, 23-35 11/3 W, 34-9 11/10 L, 23-32 11/17 W, 45-22 11/24 W, 24-21 (OT) OPPONENT ATTENDANCE Ohio 97,186 at Virginia 56,087 Navy 98,792 Temple 93,680 at Illinois 46,734 #24/22 Northwestern 95,769 at Iowa 70,585 #9/-/- Ohio State 107,818 at Purdue 40,098 at #18/16/16 Nebraska 85,527 Indiana 90,358 Wisconsin 93,505 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

(6-6, 3-5 Big Ten) OPPONENT ATTENDANCE Eastern Kentucky 40,572 at #22/22 Notre Dame 80,795 Eastern Michigan 40,217 Marshall 45,481 Michigan 50,105 Wisconsin 46,007 L, 22-29 (OT) at #7/-/- Ohio State 105,290 L, 28-44 at Minnesota 41,062 L, 9-34 Penn State 40,098 W, 27-24 at Iowa 70,585 W, 20-17 at Illinois 41,974 W, 56-35 Indiana 42,638 SCORE W, 48-6 L, 17-20 W, 54-16 W, 51-41 L, 13-44 L, 14-38

PURDUE

WISCONSIN
(7-5, 4-4 Big Ten) DATE SCORE 9/1 W, 26-21 9/8 L, 7-10 9/15 W, 16-14 9/22 W, 37-26 9/29 L, 27-30 10/6 W, 31-14 10/13 W, 38-14 10/20 W, 38-13 10/27 L, 13-16 (OT) 11/10 W, 62-14 11/17 L, 14-21 (OT) 11/24 L, 21-24 (OT) 12/1 OPPONENT ATTENDANCE Northern Iowa 79,568 at Oregon State 42,189 Utah State 79,332 UTEP 79,806 at #22/20 Nebraska 85,962 Illinois 80,096 at Purdue 46,007 Minnesota 80,587 Michigan State 80,538 at Indiana 43,240 #6/-/- Ohio State 80,112 at Penn State 93,505 vs. #14/13/13 Nebraska [1]

[1] - Big Ten Championship Game (Indianapolis)

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