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MEDIA INFORMATION
GREETINGS FROM THE BIG TEN
With the 118th season of Big Ten college football hitting the fields in the fall, this prospectus is intended to assist the media’s preparation for the 2013 football season. For additional information, please feel free to contact the Big Ten Communications office. Thank you for your coverage of Big Ten football and we look forward to working with you this season. Big Ten Football Media Days The 2013 Big Ten Football Media Days and 42nd annual Kickoff Luncheon will be held at the Hilton Chicago from July 24-25. As in the past, all Big Ten head coaches and multiple players from each team will be available for interviews over this two-day period. For more information about the Big Ten Football Media Days and Kickoff Luncheon, contact the Big Ten Communications office. Big Ten Football Championship Game The 2013 Big Ten Football Championship Game will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Dec. 7, and will be televised by FOX. The Big Ten will conduct a media teleconference with the two participating head coaches on Sunday, Dec. 1. Another media teleconference with select studentathletes from each school will be held on Monday, Dec. 2. A press conference featuring both participating head coaches will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium on Friday, Dec. 6. Credential application information and other details will be sent out in October. Website Weekly releases, statistics and standings for Big Ten football, along with information and audio for the weekly coaches teleconference, will be available online at bigten.org. For daily updates on Big Ten football, visit the blog at bigten.org/blog/football/. Social Media For real-time updates, follow us on Twitter @BigTenConf and @B1Gfootball. You can also become an online fan of the Big Ten by searching “Big Ten Conference” from your Facebook page. E-mail Service Information on Big Ten football will be e-mailed throughout the year to accredited media. The Big Ten utilizes a media email list website which requires that media fill out an application on-line to receive media e-mails. Once the information is submitted, media can control and adjust their own accounts to only receive the information they need. Media may also remove themselves from the media e-mail list if necessary. For the media e-mail list website address, contact Scott Chipman at the Big Ten office. Collegepressbox.com Collegepressbox.com is the official media website for Big Ten Conference football. Access and download weekly game notes, quotes, statistics, media guides, headshots, logos and more for the conference and each of its member schools. Login information will be distributed to accredited media or you can apply for a password by sending an e-mail to password@collegepressbox.com.

BIG TEN CONFERENCE COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT
Scott Chipman (primary contact)* Assistant Commissioner, Communications schipman@bigten.org Office:യ(847) 696-1010, ext. 141 Cell:യ(630) 936-6005 Dan Mihalik (secondary contact)* Assistant Director, Communications dmihalik@bigten.org Office: (847) 696-1010, ext. 146 Cell: (219) 688-9981 Sarah Andreychik Bob Hammel Communications Intern sandreychik@bigten.org Steve Villatoro Bob Hammel Communications Intern svillatoro@bigten.org * Football Contacts Weekly Coaches Teleconference The Big Ten Conference football coaches participate in a weekly media teleconference on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. CT. Contact the Big Ten Communications office for the phone number and weekly passcode. Weekly Awards Big Ten Football Players of the Week are selected in four categories: offensive, defensive, special teams and freshman. Award winners are chosen by a vote of the Big Ten Communications staff from nominations supplied by the schools’ communications offices. The Big Ten office will announce weekly football award winners on Mondays. Postseason Awards In football, coaches and a media panel choose AllConference teams (first, second and honorable mention). The Big Ten will also hand out 19 individual awards based on votes from coaches, media and administrators. A full list of the awards can be found on Page 5 of this prospectus. The Big Ten Chicago Tribune Most Valuable Player is chosen from each of the 12 institutions’ Most Valuable Players. The Big Ten also names one Sportsmanship Award honoree from each institution. These 12 studentathletes become candidates for the Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award, as the conference honors one male and one female student-athlete from each institution at the end of the school year. Academic All-Big Ten teams are named for every sport. The teams are composed of all letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.

BIG TEN FOOTBALL 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)യ333-1391 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

The conference office also presents the Distinguished Scholar Award at the end of each academic year. Student-athletes eligible for the Distinguished Scholar Award must be letterwinners in at least their second year in residence at their institution. Qualifying student-athletes must have earned a GPA of 3.7 or higher for the current academic year, excluding summer school.

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BTN COVERAGE OF BIG TEN SPRING FOOTBALL
BTN is the ultimate destination for Big Ten spring football coverage, with studio shows twice each week beginning April 10 and telecasts of 12 Big Ten spring games or final practices. In all, the network will dedicate more than 28 hours to Big Ten spring football, with every team receiving live television or streaming coverage. BTN’s coverage includes the Big Ten Football Report Wednesday and Saturday nights beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 10 through May 1. The Big Ten Football Report on Saturday, April 13, airs at 11:30 PM ET. Dave Revsine will host the shows alongside analysts Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith. The Road to Indy: The third annual Big Ten Football Championship Game will once again determine the Big Ten Champion and send one conference representative to play in the Rose Bowl Game or Bowl Championship Series National Championship Game. The 2013 Big Ten Football Championship Game will be broadcast in prime time by FOX on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Going For Four: Wisconsin enters the 2013 season seeking its fourth consecutive Big Ten Championship. The Badgers shared the title in 2010 before winning the first two Big Ten Football Championship Games in 2011 and 2012 to give them three straight titles for the first time in school history. Wisconsin has now won 14 Big Ten Championships and is looking to join Michigan and Ohio State as the third Big Ten program to win four straight conference titles. The Buckeyes were the most recent team to accomplish that feat, earning at least a share of five straight titles from 2005 to 2009. Streaking: Ohio State begins the 2013 campaign with the nation's longest active winning streak after producing a perfect 12-0 record last season. The Buckeyes' string of 12 straight triumphs is the longest winning streak by a Big Ten team since Iowa won 13 straight games during the 2008 and 2009 seasons. Wisconsin won 14 straight games from 2006-07, while Ohio State claimed 19 straight victories from 2005-06. Welcome Back:യThe 2013 Big Ten campaign will feature 30 All-Conference players from last season, with 18 first-team honorees and 12 second-team selections returning to the field this fall. The first-team returnees are comprised of 10 offensive standouts, five defensive players and three special teams performer. The returning second-team picks include nine players on offense and three on defense. In addition, 36 honorable mention honorees return to campus. A full breakdown of the returning first- and second-team honorees appears on page 3. A Bevy of All-Big Ten Returnees:യThe Big Ten's 30 returning All-Conference standouts this season are the most for the Big Ten since at least the 2005 season. In the last nine seasons, the highest total of All-Big Ten returnees prior to this season was 29 in 2011 and 28 in 2005. In addition, the 18 returning first-team honorees are the most for the conference in that time frame, followed by 15 first-team returnees in 2005 and 13 in 2011. Returning Award Winners: Along with the AllConference honorees returning in 2013, the winners of eight of the 13 regular-season individual awards from last season will also hit the field again this fall. Michigan's Taylor Lewan was chosen as the Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year while teammate Will Hagerup was named the Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year, Northwestern's Jeff Budzien shared the Bakken-Andersen Kicker of the Year award, Ohio State's Braxton Miller was named the Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year and Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year, Penn State defensive end Deion Barnes was named the Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year while teammate Allen Robinson was tabbed the Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year and Wisconsin's Jacob Pedersen was selected the Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year.

2013 BIG TEN FOOTBALL SPRING PRACTICE AND GAME DATES
Beginning of Date of Spring Practice Spring Game LEGENDS DIVISION Iowa March 27 April 27# Michigan March 16 April 13 Michigan State March 19 April 20 Minnesota March 26 April 27 Nebraska March 2 April 6 Northwestern Feb. 27 April 13 LEADERS DIVISION Illinois March 5 Indiana March 2 Ohio State March 5 Penn State March 18 Purdue March19 Wisconsin March 9

April 12 April 13 April 13* April 20 April 13 April 20

# controlled scrimmage * at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati Back For More: Ohio State's Braxton Miller returns to the field after being named the Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year and Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year. Miller rushed for 1,271 yards last season, which ranks second in the Big Ten records book for single-season rushing yards by a quarterback. Miller ranked among the top four in the conference in total offense (second with 275.8 yards per game), rushing yards (fourth with 105.9 yards per game) and passing efficiency (fourth at 140.5). He accounted for 28 total touchdowns, including 15 passing scores and 13 rushing touchdowns. Miller led Ohio State to a perfect 12-0 record and the outright Leaders Division title last season.

ROSE BOWL GAME CELEBRATES 100TH ANNIVERSARY
On January 1, 2014, the Tournament of Roses will celebrate the 100th Rose Bowl Game. As home to the Big Ten and Pac-12 Conference Champions, the Rose Bowl Game will become the first postseason contest to reach this historic milestone. The Big Ten and Pac-12 recently agreed to a 12-year extension with the Rose Bowl Game through 2026. The two conferences originally agreed to an exclusive Rose Bowl Game contract in 1946, although they had met twice before in a Rose Bowl Game, including a Michigan victory in the inaugural event in 1902 and an Ohio State loss in 1921. Since the pact was initiated in 1946, the Pac-12 holds a 33-29 advantage. In the Big Ten's last 10 appearances (2001 through 2013), six different conference teams have participated in the Rose Bowl Game. The union of the Big Ten and Pac-12 also led to soaring attendance. Prior to 1947, the Rose Bowl Game drew a small number of sellout crowds. Every game since has been a sellout. The record for most appearances goes to USC (32) in the Pac-12 and Michigan (20) in the Big Ten. In its 99 years, the Rose Bowl Game has maintained its tradition-rich standard of excellence, living up to the nickname "The Granddaddy of Them All."

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An Offensive Trend: For the fourth consecutive season, the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year will be back to defend his award as Ohio State's Braxton Miller returns for his junior season after being named the Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year. Wisconsin running back John Clay was tabbed the conference's top offensive player as a sophomore in 2009 and returned for his junior season. Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson claimed Offensive Player of the Year laurels as a sophomore in 2010 and played two more seasons, setting the NCAA career record for rushing yards by a signal caller. Badgers running back Montee Ball claimed the top offensive honor as a junior in 2011 and returned last season to set NCAA career records for points, total touchdowns and rushing touchdowns. Double Dip: Ohio State's Braxton Miller enters the 2013 season with the chance to become just the second player to earn Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honors in back-toback seasons, joining former Indiana tailback Anthony Thompson (1988-89). Including Thompson, just four players have successfully defended their Player of the Year award. Ohio State linebacker James Laurinaitis won consecutive Defensive Player of the Year awards in 2007 and 2008, while Northwestern linebacker Pat Fitzgerald earned the same honor in 1995 and 1996. Illinois linebacker Dana Howard was tabbed the conference's top defensive player in 1993 and 1994. Other two-time Big Ten Players of the Year include Michigan State running back Lorenzo White (1985, 1987) and Purdue quarterback Drew Brees (1998, 2000). ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST-TEAM RETURNEES OFFENSE Taylor Lewan, SR, OL, MICH First-team All-American and Big Ten Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year Spencer Long, SR, OL, NEB Second-team All-American helped Nebraska lead Big Ten in total and rushing offense Taylor Martinez, SR, QB, NEB (coaches only) STATS: 228-368, 2,871 passing yards, 23 TDs & 195-1,019 rushing yards, 10 TDs Led Big Ten in total offense (277.9 ypg) and third in pass efficiency (141.6) Braxton Miller, JR, QB, OSU (media only) STATS: 148-254, 2,039 passing yards, 15 TDs & 227-1,271 rushing yards, 13 TDs Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year ranked among Big Ten's top four in total offense, rushing and pass efficiency Andrew Norwell, SR, OL, OSU (media only) Helped Ohio State lead Big Ten in scoring offense on way to undefeated season Kyle Carter, SO, TE, PSU (media only) STATS: 36-453 yards, 12.6 YPC, 2 TDs Second on team in receptions and receiving yards as a freshman

STARTERS RETURNING/LOST FOR 2013
School LEGENDS DIVISION Iowa Michigan* Michigan State* Minnesota* Nebraska* Northwestern LEADERS DIVISION Illinois Indiana Ohio State Penn State Purdue* Wisconsin Starters Returning Off. Def. K/P 6 5 9 10 7 8 9 10 9 8 5 8 8 6 7 7 5 7 2 3 1 1 0 2 Total 16 14 17 18 12 17 Starters Lost Off. Def. 5 6 3 2 4 3 2 1 2 3 6 3 3 5 4 5 8 4 7 2 7 5 3 4 K/P 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Total 8 11 8 8 13 7 9 3 10 8 9 7

4 2 15 9 2 21 4 1 14 6 2 16 9 3 17 7 2 17 * some players split time as starters

Allen Robinson, JR, WR, PSU STATS: 77-1,013 yards, 13.2 YPC, 11 TDs Led Big Ten in receptions and receiving yards per game; first PSU WR to lead in yards and second to lead in catches John Urschel, SR, G, PSU (coaches only) Helped PSU rank second in Big Ten in passing offense; First-team Academic AllAmerican graduated in just three years and is working on master's degree Jared Abbrederis, SR, WR, WIS STATS: 49-837 yards, 17.1 YPC, 5 TDs Led team in receptions and receiving yards; third in Big Ten in receiving yards per game Jacob Pedersen, SR, TE, WIS (coaches only) STATS: 27-355 yards, 13.1 YPC, 4 TDs Second on team in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns DEFENSE Max Bullough, SR, LB, MSU (coaches only) STATS:൵111 tackles (51 solo), 12.5 TFL, 2.5 sacks Second-team Academic All-American ranked sixth in Big Ten in total tackles and tied for ninth in tackles for loss Darqueze Dennard, SR, CB, MSU (coaches only) STATS:൵52 tackles (34 solo), 3.5 TFL, 3 int. Tied for team lead and sixth in Big Ten with three picks and sixth on team in tackles Bradley Roby, JR, CB, OSU STATS:൵63 tackles (41 solo), 2 int., 19 PD First-team All-American led Big Ten in passes defended and third on team in tackles Ryan Shazier, JR, LB, OSU (media only) STATS:൵115 tackles (70 solo), 17 TFL, 5 sacks Led Big Ten in TFLs and ranked second in tackles per game Chris Borland, SR, LB, WIS (coaches only) STATS:൵104 tackles (56 solo), 10 TFL, 4.5 sacks Two-time first-team All-Big Ten pick ranked seventh in tackles per game in conference and second on team in TFLs

SPECIAL TEAMS Will Hagerup, SR, P, MICH (media only) STATS:൵33-1,486 yards, avg. 45.0, long of 62 Led Big Ten in punting average Mike Sadler, JR, P, MSU (coaches only) STATS:൵79-3,422 yards, avg. 43.3, long of 70 Second-team Academic All-American led conference in total punting yards and ranked second in average per punt Jeff Budzien, SR, PK, NU (coaches only) STATS:൵19-20 FG, long of 44, 50-50 PATs Led Big Ten in field goal percentage and second with 1.46 field goals per game ALL-CONFERENCE SECOND-TEAM RETURNEES OFFENSE Cody Latimer, JR, WR, IND (media only) STATS: 51-805 yards, 15.8 YPC, 6 TDs Ameer Abdullah, JR, IB, NEB (coaches only) STATS: 226-1,137 yards, 5.0 YPC, 8 TDs Kenny Bell, JR, WR, NEB STATS: 50-863 yards, 17.3 YPC, 8 TDs Jeremiah Sirles, SR, OL, NEB Venric Mark, SR, RB, NU STATS: 226-1,371 yards, 6.1 YPC, 12 TDs Corey Brown, SR, WR, OSU (coaches only) STATS: 60-669 yards, 11.1 YPC, 3 TDs Carlos Hyde, SR, RB, OSU STATS: 185-970 yards, 5.2 YPC, 16 TDs Jack Mewhort, SR, OL, OSU (media only) Ryan Groy, SR, OL, WIS (coaches only) DEFENSE Jake Ryan, JR, LB, MICH (media only) STATS: 88 tackles (56 solo), 16 TFL, 4.5 sacks Christian Bryant, SR, S, OSU (coaches only) STATS: 70 tackles (36 solo), 1 int., 13 PD Ricardo Allen, SR, CB, PUR (coaches only) STATS: 45 tackles (42 solo), 4 TFL, 1 int.

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Familiar Faces Back in the Lineup in 2013: All 12 Big Ten teams welcome back at least 12 players to their starting lineups in 2013. Indiana leads all Big Ten schools with 21 players returning to their starting roles, including 10 on offense and nine on defense. Minnesota welcomes back 18 starters, including 10 on offense and seven on defense. Michigan State (nine on offense, seven on defense), Northwestern (eight on offense, seven on defense), Purdue (five on offense, nine on defense) and Wisconsin (eight on offense, seven on defense) each return 17 starters, while Iowa (six on offense, eight on defense) and Penn State (eight on offense, six on defense) bring back 16 starters. Illinois' lineup features 15 returning starters, followed by Michigan and Ohio State with 14 each and Nebraska with 12. Returning Stat Leaders: The Big Ten returns a number of players that ranked among the top 10 in various statistical categories last season. Seven of the conference's top 10 rushers return from last season, led by Ohio State's Braxton Miller, who ranked fourth with 105.9 yards per contest. Six of the top 10 passers are back on the field, topped by Indiana's Cameron Coffman, who rated second last year with 248.5 passing yards per outing. Each of the top 10 wideouts in receiving yards will be back this season, led by Penn State's Allen Robinson, who ranked first with 6.4 receptions and 84.4 receiving yards per game. On the defensive side of the ball, seven of the top 10 tacklers return, including each of the top three in Iowa's Anthony Hitchens (11.3 per game) and James Morris (9.4) and Ohio State's Ryan Shazier (9.6). Shazier also led the conference with 17.0 tackles for loss, while Northwestern's Tyler Scott returns after being tied for the conference lead with 9.0 sacks. New Faces In New Places: The Big Ten will welcome a pair of new head coaches to the sidelines for the 2013 campaign in Purdue’s Darrell Hazell and Wisconsin’s Gary Andersen. Hazell comes to the Boilermakers from Kent State, where he served as head coach for the last two seasons. The Golden Flashes posted a school-record 11 wins prior to bowl play and won their first-ever Mid-American Conference (MAC) East Division Championship. Kent State played in its first bowl game in 40 years and Hazell was named the 2012 MAC Coach of the Year. Prior to his stint at Kent State, he spent seven seasons at Ohio State, where he served as assistant head coach and wide receivers coach. Andersen spent the previous four seasons as the head coach at Utah State. In 2012, Utah State won a school-record 11 games, going undefeated in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and capturing its first outright conference title since 1936. Andersen was named the WAC Coach of the Year and was a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award. Before Utah State, Andersen was on the defensive staff at Utah for five seasons, including two undefeated campaigns culminating in BCS bowl victories. Fresh Crop of Coaches: With Hazell and Andersen making their Big Ten debuts this season, nine of the 12 current coaches have been in the Big Ten for two years or less. Iowa's Kirk Ferentz is the Big Ten's longest-tenured mentor, with 14 seasons leading the Hawkeyes. Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald ranks second with seven years as the Wildcats' head coach while Michigan State's Mark Dantonio has spent six years leading the Spartans. Four head coaches joined the conference in 2011 Indiana's Kevin Wilson, Michigan's Brady Hoke, Minnesota's Jerry Kill and Nebraska's Bo Pelini, who has spent five years leading the Cornhuskers. Three head coaches took Big Ten jobs in 2012 - Illinois' Tim Beckman, Ohio State's Urban Meyer and Penn State's Bill O'Brien. Four current Big Ten mentors have been head coaches for 10 years or more - Kill (19 seasons), Ferentz (17), Meyer (11) and Hoke (10). Big Ten, Big Bowls:യThe Big Ten bowl lineup will once again consist of eight different bowl games in December and January based in the states of Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan and Texas. Conference schools will have the opportunity to take part in the Rose Bowl Game, Capital One Bowl, Outback Bowl, Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl, Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas, Heart of Dallas Bowl and Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. Big Ten Takes on Bowl Teams:യEvery Big Ten team will square off against at least one nonconference team that participated in a bowl game last season, with 21 total games against squads coming off bowl trips. Penn State and Purdue will face three non-conference bowl teams in 2013, while Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin will each play two bowl opponents outside the conference schedule. Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern and Ohio State have one bowl qualifier on their schedule this fall. The Nittany Lions will take on bowl teams in three of their first four games, opening against Syracuse (New Era Pinstripe) on August 31 before hosting Central Florida (St. Petersburg) on Sept. 14 and Kent State (GoDaddy.com) on Sept. 21. The Boilermakers also open with a bowl foe, hitting the road to play at Cincinnati (Belk) on August 31 before hosting two teams that played in the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) last season - Notre Dame (BCS National Championship Game) on Sept. 14 and Northern Illinois (Orange) on Sept. 28. Five Big Ten teams will face a pair of bowl participants. The Fighting Illini host Cincinnati Sept. 7 before playing Washington (Las Vegas)

BIG TEN’S TOP STATISTICAL RETURNEES FOR ALL GAMES
Category Rushing Passing Avg. Passing Efficiency Total Offense Receptions Receiving Yards All-Purpose Yards Tackles Sacks Tackles For Loss Interceptions Punting Field Goals Player, School Braxton Miller, OSU Venric Mark, NU Cameron Coffman, IND Devin Gardner, MICH Taylor Martinez, NEB Taylor Martinez, NEB Allen Robinson, PSU Allen Robinson, PSU Venric Mark, NU Anthony Hitchens, IOWA Tyler Scott, NU Ryan Shazier, OSU Landon Feichter, PUR Will Hagerup, MICH Mike Sadler, MSU Jeff Budzien, NU 2012 Stats (Big Ten-National ranking) 227 for 1,271 yards, 13 TDs, 105.9 ypg (4th-24th) 226 for 1,371 yards, 12 TDs, 105.5 ypg (5th-26th) 247 of 407, 2,734 yards, 15 TDs, 248.5 ypg (2nd-36th) 75 of 126, 1,219 yards, 11 TDs, 161.7 efficiency (1st-NA) 228 of 368, 2,871 yards, 23 TDs, 141.6 efficiency (3rd-39th) 563 plays, 3,890 yards (2,871 passing/1,019 rushing), 277.9 ypg (1st-33rd) 77 for 1,013 yards, 11 TDs, 6.4 rpg (1st-26th) 77 for 1,013 yards, 11 TDs, 84.4 ypg (1st-33rd) 2,171 all-purpose yards (1,371 rush/104 rec./280 PR/416 KR), 167.0 per game (1st-12th) 124 total (56 solo), 11.3 per game (1st-6th) 9.0 (9 solo) for 58 yards, 0.69 per game (2nd-T-30th) 17.0 for 78 yards, 1.42 per game (1st-T-18th) 4 interceptions, 0.31 per game (T-2nd-T-39th) 33 punts for 1,486 yards, 45.0 avg. (1st-NA) 79 punts for 3,422 yards, 43.3 avg. (2nd-21st) 19 field goals on 20 attempts, 95.0 percent, 1.46 per game (2nd-T24th)

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at Soldier Field in Chicago on Sept. 14. The Hoosiers welcome Navy (Kraft Fight Hunger) on Sept. 7 and Bowling Green (Military) on Sept. 14. The Hawkeyes open at home against Northern Illinois on August 31 before playing at Iowa State (Liberty) on Sept. 14. The Wolverines kick off the season at home with back-to-back bowl foes - Central Michigan (Little Caesars Pizza) on August 31 and Notre Dame on Sept. 7. The Badgers play at Arizona State (Kraft Fight Hunger) on Sept. 14 before hosting BYU (Poinsietta) on Nov. 9. The remaining Big Ten teams each square off against one bowl squad - Michigan State at Notre Dame on Sept. 21, Minnesota hosting San Jose State (Military) on Sept. 21, Nebraska battling UCLA (Holiday) on Sept. 14, Northwestern hosting Syracuse on Sept. 7 and Ohio State facing San Diego State (Poinsietta) on Sept. 7. No Plays for 2013:യEach Big Ten team will not play against three conference teams each season. The "no-plays" for the 2013 season are listed to the right. LEGENDS DIVISION Iowa Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Nebraska Northwestern LEADERS DIVISION Illinois Indiana Ohio State Penn State Purdue Wisconsin Does not play ILL, IND, PSU ILL, PUR, WIS OSU, PSU, WIS ILL, OSU, PUR IND, OSU, WIS IND, PSU, PUR Does not play IOWA, MICH, MINN IOWA, NEB, NU MSU, MINN, NEB IOWA, MSU, NU MICH, MINN, NU MICH, MSU, NEB

BIG TEN CAREER RECORDS
Rushing Yards by a Quarterback 4,495 Robinson, MICH 3,895 Randle El, IND 2,557 Williams, ILL 2,176 Leach, MICH 2,150 Foggie, MINN 2,080 Greene, OSU 1,986 Miller, OSU 1,795 Scheelhaase, ILL IntercepƟon Touchdowns 5 Fletcher, WIS 4 Wilbur, IND Allen, PUR Forced Fumbles 14 Kerrigan, PUR 13 Rice, ILL Sanders, IOWA Borland, WIS ConsecuƟve PATs Made 126 Carlson, MICH 119 Conway, PSU 111 Summers, PUR 107 Stoyanovich, IND 102 Budzien, NU 100 Ewald, IND Gibbons, MICH Kickoī Return Average 28.8 Brown, PUR 27.0 Hall, OSU 26.9 Howard, MICH 26.3 Carter, MICH 26.2 Duncan, NU AcƟve players in bold

BIG TEN FOOTBALL AWARDS
NAME OF AWARD NAMED FOR

2009-12 1998-01 2006-09 1975-78 1984-87 1972-75 20112010-

Championship Game Awards Stagg Championship Trophy

Amos Alonzo Stagg, Chicago

1998-00 1978-82 2010-

2007-10 1992-95 2000-03 2009-

1989-91 1994-96 2006-08 1986-88 20102010-12 2011-

1968-70 20091989-91 1979-82 1983-86

Grange-Griffin Championship Game MVP Harold Edward "Red" Grange, Illinois (media vote only) Archie Griffin, Ohio State Postgraduate Awards Ford-Kinnick Leadership Award Gerald R. Ford, Michigan (vote by school administrators) Nile Kinnick, Iowa Dungy-Thompson Humanitarian Award Tony Dungy, Minnesota (vote by school administrators) 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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2012 SEASON RECAP
Big Ten Polling Place: Six Big Ten schools received votes in the Įnal Associated Press (AP) or USA Today coaches polls, while four teams appeared among the top 25. The Big Ten and SEC were the only conferences to feature four or more top-25 teams in the Įnal polls. Ohio State led the way for the Big Ten and ended the season ranked No. 3 in the AP poll, the highest Įnish for a conference school since the Buckeyes concluded the 2006 campaign rated second in the country. It was the 11th straight season with at least one Big Ten team among the Įnal top 10. Northwestern was voted No. 16 by the coaches and No. 17 by the media. The last Ɵme the Wildcats ended the season among the top 25 was following the 1996 campaign, when they were rated No. 15 in the AP poll and No. 16 in the coaches’ rankings. Michigan and Nebraska also ended the season among the top 25, with the Wolverines rated No. 24 by the media and just outside the top 25 by the coaches and the Cornhuskers ranked No. 25 in the AP poll and No. 23 in the USA Today vote. Penn State and Wisconsin also received votes in the Įnal polls. Wisconsin Earns Third Straight Big Ten Championship: Wisconsin collected its third straight Big Ten Championship for the Įrst Ɵme in school history aŌer winning the Big Ten Football Championship Game. The Badgers shared the conference Ɵtle in 2010 before winning the Įrst two Big Ten Football Championship Games, giving the school 14 Big Ten Ɵtles, which ranks ĮŌh in conference annals. Wisconsin becomes the fourth team to win three or more consecuƟve Big Ten Championships, along with Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio State. The Buckeyes were the most recent team to accomplish that feat, earning at least a share of Įve straight Ɵtles from 2005 to 2009. Record-Breaking Title Game: Wisconsin scored touchdowns on seven of its Įrst nine possessions on its way to amassing 70 points in the Big Ten Football Championship Game. The Badgers' oīensive outburst matched the record for points scored in a conference Ɵtle game, as Texas tallied 70 points in the 2005 Big 12 Football Championship Game. Two Wisconsin running backs surpassed the 200-yard rushing mark in a single game for the Įrst Ɵme in school history, as the team produced 539 rushing yards, the ĮŌh-highest single-game total in school history. Melvin Gordon set a Big Ten Football Championship Game record with 216 rushing yards on only nine carries, an average of 24.0 yards per aƩempt, with a touchdown. Montee Ball was named the Grange-Griĸn Championship Game MVP aŌer producing 202 yards on 21 carries with three touchdowns. James White also surpassed the 100-yard mark with 109 yards on 15 carries with a Big Ten Ɵtle game record four rushing scores, while adding a passing touchdown. PerfecƟon: Ohio State secured the sixth perfect season in program history, Įnishing with a 12-0 record. The Buckeyes’ unblemished record marked the Įrst 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 produced 34 perfect seasons (including postseason, no Ɵes) and 59 undefeated seasons (including postseason and Ɵes). The Buckeyes were the only team in the naƟon to Įnish the season with an unblemished record in 2012. Seven Bowl Teams: The Big Ten sent seven teams to bowl games, marking the 14th straight year that six or more Big Ten programs earned postseason berths. DaƟng back to the 1999 season, the conference has sent seven or more teams to bowl games on 11 occasions, including each of the last eight seasons. Overall, the Big Ten has sent six or more teams to postseason play 21 Ɵmes. Pasa-Three-Na: When Wisconsin took the Įeld in the 99th Rose Bowl Game, it marked the third consecuƟve year the Badgers played in the annual contest in Pasadena. It was just the third Ɵme a Big Ten program played in the Rose Bowl Game in three or more consecuƟve seasons. Ohio State appeared in the Rose Bowl Game from 1972-75, while Michigan represented the Big Ten in Pasadena from 1976-78. Northwestern Records First Bowl Win Since 1949: Northwestern set a bowl record with four intercepƟons on the way to a 34-20 victory over Mississippi State in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl, the Wildcats Įrst bowl triumph since the 1949 Rose Bowl Game. Northwestern hit the 10-win mark for the Įrst Ɵme since the 1995 Big Ten Championship team, and the triumph also gave Pat Fitzgerald his 50th victory as a head coach, making him the Wildcats’ all-Ɵme leader in wins. With a game-high 10 tackles, Jared Carpenter was named the 2013 Gator Bowl MVP. Michigan State Claims Second Straight Bowl Triumph: Michigan State won back-to-back bowl games for the Įrst Ɵme since the 2001 season as kicker Dan Conroy hit a 47-yard Įeld goal with just over a minute leŌ for a 17-16 victory over TCU in the Buīalo Wild Wings Bowl. The Spartans were also victorious in the 2012 Outback Bowl against Georgia. The last Ɵme Michigan State won two straight bowl games was following the 2001 (Silicon Valley) and 1999 (Citrus) campaigns. The last Ɵme the Spartans triumphed in bowls in back-toback years was aŌer the 1990 (Sun) and 1989 (Aloha) seasons. Le’Veon Bell was named the Oīensive Player of the Game aŌer running for 145 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown while William Gholston was tabbed the Defensive Player of the Game aŌer recording a season-high nine tackles, including one sack.

ASSOCIATED PRESS -- FINAL
Team (1st Place Votes) Record 1 Alabama (59) 13-1 2 Oregon 12-1 3 OHIO STATE 12-0 4 Notre Dame 12-1 5 Georgia 12-2 5 Texas A&M 11-2 7 Stanford 12-2 8 South Carolina 11-2 9 Florida 11-2 10 Florida State 12-2 11 Clemson 11-2 12 Kansas State 11-2 13 Louisville 11-2 14 LSU 10-3 15 Oklahoma 10-3 16 Utah State 11-2 17 NORTHWESTERN 10-3 18 Boise State 11-2 19 Texas 9-4 20 Oregon State 9-4 21 San Jose State 11-2 22 Northern Illinois 12-2 23 Vanderbilt 9-4 24 MICHIGAN 8-5 25 NEBRASKA 10-4 PTS 1,475 1,358 1,302 1,288 1,230 1,230 1,169 1,038 933 922 889 871 781 756 615 456 443 419 358 303 243 227 180 147 119 Prev. 2 5 3 1 6 10 8 11 4 13 14 7 22 9 12 18 21 20 NR 15 24 16 NR 19 23

Others Receiving Votes: Baylor 95, PENN STATE 90, CincinnaƟ 78, Oklahoma State 42, Tulsa 34, UCLA 31, Arkansas State 28, UCF 9, TCU 9, WISCONSIN 6, North Dakota State 1

USA TODAY -- FINAL
Team (1st Place Votes) Record 1 Alabama (56) 13-1 2 Oregon 12-1 3 Notre Dame 12-1 4 Georgia 12-2 5 Texas A&M 11-2 6 Stanford 12-2 7 South Carolina 11-2 8 Florida State 12-2 9 Clemson 11-2 10 Florida 11-2 11 Kansas State 11-2 12 LSU 10-3 13 Louisville 11-2 14 Boise State 11-2 15 Oklahoma 10-3 16 NORTHWESTERN 10-3 17 Utah State 11-2 18 Texas 9-4 19 Oregon State 9-4 20 Vanderbilt 9-4 21 San Jose State 11-2 22 CincinnaƟ 10-3 23 NEBRASKA 10-4 24 Northern Illinois 12-2 25 Tulsa 11-3 PTS 1,400 1,322 1,253 1,213 1,171 1,167 1,064 942 916 886 841 775 772 633 600 580 444 398 366 248 244 186 175 156 110 Prev. 2 3 1 5 9 8 10 12 13 4 6 7 18 15 11 17 20 25 14 NR 24 NR 21 16 NR

Others receiving votes: MICHIGAN 101, UCLA 75, Baylor 52, Oklahoma State 36, WISCONSIN 18, UCF 15, Arkansas State 13, Arizona State 10, Rutgers 9, Kent State 5, Louisiana Tech 2, Arizona 1, Ohio 1

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2012 SEASON RECAP
Double-Digit Win Club: Ohio State, Nebraska and Northwestern all posted 10 or more wins in 2012. The Buckeyes were the naƟon’s only undefeated team, ending the season with a 12-0 mark, the sixth perfect season in program history. Head coach Urban Meyer recorded the second undefeated season in his career, also going 12-0 at Utah in 2004, and reached double-digits in wins for the sixth Ɵme in his 11 seasons leading a program. Nebraska produced a 10-4 record, marking the third 10-win season in head coach Bo Pelini’s Įve-year tenure with the program. Northwestern ended the season 10-3, reaching double-digit victories for just the third Ɵme in program history. The Wildcats also recorded 10 victories in 1995, when current head coach Pat Fitzgerald was winning the Bednarik and Nagurski Awards as a junior linebacker, and in 1903. More on Double-Digit Winners: With the Buckeyes, Cornhuskers and Wildcats all hiƫng double-digits in victories, the 2012 campaign marked the third Ɵme in the last four seasons three Big Ten squads oĸcially ended the season with 10 or more triumphs. Ohio State became the Įrst Big Ten team to hit 12 wins since both OSU and Wisconsin produced 12 victories in 2006. The Badgers posted double-digit wins in three straight seasons, including 11 victories in 2011 and 2010 and 10 triumphs in 2009. Wisconsin was joined by Michigan State with 11 wins in both 2011 and 2010 and Michigan with 11 victories in 2011. Iowa and Ohio State produced 11 wins in 2009. In all, seven conference schools have oĸcially reached the double-digit plateau in the last four seasons, including Wisconsin (2009, 2010, 2011), Michigan State (2010, 2011), Ohio State (2009, 2012), Iowa (2009), Michigan (2011), Nebraska (2012) and Northwestern (2012). It’s Been a Ball: Wisconsin running back Montee Ball completed his collegiate career as one of the NCAA’s most proliĮc rushers. Ball Įnished his Ɵme in Madison with 100 rushing yards and a touchdown against Stanford in the Rose Bowl Game, his third-straight eīort of 100 or more yards in Pasadena, making him the Įrst player to break the century mark in three Rose Bowl Games. The senior running back ended his career as the NCAA’s all-Ɵme leader with 500 total points, 83 total touchdowns and 77 rushing touchdowns. He broke the records of 486 points, 78 total scores and 73 rushing scores previously set by Travis PrenƟce of Miami (Ohio) from 1996-99. Ball shares the NCAA single-season record of 39 total touchdowns with former Oklahoma State standout Barry Sanders, and holds the single-season record with 236 total points. Both single-season records came during Ball’s junior season in 2011 that saw him Įnish as a Heisman Trophy Įnalist. He concluded his career with 5,140 rushing yards, which ranks fourth in Big Ten history. More NCAA Record Breakers: In addiƟon to the naƟonal marks shattered by Wisconsin’s Montee Ball, Michigan’s Denard Robinson and Minnesota’s Troy Stoudermire also set NCAA career records last season. The
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Wolverines’ Robinson ended his Ɵme in Ann Arbor with 4,495 career yards on the ground to break the NCAA record for rushing yards by a quarterback. West Virginia’s Pat White previously held the record with 4,480 rushing yards from 2005-08. Robinson’s rushing total ranks ninth in Big Ten history among all players and he ended his career ranked sixth in conference annals with 10,745 yards of total oīense. The Golden Gophers’ Stoudermire set NCAA career marks with 144 kickoī returns for 3,615 yards. Houston’s Tyron Carrier set the previous record with 141 kickoī returns for 3,517 yards from 2008-11. Packing the House: The 2012 season featured the second-highest season aƩendance for all games and conference games only in Big Ten history. In 83 games, the Big Ten welcomed more than 5.8 million fans, aŌer boasƟng over six million patrons that aƩended contests in 2011. Among conference games only, over 3.3 million fans passed through the turnsƟles in 48 Big Ten contests, just below the total of 3.4 million from 2011. The averages of 70,387 patrons among all games and 70,493 in conference games only rank eighth all-Ɵme in Big Ten history in their respecƟve categories. NaƟon’s Best Fans: Big Ten schools Įlled three of the top Įve spots in the NCAA rankings for average aƩendance while seven conference programs rated among the top 21 in the country overall. Michigan led the country with an average of 112,252 fans per game, Ohio State ranked second with 105,330 patrons per contest and Penn State rated ĮŌh with 96,730 fans per ouƟng. Other Big Ten schools to appear among the top 21 in average aƩendance were Nebraska (12th at 85,517), Wisconsin (16th at 80,006), Michigan State (20th at 75,382) and Iowa (21st at 70,474). Only 21 schools broke the 70,000 barrier in average aƩendance during the 2012 season, and 15 of those programs played in the Big Ten or SEC.
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2012 SEASON RECAP
O’Brien Named NaƟonal Coach of Year: Penn State's Bill O'Brien was named the Maxwell Football Club (MFC) Collegiate Coach of the Year, the second straight year a Big Ten coach has been honored. Michigan's Brady Hoke was named the MFC Collegiate Coach of the Year in 2011. The MFC has honored a naƟonal coach of the year since 1989 and Big Ten mentors have been selected on eight occasions. O'Brien and Ohio State's Urban Meyer were also named Įnalists for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year by the Football Writers AssociaƟon of America (FWAA) and the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year. O'Brien led the NiƩany Lions to victories in eight of their Įnal 10 games, earning an 8-4 overall record and a 6-2 mark in the conference, with the only losses coming to division winners Nebraska and Ohio State. He was named the Big Ten's Dave McClain (media vote) and Hayes-Schembechler (coaches’ vote) Coach of the Year. Big Ten Players Earn NaƟonal Honors: MulƟple Big Ten standouts were honored with naƟonal awards in 2012. Wisconsin’s Montee Ball was named the winner of the Doak Walker Award, given to the naƟon’s top running back. Penn State quarterback MaƩ McGloin was named the winner of the Burlsworth Trophy, presented to the naƟon’s outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on. Michigan’s Patrick Omameh and Nebraska’s Rex Burkhead were selected to the AFCA Good Works Team, which honors a student-athlete’s dedicaƟon to community service and oī-Įeld accomplishments, while Burkhead and Northwestern’s Patrick Ward earned the NaƟonal Football FoundaƟon’s NaƟonal-Scholar Athlete Award, which awards postgraduate scholarships to those who have displayed athleƟc, academic and leadership abiliƟes. Finally, the Penn State senior class was honored with the Thomas Brookshier Spirit Award in recogniƟon of their commitment, leadership and outstanding eīort during the 2012 season. Making a Name for Themselves: Ten Big Ten performers earned AllAmerica honors from various publicaƟons. Wisconsin’s Montee Ball was named a consensus All-American for the second straight season, while Michigan’s Taylor Lewan was named a Įrst-team All-American by at least four diīerent publicaƟons. Ball is the Įrst Wisconsin standout to earn consensus All-America honors in two seasons and the Įrst Big Ten player to accomplish that feat in back-to-back years since Michigan State linebacker Greg Jones was honored in 2009 and 2010. In addiƟon, eight other conference standouts were named to All-America squads, including Nebraska’s Spencer Long, Northwestern’s Venric Mark, Ohio State’s Johnathan Hankins, Bradley Roby and John Simon, Penn State’s Michael MauƟ, Purdue’s Kawann Short and Wisconsin’s Rick Wagner. Students of the Game: The Big Ten led all conferences with nine student-athletes named to the Capital One Academic All-America Įrst or second teams in football as announced by CoSIDA. The Big Ten has led all Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) conferences in Academic All-Americans for eight straight seasons, with 64 honorees over that Ɵme span. The Big Ten’s total of nine Academic All-Americans topped all conferences, as no other conference produced more than Įve honorees. The Big Ten also led all conferences with Įve Įrst-team selecƟons, followed by the Big 12 with three Įrst-team honorees and the Mid-American, Southeastern and Western AthleƟc conferences with two Įrst-teamers each. Penn State was one of only two schools with two Įrst-team Academic All-Americans. The Academic All-America Įrst-team honorees from the Big Ten were Indiana’s Adam Replogle, Nebraska’s Rex Burkhead, Northwestern’s Patrick Ward and the Penn State duo of Pete Massaro and John Urschel. Burkhead, Ward and Massaro were three of the Įve honorees to earn Įrst-team accolades for a second Ɵme, giving the Big Ten 16 two-Ɵme Academic All-Americans in the last decade. The Big Ten’s second-team Academic All-Americans were the Michigan State pair of Max Bullough and Mike Sadler, Nebraska’s Sean Fisher and Northwestern’s Brian Arnfelt. To be eligible for the award, a player must be in at least his second year of athleƟc eligibility, be a Įrst-team or key performer and carry a cumulaƟve 3.30 grade point average (GPA). Showing Their Smarts: The Big Ten recognized a record 260 Academic All-Big Ten honorees in the sport of football in 2012. Four of those performers maintained 4.0 grade-point averages, including Mike Sadler of Michigan State, Sean Fisher of Nebraska and Brian Arnfelt and QuenƟn Williams of Northwestern. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selecƟon, student-athletes must be leƩerwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their insƟtuƟon and carry a cumulaƟve gradepoint average of 3.0 or higher. The full list of football Academic All-Big Ten honorees can be found on bigten.org. Crowning Stat Champions: The Big Ten crowned various staƟsƟcal champions at the conclusion of the conference season in Big Ten games only. For the second season in a row, Wisconsin’s Montee Ball led the conference in rushing, averaging 146.0 yards per game. He became the Įrst player to top the Big Ten in rushing in consecuƟve seasons since former Badger Ron Dayne did so in 1998 and 1999, and just the third Ɵme since at least 1970. Nebraska’s Taylor MarƟnez averaged 280.9 yards of total oīense per conference game to lead all Big Ten performers. Penn State’s Allen Robinson was the conference leader in recepƟons (6.0) and yards per game (76.8). He was the second Big Ten player in four seasons, following Purdue’s Keith Smith in 2009, to lead the conference in both categories. He was the Įrst NiƩany Lion to lead the Big Ten in yards, and just the second to lead the Big Ten in catches, following Bobby Engram in 1995. Ball and Ohio State’ Carlos Hyde Ɵed for the scoring Ɵtle as each averaged 11.2 points per game. It marked the third straight year Ball led the conference in scoring, a feat unmatched in conference history since at least 1939, and Hyde was the Įrst Buckeye to lead the Big Ten in the category since Eddie George in 1995. Michigan State’s Mike Sadler led the Big Ten with an average of 43.8 yards per punt, the Įrst Spartan to lead the conference in the category since Aaron Bates in 2008.

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

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2013 COMPOSITE SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, AUG. 29 UNLV at MINNESOTA Indiana State at INDIANA FRIDAY, AUG. 30
Western Michigan at MICHIGAN STATE

SATURDAY, AUG. 31 Southern Illinois at ILLINOIS Northern Illinois at IOWA Central Michigan at MICHIGAN Wyoming at NEBRASKA NORTHWESTERN at California Buffalo at OHIO STATE PENN STATE vs. Syracuse [1] PURDUE at Cincinnati Massachusetts at WISCONSIN SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 Cincinnati at ILLINOIS Navy at INDIANA Missouri State at IOWA Notre Dame at MICHIGAN South Florida at MICHIGAN STATE MINNESOTA at New Mexico State Southern Miss at NEBRASKA Syracuse at NORTHWESTERN San Diego State at OHIO STATE Eastern Michigan at PENN STATE Indiana State at PURDUE Tennessee Tech at WISCONSIN SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 ILLINOIS vs. Washington [2] Bowling Green at INDIANA IOWA at Iowa State Akron at MICHIGAN
Youngstown State at MICHIGAN STATE

SATURDAY, SEPT. 21 PURDUE at WISCONSIN Missouri at INDIANA Western Michigan at IOWA MICHIGAN at Connecticut MICHIGAN STATE at Notre Dame San Jose State at MINNESOTA South Dakota State at NEBRASKA Maine at NORTHWESTERN Florida A&M at OHIO STATE Kent State at PENN STATE SATURDAY, SEPT. 28 IOWA at MINNESOTA WISCONSIN at OHIO STATE Miami (Ohio) at ILLINOIS Northern Illinois at PURDUE SATURDAY, OCT. 5 ILLINOIS at NEBRASKA MICHIGAN STATE at IOWA MINNESOTA at MICHIGAN OHIO STATE at NORTHWESTERN PENN STATE at INDIANA SATURDAY, OCT. 12 INDIANA at MICHIGAN STATE MICHIGAN at PENN STATE NEBRASKA at PURDUE NORTHWESTERN at WISCONSIN SATURDAY, OCT. 19 INDIANA at MICHIGAN IOWA at OHIO STATE MINNESOTA at NORTHWESTERN PURDUE at MICHIGAN STATE WISCONSIN at ILLINOIS SATURDAY, OCT. 26 MICHIGAN STATE at ILLINOIS NEBRASKA at MINNESOTA NORTHWESTERN at IOWA PENN STATE at OHIO STATE

SATURDAY, NOV. 2 ILLINOIS at PENN STATE MICHIGAN at MICHIGAN STATE MINNESOTA at INDIANA NORTHWESTERN at NEBRASKA OHIO STATE at PURDUE WISCONSIN at IOWA SATURDAY, NOV. 9 ILLINOIS at INDIANA IOWA at PURDUE NEBRASKA at MICHIGAN PENN STATE at MINNESOTA BYU at WISCONSIN SATURDAY, NOV. 16 INDIANA at WISCONSIN MICHIGAN at NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN STATE at NEBRASKA OHIO STATE at ILLINOIS PURDUE at PENN STATE SATURDAY, NOV. 23 ILLINOIS at PURDUE INDIANA at OHIO STATE MICHIGAN at IOWA
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BIG TEN NON-CONFERENCE OPPONENTS IN 2013
(Number in parenthesis indicates total times a Big Ten team will face an opponent from this conference.) American Athletic (5) Central Florida* Cincinnati* (2) Connecticut South Florida ACC (2) Syracuse* (2) Big 12 (1) Iowa State* Colonial (1) Maine Conference USA (1) Southern Miss Independent (6) BYU* Navy* New Mexico State Notre Dame* (3) MAC (13) Akron Bowling Green* Buffalo Central Michigan* Eastern Michigan Kent State* Massachusetts Miami (Ohio) Northern Illinois* (2) Western Michigan (3) MEAC (1) Florida A&M Missouri Valley (7) Indiana State (2) Missouri State South Dakota State Southern Illinois Western Illinois Youngstown State Mountain West (4) San Diego State* San Jose State* UNLV Wyoming Ohio Valley (1) Tennessee Tech Pac-12 (5) Arizona State* California (2) UCLA* Washington* SEC (1) Missouri * indicates 2012-13 bowl team

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