With the second Saturday of Big Ten football now complete, we take a look at the statistical top performers from the games of Sept. 8.
RUSHERS: Eight Big Ten student-athletes broke the 100-yard barrier, led by Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson with 218 yards and two touchdowns against Air Force. Other Big Ten players over 100 rushing yards included four other signal callers in Ohio State's Braxton Miller (141 yards, three TDs), Indiana's Tre Roberson (114 yards, two TDs), Nebraska's Taylor Martinez (112 yards, one TD) and Minnesota's MarQueis Gray (109 yards, two TDs), along with three running backs in Northwestern's Venric Mark (123 yards, one TD), Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah (119 yards, two TDs) and Illinois' Josh Ferguson (101 yards).
PASSERS: Three Big Ten quarterbacks went over 200 passing yards, led by Michigan State's Andrew Maxwell, who threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns at Central Michigan. Other signal callers over 200 yards were Iowa's James Vandenberg (236 yards) and Michigan's Denard Robinson (208 yards, two TDs).
RECEIVERS: Four Big Ten players surpassed 100 yards or totaled eight or more catches, led by Penn State's Allen Robinson with 10 catches for 89 yards and a touchdown at Virginia and Nebraska's Kenny Bell with 108 yards on six receptions at UCLA. Michigan State's Bennie Fowler hauled in eight passes for 99 yards and a touchdown at Central Michigan while Michigan's Devin Funchess posted 106 yards on four catches with a touchdown against Air Force.
TOTAL OFFENSE: Four Big Ten standouts went over 250 yards of total offense, with Michigan's Denard Robinson racking up 426 yards (218 rushing, 208 passing) against Air Force. Other Big Ten players over 250 yards of total offense were Ohio State's Braxton Miller (296), Nebraska's Taylor Martinez (291) and Michigan State's Andrew Maxwell (275).
TACKLES: Seven Big Ten defenders tallied 10 or more tackles, led by Iowa's A.J. Hitchens with 19 defensive stops against Iowa State. Fellow Hawkeye James Morris and Nebraska's Will Compton each tallied 12 tackles. Other Big Ten players with 10 or more tackles were the Michigan duo of Jake Ryan (11) and Joe Bolden (10), Northwestern's Chi Chi Araguzo (10) and Wisconsin's Ethan Armstrong (10).
TFLS/SACKS: Six Big Ten student-athletes posted at least 2.5 tackles for loss or two sacks, led by Northwestern's Chi Chi Araguzo with three TFLs against Vanderbilt. Minnesota's D.L. Wilhite and Purdue's Ryan Russell posted 2.5 TFLs, while three players recorded two sacks - Minnesota's RaShede Hageman, Penn State's Deion Barnes and Purdue's Kawann Short.