Big Ten Week 4 Stat Breakdown

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The following are some of the top Big Ten statistical performers from Week 4

Rushing: Seven Big Ten student-athletes broke the 100-yards rushing barrier, including two who surpassed 200 yards on the ground. Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell recorded his second 200-yard performance of the season with 253 yards and a touchdown against Eastern Michigan, and Iowa's Mark Weisman totaled 217 yards and three touchdowns against Central Michigan. Other 100-yard rushing efforts on Saturday included Nebraska's Rex Burkhead (119 yards, two TDs) and Imani Cross (100 yards, one TD), Northwestern's Venric Mark (117 yards, three TDs), Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon (112 yards, one TD) and Ohio State's Jordan Hall (105 yards).

Passers: Four Big Ten signal callers threw for 200 or more yards on Saturday, led by Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin, who passed for a career-best 318 yards and one touchdown to lead the NIttany Lions past Temple. Minnesota's Max Shortell threw for 231 yards against Syracuse, Iowa's James Vandenberg totaled 215 yards and one touchdown against Central Michigan and Wisconsin's Joel Stave finished with 210 yards and a touchdown in his first game as a starter versus UTEP.

Receivers: Four conference wideouts finished with 100 yards receiving or six or more catches on Saturday. Wisconsin's Jared Abbrederis led all receivers in yardage, finishing with 147 yards and a touchdown on six receptions, while Michigan State's Dion Sims hauled in 112 yards and a touchdown on six catches. Illinois' Josh Ferguson led all wide receivers in catches, finishing with 10 grabs for 84 yards. Iowa's Keenan Davis caught six passes for 88 yards, while four others finished the day with five catches.

Tacklers: Nine Big Ten defenders finished with 10 or more tackles on Saturday, led by a pair of Hawkeyes with 14 tackles apiece. Iowa's Anthony Hitchens and Micah Hyde paced all conference defenders with 14 stops, while teammate James Morris had 12 against Central Michigan. Ohio State's Ryan Shazier (13), Michigan State's Isaiah Lewis (12), Wisconsin's Chris Borland (12), Ohio State's Etienne Sabino (11), Minnesota's Aaron Hill (10) and Ohio State's Johnathan Hankins (10) all finished with 10 or more stops on Saturday.

TFLs/Sacks: Five conference standouts finished with at least two tackles for loss or sacks on Saturday, led by Nebraska's Eric Martin's four tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks against Idaho State. Wisconsin's Chris Borland totaled 3.5 tackles for loss, including two sacks, against UTEP. Other conference defenders achieving the feat included Michigan State's James Kittredge (2.5 tackles for loss), Nebraska's Courtney Osborne (two tackles for loss) and Wisconsin's Beau Allen (two tackles for loss).

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