Big Ten Week 5 Stat Breakdown

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Rushers: Six Big Ten rushers finished with 100 or more yards on the ground on Saturday, with two rushing for more than 160 yards. Iowa's Mark Weisman led all conference rushers with 177 yards and a touchdown on just 21 attempts, an average of 8.4 yards per carry. Northwestern's Kain Colter finished with 11.5 yards per tote, totaling 161 yards on 14 carriers, scoring four touchdowns in the Wildcats' win. Other 100-plus yard rushers included Northwestern's Venric Mark (139 yard and one touchdown), Ohio State's Braxton Miller (136 yards), Nebraska's Taylor Martinez (107 yards and a touchdown), and Penn State's Zach Zwinak (100 yards and two touchdowns).

Passers: Four Big Ten signal-callers threw for more than 250 yards on Saturday, led by Northwestern's Trevor Siemian, who finished with 308 yards on 22-of-32 passing, against Indiana. Purdue's Caleb TerBush threw for 294 yards and four touchdowns in Purdue's non-conference victory over Marshall. Illinois' Nathan Scheelhaase completed 28 passes for 270 yards in the Illini's conference opener versus Penn State, while Michigan State's Andrew Maxwell had 269 yards and a touchdown through the air against Ohio State.

Receiving: Eight conference standouts recorded seven catches or 100 or more receiving yards on Saturday. Wisconsin's Jared Abbrederis led all wideouts with 142 yards receiving on seven catches against Nebraska, while Ohio State's Corey Brown finished with 12 catches against Michigan State, the most in the Big Ten this season. Northwestern's Kain Colter and Purdue's O.J. Ross totaled nine catches, while Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell had eight grabs, and Illinois' Ryan Lankford and Purdue's Gary Bush had seven receptions. Colter finished the day with 131 receiving yards, Indiana's Kofi Hughes totaled 110 through the air, and Lankford had 104 yards.

Tackles: Eleven defenders registered 10 or more tackles last weekend, highlighted by Wisconsin's Mike Taylor, who finished the day with 15 stops against Nebraska. Northwestern's Damien Proby recorded 14 tackles against Indiana, including 10 solos, while Michigan State's Max Bullough and Iowa's Anthony Hitchens each recorded 12 tackles on Saturday. Indiana's Mark Murphy and Illinois' Mason Monheim finished with 11 tackles, while Illinois' Ashante Williams and Supo Sanni, Iowa's James Morris, Michigan State's Isaiah Lewis and Nebraska's Will Compton rounded out the group of double-figure tacklers.

Tackles for Loss: Eight conference players notched two or more tackles for loss on Saturday, with Purdue's Kawann Short posting 3.0 stops behind the line of scrimmage against Marshall, while Nebraska's Will Compton finished with 2.5 tackles for loss against Wisconsin. Six other defenders finished with two tackles for loss on Saturday, including Indiana's Jacarri Alexander and Adam Replogle, Michigan State's Chris Norman, Nebraska's Baker Steinkuhler and Alonzo Whaley, and Purdue's Bruce Gaston.

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