Big Ten Week 9 Stat Breakdown

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Rushers: Seven Big Ten rushers finished with 100 or more yards on the ground on Saturday, led by the Northwestern duo of quarterback Kain Colter and running back Venric Mark. Colter racked up 166 yards and three touchdowns while Mark added 162 yards in a victory over Iowa. Other 100-plus yard rushers were Minnesota's Donnell Kirkwood (134 yards), Ohio State's Braxton Miller (134 yards, two touchdowns), Illinois' Donovonn Young (124 yards), Iowa's Damon Bullock (107 yards) and Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah (101 yards, one touchdown).

Passers: Four Big Ten signal-callers threw for more than 200 yards on Saturday, led by Penn State's Matt McGloin with 327 yards and two touchdowns against Ohio State. Three other quarterbacks surpassed 200 yards in Minnesota's Philip Nelson (246 yards, three touchdowns), Michigan State's Andrew Maxwell (216 yards, two touchdowns) and Iowa's James Vandenberg (214 yards).

Receivers: Two conference standouts recorded seven or more catches or 100 or more receiving yards on Saturday. Iowa's Kevonte Martin-Manley hauled in seven passes at Northwestern while Minnesota's A.J. Barker amassed 135 receiving yards and two touchdowns in a win over Purdue.

Tackles: Ten Big Ten defenders registered 10 or more tackles last weekend, topped by 18 defensive stops for Northwestern's David Nwabuisi, while teammate Damien Proby added 12 tackles, in a victory over Iowa. Illinois, Indiana and Penn State also had two defenders tally 10 or more tackles - the Illini's Jonathan Brown (11 tackles) and Mason Monheim (10), the Hoosiers' Greg Heban (13) and David Cooper (10) and the Nittany Lions' Gerald Hodges (14) and Michael Mauti (13). Other Big Ten players with 10 or more tackles were Michigan's Kenny Demens (10) and Nebraska's David Santos (10).

Tackles for Loss: Eight conference players notched two or more tackles for loss (TFL) on Saturday, with Michigan State's William Gholston leading the way with 4.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage in a win at Wisconsin. Fellow-Spartan Max Bullough added 2.5 TFLs (including 2.0 sacks) while Indiana's David Cooper collected 3.0 TFLs (including 1.0 sack). Other Big Ten defenders with two tackles for loss were Illinois' Jonathan Brown, Michigan's Craig Roh (one sack), Nebraska's Ciante Evans (one sack), Ohio State's Ryan Shazier (two sacks) and Purdue's Jalani Phillips.

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