Week 12 Stat Breakdown

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Rushers: Six Big Ten rushers recorded 90 or more yards on the ground on Saturday, led by a 191-yard effort from Wisconsin's Montee Ball. The senior also added a touchdown on a career-high 39 carries against Ohio State. Penn State's Zach Zwinak finished with 135 yards and a touchdown on 29 totes versus Indiana, while Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell finished with 133 yards on the ground against Northwestern. Purdue's Akeem Shavers (99 yards, one touchdown), Michigan's Denard Robinson (98 yards) and Purdue's Ralph Bolden (93 yards) were each within 10 yards of the century mark.

Passing: Five Big Ten signal-callers threw for more than 295 yards on Saturday. Indiana's Cam Coffman became the first conference player since former Hoosier Ben Chappell in 2010 to throw for more than 400 yards in a game, finishing with 454 yards and two touchdowns against Penn State, while Nittany Lion quarterback Matt McGloin threw for 395 yards and four scores as the two threw for the most yards in the Big Ten this season. Michigan's Devin Gardner threw for 314 yards and three touchdowns against Iowa, Nebraska's Taylor Martinez finished with 308 yards and a pair of touchdowns against Minnesota and Michigan State's Andrew Maxwell had 297 yards through the air and two scores versus Northwestern.

Receiving: Five Big Ten players not only caught eight or more passes, but also finished with 99 or more receiving yards last Saturday. In total, eight Big Ten players finished with 90 or more yards receiving, while six had seven or more catches on the day. Penn State's Allen Robinson led the Big Ten with 197 yards receiving and three touchdowns with 10 receptions against Indiana, while the Hoosiers' Shane Wynn led the way with 12 catches on the day for 108 yards. Nebraska's Kenny Bell finished with nine grabs for 136 yards, Northwestern's Dan Vitale had nine receptions for 110 yards and Iowa's C.J. Fiedorowicz ended the day with eight catches for 99 yards. Michigan's Jeremy Gallon (133 yards), Michigan State's Dion Sims (102 yards), Indiana's Stephen Houston (90 yards) and Purdue's O.J. Ross (seven catches) all finished among the conference leaders on the receiving end last Saturday.

Tackles: Fourteen conference standouts finished with 10 or more tackles on Saturday, including five that finished tied at the top with 12 stops. Michigan's James Ross III, Northwestern Damien Proby, Ohio State's Zach Boren and Ryan Shazier and Penn State's Gerald Hodges all finished with a dozen tackles on Saturday, with Ross and Shazier leading with nine solo stops apiece. Minnesota's Aaron Hill, Northwestern's Ibraheim Campbell, Ohio State's C.J. Barnett, Penn State's Mike Hull and Wisconsin's Shelton Johnson had 11 stops each, while Indiana's Greg Heban, Nebraska's Will Compton, Purdue's Landon Feichter and Wisconsin's Ethan Armstrong had 10 tackles.

Tackles for Loss: Seven Big Ten defenders recorded multiple tackles for loss on Saturday, led by Ohio State's John Simon, who notched four sacks against Wisconsin. Indiana's Adam Replogle also finished with four tackles for loss, including a sack, while Ohio State's Ryan Shazier had 3.0 TFLs vs. the Badgers. Other conference standouts to record multiple tackles for loss included Michigan's Frank Clark and Joe Bolden, Minnesota's Aaron Hill and Wisconsin's Dezmen Southward.

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