Week 9 Stat Breakdown

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Rushers: Four Big Ten rushers recorded 100 or more yards on the ground, led by Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah with 165 yards against Minnesota. Other Big Ten players to surpass the 100-yard mark were Ohio State's Carlos Hyde (147 yards, two TDs), Minnesota's David Cobb (138 yards) and Michigan State's Jeremy Langford (104 yards, two TDs).

Passing: Two Big Ten signal callers threw for more than 200 yards, led by Ohio State's Braxton Miller with 252 yards and three touchdowns against Penn State. Michigan State's Connor Cook completed 15-of-16 passes for 208 yards and three touchdowns versus Illinois.

Receiving: Three Big Ten players caught six or more passes or totaled 90 or more receiving yards, led by Penn State's Allen Robinson with 12 catches for 173 yards and one touchdown at Ohio State. The Buckeyes' Devin Smith posted 90 yards on five receptions, while Illinois' Spencer Harris caught six balls for 46 yards.

Tackles: Ten conference standouts finished with 10 or more tackles, led by Illinois' Mason Monheim and Northwestern's Chi Chi Ariguzo with 14 defensive stops. Nebraska's David Santos racked up 13 tackles, while Iowa's Christian Kirksey and Northwestern's Damien Proby posted 12 stops. Other Big Ten players with double-digit tackles were Nebraska's Zaire Anderson (11), Penn State's Lucas Jordan (11), Illinois' Jonathan Brown (10), Northwestern's Traveon Henry (10) and Ohio State's Ryan Shazier (10).

Tackles for Loss: Ten Big Ten defenders recorded two or more tackles for loss (TFLs), led by Ohio State's Noah Spence with three TFLs, including two sacks. Iowa's James Morris also had two sacks and finished with 2.5 TFLs, while Michigan State's Denicos Allen recorded 2.5 TFLs with one sack. Big Ten players with 2.0 TFLs included the Hawkeyes' trio of Mike Hardy (one sack), Anthony Hitchens (one sack) and Drew Ott (one sack), Michigan State's Marcus Rush (one sack), Minnesota's Rashede Hageman (one sack), Northwestern's Chi Chi Ariguzo (one sack) and Penn State's Anthony Zettel.

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