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October 5, 2012

Around the Big Ten: Week 6 by the numbers

The road to the Big Ten title game remains wide open following the first week of conference play. Northwestern and Ohio State remained undefeated, while Nebraska, Iowa and Penn State each picked up key conference victories.

Here is an up-to-date look at the Big Ten standings, followed by a statistical breakdown of the conference's week six matchups ...

Big Ten Standings
Legends Division
Team
Conference Win-Loss
Overall Win-Loss
Points For
Points Against
Northwestern
1-0
5-0
169
103
Nebraska
1-0
4-1
224
103
Iowa
1-0
3-2
113
87
Michigan
0-0
2-2
114
92
Minnesota
0-1
4-1
132
98
Michigan State
0-1
3-2
100
64
Leaders Division
Team
Conference Win-Loss Overall Win-Loss Points For Points Against
Ohio State*
1-0
5-0
168
85
Penn State*
1-0
3-2
123
68
Purdue
0-0
3-1
170
83
Wisconsin
0-1
3-2
113
101
Indiana
0-1
2-2
137
108
Illinois
0-1
2-3
113
139
*Not eligible for postseason competition


Michigan State
at
Indiana
20.0 (12)
Scoring Offense
34.2 (3)
12.8 (1)
Scoring Defense
27.0 (11)
348.8 (7)
Total Offense
510.0 (2)
263.4 (1)
Total Defense
448.8 (12)
147.8 (9)
Rushing Offense
199.0 (5)
96.2 (2)
Rushing Defense
213.5 (12)
237.0 (4)
Passing Offense
311.0 (1)
167.2 (2)
Passing Defense
235.2 (9)
Time and Television: Noon, Big Ten Network
Point Spread: Michigan State - 14

No. 24 Northwestern
at
Penn State
33.8 (4)
Scoring Offense
24.6 (8)
20.6 (7)
Scoring Defense
13.6 (2)
466.6 (3)
Total Offense
379.6 (9)
379.0 (11)
Total Defense
357.6 (9)
255.8 (2)
Rushing Offense
133.8 (10)
90.0 (1)
Rushing Defense
129.8 (8)
210.8 (8)
Passing Offense
245.8 (3)
289.0 (12)
Passing Defense
227.8 (7)
Time and Television: Noon, ESPN
Point Spread: Penn State - 2.5

Illinois
at
Wisconsin
22.6 (9)
Scoring Offense
22.6 (9)
27.8 (12)
Scoring Defense
20.2 (6)
349.8 (11)
Total Offense
309.2 (12)
336.2 (4)
Total Defense
348.8 (7)
130.6 (11)
Rushing Offense
125.6 (12)
114.8 (6)
Rushing Defense
116.4 (7)
219.2 (5)
Passing Offense
183.6 (12)
131.8 (86)
Passing Defense
232.4 (8)
Time and Television: 3:30 p.m., ESPN2
Point Spread: Wisconsin -14

Michigan
at
Purdue
28.2 (6)
Scoring Offense
42.5 (2)
23.0 (10)
Scoring Defense
20.8 (9)
393.8 (6)
Total Offense
463.5 (4)
336.5 (5)
Total Defense
353.2 (8)
184.5 (6)
Rushing Offense
201.5 (4)
182.0 (11)
Rushing Defense
105.2 (4)
209.2 (9)
Passing Offense
262.0 (2)
154.5 (1)
Passing Defense
248.0 (10)
Time and Television: 4:00 p.m., Big Ten Network
Point Spread: Michigan - 3

Nebraska
at
Ohio State
44.8 (1)
Scoring Offense
33.6 (5)
20.6 (7)
Scoring Defense
17.0 (3)
521.4 (1)
Total Offense
418.2 (5)
340.8 (6)
Total Defense
376.4 (10)
305.8 (1)
Rushing Offense
224.2 (3)
152.8 (10)
Rushing Defense
100.8 (3)
215.6 (7)
Passing Offense
194.0 (11)
188.0 (4)
Passing Defense
275.6 (11)
Time and Television: 8:00 p.m., ABC
Point Spread: Ohio State - 3.5



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