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Preview 2008 - Big Ten Fun Stats

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Posted May 24, 2008


Some of the interesting statistics from the 2007 season for every Big Ten team.

Preview 2008

Big Ten Fun Stats From 2007


Too much can be made of statistics, but sometimes they can tell an interesting story. Looking back on the 2007 season, and with an eye on what needs to be worked on for 2008, or a positive to build around, here are 30 of the most interesting stats from last season. Some shaped the season, and some are simply, well, fun and interesting.

Fun Stats By Conference
- 30 Interesting Fun Stats From 2007
ACC | Big East | Big 12 | C-USA | Ind. 
MAC | M-West | Pac 10 | SEC | Sun Belt | WAC

Illinois  
- Sacks: Illinois 40 for 277 yards – Opponents 16 for 106 yards
- Yards per carry: Illinois 5.6 – Opponents 3.7
- Fourth down conversions: Illinois 6 of 8 (75%) – Opponents 10 of 23 (43%)

Indiana

- Punt return average: Indiana 11 yards – Opponents 5.9 yards
- Fumbles: Indiana 38 (lost 18) – Opponents 22 (lost 12)
- Fourth down conversions: Opponents 16 of 23 (70%) – Indiana 10 of 17 (42%)

Iowa

- Sacks: Opponents 46 for 271 yards – 27 for 197 yards
- First quarter scoring: Opponents 56 – Iowa 31
- Yards per game: Opponents 351.2 – Iowa 316.3

Michigan

- Onside kicks: Opponents 4 of 4 – Michigan 1 of 1
- Kickoff return average: Opponents 22.6 yards – Michigan 18.5 yards
- Fourth quarter scoring: Michigan 106 – Opponents 63

Michigan State
- Sacks: Michigan State 40 for 302 yards – Opponents 30 for 193 yards
- Rushing yards per game: Michigan State 198.2 – Opponents 125.8
- Opponents scoring: 1st quarter: 68 – 2nd quarter 116

Minnesota
- Total offense per game: Opponents 518.7 – Minnesota 407.5
- 4th down conversions: Opponents 11 of 16 (73%) – Minnesota 10 of 23 (43%)
- First quarter scoring: Opponents 128 – Minnesota 51

Northwestern

- Field goals: Northwestern 12 of 18 – Opponents 4 of 12
- Penalties: Opponents 77 for 638 yards – Opponents 59 for 563 yards
- Interceptions thrown: Northwestern 19 – Opponents 9

Ohio State

 - Rushing touchdowns: Ohio State 21 - Opponents 3
 - Penalties: Ohio State 72 for 574 yards - Opponents 53 for 483 yards
 - First quarter scoring: Ohio State 121 - Opponents 32

Penn State

- Second quarter scoring: Penn State 121 – Opponents 21
- Yards per carry: Penn State 4.8 – Opponents 2.7
- Fourth down conversions: Penn State 11 of 14 (78.6%) – Opponents 7 of 17 (41.2%)

Purdue

- Kickoff return average: Purdue 23.9 – Opponents 16.9
- First quarter scoring: Purdue 141 – Opponents 70
- Penalties: Opponents 77 for 642 yards – Purdue 77 for 628 yards

Wisconsin
 - Third quarter scoring: Wisconsin 77 - Opponents 44
 - Time of possession: Wisconsin 33:43 - Opponents 26:16
 - Wisconsin passing yards per game - 208. Wisconsin rushing yards per game - 200.8