By The Numbers – Big Ten

The Big Ten put up some huge numbers this week, some of their biggest in history.

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After a wild first weekend of college football, things around the country have settled down, well, for the time being. Among the upsets and the mayhem, the Big Ten Conference escaped the first weekend with the best record out of the Power 5 Conferences at 12-2.

Arguably the biggest performance in the conference was Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett. He led the Buckeyes to a school record of 776 yards of total offense, while setting a school record himself with seven total touchdowns.

The Buckeyes were not the only team putting up big numbers around the league last weekend. As a whole, the Big Ten scored 552 points collectively, which is the most the conference has scored in one week since expanding to 14 teams before the 2014 season. Seven teams put up more than 40 points which helped lead to this outrageous number.

The running game throughout the league was something to be proud of this week as well. Eleven players climbed the 100-yard rushing mountain this weekend, which was the most out of any conference. The ACC was the closest with only eight 100-yard rushers (Miami accounted for three of those).

The Big Ten players that reached 100-yards were:


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Chief Operation Officer | The Armchair All-Americans LLC
My name is Matt Martin and I am a Finance major at The Ohio State University. I played many different sports growing up and have joined the crowd washed up high school athletes here in college. I live and breathe Ohio State football and Duke Basketball. I have strong opinions about all things college football and basketball and love to push them onto anyone willing to listen. At the professional level, I follow the Pittsburgh Steelers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Cincinnati Reds, and the Milwaukee Bucks.
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Chief Operation Officer | The Armchair All-Americans LLC
My name is Matt Martin and I am a Finance major at The Ohio State University. I played many different sports growing up and have joined the crowd washed up high school athletes here in college. I live and breathe Ohio State football and Duke Basketball. I have strong opinions about all things college football and basketball and love to push them onto anyone willing to listen. At the professional level, I follow the Pittsburgh Steelers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Cincinnati Reds, and the Milwaukee Bucks.

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