From the Department of Things I Never Saw Coming:
Entering Week 7 of the college football season, Nebraska is first in the Big Ten in pass efficiency and Iowa is 12th.
Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez and Penn State’s Matt McGloin share the league-lead in touchdown passes with 12. Iowa’s James Vandenberg has two.
McGloin has as many rushing touchdowns (five) this season as departed Penn State running back Silas Redd of USC.
Michigan State is ninth in Big Ten rushing, and Wisconsin is 11th.
An Iowa running back — any Iowa running back — has more rushing yards per game than Wisconsin’s Montee Ball. Mark Weisman is fourth in the league at 103.0 yards per game. Ball is sixth at 94.8. And Weisman only had two carries over the Hawkeyes’ first two games.
Penn State has attempted 20 fourth-down conversions in six games, and has converted 13.
A Wisconsin player — Jared Abbrederis — leads the conference in receiving yards per game.
From the Department of Things I Saw Coming:
Michigan’s Denard Robinson leads the Big Ten in total offense.
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