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Big Ten power poll

  • October 4, 2012 - 8:04 PM

BIG TEN POWER POLL

1. Ohio State (5-0; vs. Nebraska)

They're the most penalized team: 37 flags, 325 yards.

2. Nebraska (4-1; at Ohio State)

Already have 19 sacks, two fewer than in all of 2011.

3. Northwestern (5-0; at Penn State)

Juggernaut? Romped to 704 yards vs. Indiana in victory.

4. Michigan State (3-2; at Indiana)

Great defense undermined by offense: Only 10 TDs.

5. Michigan (2-2; at Purdue)

76 first downs are fewest in the league.

6. Purdue (3-1; vs. Michigan)

Already returned three interceptions for touchdowns.

7. Penn State (3-2; vs. Northwestern)

Kicking still a disaster: 2-8 on FGs, last in punting.

8. Wisconsin (3-2; vs. Illinois)

56 rushing yards vs. Huskers defense that allowed UCLA 344.

9. Iowa (3-2; bye)

LBs Hitchens, Morris ranked 1-3 in Big Ten in tackles.

10. Minnesota (4-1; bye)

Senior D.L. Wilhite's 4.5 sacks are most in league.

11. Illinois (2-3; at Wisconsin)

Sophomore QB Reilly O'Toole completing 78 percent of passes.

12. Indiana (2-2; vs. Michigan State)

Hoosiers have lost 21 of past 22 Big Ten games.

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