Coleman leads Big Ten after Week 1

Tevin Coleman was No. 1 in the Big Ten in rushing last week after his 247-yard effort against Indiana State. IU's defense also ranked No. 1 in the conference and the offense ranked second. Here is how IU stacked up in a couple of key categories.

Indiana tailback Tevin Coleman is the Big Ten’s leading rusher after one week following his 247-yard effort Saturday against Indiana State.

That was one of the highlights for the Hoosiers from the Big Ten weekly statistics that were put out by the conference office on Sunday morning.

Coleman leads Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah by 15 yards. Abdullah had 232 yards in his opener. RutgersPaul James is third with 173 yards and Derrick Green of Michigan was fourth with 170 yards. D’Angelo Roberts ranks seventh in the Big Ten with 129 yards.

A couple of other noteworthy Indiana statistics in the overall conference scheme of things include:

Indiana is No. 1 in total defense after allowing 170 yards. Nebraska was second at 200 and Michigan State was third at 244 yards in the opener.

IU only allowed 30 yards rushing but that was fifth among Big Ten teams. Rutgers was first after allowing 6 yards in the opener. Michigan State allowed 22, Penn State had 24, Iowa had 25 and Indiana had 30.

Indiana was third in sacks with four. Both Michigan State and Iowa had five. Bobby Richardson leads the Big Ten with three sacks. Three other players had two in the opening week.

IU’s 566 yards of offense ranked second in the Big Ten. Nebraska far and away led the conference with 784 yards in the opener. The Cornhuskers were also first in rushing offense with 498 yards rushing followed by Indiana at 455. Michigan was third at 350.

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