Coleman still atop B1G statistical rankings

The Week 2 Big Ten Football Statistical rankings are out and Indiana has a prominent place in many of them. Things will likely change after a few games but for now IU's numbers have the Hoosiers at or near the top.

Indiana football was off last week.

That was probably a good thing on a weekend where the Big Ten saw powerhouses like Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State all go down.

Northwestern and Purdue also got beat and Iowa had to rally to beat Ball State.

Interestingly, though, when the Big Ten football statistics came out on Sunday, Indiana found itself at the top of several conference categories.

The reality on that, however, is that Hoosier fans should enjoy these lofty numbers while they can. It won’t be long before settles somewhere in the middle of the pack in terms of big statistical shows.

Two weeks into the season, Indiana is:

*** Ranked first in Rushing Offense with 455 yards per game. Nebraska, which has played two games, is second with a 346.5 yard average.

*** Ranked first in Rushing Defense allowing 30 yards per game. Penn State is second at 46.5 yards per game.

*** Ranked first in Scoring Defense allowing 10 points per game.

*** Ranked first in Total Defense allowing 170.0 yards per game. Penn State is second at 261.5.

*** Ranked second in Total Offense with 566 yards per game. Nebraska is first at 610.5 per game.

*** Tevin Coleman leads the Big Ten in rushing with an average of 247 yards per game. Minnesota’s David Cobb is second with 291 yards in two games and Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah is third with 286 yards in two games.

*** Bobby Richardson is tied for the Big Ten lead in sacks with three. Rutgers freshman defensive end Kemoko Turay also has three. Three others have two.

Again, as Indiana plays more games the numbers will be less skewed. But that’s how the Big Ten statistical rankings look this week.


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