Coleman remains B1G's top rusher

Tevin Coleman is leading the Big Ten in multiple individual categories and the Hoosiers continue to lead the conference in rushing, too. Here's a quick at how IU stacks up in several B1G statistical categories.

Tevin Coleman remains atop the Big Ten rushing statistics following his 190 yard performance Saturday in Indiana’s 45-42 loss to Bowling Green.

Here is a look at how IU ranks in a few Big Ten categories after the third week of the regular season (second for Indiana).

Coleman leads the Big Ten, averaging 218.5 yards rushing per game. Second is Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah with an average of 132 yards in three games.

Coleman also leads the Big Ten in scoring per game at 15 points per game. He has five touchdowns in the first two games. A side note there is that Coleman currently has the longest streak in the nation with consecutive games with at least one touchdown at 11.

Second in the scoring category in the Big Ten is Paul James of Rutgers at 12 points per game.

Coleman is No. 1 in the Big Ten in all-purpose yardage per game at 237.5. Abdullah is second at 178.3 yards per game.

From a team standpoint, IU remains No. 1 in the Big Ten in rushing offense, averaging 345 yards per game. Nebraska is second at 324.3 yards per game.

IU is second in total offense at 574 yards per game. Nebraska leads the Big Ten at 594.3 yards per game.

On the flip side, IU is last in the Big Ten in punting, averaging 29.2 yards per punt. In 13th position is Northwestern at 37.6 yards per punt.

And IU is one of only two teams that has yet to make a field goal this season. IU is 0-for-2 and Minnesota is 0-for-1.

Check back every Sunday for how IU stacks up in the Big Ten statistical rankings.


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