Iowa/Northwestern: A look at the stats

Take a look inside this week's Iowa/Northwestern match-up, through the eyes of the stats. National and Big Ten rankings in all major categories, as well as interesting notes and other statistical tidbits.


Category: ### (national rank/big ten rank)

(Stats are rounded down to the nearest whole yard)

Iowa Rush D: 122 ypg (32/4)
Northwestern Rush O: 120 ypg (95/11)

Iowa Pass D: 212 ypg (47/6)
Northwestern Pass O: 313 ypg (8/1)

Northwestern Rush D: 168 ypg (73/9)
Iowa Rush O: 128 ypg (90/10)

Northwestern Pass D: 244 ypg (83/10)
Iowa Pass O: 175 ypg (104/10)


Iowa is tied for the lead in the Big Ten in Punt Return Average, at 13.2 yards per truen on 22 attempts.

Through 9 games, Northwestern has recorded the lowest number of sacks in the Big Ten, tied with Minnesota at 7. Iowa, tied for 8th with Purdue, has recorded 21.

Northwestern has the 2nd worst kickoff coverage in the Big Ten, with a net average of only 38 yards on kickoffs.

While CJ Bacher leads the league in passing, he's also second in interceptions, with 11 picks to go with his 15 touchdowns. Bacher is averaging nearly twice as many yards (311) as Christensen, but Jake's 12 TDs and only 3 INTs compare favorable, after attempting 113 fewer passes this year.

Ryan Donahue has kicked the highest number of punts this year in the Big Ten, with 63.

Mike Humpal is tied for the Big Ten lead in tackles per game, at 11.1. Not far behind is Northwestern LB Adam Kadela, at 10.2.

Northwestern has no player in the top 10 lists for Sacks, Tackles for Loss, Fumbles Forced, Fumbles Recovered, or Passes Defended.


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