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BTN Stats Guys: Badgers' numbers add up

Following Wednesday night’s win over Illinois, Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan told the media he felt his team got some good looks on offense, hit some shots, and got to the free throw line. Those words accurately sum up the Badgers through 16 games as almost everything from players wearing cardinal and white have been good this season.

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Fun with numbers: MSU offense vs. OSU defense

The Big Ten currently possesses three of the top five teams in the nation. Two of them will collide tonight in East Lansing.

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Analyzing the numbers: Appling vs. Ferrell

Assembly Hall will host two of the best point guards in the Big Ten Saturday, as Keith Appling leads his fourth-ranked Michigan State Spartans (12-1, 1-0) into Bloomington against Yogi Ferrell and the Indiana Hoosiers (10-4, 0-1).

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Analyzing the numbers: Badger rush attack vs. IU

Wisconsin entered Saturday averaging 280 rushing yards this season, which ranked second in the Big Ten (10th in FBS). The Badgers just about doubled that total with a 2013 FBS-high 554 rushing yards in their 51-3 rout of Indiana at Camp Randall Stadium.

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Analyzing the numbers: Braxton Miller vs. Purdue

It was easy pickings for Braxton Miller on Saturday in Ohio State’s 56-0 rout of Purdue. In just one half, the Buckeyes quarterback tossed four touchdown passes, including three in the first quarter. That marked the most touchdown passes in a single quarter in his career.

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Analyzing the numbers: Minnesota rush vs. Nebraska

Minnesota reverted back to what it knows best Saturday against Nebraska – running the football. The Golden Gophers tallied 271 rushing yards in their 34-23 win over the Cornhuskers, their most in Big Ten play this season and most against a conference opponent since recording 327 yards against Michigan State in 2005.

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Analyzing the numbers: Gardner & Gallon vs. Indiana

The Michigan Wolverines entered Saturday needing a big day from their offense to keep up with the high-scoring Indiana Hoosiers. In a record-setting performance, quarterback Devin Gardner and wide receiver Jeremy Gallon answered the challenge.

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Analyzing the numbers: Jeremy Langford vs. Indiana

Michigan State running back Jeremy Langford put on a show Saturday in the Spartans’ 42-28 win over Indiana.

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Analyzing the numbers: Connor Cook vs. Iowa

Entering a matchup against the seventh-ranked rush defense in the country, Michigan State figured it would need to have success in the air to have any shot at winning its Big Ten opener Saturday at Iowa.

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Fun with numbers: Miller vs. NU pass defense

The streaking No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes head to Evanston on Saturday night to battle No. 15 Northwestern in one of the biggest conference games of the year.

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Analyzing the numbers: Iowa run game vs. Minnesota

Entering Saturday, Minnesota’s 13th-ranked rushing attack in the nation was expected to give the Gophers an edge vs. rival Iowa. But it was Iowa and its dominant ground game that powered the Hawkeyes past the Gophers 23-7.

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Analyzing the numbers: Braxton vs. Kenny

The Ohio State Buckeyes are 3-0 and have the longest current winning streak in the FBS at 15 games. Still, they find themselves in an unforeseen quarterback battle in the early stages of the season.

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Analyzing the numbers: Devin Gardner vs. Akron

It wasn’t pretty, but Michigan held off Akron for a 28-24 win at The Big House on Saturday. It took a come-from-behind win against a team that hasn’t beaten an FBS opponent since 2010 for the Wolverines to extend their FBS-high 17-game home win streak.

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@BTNStatsGuy: Week 1 Nuggets

Week 1 kicks off tonight, with reigning co-Big Ten champ Wisconsin hosting UNLV, so it’s time to get you some stats before you watch all the action. The following 12 stats are some of the latest tweets from my twitter account, @BTNStatsGuy. Check me out on Twitter to get all of my Big Ten stats and come back here every week for this feature. Enjoy!

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