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2007 Big Ten Conference football season
BigTen
League NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision)
Sport football
Number of teams 11
Football seasons
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2007 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#5/4 Ohio State   7 1         11 2  
#18/19 Michigan   6 2         9 4  
#20/18 Illinois   6 2         9 4  
#24/21 Wisconsin   5 3         9 4  
#NR/25 Penn State   0* 4         0* 4  
Iowa   4 4         6 6  
Purdue   3 5         8 5  
Indiana   3 5         7 6  
Michigan State   3 5         7 6  
Northwestern   3 5         6 6  
Minnesota   0 8         1 11  
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative

The 2007 season was the Big Ten Conference's 112th overall. For the second straight year, Ohio State won the conference title and advanced to the national championship game.

Bowl gamesEdit

Date Bowl Game Big Ten Team Opp. Team Score
Dec. 26, 2007Motor City BowlPurdueCentral Michigan51-48
Dec. 28, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl Michigan State Boston College 24-21
Dec. 29, 2007 Alamo Bowl Penn State Texas A&M 24-17
Dec. 31, 2007 Insight Bowl Indiana Oklahoma State 49-33
Jan. 1, 2008 Outback Bowl Wisconsin Tennessee 21-17
Jan. 1, 2008 Capital One Bowl Michigan Florida 41-35
Jan. 1, 2008 Rose Bowl Illinois USC 49-17
Jan. 7, 2008 BCS National Championship Ohio State LSU 38-24

All-Big Ten selectionsEdit

OffenseEdit

Pos. First Team Second Team
Player School Player School
QBChad HenneMichiganKellen LewisIndiana
RBRashard MendenhallIllinoisMike HartMichigan
RBChris WellsOhio StateJavon RingerMichigan State
WRJames HardyIndianaDevin ThomasMichigan State
WRMario ManninghamMichiganDorien BryantPurdue
CA. Q. ShipleyPenn StateRyan McDonaldIllinois
GMartin O'DonnellIllinoisRich OhrnbergerPenn State
GAdam KrausMichiganKraig UrbikWisconsin
TJake LongMichiganXavier FultonIllinois
TKirk BartonOhio StateAlex BooneOhio State
TETravis BeckumWisconsinDustin KellerPurdue
KTaylor MehlhaffWisconsinAustin StarrIndiana
Pos. First Team Second Team
Player School Player School
DLGreg MiddletonIndianaTerrance TaylorMichigan
DLMitch KingIowaJonal Saint-DicMichigan State
DLVernon GholstonOhio StateCliff AvrilPurdue
DLMaurice EvansPenn StateMatt ShaughnessyWisconsin
LBJ LemanIllinoisShawn CrableMichigan
LBJames LaurinaitisOhio StateMarcus FreemanOhio State
LBDan ConnorPenn StateSean LeePenn State
DBVontae DavisIllinoisTracy PorterIndiana
DBMalcolm JenkinsOhio StateCharles GodfreyIowa
DBJustin KingPenn StateJamar AdamsMichigan
DBJack IkegwuonuWisconsinDominique BarberMinnesota
PJeremy BoonePenn StateKen DeBaucheWisconsin

Statistical leadersEdit

Passing
Player School COMP ATT YDS TD INT
Curtis Painter Purdue 356 569 3846 29 11
C.J. BacherNorthwestern31852136561919
Kellen LewisIndiana26544230432810


Rushing
Player School ATT YDS YPC TD
Rashard MendenhallIllinois26216816.417
Chris WellsOhio State27416095.915
Javon RingerMichigan State24514475.96
Mike HartMichigan26513615.114
Rodney KinlawPenn State24313295.510


Receiving
Player School REC YDS YPR TD
Devin ThomasMichigan State79126015.98
Mario ManninghamMichigan72117416.312
James HardyIndiana79112514.216
Travis BeckumWisconsin7598213.16


Tackles
Player School SOLO AST TOTAL
Dan Connor Penn State 69 76 145
Sean Lee Penn State 54 84 138
J Leman Illinois 71 61 132
Adam Kadela Northwestern 53 72 125


Sacks
Player School SACKS
Greg Middleton Indiana 16.0
Vernon Gholston Ohio State 14.0
Maurice Evans Penn State 12.5


Interceptions
Player School INT
Shane Carter Wisconsin 7
Tracy Porter Indiana 6

AwardsEdit

Bednarik Award

Butkus Award

Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award

Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award

Broyles Award

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