The Big Ten’s season is more than halfway over.

Offensively, Indiana had the biggest week with major performances from quarterback Michael Penix Jr. and Ty Fryfogle.

On defense, several teams stood out including Northwestern and Iowa.

Here are the statistical leaders for several key categories in the Big Ten after five weeks:

Offensive leaders

Passing leaders (yards per game)

  1. QB Michael Penix Jr., Indiana: 312.5
  2. QB Aidan O’Connell, Purdue: 305.3
  3. QB Justin Fields, Ohio State: 302

Rushing leaders (yards per game)

  1. RB Mohamed Ibrahim, Minnesota: 163.4
  2. RB Jake Funk, Maryland: 112
  3. RB Master Teague, Ohio State: 95

Receiving leaders (yards per game)

  1. WR Ty Fryfogle, Indiana: 128.4
  2. WR Garrett Wilson, Ohio State: 128.3
  3. WR David Bell, Purdue: 106.3

Defensive leaders


  1. LB Olakunle Fatukasi, Rutgers: 65
  2. LB Nick Niemann, Iowa: 49
  3. LB Blake Gallagher, Northwestern: 48


1. DL Owen Carney Jr., Illinois: 4.5

T-2. DL Shaka Toney, Penn State: 4

T-2. DL Daviyon Nixon, Iowa: 4

T-2. DL Eku Leota, Northwestern: 4


1.  DB Brandon Joseph, Northwestern: 5

T-2. DB Jaylin Williams, Indiana: 3

T-2. DB Jack Koerner, Iowa: 3

T-2. DB Shakur Brown, Michigan State: 3

T-2. DB Jamar Johnson, Indiana: 3