The Big Ten’s regular season is halfway done.

Offensively, the conference has had several standout performers including Purdue quarterback Aidan O’Connell and Ohio State receiver Garrett Wilson.

On defense, it’s been Northwestern and Iowa leading the pack for the most part.

Here are the statistical leaders for several key categories halfway through the Big Ten season:

Offensive leaders

Passing leaders (yards per game)

  1. QB Aidan O’Connell, Purdue: 305.3
  2. QB Justin Fields, Ohio State: 302.7
  3. QB Michael Penix Jr, Indiana: 267.5

Rushing leaders (yards per game)

  1. RB Mohamed Ibrahim, Minnesota: 178.75
  2. RB Jake Funk, Maryland: 112
  3. RB Tyler Goodson, Iowa: 93.75

Receiving leaders (yards per game)

  1. WR Garrett Wilson, Ohio State: 114.7
  2. WR David Bell, Purdue: 107
  3. WR Ty Fryfogle, Indiana: 106

Defensive leaders


  1. LB Olakunle Fatukasi, Rutgers: 50
  2. LB Antjuan Simmons, Michigan State: 40
  3. LB Tyshon Fogg, Rutgers: 39


T-1. DL Boye Mafe, Minnesota: 3.5

T-1. DL Zach VanValkenburg, Iowa: 3.5

T-3. DL Daviyon Nixon, Iowa: 3

T-3. DL Owen Carney Jr., Illinois: 3

T-3. DL Eku Leota, Northwestern: 3

T-3. LB Mohamed Toure, Rutgers: 3

T-3. DL Tommy Togiai, Ohio State: 3


T-1: DB Shakur Brown, Michigan State: 3

T-1: DB Jaylin Williams, Indiana: 3

T-1: DB Jack Koerner, Iowa: 3

T-1: DB Brandon Joseph, Northwestern: 3