Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/29/14
The Big Ten Conference opened the 2012 season with a bang winning two tight games on Thursday (Minnesota in three overtimes) and Friday (Michigan State) night.  Saturday was more of a mixed bag for one of the top conferences in college football.  Here are some of the key numbers and top performers from the Big Ten in Week 1.The Numbers Game6 - Number of career receptions for Minnesota senior tight end John Rabe (including two on Thursday).4 - Number of career touchdown receptions for Minnesota senior tight end John Rabe (including two on Thursday).210 - Number of rushing yards for Michigan State junior running back Le’Veon Bell on 44 carries against Boise State on Friday night.  Bell also added 55 receiving yards on six receptions.206 - Number of total yards for the Boise State Broncos in a 17-13 loss to Michigan State.22 - The lead held by Northwestern with 7:34 remaining in the third quarter against Syracuse on Saturday (35-13).1 - Final margin of victory for Northwestern over Syr...
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