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|Quarterbacks Lead Offensive Renaissance in Big Ten
|IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- The Big Ten has the most sheer depth at quarterback among the nation's top conferences.
It's a big change for the league once known as the ground and pound circuit.
Six of the top 16 QBs nationally in pass efficiency rating are in the Big Ten. The SEC ranks second with four and no other league has more than two.
The Big Ten has dual threat stars such as Michigan's Denard Robinson and Terrelle Pryor at top ranked Ohio State. More traditional drop back passers, including Iowa's Ricky Stanzi, Michigan State's Kirk Cousins and Wisconsin's Scott Tolzien, have led their teams to strong starts.
Indiana's Ben Chappell leads the league with nearly 300 passing yards a game.
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