A look at the Big Ten leaders in total offense in 2020

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The Wisconsin offense had many high and lows last season, much like the play of redshirt freshman quarterback Graham Mertz who dealt with injuries during the turbulent 2020 season.

Despite his struggles, Mertz showed many signs of a bright future last season, and he even cracked the top 15 in total offensive yards per game from the Big Ten Conference in 2020. With an entire offseason under center as a starter and some time to get completely healthy, Mertz will definitely be one of the top quarterbacks to watch in the Big Ten this upcoming season.

Below is the ranking of the top 15 players in total offensive yards per game from the Big Ten Conference 2020 season. Players from Wisconsin, Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State, Rutgers Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Iowa and Illinois made the rankings.

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15. Jake Funk, Maryland, 129.0 total offensive yards per game

Nov 7, 2020; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Maryland Terrapins running back Jake Funk (34) runs into the end zone for a touchdown against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the second quarter at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

14. Isaiah Williams, Illinois, 130.3 total offensive yards per game

Nov 14, 2020; Piscataway, New Jersey, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini quarterback Isaiah Williams (1) carries the ball as Rutgers Scarlet Knights linebacker Tyshon Fogg (8) dives for the tackle during the second half at SHI Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

13. Mohamed Ibrahim, Minnesota, 153.7 total offensive yards per game

Nov 13, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers running back Mohamed Ibrahim (24) rushes with the ball for a first down in the first half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

12. Rocky Lombardi, Michigan State, 188.2 total offensive yards per game

Michigan State's Rocky Lombardi throws a pass against Ohio State during the second quarter on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing.
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11. Graham Mertz, Wisconsin, 189.0 total offensive yards per game

Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz (5) passes against Minnesota during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

10. Tanner Morgan, Minnesota, 191.3 total offensive yards per game

Oct 24, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan (2) drops back for a pass in the first half against the Michigan Wolverines at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

9. Spencer Petras, Iowa, 195.6 total offensive yards per game

Dec 12, 2020; Iowa City, IA, USA; Iowa sophomore quarterback Spencer Petras fires a pass in the fourth quarter against Wisconsin on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. Mandatory Credit: Byron Houlgrave-USA TODAY NETWORK

8. Joe Milton, Michigan, 197.7 total offensive yards per game

Oct 13, 2018; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Joe Milton (5) runs the ball as Wisconsin Badgers cornerback Deron Harrell (8) pursues during the fourth quarter at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

7. Peyton Ramsey, Northwestern, 198.1 total offensive yards per game

Nov 14, 2020; West Lafayette, Indiana, USA; Northwestern Wildcats quarterback Peyton Ramsey (12) passes the ball while Purdue Boilermakers defensive tackle Lorenzo Neal (9) defends in the first half at Ross-Ade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

6. Noah Vedral, Rutgers, 206.6 total offensive yards per game

Dec 12, 2020; College Park, Maryland, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights quarterback Noah Vedral (0) throws as Maryland Terrapins defensive back Nick Cross (3) defends at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

5. Adrian Martinez, Nebraska, 225.1 total offensive yards per game

Oct 24, 2020; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Adrian Martinez (2) throws during the third quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

4. Sean Clifford, Penn State, 246.4 total offensive yards per game

Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Sean Clifford (14) throws during the first quarter against the Memphis Tigers at AT&T Stadium. Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

3. Taulia Tagovailoa, Maryland, 263.8 total offensive yards per game

Oct 30, 2020; College Park, Maryland, USA; Maryland Terrapins quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa (3) throws during the overtime against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

2. Michael Penix Jr., Indiana, 278.3 total offensive yards per game

Indiana Hoosiers quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) looks to pass during the first quarter against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

1. Justin Fields, Ohio State, 329.2 total offensive yards per game

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields to pass against Michigan State during the second half at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019.

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