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1956 Big Ten Conference Rushing Stats

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Record: 48-33-10, .582 W-L% (1st of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 12.49 (1st of 12) ▪ SOS: 9.61 (1st of 12)

Conference Champion: Iowa

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota and Ohio State)

  • Plsyers sorted by Yds/Att (minimum 6.25 Att/G).
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29 Players

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Galen Cisco Ohio State 64 438 6.8 0 2 18 9.0 0 66 456 6.9 0
2 Terry Barr Michigan 60 366 6.1 6 3 66 22.0 1 63 432 6.9 7
3 Dennis Mendyk Michigan State 85 495 5.8 6 4 53 13.3 1 89 548 6.2 7
4 Don Clark Ohio State 139 797 5.7 7 139 797 5.7 7
5 Dale Smith Illinois 90 509 5.7 3 6 2.0 0 93 515 5.5 0
6 Ken Ploen* Iowa 86 487 5.7 6 86 487 5.7 6
7 Danny Lewis Wisconsin 100 554 5.5 3 3 52 17.3 0 103 606 5.9 3
8 Abe Woodson Illinois 110 599 5.4 12 257 21.4 2 122 856 7.0 2
9 Bob McKeiver Northwestern 115 592 5.1 14 171 12.2 0 129 763 5.9 0
10 Don Dobrino* Iowa 87 437 5.0 1 4 29 7.3 0 91 466 5.1 1
11 Harry Jefferson Illinois 64 320 5.0 4 43 10.8 1 68 363 5.3 1
12 Fred Harris* Iowa 69 341 4.9 3 8 88 11.0 1 77 429 5.6 4
13 Jim Pace Michigan 103 498 4.8 2 7 155 22.1 0 110 653 5.9 2
14 Willmer Fowler Northwestern 63 304 4.8 63 304 4.8 0
15 James Roseboro Ohio State 152 712 4.7 5 4 82 20.5 2 156 794 5.1 7
16 Bob Schultz Minnesota 62 290 4.7 7 86 12.3 1 69 376 5.4 1
17 Bob Fee Indiana 134 621 4.6 7 74 10.6 0 141 695 4.9 0
18 Melvin Dillard Purdue 193 873 4.5 10 99 9.9 1 203 972 4.8 1
19 Tom Fletcher Purdue 89 398 4.5 6 61 10.2 1 95 459 4.8 1
20 John Bridgeman Wisconsin 75 337 4.5 0 6 58 9.7 0 81 395 4.9 0
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Bob Cox Minnesota 130 553 4.3 130 553 4.3 0
22 Bill Happel* Iowa 103 430 4.2 4 103 430 4.2 4
23 Dave Whitsell Indiana 58 240 4.1 9 72 8.0 2 67 312 4.7 2
24 John Herrnstein Michigan 123 475 3.9 7 123 475 3.9 7
25 Edward Quinn Northwestern 94 358 3.8 94 358 3.8 0
26 Billy Lowe Wisconsin 61 216 3.5 2 3 27 9.0 0 64 243 3.8 2
27 Frank Ellwood Ohio State 78 254 3.3 6 78 254 3.3 6
28 Dick Larson Minnesota 68 148 2.2 68 148 2.2 0
29 Jack Ellis Northwestern 68 121 1.8 68 121 1.8 0