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1957 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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Record: 49-40-2, .549 W-L% (4th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 10.60 (1st of 12) ▪ SOS: 8.65 (1st of 12)

Conference Champion: Ohio State

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Ohio State 9 1 0 .900 7 0 0 1.000 26.7 9.2 20.62 7.62
Michigan State 8 1 0 .889 5 1 0 .833 29.3 8.3 23.79 7.46
Iowa 7 1 1 .833 4 1 1 .750 29.2 12.4 16.84 5.62
Wisconsin 6 3 0 .667 4 3 0 .571 26.0 13.6 16.07 8.85
Purdue 5 4 0 .556 4 3 0 .571 19.8 12.7 13.08 7.41
Michigan 5 3 1 .611 3 3 1 .500 20.8 16.3 11.30 7.19
Illinois 4 5 0 .444 3 4 0 .429 18.6 14.8 11.60 9.49
Minnesota 4 5 0 .444 3 5 0 .375 22.3 20.9 7.15 8.82
Indiana 1 8 0 .111 0 6 0 .000 5.2 34.1 -7.86 11.03
Northwestern 0 9 0 .000 0 7 0 .000 6.3 30.1 -6.57 12.98

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 Final
Ohio State 17         12 8 6 6 3 2 2
Michigan State 3 4 2 2 1 8 6 4 4 1 3 3
Iowa 9 12 8 8 6 3 3 5 5 8 6 6
Wisconsin       16 13         18 14 19
Illinois           16     15      
Michigan 6 10 10 6 18 20 12 11 18 19    
Minnesota 4 6 3 4 4 14            

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1958-01-01 Rose Bowl Ohio State 10 Oregon 7 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Randy Duncan (IA) 70
2. Tom Haller (IL) 51
3. Jim Ninowski (MIST) 45
4. Tom McDonald (IN) 43
5. Jim Van Pelt (MI) 42
6. Chip Holcomb (NWEST) 41
7. John Talley (NWEST) 34
8. Sidney Williams (WI) 25
9. Stan Noskin (MI) 24
10. Ross Fichtner (PUR) 23

Pass Attempts

1. Tom McDonald (IN) 123
2. Randy Duncan (IA) 119
3. Tom Haller (IL) 100
4. Chip Holcomb (NWEST) 91
5. Jim Van Pelt (MI) 80
6. Jim Ninowski (MIST) 79
7. John Talley (NWEST) 69
8. Ross Fichtner (PUR) 58
9. Sidney Williams (WI) 54
10. Bob Cox (MN) 53

Passing Yards

1. Randy Duncan (IA) 1124
2. Jim Ninowski (MIST) 718
3. Tom Haller (IL) 675
4. Jim Van Pelt (MI) 629
5. Tom McDonald (IN) 544
6. Sidney Williams (WI) 451
7. Chip Holcomb (NWEST) 395
8. Ross Fichtner (PUR) 355
9. Stan Noskin (MI) 344
10. Frank Kremblas* (OHST) 337

Passing Touchdowns

1. Randy Duncan (IA) 10
2. Jim Van Pelt (MI) 7
3. Jim Ninowski (MIST) 6
4. Tom Haller (IL) 5
5. Bob Cox (MN) 4
  Ross Fichtner (PUR) 4
  Sidney Williams (WI) 4
8. Frank Kremblas* (OHST) 3
  Dick Larson (MN) 3
10. Bob Spoo (PUR) 2
  Mike Panitch (MIST) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Tom McDonald (IN) 15
2. Randy Duncan (IA) 12
3. Sidney Williams (WI) 9
4. Chip Holcomb (NWEST) 8
5. Bob Spoo (PUR) 7
6. Tom Haller (IL) 6
  Ross Fichtner (PUR) 6
8. Bob Cox (MN) 5
  John Talley (NWEST) 5
  Stan Noskin (MI) 5

Rush Attempts

1. Don Clark* (OHST) 132
2. Jim Pace (MI) 123
3. Bob White* (OHST) 114
4. Walt Kowalczyk (MIST) 101
5. Blanche Martin (MIST) 100
6. Bobby Mitchell (IL) 99
7. Danny Lewis (WI) 95
8. Dick LeBeau* (OHST) 85
9. Bob Cox (MN) 84
10. Bill Gravel (IA) 83

Rushing Yards

1. Don Clark* (OHST) 737
2. Jim Pace (MI) 664
3. Bob White* (OHST) 645
4. Danny Lewis (WI) 611
5. Walt Kowalczyk (MIST) 545
6. Blanche Martin (MIST) 528
7. Ray Nitschke (IL) 514
8. Bobby Mitchell (IL) 480
9. Collins Hagler (IA) 456
10. Art Johnson (MIST) 392

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Collins Hagler (IA) 6.8
2. Ray Nitschke (IL) 6.5
3. Danny Lewis (WI) 6.4
4. Bill Happel (IA) 6.4
5. Bob White* (OHST) 5.7
6. Don Clark* (OHST) 5.6
7. Jim Pace (MI) 5.4
8. Walt Kowalczyk (MIST) 5.4
9. Blanche Martin (MIST) 5.3
10. Ron Burton (NWEST) 5.3

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Walt Kowalczyk (MIST) 9
2. Frank Kremblas* (OHST) 8
  Don Clark* (OHST) 8
4. Jim Pace (MI) 7
  Dick LeBeau* (OHST) 7
6. Dale Hackbart (WI) 6
  Art Johnson (MIST) 6
  Blanche Martin (MIST) 6
9. Danny Lewis (WI) 5
10. Bill Happel (IA) 4
  Randy Duncan (IA) 4
  Sidney Williams (WI) 4

Receptions

1. Jim Gibbons (IA) 36
2. Dave Kaiser (MIST) 19
3. Bob McKeiver (NWEST) 16
4. Fred Williamson (NWEST) 15
  Gary Prahst (MI) 15
6. Dave Whitsell (IN) 14
  Tony Aloisio (IN) 14
8. Danny Lewis (WI) 12
  Tom Franckhauser (PUR) 12
  Rich Kreitling (IL) 12

Receiving Yards

1. Jim Gibbons (IA) 587
2. Dave Whitsell (IN) 290
3. Dave Kaiser (MIST) 267
4. Sam Williams (MIST) 236
5. Gary Prahst (MI) 233
6. Tom Franckhauser (PUR) 228
7. Rich Kreitling (IL) 203
8. Early Hill Jr. (WI) 197
9. Rod Hanson (IL) 173
10. Danny Lewis (WI) 171

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Jim Gibbons (IA) 16.3
2. Dave Kaiser (MIST) 14.1

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Jim Gibbons (IA) 4
2. Sam Williams (MIST) 3
3. Dick Brooks (PUR) 2
  Don Norton (IA) 2
  Tom Franckhauser (PUR) 2
  Brad Myers (MI) 2
  Dave Bowers (MI) 2
  Bob Prescott (IA) 2
  Dave Whitsell (IN) 2
  George Sessi (IA) 2
  Jim Pace (MI) 2
  Early Hill Jr. (WI) 2
  Rich Kreitling (IL) 2
  Gary Prahst (MI) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Don Clark* (OHST) 137
2. Jim Pace (MI) 134
3. Bob White* (OHST) 114
4. Walt Kowalczyk (MIST) 108
5. Danny Lewis (WI) 107
6. Blanche Martin (MIST) 106
7. Bobby Mitchell (IL) 103
8. Dick LeBeau* (OHST) 92
9. Bill Gravel (IA) 85
10. Bob Cox (MN) 84

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Don Clark* (OHST) 800
2. Jim Pace (MI) 786
3. Danny Lewis (WI) 782
4. Walt Kowalczyk (MIST) 673
5. Bob White* (OHST) 645
6. Blanche Martin (MIST) 608
7. Jim Gibbons (IA) 587
8. Ray Nitschke (IL) 534
9. Bobby Mitchell (IL) 512
10. Collins Hagler (IA) 464

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Walt Kowalczyk (MIST) 9
  Don Clark* (OHST) 9
  Jim Pace (MI) 9
4. Dick LeBeau* (OHST) 8
  Frank Kremblas* (OHST) 8
6. Blanche Martin (MIST) 7
  Art Johnson (MIST) 7
8. Dale Hackbart (WI) 6
  Danny Lewis (WI) 6
10. Sidney Williams (WI) 4
  Jim Gibbons (IA) 4
  Bill Happel (IA) 4
  Randy Duncan (IA) 4
  Brad Myers (MI) 4

Total Plays

1. Tom McDonald (IN) 155
2. Randy Duncan (IA) 154
3. Tom Haller (IL) 143
4. Don Clark* (OHST) 138
5. Bob Cox (MN) 137
6. Jim Pace (MI) 126
  Frank Kremblas* (OHST) 126
8. John Talley (NWEST) 123
9. Sidney Williams (WI) 117
10. Jim Van Pelt (MI) 116

Total Yards

1. Randy Duncan (IA) 1183
2. Don Clark* (OHST) 788
3. Tom Haller (IL) 724
4. Sidney Williams (WI) 661
5. Jim Pace (MI) 656
6. Bob White* (OHST) 645
7. Jim Van Pelt (MI) 637
8. Jim Ninowski (MIST) 633
9. Danny Lewis (WI) 611
10. Tom McDonald (IN) 593

Total Touchdowns

1. Randy Duncan (IA) 14
2. Frank Kremblas* (OHST) 11
3. Don Clark* (OHST) 9
  Walt Kowalczyk (MIST) 9
5. Jim Van Pelt (MI) 8
  Sidney Williams (WI) 8
7. Jim Pace (MI) 7
  Dick LeBeau* (OHST) 7
9. Dale Hackbart (WI) 6
  Blanche Martin (MIST) 6
  Art Johnson (MIST) 6
  Jim Ninowski (MIST) 6