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1958 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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Record: 47-35-9, .566 W-L% (3rd of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 13.10 (1st of 12) ▪ SOS: 10.84 (1st of 12)

Conference Champion: Iowa

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Iowa 8 1 1 .850 5 1 0 .833 27.2 14.6 24.78 12.28
Wisconsin 7 1 1 .833 5 1 1 .786 22.3 8.6 21.83 10.17
Ohio State 6 1 2 .778 4 1 2 .714 20.2 14.7 17.45 12.90
Purdue 6 1 2 .778 3 1 2 .667 20.4 11.3 20.08 11.30
Indiana 5 3 1 .611 3 2 1 .583 9.0 15.7 6.13 9.24
Illinois 4 5 0 .444 4 3 0 .571 16.0 16.7 9.06 10.72
Northwestern 5 4 0 .556 3 4 0 .429 22.1 16.4 16.61 11.61
Michigan 2 6 1 .278 1 5 1 .214 14.7 23.4 3.47 10.91
Minnesota 1 8 0 .111 1 6 0 .143 12.8 17.4 4.20 10.86
Michigan State 3 5 1 .389 0 5 1 .083 13.0 13.7 7.45 8.45

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 Final
Iowa 13   8 17 13 7 2 2 2 6 4 2
Wisconsin 14 14 9 6 4 13 8 7 5 5 6 7
Ohio State 1 1 3 5 3 2 5 16 16 11 9 8
Purdue     14 13   15 10 8 8 8 11 13
Michigan     16 14 19              
Michigan State 4 4 4 9 5 20            
Northwestern         17 8 11 4 13 20    

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1959-01-01 Rose Bowl Iowa 38 California 12 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Randy Duncan* (IA) 106
2. Bob Ptacek (MI) 65
3. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 53
4. Dale Hackbart (WI) 46
5. Jim Reese (MN) 35
6. John Easterbrook (IL) 34
7. Ross Fichtner (PUR) 25
8. Sidney Williams (WI) 22
9. Mitchell Ogiego* (IA) 19
  Bob Hickey (IL) 19

Pass Attempts

1. Randy Duncan* (IA) 179
2. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 122
3. Bob Ptacek (MI) 115
4. Dale Hackbart (WI) 99
5. Jim Reese (MN) 98
6. Ross Fichtner (PUR) 67
7. John Easterbrook (IL) 66
8. Larry Johnson (MN) 51
9. Bob Hickey (IL) 50
10. Frank Kremblas (OHST) 42
  Tom McDonald (IN) 42

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Randy Duncan* (IA) 59.2

Passing Yards

1. Randy Duncan* (IA) 1397
2. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 828
3. Bob Ptacek (MI) 763
4. John Easterbrook (IL) 656
5. Dale Hackbart (WI) 641
6. Jim Reese (MN) 555
7. Bob Hickey (IL) 452
8. Ross Fichtner (PUR) 414
9. Larry Johnson (MN) 406
10. Sidney Williams (WI) 321

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Randy Duncan* (IA) 7.8

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Randy Duncan* (IA) 6.9

Passing Touchdowns

1. Randy Duncan* (IA) 12
2. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 7
3. John Easterbrook (IL) 5
4. Ross Fichtner (PUR) 4
  Dale Hackbart (WI) 4
6. Larry Johnson (MN) 3
  Bob Hickey (IL) 3
  Bob Ptacek (MI) 3
  Mike Panitch (MIST) 3
10. Jim Reese (MN) 2
  Norm Mackin (IN) 2
  Larry Bielat (MIST) 2
  Chip Holcomb (NWEST) 2
  Sidney Williams (WI) 2
  Tom McDonald (IN) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Jim Reese (MN) 12
2. Bob Ptacek (MI) 9
  Randy Duncan* (IA) 9
4. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 8
5. Bob Hickey (IL) 7
6. Bob Spoo (PUR) 6
7. Sidney Williams (WI) 5
  John Easterbrook (IL) 5
  Tom McDonald (IN) 5
  Larry Johnson (MN) 5

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Randy Duncan* (IA) 136.8

Rush Attempts

1. Bob White (OHST) 218
2. Ron Burton (NWEST) 141
3. Vic Jones (IN) 128
4. Jon Hobbs (WI) 117
5. Bob Jarus (PUR) 115
6. Don Clark (OHST) 114
7. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 110
8. Tom McDonald (IN) 102
9. Dale Hackbart (WI) 101
10. Bob Ptacek (MI) 92
  Bill Kauth (MN) 92

Rushing Yards

1. Bob White (OHST) 859
2. Ron Burton (NWEST) 613
3. Don Clark (OHST) 582
4. Ray Jauch* (IA) 524
5. Willie Fleming* (IA) 505
6. Bob Jeter* (IA) 469
7. Ted Smith (IN) 452
8. Vic Jones (IN) 421
9. Jon Hobbs (WI) 401
10. Bob Jarus (PUR) 396

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bob Jeter* (IA) 7.2
2. Willie Fleming* (IA) 7.1
3. Ray Jauch* (IA) 6.9
4. Don Clark (OHST) 5.1
5. Ted Smith (IN) 5.1
6. Len Wilson (PUR) 4.7
7. Marshall Starks (IL) 4.7
8. Ron Burton (NWEST) 4.3
9. Kevin Furlong* (IA) 4.2
10. Bob Zeman (WI) 4.0

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Bob White (OHST) 12
2. Bob Jarus (PUR) 10
3. Dale Hackbart (WI) 9
4. Willie Fleming* (IA) 8
5. Don Clark (OHST) 6
6. Randy Duncan* (IA) 5
7. Bob Ptacek (MI) 4
  Len Wilson (PUR) 4
  Ed Hart (WI) 4
  Bob Jeter* (IA) 4
  Jon Hobbs (WI) 4
  Jack Laraway (PUR) 4

Receptions

1. Curt Merz* (IA) 25
  Don Norton* (IA) 25
3. Rich Kreitling (IL) 23
4. Gary Prahst (MI) 22
5. Ron Burton (NWEST) 19
6. Brad Myers (MI) 17
7. Sam Williams (MIST) 15
8. Elbert Kimbrough (NWEST) 14
9. Darrell Harper (MI) 13
  Kevin Furlong* (IA) 13
  Tom Franckhauser (PUR) 13

Receiving Yards

1. Rich Kreitling (IL) 688
2. Ron Burton (NWEST) 392
3. Don Norton* (IA) 374
4. Curt Merz* (IA) 354
5. Gary Prahst (MI) 313
6. Tom Franckhauser (PUR) 300
7. Sam Williams (MIST) 242
8. Thomas Moe (MN) 238
9. Fred Williamson (NWEST) 199
10. Bob Soltis (MN) 172

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Rich Kreitling (IL) 29.9
2. Ron Burton (NWEST) 20.6
3. Don Norton* (IA) 15.0
4. Gary Prahst (MI) 14.2
5. Curt Merz* (IA) 14.2
6. Brad Myers (MI) 9.9

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Rich Kreitling (IL) 5
2. Ron Burton (NWEST) 4
  Don Norton* (IA) 4
4. Richard Barker (MIST) 3
  Ed Hart (WI) 3
6. Jeff Langston* (IA) 2
  Dick Brooks (PUR) 2
  Willie Fleming* (IA) 2
  Bob Jeter* (IA) 2
  Elbert Kimbrough (NWEST) 2
  Tom Franckhauser (PUR) 2
  Curt Merz* (IA) 2
  Ray Purdin (NWEST) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Bob White (OHST) 218
2. Ron Burton (NWEST) 160
3. Vic Jones (IN) 131
4. Jon Hobbs (WI) 123
5. Don Clark (OHST) 122
6. Bob Jarus (PUR) 115
7. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 110
8. Tom McDonald (IN) 102
9. Bill Kauth (MN) 101
  Dale Hackbart (WI) 101

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Ron Burton (NWEST) 1005
2. Bob White (OHST) 859
3. Don Clark (OHST) 692
4. Rich Kreitling (IL) 688
5. Willie Fleming* (IA) 639
6. Ray Jauch* (IA) 622
7. Bob Jeter* (IA) 586
8. Bill Kauth (MN) 505
9. Jon Hobbs (WI) 474
10. Ted Smith (IN) 452

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Bob White (OHST) 12
2. Bob Jarus (PUR) 10
  Willie Fleming* (IA) 10
4. Dale Hackbart (WI) 9
5. Ed Hart (WI) 7
6. Bob Jeter* (IA) 6
  Don Clark (OHST) 6
8. Rich Kreitling (IL) 5
  Jon Hobbs (WI) 5
  Randy Duncan* (IA) 5

Total Plays

1. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 232
2. Bob White (OHST) 218
  Randy Duncan* (IA) 218
4. Bob Ptacek (MI) 207
5. Dale Hackbart (WI) 200
6. Jim Reese (MN) 160
7. Tom McDonald (IN) 144
8. Ron Burton (NWEST) 141
9. John Easterbrook (IL) 131
10. Vic Jones (IN) 128

Total Yards

1. Randy Duncan* (IA) 1462
2. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 1078
3. Dale Hackbart (WI) 1032
4. Bob Ptacek (MI) 887
5. Bob White (OHST) 859
6. John Easterbrook (IL) 762
7. Ron Burton (NWEST) 613
8. Jim Reese (MN) 597
9. Don Clark (OHST) 582
10. Ross Fichtner (PUR) 544

Total Touchdowns

1. Randy Duncan* (IA) 17
2. Dale Hackbart (WI) 13
3. Bob White (OHST) 12
4. Bob Jarus (PUR) 10
5. Willie Fleming* (IA) 8
6. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 7
  Bob Ptacek (MI) 7
8. Don Clark (OHST) 6
9. Larry Johnson (MN) 5
  Mike Panitch (MIST) 5
  John Easterbrook (IL) 5