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1959 Big Ten Conference Leaders

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Record: 46-40-5, .533 W-L% (6th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 10.78 (2nd of 12) ▪ SOS: 9.42 (1st of 12)

Conference Champion: Wisconsin

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Olen Treadway (IA) 86
2. Stan Noskin (MI) 61
3. Dale Hackbart* (WI) 51
4. Dean Look (MIST) 49
5. John Talley (NWEST) 44
6. Larry Johnson (MN) 39
7. Bernie Allen (PUR) 33
8. Mel Meyers (IL) 32
9. Tom Matte (OHST) 28
10. Sandy Stephens (MN) 24
  John Henry Jackson (IN) 24
12. Jerry Fields (OHST) 20
13. John Easterbrook (IL) 19
14. Chip Holcomb (NWEST) 17
15. Wilburn Hollis (IA) 16
  Jim Bakken* (WI) 16
17. Ted Smith (IN) 13
18. Tom Wilson (MIST) 12
  Ross Fichtner (PUR) 12
20. Bobby Eickhoff (NWEST) 8
Pass Attempts
1. Olen Treadway (IA) 147
2. Stan Noskin (MI) 115
3. Dale Hackbart* (WI) 108
4. Dean Look (MIST) 100
5. Larry Johnson (MN) 92
6. John Talley (NWEST) 90
7. Bernie Allen (PUR) 86
8. Sandy Stephens (MN) 82
9. Mel Meyers (IL) 63
10. John Henry Jackson (IN) 55
11. Jerry Fields (OHST) 53
12. Tom Matte (OHST) 51
13. John Easterbrook (IL) 43
14. Chip Holcomb (NWEST) 39
  Wilburn Hollis (IA) 39
16. Jim Bakken* (WI) 38
17. Tom Wilson (MIST) 35
18. Ted Smith (IN) 33
19. Ross Fichtner (PUR) 30
20. Larry Bielat (MIST) 17
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Olen Treadway (IA) 58.5
Passing Yards
1. Olen Treadway (IA) 1014
2. Dean Look (MIST) 785
3. John Talley (NWEST) 783
4. Stan Noskin (MI) 747
5. Dale Hackbart* (WI) 734
6. Larry Johnson (MN) 497
7. Mel Meyers (IL) 495
8. John Henry Jackson (IN) 478
9. Tom Matte (OHST) 439
10. Bernie Allen (PUR) 416
11. Sandy Stephens (MN) 376
12. John Easterbrook (IL) 292
13. Jerry Fields (OHST) 260
14. Ted Smith (IN) 244
15. Chip Holcomb (NWEST) 236
16. Wilburn Hollis (IA) 215
17. Jim Bakken* (WI) 185
18. Tom Wilson (MIST) 178
19. Ross Fichtner (PUR) 129
20. Bobby Eickhoff (NWEST) 53
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Olen Treadway (IA) 6.9
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Olen Treadway (IA) 6.8
Passing Touchdowns
1. Dean Look (MIST) 9
2. John Henry Jackson (IN) 6
  Olen Treadway (IA) 6
4. John Talley (NWEST) 4
  Bernie Allen (PUR) 4
  Tom Matte (OHST) 4
7. Larry Johnson (MN) 2
  Ted Smith (IN) 2
  Mel Meyers (IL) 2
  Sandy Stephens (MN) 2
  Chip Holcomb (NWEST) 2
  Wilburn Hollis (IA) 2
  Dale Hackbart* (WI) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Stan Noskin (MI) 15
2. Mel Meyers (IL) 9
  Sandy Stephens (MN) 9
4. Larry Johnson (MN) 8
5. Dale Hackbart* (WI) 7
6. John Talley (NWEST) 6
  Jerry Fields (OHST) 6
8. John Easterbrook (IL) 5
  Dean Look (MIST) 5
  Wilburn Hollis (IA) 5
  Jim Bakken* (WI) 5
12. John Stamos (MI) 4
  Tom Wilson (MIST) 4
  Chip Holcomb (NWEST) 4
  John Henry Jackson (IN) 4
16. Olen Treadway (IA) 3
  Bernie Allen (PUR) 3
18. Tom Matte (OHST) 2
  Ted Smith (IN) 2
  Willie Hunter (IN) 2
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Olen Treadway (IA) 125.8
Rush Attempts
1. Vic Jones (IN) 124
2. Ted Smith (IN) 111
3. Mike Stock (NWEST) 109
4. Bob Jeter (IA) 108
5. Dale Hackbart* (WI) 103
6. Bob White (OHST) 96
7. Tom Robbins (MN) 93
  Herb Adderley (MIST) 93
9. Tom Matte (OHST) 92
10. Tom Wiesner* (WI) 89
  Bill Brown (IL) 89
12. Ed Hart* (WI) 88
13. Johnny Counts (IL) 80
  John Henry Jackson (IN) 80
15. Billy Hobbs* (WI) 77
16. Bennie McRae (MI) 76
17. Ray Jauch (IA) 74
18. Mark Johnston (NWEST) 73
19. Fred Julian (MI) 72
20. Gary Ballman (MIST) 69
  Jerry Fields (OHST) 69
Rushing Yards
1. Bob Jeter (IA) 609
2. Bill Brown (IL) 504
3. Ted Smith (IN) 439
4. Herb Adderley (MIST) 419
5. Johnny Counts (IL) 416
6. Mike Stock (NWEST) 400
7. Dale Hackbart* (WI) 387
8. Vic Jones (IN) 386
9. Bob Ferguson (OHST) 371
10. Ron Burton (NWEST) 348
11. Tom Robbins (MN) 339
12. Ray Jauch (IA) 335
13. Ed Hart* (WI) 318
14. Jerry Mauren (IA) 313
15. Bob White (OHST) 312
16. Tom Wiesner* (WI) 311
17. Ray Purdin (NWEST) 306
18. Billy Hobbs* (WI) 292
19. Fred Julian (MI) 289
20. Mark Johnston (NWEST) 282
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Bob Ferguson (OHST) 6.1
2. Bill Brown (IL) 5.7
3. Bob Jeter (IA) 5.6
4. Ron Burton (NWEST) 5.6
5. Johnny Counts (IL) 5.2
6. Ray Purdin (NWEST) 5.2
7. Ray Jauch (IA) 4.5
8. Herb Adderley (MIST) 4.5
9. Jack Laraway (PUR) 4.3
10. Fred Julian (MI) 4.0
11. Ted Smith (IN) 4.0
12. Mark Johnston (NWEST) 3.9
13. Billy Hobbs* (WI) 3.8
14. Dale Hackbart* (WI) 3.8
15. Mike Stock (NWEST) 3.7
16. Tom Robbins (MN) 3.6
17. Ed Hart* (WI) 3.6
18. Gary Ballman (MIST) 3.5
19. Tom Wiesner* (WI) 3.5
20. Darrell Harper (MI) 3.3
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Dale Hackbart* (WI) 6
2. Tom Wiesner* (WI) 5
3. Ron Burton (NWEST) 4
4. Mike Stock (NWEST) 3
  Ray Purdin (NWEST) 3
  Gary Ballman (MIST) 3
7. Billy Hobbs* (WI) 2
  Dean Look (MIST) 2
  Roger Detrick (OHST) 2
  Ed Hart* (WI) 2
  John Talley (NWEST) 2
  Blanche Martin (MIST) 2
  Bob Ferguson (OHST) 2
  Bobby Eickhoff (NWEST) 2
  Herb Adderley (MIST) 2
Receptions
1. Don Norton (IA) 30
2. Tom Hall (MN) 22
3. Robert Johnson (MI) 20
4. Johnny Counts (IL) 19
5. Jeff Langston (IA) 17
6. Elbert Kimbrough (NWEST) 16
7. Henry Derleth* (WI) 15
  Fred Arbanas (MIST) 15
9. Ron Burton (NWEST) 14
10. Earl Faison (IN) 13
  Herb Adderley (MIST) 13
  Ray Purdin (NWEST) 13
  Ted Aucreman (IN) 13
14. Jim Houston (OHST) 11
  Charles Bryant (OHST) 11
16. Allan Schoonover* (WI) 10
  Marshall Starks (IL) 10
  Bob Jeter (IA) 10
19. Ethan Blackaby (IL) 9
  Paul Yanke (NWEST) 9
Receiving Yards
1. Don Norton (IA) 428
2. Tom Hall (MN) 322
3. Johnny Counts (IL) 314
4. Allan Schoonover* (WI) 290
5. Ray Purdin (NWEST) 280
6. Herb Adderley (MIST) 265
7. Robert Johnson (MI) 264
8. Ted Aucreman (IN) 260
9. Fred Arbanas (MIST) 255
10. Elbert Kimbrough (NWEST) 235
11. Jeff Langston (IA) 224
12. Henry Derleth* (WI) 217
13. Jim Houston (OHST) 214
14. Earl Faison (IN) 192
15. Marshall Starks (IL) 167
16. Charles Bryant (OHST) 153
17. Ron Burton (NWEST) 148
18. Ethan Blackaby (IL) 133
19. Ron McCauley (IN) 130
20. Irv Cross (NWEST) 124
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Johnny Counts (IL) 16.5
2. Tom Hall (MN) 14.6
3. Don Norton (IA) 14.3
4. Robert Johnson (MI) 13.2
5. Jeff Langston (IA) 13.2
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Don Norton (IA) 4
2. Jim Houston (OHST) 3
  Ted Aucreman (IN) 3
  Paul Yanke (NWEST) 3
  Earl Faison (IN) 3
6. Jeff Langston (IA) 2
  Gary Ballman (MIST) 2
  Dick Brooks (PUR) 2
  Johnny Counts (IL) 2
  Tom Hall (MN) 2
  Herb Adderley (MIST) 2
  Leonard Jardine (PUR) 2
  Fred Arbanas (MIST) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Vic Jones (IN) 124
2. Bob Jeter (IA) 118
3. Mike Stock (NWEST) 116
4. Ted Smith (IN) 111
5. Herb Adderley (MIST) 106
6. Dale Hackbart* (WI) 103
7. Johnny Counts (IL) 99
8. Bob White (OHST) 97
9. Tom Robbins (MN) 96
10. Ed Hart* (WI) 94
  Tom Wiesner* (WI) 94
12. Tom Matte (OHST) 92
13. Bill Brown (IL) 90
14. Billy Hobbs* (WI) 84
15. John Henry Jackson (IN) 80
  Bennie McRae (MI) 80
  Ray Jauch (IA) 80
18. Mark Johnston (NWEST) 77
  Fred Julian (MI) 77
20. Ron Burton (NWEST) 76
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Johnny Counts (IL) 730
2. Bob Jeter (IA) 703
3. Herb Adderley (MIST) 684
4. Ray Purdin (NWEST) 586
5. Bill Brown (IL) 500
6. Ron Burton (NWEST) 496
7. Ted Smith (IN) 439
8. Mike Stock (NWEST) 437
9. Don Norton (IA) 428
10. Ray Jauch (IA) 395
11. Dale Hackbart* (WI) 387
12. Vic Jones (IN) 386
  Jerry Mauren (IA) 386
14. Mark Johnston (NWEST) 383
15. Bob Ferguson (OHST) 374
  Ed Hart* (WI) 374
17. Tom Robbins (MN) 368
18. Billy Hobbs* (WI) 345
19. Bennie McRae (MI) 344
20. Bob White (OHST) 342
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Dale Hackbart* (WI) 6
2. Ron Burton (NWEST) 5
  Gary Ballman (MIST) 5
  Tom Wiesner* (WI) 5
5. Ray Purdin (NWEST) 4
  Herb Adderley (MIST) 4
  Don Norton (IA) 4
8. Mike Stock (NWEST) 3
  Earl Faison (IN) 3
  Jim Houston (OHST) 3
  Ted Aucreman (IN) 3
  Paul Yanke (NWEST) 3
13. Billy Hobbs* (WI) 2
  Dean Look (MIST) 2
  Leonard Jardine (PUR) 2
  Tom Hall (MN) 2
  Bobby Eickhoff (NWEST) 2
  Bob Ferguson (OHST) 2
  Johnny Counts (IL) 2
  Dick Brooks (PUR) 2
  Blanche Martin (MIST) 2
  John Talley (NWEST) 2
  Ed Hart* (WI) 2
  Roger Detrick (OHST) 2
  Jeff Langston (IA) 2
  Fred Arbanas (MIST) 2
Total Plays
1. Dale Hackbart* (WI) 211
2. Olen Treadway (IA) 160
3. Stan Noskin (MI) 159
4. Dean Look (MIST) 156
5. Ted Smith (IN) 144
6. Tom Matte (OHST) 143
7. John Henry Jackson (IN) 135
8. John Talley (NWEST) 133
9. Bernie Allen (PUR) 125
10. Vic Jones (IN) 124
11. Jerry Fields (OHST) 122
12. Sandy Stephens (MN) 121
13. Larry Johnson (MN) 116
14. Mel Meyers (IL) 115
15. Mike Stock (NWEST) 109
16. Bob Jeter (IA) 108
17. Bob White (OHST) 96
18. Herb Adderley (MIST) 94
19. Tom Robbins (MN) 93
20. Tom Wiesner* (WI) 89
  Bill Brown (IL) 89
Total Yards
1. Dale Hackbart* (WI) 1121
2. Olen Treadway (IA) 987
3. Dean Look (MIST) 875
4. John Talley (NWEST) 777
5. Stan Noskin (MI) 718
6. Ted Smith (IN) 683
7. John Henry Jackson (IN) 665
8. Tom Matte (OHST) 629
9. Bob Jeter (IA) 609
10. Mel Meyers (IL) 565
11. Sandy Stephens (MN) 516
12. Bill Brown (IL) 504
13. Larry Johnson (MN) 491
14. Bernie Allen (PUR) 479
15. Herb Adderley (MIST) 428
16. Jerry Fields (OHST) 416
  Johnny Counts (IL) 416
18. Wilburn Hollis (IA) 415
19. Mike Stock (NWEST) 400
20. Vic Jones (IN) 386
Total Touchdowns
1. Dean Look (MIST) 11
2. Dale Hackbart* (WI) 8
3. John Henry Jackson (IN) 6
  Olen Treadway (IA) 6
  John Talley (NWEST) 6
6. Tom Matte (OHST) 5
  Tom Wiesner* (WI) 5
8. Bernie Allen (PUR) 4
  Ron Burton (NWEST) 4
10. Mike Stock (NWEST) 3
  Gary Ballman (MIST) 3
  Bobby Eickhoff (NWEST) 3
  Ray Purdin (NWEST) 3
14. Billy Hobbs* (WI) 2
  Roger Detrick (OHST) 2
  Chip Holcomb (NWEST) 2
  Larry Johnson (MN) 2
  Herb Adderley (MIST) 2
  Sandy Stephens (MN) 2
  Mel Meyers (IL) 2
  Jim Bakken* (WI) 2
  Dick Thornton (NWEST) 2
  Bob Ferguson (OHST) 2
  Blanche Martin (MIST) 2
  Ed Hart* (WI) 2
  Ted Smith (IN) 2
  Wilburn Hollis (IA) 2