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1959 Big Ten Conference Rushing Stats

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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)

  • 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 Bob Ferguson Ohio State 61 371 6.1 2 1 3 3.0 0 62 374 6.0 2
2 Bill Brown Illinois 89 504 5.7 1 -4 -4.0 0 90 500 5.6 0
3 Bob Jeter Iowa 108 609 5.6 10 94 9.4 0 118 703 6.0 0
4 Ron Burton Northwestern 62 348 5.6 4 14 148 10.6 1 76 496 6.5 5
5 Johnny Counts Illinois 80 416 5.2 19 314 16.5 2 99 730 7.4 2
6 Ray Purdin Northwestern 59 306 5.2 3 13 280 21.5 1 72 586 8.1 4
7 Herb Adderley Michigan State 93 419 4.5 2 13 265 20.4 2 106 684 6.5 4
8 Ray Jauch Iowa 74 335 4.5 6 60 10.0 0 80 395 4.9 0
9 Jack Laraway Purdue 65 281 4.3 2 17 8.5 0 67 298 4.4 0
10 Ted Smith Indiana 111 439 4.0 111 439 4.0 0
11 Fred Julian Michigan 72 289 4.0 5 42 8.4 77 331 4.3 0
12 Mark Johnston Northwestern 73 282 3.9 0 4 101 25.3 1 77 383 5.0 1
13 Dale Hackbart* Wisconsin 103 387 3.8 6 103 387 3.8 6
14 Billy Hobbs* Wisconsin 77 292 3.8 2 7 53 7.6 0 84 345 4.1 2
15 Mike Stock Northwestern 109 400 3.7 3 7 37 5.3 0 116 437 3.8 3
16 Tom Robbins Minnesota 93 339 3.6 3 29 9.7 0 96 368 3.8 0
17 Ed Hart* Wisconsin 88 318 3.6 2 6 56 9.3 0 94 374 4.0 2
18 Tom Wiesner* Wisconsin 89 311 3.5 5 5 24 4.8 0 94 335 3.6 5
19 Gary Ballman Michigan State 69 244 3.5 3 4 83 20.8 2 73 327 4.5 5
20 Bob White Ohio State 96 312 3.3 0 1 30 30.0 0 97 342 3.5 0
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Darrell Harper Michigan 67 224 3.3 4 33 8.3 71 257 3.6 0
22 Bennie McRae Michigan 76 242 3.2 4 102 25.5 80 344 4.3 0
23 Vic Jones Indiana 124 386 3.1 124 386 3.1 0
24 Don Horn Iowa 66 204 3.1 6 28 4.7 0 72 232 3.2 0
25 Bill Kauth Minnesota 65 202 3.1 8 70 8.8 0 73 272 3.7 0
26 Bob Jarus Purdue 58 169 2.9 3 18 6.0 0 61 187 3.1 0
27 John Henry Jackson Indiana 80 187 2.3 80 187 2.3 0
28 Jerry Fields Ohio State 69 156 2.3 0 69 156 2.3 0
29 Tom Matte Ohio State 92 190 2.1 1 92 190 2.1 1