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1959 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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Record: 46-40-5, .533 W-L% (2nd 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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Wisconsin 7 3 0 .700 5 2 0 .714 16.5 14.9 10.76 8.76
Michigan State 5 4 0 .556 4 2 0 .667 16.6 13.1 13.06 9.95
Purdue 5 2 2 .667 4 2 1 .643 12.1 9.0 13.86 10.19
Illinois 5 3 1 .611 4 2 1 .643 12.3 10.3 11.43 9.54
Northwestern 6 3 0 .667 4 3 0 .571 19.3 14.9 14.71 10.60
Iowa 5 4 0 .556 3 3 0 .500 25.9 11.1 15.83 7.50
Michigan 4 5 0 .444 3 4 0 .429 13.6 17.9 4.78 8.89
Indiana 4 4 1 .500 2 4 1 .357 15.8 11.7 11.27 7.60
Ohio State 3 5 1 .389 2 4 1 .357 9.2 12.7 8.13 10.80
Minnesota 2 7 0 .222 1 6 0 .143 10.9 17.7 4.01 10.34

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 Final
Wisconsin 6 8 12 9   12 10 9 7 9 5 6 6
Illinois       20 13 13         13 12 13
Iowa 9 13 5 10 9 15     16 16      
Michigan State 19               19 11      
Northwestern 10 10 2 2 2 2 2 2 6 8      
Ohio State 7 12 14     20              
Purdue 11     7 6 14 11 14          

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1960-01-01 Rose Bowl Washington 44 Wisconsin 8 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Olen Treadway (Iowa) 58.5

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Olen Treadway (Iowa) 6.9

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Olen Treadway (Iowa) 6.8

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Olen Treadway (Iowa) 125.8

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bob Ferguson (Ohio State) 6.1
2. Bill Brown (Illinois) 5.7
3. Bob Jeter (Iowa) 5.6
4. Ron Burton (Northwestern) 5.6
5. Johnny Counts (Illinois) 5.2
6. Ray Purdin (Northwestern) 5.2
7. Ray Jauch (Iowa) 4.5
8. Herb Adderley (Michigan State) 4.5
9. Jack Laraway (Purdue) 4.3
10. Fred Julian (Michigan) 4.0

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Johnny Counts (Illinois) 16.5
2. Tom Hall (Minnesota) 14.6
3. Don Norton (Iowa) 14.3
4. Robert Johnson (Michigan) 13.2
5. Jeff Langston (Iowa) 13.2

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Johnny Counts (Illinois) 730
2. Bob Jeter (Iowa) 703
3. Herb Adderley (Michigan State) 684
4. Ray Purdin (Northwestern) 586
5. Bill Brown (Illinois) 500
6. Ron Burton (Northwestern) 496
7. Ted Smith (Indiana) 439
8. Mike Stock (Northwestern) 437
9. Don Norton (Iowa) 428
10. Ray Jauch (Iowa) 395