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1959 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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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)

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 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

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

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

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. Tom Matte (OHST) 4
  John Talley (NWEST) 4
  Bernie Allen (PUR) 4
7. Chip Holcomb (NWEST) 2
  Larry Johnson (MN) 2
  Dale Hackbart* (WI) 2
  Wilburn Hollis (IA) 2
  Ted Smith (IN) 2
  Mel Meyers (IL) 2
  Sandy Stephens (MN) 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. Wilburn Hollis (IA) 5
  Jim Bakken* (WI) 5
  Dean Look (MIST) 5
  John Easterbrook (IL) 5

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. Bill Brown (IL) 89
  Tom Wiesner* (WI) 89

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

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

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Dale Hackbart* (WI) 6
2. Tom Wiesner* (WI) 5
3. Ron Burton (NWEST) 4
4. Gary Ballman (MIST) 3
  Mike Stock (NWEST) 3
  Ray Purdin (NWEST) 3
7. Dean Look (MIST) 2
  Billy Hobbs* (WI) 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
  Roger Detrick (OHST) 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. Ted Aucreman (IN) 13
  Earl Faison (IN) 13
  Herb Adderley (MIST) 13
  Ray Purdin (NWEST) 13

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

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. Ted Aucreman (IN) 3
  Paul Yanke (NWEST) 3
  Earl Faison (IN) 3
  Jim Houston (OHST) 3
6. Fred Arbanas (MIST) 2
  Jeff Langston (IA) 2
  Gary Ballman (MIST) 2
  Dick Brooks (PUR) 2
  Herb Adderley (MIST) 2
  Tom Hall (MN) 2
  Johnny Counts (IL) 2
  Leonard Jardine (PUR) 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

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

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Dale Hackbart* (WI) 6
2. Ron Burton (NWEST) 5
  Tom Wiesner* (WI) 5
  Gary Ballman (MIST) 5
5. Don Norton (IA) 4
  Herb Adderley (MIST) 4
  Ray Purdin (NWEST) 4
8. Ted Aucreman (IN) 3
  Paul Yanke (NWEST) 3
  Mike Stock (NWEST) 3
  Earl Faison (IN) 3
  Jim Houston (OHST) 3

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

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

Total Touchdowns

1. Dean Look (MIST) 11
2. Dale Hackbart* (WI) 8
3. John Talley (NWEST) 6
  John Henry Jackson (IN) 6
  Olen Treadway (IA) 6
6. Tom Matte (OHST) 5
  Tom Wiesner* (WI) 5
8. Bernie Allen (PUR) 4
  Ron Burton (NWEST) 4
10. Gary Ballman (MIST) 3
  Mike Stock (NWEST) 3
  Bobby Eickhoff (NWEST) 3
  Ray Purdin (NWEST) 3