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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. 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. Jerry Fields (OHST) 6
  John Talley (NWEST) 6
8. John Easterbrook (IL) 5
  Dean Look (MIST) 5
  Wilburn Hollis (IA) 5
  Jim Bakken* (WI) 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. Tom Wiesner* (WI) 89
  Bill Brown (IL) 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. 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. Fred Arbanas (MIST) 15
  Henry Derleth* (WI) 15
9. Ron Burton (NWEST) 14
10. Earl Faison (IN) 13
  Ted Aucreman (IN) 13
  Ray Purdin (NWEST) 13
  Herb Adderley (MIST) 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. 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
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
  Gary Ballman (MIST) 5
  Tom Wiesner* (WI) 5
5. Don Norton (IA) 4
  Herb Adderley (MIST) 4
  Ray Purdin (NWEST) 4
8. Mike Stock (NWEST) 3
  Earl Faison (IN) 3
  Jim Houston (OHST) 3
  Ted Aucreman (IN) 3
  Paul Yanke (NWEST) 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
  Olen Treadway (IA) 6
  John Henry Jackson (IN) 6
6. Tom Wiesner* (WI) 5
  Tom Matte (OHST) 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