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1960 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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Record: 53-36-2, .593 W-L% (2nd of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 16.28 (1st of 12) ▪ SOS: 12.65 (1st of 12)

Conference Champion: Iowa and Minnesota

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Minnesota 8 2 0 .800 6 1 0 .857 22.8 8.8 21.49 10.99
Iowa 8 1 0 .889 5 1 0 .833 26.0 12.0 26.51 14.95
Ohio State 7 2 0 .778 5 2 0 .714 23.2 10.0 22.96 11.40
Michigan State 6 2 1 .722 4 2 0 .667 21.4 13.1 19.69 12.25
Illinois 5 4 0 .556 3 4 0 .429 15.6 13.0 13.82 11.49
Michigan 5 4 0 .556 3 4 0 .429 14.8 9.3 18.44 12.88
Northwestern 5 4 0 .556 3 4 0 .429 11.9 11.4 15.46 12.79
Purdue 4 4 1 .500 3 4 0 .429 23.6 18.1 17.66 14.10
Wisconsin 4 5 0 .444 2 5 0 .286 16.4 20.3 8.51 12.18
Indiana 1 8 0 .111 0 7 0 .000 7.7 27.0 -1.76 13.46

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 Final
Minnesota     18 14 10 6 6 3 1 4 1 1
Iowa 15 19 8 3 2 1 1 1 5 2 2 3
Ohio State 16 20 9 5 3 9 8 5 3 10 9 8
Michigan State 8 6   13 14 13 10 17 13 12 14 15
Purdue       7   10 15     13   19
Illinois 5 4 4 4                
Northwestern 14 14 6                  
Wisconsin         12 11            

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1961-01-02 Rose Bowl Washington 17 Minnesota 7 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Ron Miller (WI) 97
2. Bernie Allen (PUR) 61
3. Dave Glinka (MI) 54
  Dick Thornton (NWEST) 54
5. Tom Matte (OHST) 50
6. Tom Wilson (MIST) 46
7. John Easterbrook (IL) 40
8. Wilburn Hollis (IA) 22
  Sandy Stephens* (MN) 22
10. Robert Johnson* (MN) 19
Pass Attempts
1. Ron Miller (WI) 188
2. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 128
3. Dave Glinka (MI) 124
4. Tom Wilson (MIST) 109
5. Bernie Allen (PUR) 103
6. Tom Matte (OHST) 95
7. John Easterbrook (IL) 87
8. Wilburn Hollis (IA) 63
9. Sandy Stephens* (MN) 62
10. Woody Moore (IN) 51
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Ron Miller (WI) 51.6
2. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 42.2
Passing Yards
1. Ron Miller (WI) 1351
2. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 901
3. Bernie Allen (PUR) 765
4. Tom Wilson (MIST) 761
5. Dave Glinka (MI) 755
6. Tom Matte (OHST) 737
7. John Easterbrook (IL) 538
8. Sandy Stephens* (MN) 326
9. Wilburn Hollis (IA) 289
10. Mel Meyers (IL) 261
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Ron Miller (WI) 7.2
2. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 7.0
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Ron Miller (WI) 4.2
2. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 4.1
Passing Touchdowns
1. Ron Miller (WI) 8
  Tom Matte (OHST) 8
  Tom Wilson (MIST) 8
4. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 6
5. Dave Glinka (MI) 5
  Bernie Allen (PUR) 5
7. Wilburn Hollis (IA) 3
8. Maury Guttman (PUR) 2
  Sandy Stephens* (MN) 2
  Woody Moore (IN) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Ron Miller (WI) 16
2. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 11
  Dave Glinka (MI) 11
4. John Easterbrook (IL) 8
5. Wilburn Hollis (IA) 6
  Bernie Allen (PUR) 6
  Tom Wilson (MIST) 6
8. Maury Guttman (PUR) 5
  Sandy Stephens* (MN) 5
10. Tom Matte (OHST) 4
  Robert Johnson* (MN) 4
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Ron Miller (WI) 109.0
2. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 99.6
Rush Attempts
1. Tom Matte (OHST) 161
2. Bob Ferguson (OHST) 160
3. Mike Stock (NWEST) 133
4. Bill Brown (IL) 128
5. Willie Jones (PUR) 124
6. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 115
7. Wilburn Hollis (IA) 107
8. Roger Hagberg* (MN) 101
9. Larry Ferguson (IA) 90
10. Tom Wiesner (WI) 87
Rushing Yards
1. Bob Ferguson (OHST) 853
2. Tom Matte (OHST) 682
3. Larry Ferguson (IA) 665
4. Willie Jones (PUR) 576
5. Mike Stock (NWEST) 536
6. Bill Brown (IL) 531
7. Wilburn Hollis (IA) 477
8. Roger Hagberg* (MN) 443
9. Joe Williams (IA) 393
10. Tom Wiesner (WI) 374
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Larry Ferguson (IA) 7.4
2. Ron Hatcher (MIST) 6.1
3. Joe Williams (IA) 5.6
4. Bob Ferguson (OHST) 5.3
5. Joe Maroon (IN) 5.3
6. Dave Raimey (MI) 4.7
7. Willie Jones (PUR) 4.6
8. Wilburn Hollis (IA) 4.5
9. Jerry Mauren (IA) 4.4
10. Roger Hagberg* (MN) 4.4
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Bob Ferguson (OHST) 13
2. Wilburn Hollis (IA) 11
3. Sandy Stephens* (MN) 9
4. Dave Raimey (MI) 6
  Larry Ferguson (IA) 6
6. Willie Jones (PUR) 5
  Joe Williams (IA) 5
8. Carl Charon (MIST) 4
  Gary Ballman (MIST) 4
  Tom Yakubowski (PUR) 4
  Bernie Allen (PUR) 4
Receptions
1. Elbert Kimbrough (NWEST) 26
2. Pat Richter (WI) 25
3. Jim Tiller (PUR) 21
  Ed O'Bradovich (IL) 21
5. Tom Wiesner (WI) 20
6. Ron Staley (WI) 19
7. Chuck Bryant (OHST) 17
8. Robert Johnson (MI) 15
9. Henry Derleth (WI) 13
10. Jack Elwell (PUR) 12
Receiving Yards
1. Elbert Kimbrough (NWEST) 378
2. Pat Richter (WI) 362
3. Tom Wiesner (WI) 356
4. Chuck Bryant (OHST) 336
5. Jim Tiller (PUR) 237
6. Ed O'Bradovich (IL) 233
7. Robert Johnson (MI) 230
  Jack Elwell (PUR) 230
9. Ron Staley (WI) 215
10. Henry Derleth (WI) 205
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Chuck Bryant (OHST) 19.8
2. Tom Wiesner (WI) 17.8
3. Elbert Kimbrough (NWEST) 14.5
4. Pat Richter (WI) 14.5
5. Ron Staley (WI) 11.3
6. Jim Tiller (PUR) 11.3
7. Ed O'Bradovich (IL) 11.1
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Chuck Bryant (OHST) 4
2. Ron Staley (WI) 3
  Mike Stock (NWEST) 3
  Elbert Kimbrough (NWEST) 3
  Jim Tiller (PUR) 3
6. Fred Arbanas (MIST) 2
  Bob Klein (OHST) 2
  Jason Harness (MIST) 2
  Herb Adderley (MIST) 2
  Scott Maentz (MI) 2
  Marshall Starks (IL) 2
  Elmars Ezerins (WI) 2
  Arthur Brandstatter (MIST) 2
  Earl Faison (IN) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Bob Ferguson (OHST) 163
2. Tom Matte (OHST) 161
3. Mike Stock (NWEST) 137
4. Bill Brown (IL) 128
5. Willie Jones (PUR) 127
6. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 115
7. Tom Wiesner (WI) 107
  Wilburn Hollis (IA) 107
9. Roger Hagberg* (MN) 105
10. Larry Ferguson (IA) 92
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Bob Ferguson (OHST) 895
2. Tom Wiesner (WI) 730
3. Larry Ferguson (IA) 702
4. Tom Matte (OHST) 682
5. Willie Jones (PUR) 613
6. Mike Stock (NWEST) 580
7. Bill Brown (IL) 531
8. Roger Hagberg* (MN) 518
9. Jim Tiller (PUR) 490
10. Wilburn Hollis (IA) 477
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Bob Ferguson (OHST) 13
2. Wilburn Hollis (IA) 11
3. Sandy Stephens* (MN) 9
4. Willie Jones (PUR) 6
  Dave Raimey (MI) 6
  Larry Ferguson (IA) 6
7. Bob Klein (OHST) 5
  Jim Tiller (PUR) 5
  Joe Williams (IA) 5
10. Carl Charon (MIST) 4
  Chuck Bryant (OHST) 4
  Gary Ballman (MIST) 4
  Tom Yakubowski (PUR) 4
  Bernie Allen (PUR) 4
Total Plays
1. Tom Matte (OHST) 256
2. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 243
3. Ron Miller (WI) 238
4. Bernie Allen (PUR) 177
5. John Easterbrook (IL) 172
6. Wilburn Hollis (IA) 170
7. Tom Wilson (MIST) 168
8. Dave Glinka (MI) 161
9. Bob Ferguson (OHST) 160
10. Mike Stock (NWEST) 133
Total Yards
1. Tom Matte (OHST) 1419
2. Ron Miller (WI) 1395
3. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 1126
4. Tom Wilson (MIST) 936
5. Bernie Allen (PUR) 905
6. John Easterbrook (IL) 890
7. Bob Ferguson (OHST) 853
8. Wilburn Hollis (IA) 766
9. Dave Glinka (MI) 726
10. Larry Ferguson (IA) 665
Total Touchdowns
1. Wilburn Hollis (IA) 14
2. Bob Ferguson (OHST) 13
3. Ron Miller (WI) 11
  Sandy Stephens* (MN) 11
5. Tom Wilson (MIST) 10
  Tom Matte (OHST) 10
7. Bernie Allen (PUR) 9
8. Dave Raimey (MI) 6
  Dick Thornton (NWEST) 6
  Larry Ferguson (IA) 6