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1961 Big Ten Conference Rushing Stats

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Record: 52-38-1, .577 W-L% (1st of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 11.51 (1st of 12) ▪ SOS: 8.95 (1st of 12)

Conference Champion: Ohio State

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

  • Plsyers sorted by Yds/Att (minimum 6.25 Att/G).
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25 Players

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Sherman Lewis Michigan State 64 399 6.2 4 5 90 18.0 1 69 489 7.1 5
2 Bill Perkins Iowa 62 380 6.1 2 62 380 6.1 2
3 Bill Swingle Northwestern 79 476 6.0 4 3 87 29.0 1 82 563 6.9 5
4 Bennie McRae Michigan 75 453 6.0 3 10 210 21.0 2 85 663 7.8 5
5 John Mummey Ohio State 69 392 5.7 0 69 392 5.7 0
6 George Saimes Michigan State 82 451 5.5 8 82 451 5.5 8
7 Paul Warfield Ohio State 77 420 5.5 5 9 120 13.3 1 86 540 6.3 6
8 Dewey Lincoln Michigan State 72 374 5.2 1 2 21 10.5 0 74 395 5.3 1
9 Dave Raimey Michigan 99 496 5.0 6 3 14 4.7 0 102 510 5.0 6
10 Bob Ferguson Ohio State 202 938 4.6 11 1 0 0.0 0 203 938 4.6 11
11 Joe Williams Iowa 64 297 4.6 5 7 138 19.7 3 71 435 6.1 8
12 Sandy Stephens* Minnesota 122 533 4.4 8 122 533 4.4 8
13 Tom O'Grady Northwestern 65 283 4.4 2 65 283 4.4 2
14 Don Cromer Indiana 59 260 4.4 4 22 5.5 0 63 282 4.5 0
15 Nate Ramsey Indiana 71 300 4.2 4 44 11.0 0 75 344 4.6 0
16 Bill Tunnicliff Michigan 96 396 4.1 3 96 396 4.1 3
17 Roy Walker Purdue 123 491 4.0 4 2 10 5.0 0 125 501 4.0 4
18 Bill Munsey* Minnesota 66 252 3.8 2 4 34 8.5 2 70 286 4.1 4
19 Marvin Woodson Indiana 115 425 3.7 6 37 6.2 0 121 462 3.8 0
20 Sammie Harris Iowa 76 267 3.5 1 6 111 18.5 1 82 378 4.6 2
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Judge Dickson* Minnesota 94 320 3.4 1 2 32 16.0 0 96 352 3.7 1
22 Al Wheatland Illinois 73 230 3.2 73 230 3.2 0
23 Lou Holland Wisconsin 62 177 2.9 4 9 119 13.2 2 71 296 4.2 6
24 Ron DiGravio Purdue 76 119 1.6 3 76 119 1.6 3
25 Byron Broome Indiana 90 84 0.9 90 84 0.9 0