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1962 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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Record: 47-42-2, .527 W-L% (3rd of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 14.10 (1st of 12) ▪ SOS: 12.19 (1st of 12)

Conference Champion: Wisconsin

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

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Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Wisconsin 8 2 0 .800 6 1 0 .857 32.2 13.0 25.50 11.10
Minnesota 6 2 1 .722 5 2 0 .714 14.6 6.8 21.25 13.03
Northwestern 7 2 0 .778 4 2 0 .667 26.3 17.6 20.19 12.97
Ohio State 6 3 0 .667 4 2 0 .667 22.8 10.9 17.60 9.04
Michigan State 5 4 0 .556 3 3 0 .500 21.0 10.7 16.78 8.89
Purdue 4 4 1 .500 3 3 0 .500 15.7 7.6 15.51 10.51
Iowa 4 5 0 .444 3 3 0 .500 14.1 18.4 11.32 14.88
Illinois 2 7 0 .222 2 5 0 .286 8.3 26.0 4.77 17.55
Indiana 3 6 0 .333 1 5 0 .167 14.0 15.6 7.30 9.74
Michigan 2 7 0 .222 1 6 0 .143 7.8 23.8 0.82 14.15

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 Final
Wisconsin         10 5   8 4 3 2 2
Minnesota               10 8 5 10 10
Michigan State 4 6       10 7          
Northwestern         8 3 1 1 9      
Ohio State 1 2 1 10 6              
Purdue 7     9                

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1963-01-01 Rose Bowl Southern California 42 Wisconsin 37 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 124
2. Tom Myers (NWEST) 116
3. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 80
4. Duane Blaska (MN) 71
5. Matt Szykowny (IA) 59
6. Woody Moore (IN) 57
7. Gary Hogan (PUR) 35
8. Ron DiGravio (PUR) 34
9. Joe Sparma (OHST) 30
10. Bob Chandler (MI) 29

Pass Attempts

1. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 216
2. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 212
3. Tom Myers (NWEST) 195
4. Duane Blaska (MN) 154
5. Matt Szykowny (IA) 115
6. Woody Moore (IN) 109
7. Ron DiGravio (PUR) 92
8. Gary Hogan (PUR) 77
9. Joe Sparma (OHST) 71
10. Bob Chandler (MI) 63

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Tom Myers (NWEST) 59.5
2. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 57.4
3. Duane Blaska (MN) 46.1
4. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 37.7

Passing Yards

1. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 1582
2. Tom Myers (NWEST) 1537
3. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 1139
4. Duane Blaska (MN) 862
5. Woody Moore (IN) 770
6. Matt Szykowny (IA) 737
7. Ron DiGravio (PUR) 629
8. Bob Chandler (MI) 401
9. Gary Hogan (PUR) 389
10. Joe Sparma (OHST) 288

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Tom Myers (NWEST) 7.9
2. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 7.3
3. Duane Blaska (MN) 5.6
4. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 5.4

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 6.5
2. Tom Myers (NWEST) 6.0
3. Duane Blaska (MN) 3.4
4. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 2.2

Passing Touchdowns

1. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 14
2. Tom Myers (NWEST) 13
3. Duane Blaska (MN) 8
4. Ron DiGravio (PUR) 7
5. Matt Szykowny (IA) 6
6. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 5
7. Pete Smith (MIST) 3
  Woody Moore (IN) 3
9. Joe Sparma (OHST) 2
  Hal Brandt* (WI) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 17
2. Tom Myers (NWEST) 14
3. Duane Blaska (MN) 11
4. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 10
  Matt Szykowny (IA) 10
6. Pete Smith (MIST) 6
  Woody Moore (IN) 6
8. Joe Sparma (OHST) 5
  Ron DiGravio (PUR) 5
10. Roger Hailey (MIST) 4
  Bob Chandler (MI) 4
  Gary Hogan (PUR) 4

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Tom Myers (NWEST) 133.3
2. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 131.1
3. Duane Blaska (MN) 96.0
4. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 74.6

Rush Attempts

1. Marvin Woodson (IN) 136
2. Dave Raimey (MI) 124
3. George Saimes (MIST) 122
4. David Francis (OHST) 119
5. Larry Ferguson (IA) 113
6. Sherman Lewis (MIST) 98
  Jerry Jones (MN) 98
8. Roy Walker (PUR) 97
9. Steve Murphy (NWEST) 90
10. Willie Stinson (NWEST) 88

Rushing Yards

1. George Saimes (MIST) 642
2. David Francis (OHST) 624
3. Sherman Lewis (MIST) 590
4. Larry Ferguson (IA) 547
5. Marvin Woodson (IN) 540
6. Jerry Jones (MN) 450
7. Ron Rubick (MIST) 429
8. Roy Walker (PUR) 427
9. Dewey Lincoln (MIST) 422
10. Willie Stinson (NWEST) 418

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Paul Warfield (OHST) 6.4
2. Ron Rubick (MIST) 6.3
3. Sherman Lewis (MIST) 6.0
4. John Mummey (OHST) 5.6
5. Ralph Kurek* (WI) 5.5
6. George Saimes (MIST) 5.3
7. David Francis (OHST) 5.2
8. Dewey Lincoln (MIST) 5.2
9. Larry Ferguson (IA) 4.8
10. Dick McCauley (NWEST) 4.8

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Lou Holland* (WI) 9
  George Saimes (MIST) 9
3. Sherman Lewis (MIST) 8
4. Steve Murphy (NWEST) 7
  David Francis (OHST) 7
6. Ralph Kurek* (WI) 6
7. Bill Swingle (NWEST) 5
  Ron Smith* (WI) 5
9. John Mummey (OHST) 4
  Ron Rubick (MIST) 4

Receptions

1. Pat Richter* (WI) 49
2. Paul Flatley (NWEST) 45
3. Lou Holland* (WI) 21
4. Jim Warren (IL) 18
5. Paul Krause (IA) 16
  Gary Crum (NWEST) 16
7. Ken Zimmerman (IL) 15
  Marvin Woodson (IN) 15
9. Jim Cairns (MN) 14
  Thurman Walker (IL) 14

Receiving Yards

1. Pat Richter* (WI) 694
2. Paul Flatley (NWEST) 626
3. Thurman Walker (IL) 240
4. Jim Warren (IL) 230
5. Harvey Chapman (MI) 223
6. Jim Cairns (MN) 221
7. Lou Holland* (WI) 219
8. Thomas Bloom (PUR) 217
9. Paul Krause (IA) 214
10. Marvin Woodson (IN) 200

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Pat Richter* (WI) 14.2
2. Paul Flatley (NWEST) 13.9
3. Jim Warren (IL) 12.8
4. Lou Holland* (WI) 10.4

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Pat Richter* (WI) 6
2. Paul Flatley (NWEST) 5
3. Gary Kroner* (WI) 3
  Lou Holland* (WI) 3
  Jim Cairns (MN) 3
  Gary Crum (NWEST) 3
7. Thomas Bloom (PUR) 2
  Cloyd Webb (IA) 2
  Forest Farmer (PUR) 2
  Willie Stinson (NWEST) 2
  Steve Murphy (NWEST) 2
  Ron Smith* (WI) 2
  Paul Warfield (OHST) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Marvin Woodson (IN) 151
2. Dave Raimey (MI) 135
3. George Saimes (MIST) 126
  Larry Ferguson (IA) 126
5. David Francis (OHST) 119
6. Jerry Jones (MN) 106
7. Sherman Lewis (MIST) 104
8. Roy Walker (PUR) 98
  Steve Murphy (NWEST) 98
10. Willie Stinson (NWEST) 95

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Marvin Woodson (IN) 740
2. Larry Ferguson (IA) 727
3. Pat Richter* (WI) 694
4. George Saimes (MIST) 688
5. Sherman Lewis (MIST) 669
6. Paul Flatley (NWEST) 626
7. David Francis (OHST) 624
8. Willie Stinson (NWEST) 593
9. Paul Warfield (OHST) 506
10. Jerry Jones (MN) 505

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Lou Holland* (WI) 12
2. Sherman Lewis (MIST) 9
  George Saimes (MIST) 9
  Steve Murphy (NWEST) 9
5. Ron Smith* (WI) 7
  David Francis (OHST) 7
7. Ralph Kurek* (WI) 6
  Pat Richter* (WI) 6
9. Bill Swingle (NWEST) 5
  Paul Flatley (NWEST) 5

Total Plays

1. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 288
2. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 283
3. Tom Myers (NWEST) 238
4. Duane Blaska (MN) 215
5. Woody Moore (IN) 165
6. Matt Szykowny (IA) 144
7. Marvin Woodson (IN) 137
8. Ron DiGravio (PUR) 131
9. Dave Raimey (MI) 124
10. George Saimes (MIST) 122

Total Yards

1. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 1839
2. Tom Myers (NWEST) 1435
3. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 1265
4. Duane Blaska (MN) 965
5. Woody Moore (IN) 756
6. Matt Szykowny (IA) 682
7. George Saimes (MIST) 642
8. Ron DiGravio (PUR) 625
9. David Francis (OHST) 624
10. Sherman Lewis (MIST) 590

Total Touchdowns

1. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 17
2. Tom Myers (NWEST) 14
3. Duane Blaska (MN) 10
  Ron DiGravio (PUR) 10
5. Lou Holland* (WI) 9
  George Saimes (MIST) 9
7. Sherman Lewis (MIST) 8
8. Steve Murphy (NWEST) 7
  David Francis (OHST) 7
10. Ralph Kurek* (WI) 6
  Matt Szykowny (IA) 6
  Mike Taliaferro (IL) 6