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1965 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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Record: 48-49-3, .495 W-L% (12th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 10.05 (2nd of 12) ▪ SOS: 10.08 (2nd of 12)

Conference Champion: Michigan State

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Michigan State 10 1 0 .909 7 0 0 1.000 23.9 6.9 26.75 12.66
Ohio State 7 2 0 .778 6 1 0 .857 17.3 13.1 13.08 8.52
Purdue 7 2 1 .750 5 2 0 .714 22.7 12.7 17.13 9.93
Minnesota 5 4 1 .550 5 2 0 .714 18.8 16.0 11.08 8.68
Illinois 6 4 0 .600 4 3 0 .571 23.5 11.8 16.05 9.35
Northwestern 4 6 0 .400 3 4 0 .429 14.1 20.8 6.47 10.87
Michigan 4 6 0 .400 2 5 0 .286 18.5 16.1 11.50 11.50
Wisconsin 2 7 1 .250 2 5 0 .286 8.1 29.1 -1.11 11.79
Indiana 2 8 0 .200 1 6 0 .143 13.4 22.5 -0.77 8.83
Iowa 1 9 0 .100 0 7 0 .000 9.4 19.2 0.30 8.70

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22 11/29 Final
Michigan State     9 5 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Michigan 4 4 7                    
Ohio State 10                        
Purdue 9 6 2 6 7 6 6            

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1966-01-01 Rose Bowl UCLA 14 Michigan State 12 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Bob Griese (Purdue) 59.7
2. Fred Custardo (Illinois) 52.9
3. John Hankinson (Minnesota) 51.9
4. Don Unverferth (Ohio State) 51.8
5. Charles Burt (Wisconsin) 51.5
6. Steve Juday* (Michigan State) 51.1
7. Frank Stavroff (Indiana) 46.5
8. Gary Snook (Iowa) 41.3

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bob Griese (Purdue) 7.2
2. John Hankinson (Minnesota) 6.9
3. Steve Juday* (Michigan State) 6.7
4. Fred Custardo (Illinois) 6.6
5. Frank Stavroff (Indiana) 6.6
6. Don Unverferth (Ohio State) 5.6
7. Charles Burt (Wisconsin) 4.9
8. Gary Snook (Iowa) 4.4

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bob Griese (Purdue) 6.6
2. Fred Custardo (Illinois) 5.3
3. Steve Juday* (Michigan State) 5.1
4. John Hankinson (Minnesota) 4.4
5. Don Unverferth (Ohio State) 3.6
6. Frank Stavroff (Indiana) 3.3
7. Charles Burt (Wisconsin) 1.1

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Bob Griese (Purdue) 128.9
2. Fred Custardo (Illinois) 118.1
3. Steve Juday* (Michigan State) 109.3
4. John Hankinson (Minnesota) 108.5
5. Frank Stavroff (Indiana) 99.5
6. Don Unverferth (Ohio State) 94.9
7. Charles Burt (Wisconsin) 80.6
8. Gary Snook (Iowa) 63.9

Receiving Yards

1. Jack Clancy (Michigan) 762
2. John Wright (Illinois) 755
3. Gene Washington* (Michigan State) 719
4. Bill Malinchak (Indiana) 699
5. Bob Hadrick (Purdue) 562
6. Karl Noonan (Iowa) 545
7. Kenny Last (Minnesota) 463
8. Jim Finley (Purdue) 424
9. Dennis Lager (Wisconsin) 396
10. Jim Beirne (Purdue) 384

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Gene Washington* (Michigan State) 16.3
2. John Wright (Illinois) 16.1
3. Bill Malinchak (Indiana) 15.9
4. Steve Smith (Michigan) 15.0
5. Kenny Last (Minnesota) 14.9
6. Jack Clancy (Michigan) 14.7
7. Aaron Brown (Minnesota) 13.9
8. Jim Beirne (Purdue) 13.2
9. Jim Finley (Purdue) 12.8
10. Karl Noonan (Iowa) 12.7