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1965 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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Record: 48-49-3, .495 W-L% (7th 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 Completions

1. Bob Griese (PUR) 142
2. Charles Burt (WI) 121
3. John Hankinson (MN) 112
4. Don Unverferth (OHST) 99
5. Gary Snook (IA) 95
  Steve Juday* (MIST) 95
7. Fred Custardo (IL) 90
8. Frank Stavroff (IN) 74
9. Wally Gabler (MI) 58
10. Denny Boothe (NWEST) 42

Pass Attempts

1. Bob Griese (PUR) 238
2. Charles Burt (WI) 235
3. Gary Snook (IA) 230
4. John Hankinson (MN) 216
5. Don Unverferth (OHST) 191
6. Steve Juday* (MIST) 186
7. Fred Custardo (IL) 170
8. Frank Stavroff (IN) 159
9. Wally Gabler (MI) 125
10. Denny Boothe (NWEST) 102

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Bob Griese (PUR) 59.7
2. Fred Custardo (IL) 52.9
3. John Hankinson (MN) 51.9
4. Don Unverferth (OHST) 51.8
5. Charles Burt (WI) 51.5
6. Steve Juday* (MIST) 51.1
7. Frank Stavroff (IN) 46.5
8. Gary Snook (IA) 41.3

Passing Yards

1. Bob Griese (PUR) 1719
2. John Hankinson (MN) 1483
3. Steve Juday* (MIST) 1253
4. Charles Burt (WI) 1143
5. Fred Custardo (IL) 1124
6. Don Unverferth (OHST) 1061
7. Frank Stavroff (IN) 1045
8. Gary Snook (IA) 1009
9. Wally Gabler (MI) 825
10. Denny Boothe (NWEST) 487

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bob Griese (PUR) 7.2
2. John Hankinson (MN) 6.9
3. Steve Juday* (MIST) 6.7
4. Fred Custardo (IL) 6.6
5. Frank Stavroff (IN) 6.6
6. Don Unverferth (OHST) 5.6
7. Charles Burt (WI) 4.9
8. Gary Snook (IA) 4.4

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bob Griese (PUR) 6.6
2. Fred Custardo (IL) 5.3
3. Steve Juday* (MIST) 5.1
4. John Hankinson (MN) 4.4
5. Don Unverferth (OHST) 3.6
6. Frank Stavroff (IN) 3.3
7. Charles Burt (WI) 1.1

Passing Touchdowns

1. Bob Griese (PUR) 11
  Fred Custardo (IL) 11
3. John Hankinson (MN) 9
4. Frank Stavroff (IN) 8
5. Steve Juday* (MIST) 7
6. Charles Burt (WI) 5
7. Gary Snook (IA) 4
  Wally Gabler (MI) 4
  Don Unverferth (OHST) 4
10. Denny Boothe (NWEST) 2
  Gary Tofil (IN) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Gary Snook (IA) 23
2. Charles Burt (WI) 22
3. John Hankinson (MN) 16
4. Frank Stavroff (IN) 15
5. Steve Juday* (MIST) 10
  Don Unverferth (OHST) 10
  Fred Custardo (IL) 10
8. Denny Boothe (NWEST) 9
9. Bob Griese (PUR) 8
10. Dick Vidmer (MI) 7

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Bob Griese (PUR) 128.9
2. Fred Custardo (IL) 118.1
3. Steve Juday* (MIST) 109.3
4. John Hankinson (MN) 108.5
5. Frank Stavroff (IN) 99.5
6. Don Unverferth (OHST) 94.9
7. Charles Burt (WI) 80.6
8. Gary Snook (IA) 63.9

Rush Attempts

1. Jim Grabowski (IL) 252
2. Clinton Jones* (MIST) 185
3. Bob McKelvey (NWEST) 175
4. Tom Barrington (OHST) 139
  Dave Fisher (MI) 139
6. Willard Sander (OHST) 134
7. Bob Apisa* (MIST) 126
8. Dwight Lee* (MIST) 124
9. Gordon Teter (PUR) 123
10. Carl Ward (MI) 112

Rushing Yards

1. Jim Grabowski (IL) 1258
2. Clinton Jones* (MIST) 900
3. Bob Apisa* (MIST) 715
4. Carl Ward (MI) 639
5. Bob McKelvey (NWEST) 587
6. Dave Fisher (MI) 575
7. Tom Barrington (OHST) 554
8. Willard Sander (OHST) 530
9. Gordon Teter (PUR) 490
10. Dwight Lee* (MIST) 452

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Carl Ward (MI) 5.7
2. Bob Apisa* (MIST) 5.7
3. Jim Grabowski (IL) 5.0
4. Clinton Jones* (MIST) 4.9
5. Woody Campbell (NWEST) 4.3
6. Ron Rector (NWEST) 4.2
7. Dave Fisher (MI) 4.1
8. Tom Barrington (OHST) 4.0
9. Gordon Teter (PUR) 4.0
10. Willard Sander (OHST) 4.0

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Bob Apisa* (MIST) 10
  Clinton Jones* (MIST) 10
3. Bob McKelvey (NWEST) 8
  Willard Sander (OHST) 8
  John Kuzniewski (PUR) 8
6. John Hankinson (MN) 7
  Wally Gabler (MI) 7
  Jim Grabowski (IL) 7
9. Tom Barrington (OHST) 6
10. Ron Rector (NWEST) 5
  Cyril Pinder (IL) 5

Receptions

1. Jack Clancy (MI) 52
2. Bob Hadrick (PUR) 47
  John Wright (IL) 47
4. Bill Malinchak (IN) 44
  Gene Washington* (MIST) 44
6. Karl Noonan (IA) 43
7. Dennis Lager (WI) 39
8. Jim Finley (PUR) 33
9. Louis Jung (WI) 32
10. Bill Fritz (WI) 31
  Kenny Last (MN) 31

Receiving Yards

1. Jack Clancy (MI) 762
2. John Wright (IL) 755
3. Gene Washington* (MIST) 719
4. Bill Malinchak (IN) 699
5. Bob Hadrick (PUR) 562
6. Karl Noonan (IA) 545
7. Kenny Last (MN) 463
8. Jim Finley (PUR) 424
9. Dennis Lager (WI) 396
10. Jim Beirne (PUR) 384

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Gene Washington* (MIST) 16.3
2. John Wright (IL) 16.1
3. Bill Malinchak (IN) 15.9
4. Steve Smith (MI) 15.0
5. Kenny Last (MN) 14.9
6. Jack Clancy (MI) 14.7
7. Aaron Brown (MN) 13.9
8. Jim Beirne (PUR) 13.2
9. Jim Finley (PUR) 12.8
10. Karl Noonan (IA) 12.7

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Bill Malinchak (IN) 7
2. Jack Clancy (MI) 5
3. Bill Fritz (WI) 4
  Gene Washington* (MIST) 4
  Jim Beirne (PUR) 4
  John Wright (IL) 4
7. Ron Bess (IL) 3
  Ray Whitlow (MN) 3
9. Jim Finley (PUR) 2
  Cliff Wilder (IA) 2
  Clinton Jones* (MIST) 2
  Larry Jordan (IL) 2
  Kent Kramer (MN) 2
  Louis Jung (WI) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Jim Grabowski (IL) 255
2. Clinton Jones* (MIST) 212
3. Bob McKelvey (NWEST) 175
4. Tom Barrington (OHST) 148
5. Willard Sander (OHST) 143
6. Dave Fisher (MI) 141
7. Gordon Teter (PUR) 135
8. Dwight Lee* (MIST) 133
9. Bob Apisa* (MIST) 132
10. Carl Ward (MI) 115

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Jim Grabowski (IL) 1280
2. Clinton Jones* (MIST) 1214
3. Bob Apisa* (MIST) 808
4. Jack Clancy (MI) 762
5. John Wright (IL) 755
6. Bill Malinchak (IN) 738
7. Gene Washington* (MIST) 719
8. Carl Ward (MI) 676
9. Tom Barrington (OHST) 621
10. Gordon Teter (PUR) 620

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Clinton Jones* (MIST) 12
2. Bob Apisa* (MIST) 10
3. Bob McKelvey (NWEST) 8
  John Kuzniewski (PUR) 8
  Willard Sander (OHST) 8
6. John Hankinson (MN) 7
  Jim Grabowski (IL) 7
  Bill Malinchak (IN) 7
  Wally Gabler (MI) 7
10. Tom Barrington (OHST) 6
  Ron Bess (IL) 6
  Cyril Pinder (IL) 6
  Ron Rector (NWEST) 6

Total Plays

1. Bob Griese (PUR) 349
2. Charles Burt (WI) 325
3. John Hankinson (MN) 321
4. Gary Snook (IA) 295
5. Fred Custardo (IL) 275
6. Steve Juday* (MIST) 253
7. Jim Grabowski (IL) 252
8. Don Unverferth (OHST) 229
9. Wally Gabler (MI) 210
  Frank Stavroff (IN) 210

Total Yards

1. Bob Griese (PUR) 1784
2. John Hankinson (MN) 1623
3. Steve Juday* (MIST) 1380
4. Jim Grabowski (IL) 1258
5. Fred Custardo (IL) 1244
6. Wally Gabler (MI) 1090
7. Frank Stavroff (IN) 1063
8. Gary Snook (IA) 1024
9. Charles Burt (WI) 1023
10. Don Unverferth (OHST) 945

Total Touchdowns

1. John Hankinson (MN) 16
2. Bob Griese (PUR) 15
3. Fred Custardo (IL) 12
4. Wally Gabler (MI) 11
5. Clinton Jones* (MIST) 10
  Steve Juday* (MIST) 10
  Bob Apisa* (MIST) 10
8. Bob McKelvey (NWEST) 8
  John Kuzniewski (PUR) 8
  Frank Stavroff (IN) 8
  Willard Sander (OHST) 8