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1966 Big Ten Conference Leaders

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Record: 45-50-5, .475 W-L% (10th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 3.11 (4th of 12) ▪ SOS: 4.36 (3rd of 12)

Conference Champion: Michigan State

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Bob Griese (PUR) 130
2. Frank Stavroff (IN) 119
3. Dick Vidmer (MI) 117
4. William Long (OHST) 106
5. Bill Melzer (NWEST) 94
6. Ed Podolak (IA) 77
7. Bob Naponic (IL) 70
8. John Boyajian (WI) 64
9. Jimmy Raye (MIST) 62
10. Larry Carlson (MN) 56
11. John Ryan (WI) 43
12. Dean Volkman (IL) 28
  Curt Wilson (MN) 28
14. Denny Boothe (NWEST) 27
15. Chuck Roland (IA) 14
16. Bill Feraco (MIST) 5
17. Charles Wedemeyer (MIST) 4
  Dennis Brown (MI) 4
  Mike Engelbrecht (PUR) 4
20. Leroy Keyes (PUR) 3
  Mike Perry (IN) 3
Pass Attempts
1. Dick Vidmer (MI) 225
2. Frank Stavroff (IN) 224
3. Bob Griese (PUR) 215
4. William Long (OHST) 192
5. Ed Podolak (IA) 191
6. Bill Melzer (NWEST) 176
7. Bob Naponic (IL) 162
8. John Boyajian (WI) 129
9. Jimmy Raye (MIST) 123
10. Larry Carlson (MN) 108
11. John Ryan (WI) 98
12. Denny Boothe (NWEST) 68
13. Curt Wilson (MN) 64
14. Dean Volkman (IL) 58
15. Chuck Roland (IA) 35
16. Charles Wedemeyer (MIST) 16
17. Gerald Ehrsam (OHST) 10
  Mike Perry (IN) 10
  Bill Feraco (MIST) 10
20. Mike Engelbrecht (PUR) 9
  Ray Stephens (MN) 9
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Bob Griese (PUR) 60.5
2. William Long (OHST) 55.2
3. Bill Melzer (NWEST) 53.4
4. Frank Stavroff (IN) 53.1
5. Dick Vidmer (MI) 52.0
6. Bob Naponic (IL) 43.2
7. Ed Podolak (IA) 40.3
Passing Yards
1. Bob Griese (PUR) 1749
2. Dick Vidmer (MI) 1609
3. Frank Stavroff (IN) 1406
4. William Long (OHST) 1180
5. Bill Melzer (NWEST) 1171
6. Jimmy Raye (MIST) 1110
7. Ed Podolak (IA) 1041
8. Bob Naponic (IL) 998
9. John Boyajian (WI) 863
10. Larry Carlson (MN) 599
11. John Ryan (WI) 489
12. Dean Volkman (IL) 374
13. Denny Boothe (NWEST) 298
14. Curt Wilson (MN) 290
15. Chuck Roland (IA) 169
16. Charles Wedemeyer (MIST) 83
17. Dennis Brown (MI) 72
18. Larry Gates (NWEST) 51
  Bill Feraco (MIST) 51
20. Mike Engelbrecht (PUR) 48
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Bob Griese (PUR) 8.1
2. Dick Vidmer (MI) 7.2
3. Bill Melzer (NWEST) 6.7
4. Frank Stavroff (IN) 6.3
5. Bob Naponic (IL) 6.2
6. William Long (OHST) 6.1
7. Ed Podolak (IA) 5.5
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Bob Griese (PUR) 6.9
2. Dick Vidmer (MI) 6.6
3. Bob Naponic (IL) 5.5
4. Bill Melzer (NWEST) 4.4
5. Frank Stavroff (IN) 4.3
6. William Long (OHST) 4.0
7. Ed Podolak (IA) 1.5
Passing Touchdowns
1. Bob Griese (PUR) 12
2. Dick Vidmer (MI) 10
  Jimmy Raye (MIST) 10
4. Bill Melzer (NWEST) 7
  Frank Stavroff (IN) 7
6. William Long (OHST) 6
7. Larry Carlson (MN) 5
8. Bob Naponic (IL) 4
9. John Boyajian (WI) 3
  Ed Podolak (IA) 3
  John Ryan (WI) 3
  Curt Wilson (MN) 3
13. Leroy Keyes (PUR) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Ed Podolak (IA) 18
2. Frank Stavroff (IN) 13
3. William Long (OHST) 12
  Bill Melzer (NWEST) 12
5. Bob Griese (PUR) 11
6. John Boyajian (WI) 9
7. Jimmy Raye (MIST) 8
  John Ryan (WI) 8
9. Dick Vidmer (MI) 7
  Dean Volkman (IL) 7
11. Larry Carlson (MN) 5
12. Bob Naponic (IL) 4
13. Chuck Roland (IA) 3
  Curt Wilson (MN) 3
15. Charles Wedemeyer (MIST) 2
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Bob Griese (PUR) 137.0
2. Dick Vidmer (MI) 120.5
3. Bill Melzer (NWEST) 108.8
4. William Long (OHST) 104.6
5. Frank Stavroff (IN) 104.6
6. Bob Naponic (IL) 98.2
7. Ed Podolak (IA) 72.4
Rush Attempts
1. Perry Williams (PUR) 179
  Mike Krivoshia (IN) 179
3. Clinton Jones (MIST) 159
4. Ed Podolak (IA) 141
5. Curt Wilson (MN) 138
6. Bob Naponic (IL) 133
7. Dave Fisher (MI) 131
8. Bob McKelvey (NWEST) 128
  Wayne Todd (WI) 128
  Carl Ward (MI) 128
11. Silas McKinnie (IA) 124
12. Jimmy Raye (MIST) 122
13. Paul Hudson (OHST) 120
14. Woody Campbell (NWEST) 114
15. Bo Rein (OHST) 103
16. William Long (OHST) 96
17. Bill Huston (IL) 89
18. Tony Williams (IA) 88
19. John Wintermute (MN) 87
20. Jim Detwiler (MI) 86
  Bob Apisa (MIST) 86
Rushing Yards
1. Clinton Jones (MIST) 784
2. Perry Williams (PUR) 689
3. Mike Krivoshia (IN) 675
4. Dave Fisher (MI) 672
5. Curt Wilson (MN) 546
6. Carl Ward (MI) 519
7. Silas McKinnie (IA) 516
8. Jimmy Raye (MIST) 486
9. Wayne Todd (WI) 480
10. Bob McKelvey (NWEST) 459
11. Bo Rein (OHST) 456
12. Ed Podolak (IA) 450
13. Bob Apisa (MIST) 445
14. Paul Hudson (OHST) 427
15. Bill Huston (IL) 420
16. Jim Detwiler (MI) 411
17. Woody Campbell (NWEST) 364
18. Rich Johnson (IL) 317
19. Dwight Lee (MIST) 305
20. Tony Williams (IA) 299
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Bob Apisa (MIST) 5.2
2. Dave Fisher (MI) 5.1
3. Clinton Jones (MIST) 4.9
4. Jim Detwiler (MI) 4.8
5. Dwight Lee (MIST) 4.8
6. Bill Huston (IL) 4.7
7. Bo Rein (OHST) 4.4
8. Silas McKinnie (IA) 4.2
9. Carl Ward (MI) 4.1
10. Jimmy Raye (MIST) 4.0
11. Curt Wilson (MN) 4.0
12. Perry Williams (PUR) 3.8
13. Rich Johnson (IL) 3.8
14. Mike Krivoshia (IN) 3.8
15. Wayne Todd (WI) 3.8
16. Bob Baltzell (PUR) 3.7
17. Bob McKelvey (NWEST) 3.6
18. Paul Hudson (OHST) 3.6
19. Tony Williams (IA) 3.4
20. John Wintermute (MN) 3.3
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Bob Apisa (MIST) 8
  Perry Williams (PUR) 8
3. Regis Cavender (MIST) 7
  Jim Detwiler (MI) 7
5. Carl Ward (MI) 6
  Bob Griese (PUR) 6
  Clinton Jones (MIST) 6
  Paul Hudson (OHST) 6
9. Dave Fisher (MI) 5
  Jimmy Raye (MIST) 5
11. Bob Baltzell (PUR) 4
  Curt Wilson (MN) 4
13. Bob McKelvey (NWEST) 2
  Leroy Keyes (PUR) 2
  Bill Melzer (NWEST) 2
  Dwight Lee (MIST) 2
  Ernie Sharpe (MI) 2
  Chico Kurzawski (NWEST) 2
  Woody Campbell (NWEST) 2
Receptions
1. Jack Clancy (MI) 76
2. Jim Beirne (PUR) 64
3. John Wright (IL) 60
4. Billy Anders (OHST) 55
5. Roger Murphy (NWEST) 51
6. Tom McCauley (WI) 46
7. Bill Couch (IN) 45
8. Cas Banaszek (NWEST) 31
9. Al Bream (IA) 30
  Kenny Last (MN) 30
11. Gene Washington (MIST) 27
12. Bo Rein (OHST) 26
  Jim Finley (PUR) 26
14. Bill Fritz (WI) 24
15. Allen Brenner (MIST) 22
16. John Ginter (IN) 21
17. Ray Terry (IN) 18
18. Craig Timko (IL) 17
  Chet Anderson (MN) 17
  Marion Griffin (PUR) 17
Receiving Yards
1. Jack Clancy (MI) 1077
2. John Wright (IL) 831
3. Roger Murphy (NWEST) 777
4. Jim Beirne (PUR) 768
5. Tom McCauley (WI) 689
6. Gene Washington (MIST) 677
7. Billy Anders (OHST) 671
8. Bill Couch (IN) 546
9. Jim Finley (PUR) 438
10. Al Bream (IA) 418
11. Allen Brenner (MIST) 357
12. Kenny Last (MN) 356
13. Bill Fritz (WI) 290
14. Bo Rein (OHST) 281
15. Cas Banaszek (NWEST) 272
16. Craig Timko (IL) 252
17. Tony Williams (IA) 220
18. Ray Terry (IN) 219
19. Marion Griffin (PUR) 198
20. Chico Kurzawski (NWEST) 193
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Gene Washington (MIST) 25.1
2. Jim Finley (PUR) 16.8
3. Allen Brenner (MIST) 16.2
4. Roger Murphy (NWEST) 15.2
5. Tom McCauley (WI) 15.0
6. Jack Clancy (MI) 14.2
7. Al Bream (IA) 13.9
8. John Wright (IL) 13.8
9. Billy Anders (OHST) 12.2
10. Bill Couch (IN) 12.1
11. Bill Fritz (WI) 12.1
12. Jim Beirne (PUR) 12.0
13. Kenny Last (MN) 11.9
14. Bo Rein (OHST) 10.8
15. Cas Banaszek (NWEST) 8.8
16. John Ginter (IN) 8.2
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Jim Beirne (PUR) 8
2. Gene Washington (MIST) 7
3. Kenny Last (MN) 5
4. Jack Clancy (MI) 4
  Roger Murphy (NWEST) 4
  John Wright (IL) 4
7. Jim Detwiler (MI) 3
  Tom McCauley (WI) 3
  Jim Finley (PUR) 3
10. Barry Crees (IA) 2
  Terry Cole (IN) 2
  Bo Rein (OHST) 2
  Cas Banaszek (NWEST) 2
  Carl Ward (MI) 2
  Bill Couch (IN) 2
  Billy Anders (OHST) 2
  Al Gage (IN) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Perry Williams (PUR) 182
2. Mike Krivoshia (IN) 181
3. Clinton Jones (MIST) 165
4. Ed Podolak (IA) 141
5. Curt Wilson (MN) 139
6. Carl Ward (MI) 138
7. Bob Naponic (IL) 133
8. Bob McKelvey (NWEST) 132
  Wayne Todd (WI) 132
10. Dave Fisher (MI) 131
11. Bo Rein (OHST) 129
12. Silas McKinnie (IA) 127
13. Woody Campbell (NWEST) 123
14. Jimmy Raye (MIST) 122
15. Paul Hudson (OHST) 120
16. Tony Williams (IA) 102
17. William Long (OHST) 96
18. Jim Detwiler (MI) 95
19. Terry Cole (IN) 94
20. Bill Huston (IL) 93
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Jack Clancy (MI) 1077
2. Clinton Jones (MIST) 869
3. John Wright (IL) 831
4. Roger Murphy (NWEST) 777
5. Jim Beirne (PUR) 768
6. Perry Williams (PUR) 756
7. Bo Rein (OHST) 737
8. Mike Krivoshia (IN) 691
9. Tom McCauley (WI) 689
10. Gene Washington (MIST) 677
11. Dave Fisher (MI) 672
12. Billy Anders (OHST) 671
13. Carl Ward (MI) 665
14. Jim Detwiler (MI) 576
15. Silas McKinnie (IA) 556
16. Curt Wilson (MN) 549
17. Bill Couch (IN) 546
18. Wayne Todd (WI) 540
19. Tony Williams (IA) 519
20. Bob McKelvey (NWEST) 494
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Jim Detwiler (MI) 10
2. Bob Apisa (MIST) 9
  Perry Williams (PUR) 9
4. Carl Ward (MI) 8
  Jim Beirne (PUR) 8
6. Gene Washington (MIST) 7
  Regis Cavender (MIST) 7
8. Bob Griese (PUR) 6
  Clinton Jones (MIST) 6
  Paul Hudson (OHST) 6
11. Jimmy Raye (MIST) 5
  Bob Baltzell (PUR) 5
  Dave Fisher (MI) 5
  Kenny Last (MN) 5
15. Curt Wilson (MN) 4
  John Wright (IL) 4
  Roger Murphy (NWEST) 4
  Jack Clancy (MI) 4
19. Dwight Lee (MIST) 3
  Tom McCauley (WI) 3
  Chico Kurzawski (NWEST) 3
  Jim Finley (PUR) 3
Total Plays
1. Ed Podolak (IA) 332
2. Bob Naponic (IL) 295
3. Dick Vidmer (MI) 292
4. William Long (OHST) 288
  Frank Stavroff (IN) 288
6. Bob Griese (PUR) 286
7. Jimmy Raye (MIST) 245
8. Bill Melzer (NWEST) 222
9. Curt Wilson (MN) 202
10. John Boyajian (WI) 190
11. Perry Williams (PUR) 179
  Mike Krivoshia (IN) 179
13. Clinton Jones (MIST) 160
14. John Ryan (WI) 149
15. Larry Carlson (MN) 142
16. Dave Fisher (MI) 131
17. Bob McKelvey (NWEST) 128
  Wayne Todd (WI) 128
  Carl Ward (MI) 128
20. Silas McKinnie (IA) 124
Total Yards
1. Bob Griese (PUR) 1964
2. Dick Vidmer (MI) 1639
3. Jimmy Raye (MIST) 1596
4. Ed Podolak (IA) 1491
5. Frank Stavroff (IN) 1328
6. William Long (OHST) 1213
  Bob Naponic (IL) 1213
8. Bill Melzer (NWEST) 1170
9. Curt Wilson (MN) 836
10. John Boyajian (WI) 831
11. Clinton Jones (MIST) 784
12. Perry Williams (PUR) 689
13. Mike Krivoshia (IN) 675
14. Dave Fisher (MI) 672
15. John Ryan (WI) 575
16. Carl Ward (MI) 519
17. Silas McKinnie (IA) 516
18. Wayne Todd (WI) 480
19. Bob McKelvey (NWEST) 459
20. Bo Rein (OHST) 456
Total Touchdowns
1. Bob Griese (PUR) 18
2. Jimmy Raye (MIST) 15
3. Dick Vidmer (MI) 11
4. Bill Melzer (NWEST) 9
5. Perry Williams (PUR) 8
  Bob Apisa (MIST) 8
7. Jim Detwiler (MI) 7
  William Long (OHST) 7
  Regis Cavender (MIST) 7
  Curt Wilson (MN) 7
  Frank Stavroff (IN) 7
12. Carl Ward (MI) 6
  Clinton Jones (MIST) 6
  Paul Hudson (OHST) 6
15. Dave Fisher (MI) 5
  Larry Carlson (MN) 5
17. Bob Baltzell (PUR) 4
  Leroy Keyes (PUR) 4
  Bob Naponic (IL) 4
20. John Boyajian (WI) 3
  Ed Podolak (IA) 3
  John Ryan (WI) 3