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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 Completion Percentage

1. Bob Griese (Purdue) 60.5
2. William Long (Ohio State) 55.2
3. Bill Melzer (Northwestern) 53.4
4. Frank Stavroff (Indiana) 53.1
5. Dick Vidmer (Michigan) 52.0
6. Bob Naponic (Illinois) 43.2
7. Ed Podolak (Iowa) 40.3

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bob Griese (Purdue) 8.1
2. Dick Vidmer (Michigan) 7.2
3. Bill Melzer (Northwestern) 6.7
4. Frank Stavroff (Indiana) 6.3
5. Bob Naponic (Illinois) 6.2
6. William Long (Ohio State) 6.1
7. Ed Podolak (Iowa) 5.5

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bob Griese (Purdue) 6.9
2. Dick Vidmer (Michigan) 6.6
3. Bob Naponic (Illinois) 5.5
4. Bill Melzer (Northwestern) 4.4
5. Frank Stavroff (Indiana) 4.3
6. William Long (Ohio State) 4.0
7. Ed Podolak (Iowa) 1.5

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Bob Griese (Purdue) 137.0
2. Dick Vidmer (Michigan) 120.5
3. Bill Melzer (Northwestern) 108.8
4. William Long (Ohio State) 104.6
5. Frank Stavroff (Indiana) 104.6
6. Bob Naponic (Illinois) 98.2
7. Ed Podolak (Iowa) 72.4

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Gene Washington (Michigan State) 25.1
2. Jim Finley (Purdue) 16.8
3. Allen Brenner (Michigan State) 16.2
4. Roger Murphy (Northwestern) 15.2
5. Tom McCauley (Wisconsin) 15.0
6. Jack Clancy (Michigan) 14.2
7. Al Bream (Iowa) 13.9
8. John Wright (Illinois) 13.8
9. Billy Anders (Ohio State) 12.2
10. Bill Couch (Indiana) 12.1
11. Bill Fritz (Wisconsin) 12.1
12. Jim Beirne (Purdue) 12.0
13. Kenny Last (Minnesota) 11.9
14. Bo Rein (Ohio State) 10.8
15. Cas Banaszek (Northwestern) 8.8
16. John Ginter (Indiana) 8.2