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1966 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Michigan State 9 0 1 .950 7 0 0 1.000 29.3 9.9 21.45 5.15
Purdue 9 2 0 .818 6 1 0 .857 27.0 14.0 16.07 5.97
Michigan 6 4 0 .600 4 3 0 .571 23.6 13.8 7.94 2.94
Illinois 4 6 0 .400 4 3 0 .571 17.3 19.3 2.85 5.65
Minnesota 4 5 1 .450 3 3 1 .500 12.4 16.0 -1.29 0.91
Ohio State 4 5 0 .444 3 4 0 .429 12.0 13.7 -0.32 2.12
Northwestern 3 6 1 .350 2 4 1 .357 13.7 21.3 -0.17 6.23
Wisconsin 3 6 1 .350 2 4 1 .357 8.7 21.2 -5.41 3.89
Indiana 1 8 1 .150 1 5 1 .214 10.4 22.9 -3.10 6.80
Iowa 2 8 0 .200 1 6 0 .143 8.6 25.3 -6.92 3.89

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 Final
Michigan State 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Purdue 8 7     9 9       10 8 7 7
Michigan   9 8                    

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1967-01-02 Rose Bowl Purdue 14 Southern California 13 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)

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