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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 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

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

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

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. Jimmy Raye (MIST) 10
  Dick Vidmer (MI) 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

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. John Ryan (WI) 8
  Jimmy Raye (MIST) 8
9. Dick Vidmer (MI) 7
  Dean Volkman (IL) 7

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. Wayne Todd (WI) 128
  Carl Ward (MI) 128
  Bob McKelvey (NWEST) 128

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

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

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Bob Apisa (MIST) 8
  Perry Williams (PUR) 8
3. Regis Cavender (MIST) 7
  Jim Detwiler (MI) 7
5. Clinton Jones (MIST) 6
  Paul Hudson (OHST) 6
  Bob Griese (PUR) 6
  Carl Ward (MI) 6
9. Dave Fisher (MI) 5
  Jimmy Raye (MIST) 5

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. Kenny Last (MN) 30
  Al Bream (IA) 30

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

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

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Jim Beirne (PUR) 8
2. Gene Washington (MIST) 7
3. Kenny Last (MN) 5
4. Roger Murphy (NWEST) 4
  John Wright (IL) 4
  Jack Clancy (MI) 4
7. Jim Finley (PUR) 3
  Tom McCauley (WI) 3
  Jim Detwiler (MI) 3
10. Terry Cole (IN) 2
  Billy Anders (OHST) 2
  Barry Crees (IA) 2
  Bo Rein (OHST) 2
  Carl Ward (MI) 2
  Cas Banaszek (NWEST) 2
  Bill Couch (IN) 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

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

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Jim Detwiler (MI) 10
2. Bob Apisa (MIST) 9
  Perry Williams (PUR) 9
4. Jim Beirne (PUR) 8
  Carl Ward (MI) 8
6. Regis Cavender (MIST) 7
  Gene Washington (MIST) 7
8. Paul Hudson (OHST) 6
  Bob Griese (PUR) 6
  Clinton Jones (MIST) 6

Total Plays

1. Ed Podolak (IA) 332
2. Bob Naponic (IL) 295
3. Dick Vidmer (MI) 292
4. Frank Stavroff (IN) 288
  William Long (OHST) 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

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. Bob Naponic (IL) 1213
  William Long (OHST) 1213
8. Bill Melzer (NWEST) 1170
9. Curt Wilson (MN) 836
10. John Boyajian (WI) 831

Total Touchdowns

1. Bob Griese (PUR) 18
2. Jimmy Raye (MIST) 15
3. Dick Vidmer (MI) 11
4. Bill Melzer (NWEST) 9
5. Bob Apisa (MIST) 8
  Perry Williams (PUR) 8
7. Curt Wilson (MN) 7
  William Long (OHST) 7
  Regis Cavender (MIST) 7
  Jim Detwiler (MI) 7
  Frank Stavroff (IN) 7