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1968 Big Ten Conference Leaders

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Record: 50-50-0, .500 W-L% (7th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 7.19 (4th of 12) ▪ SOS: 7.85 (3rd of 12)

Conference Champion: Ohio State

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio State and Purdue)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Michigan, Ohio State and Purdue)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Dennis Brown (MI) 109
2. Dave Shelbourne (NWEST) 105
3. Mike Phipps (PUR) 88
  Larry Lawrence (IA) 88
5. John Ryan (WI) 84
6. Bob Naponic (IL) 83
7. Harry Gonso (IN) 76
8. Rex Kern* (OHST) 75
  Phil Hagen (MN) 75
10. Bill Triplett (MIST) 47
11. Bill Feraco (MIST) 33
12. Ron Maciejowski* (OHST) 25
13. Ray Stephens (MN) 24
14. Mike Cilek (IA) 19
15. Dana Woodring (NWEST) 17
16. Ed Podolak (IA) 16
17. Bob Schaffner (WI) 14
18. Greg Brown (IN) 13
19. Don Kiepert (PUR) 10
  Don Moorhead (MI) 10
Pass Attempts
1. Dave Shelbourne (NWEST) 251
2. Dennis Brown (MI) 229
3. Bob Naponic (IL) 213
4. John Ryan (WI) 202
5. Mike Phipps (PUR) 169
6. Harry Gonso (IN) 163
7. Phil Hagen (MN) 157
8. Larry Lawrence (IA) 156
9. Rex Kern* (OHST) 131
10. Bill Triplett (MIST) 90
11. Ray Stephens (MN) 60
  Bill Feraco (MIST) 60
13. Dana Woodring (NWEST) 51
14. Ed Podolak (IA) 45
15. Ron Maciejowski* (OHST) 42
16. Bob Schaffner (WI) 40
17. Don Kiepert (PUR) 36
18. Greg Brown (IN) 35
19. Mike Cilek (IA) 28
20. Don Moorhead (MI) 25
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Larry Lawrence (IA) 56.4
2. Mike Phipps (PUR) 52.1
3. Phil Hagen (MN) 47.8
4. Dennis Brown (MI) 47.6
5. Harry Gonso (IN) 46.6
6. Dave Shelbourne (NWEST) 41.8
7. John Ryan (WI) 41.6
8. Bob Naponic (IL) 39.0
Passing Yards
1. Dennis Brown (MI) 1562
2. Dave Shelbourne (NWEST) 1358
3. Larry Lawrence (IA) 1307
4. Harry Gonso (IN) 1109
5. Mike Phipps (PUR) 1096
6. Rex Kern* (OHST) 972
7. John Ryan (WI) 855
8. Bob Naponic (IL) 813
9. Phil Hagen (MN) 771
10. Bill Triplett (MIST) 714
11. Bill Feraco (MIST) 478
12. Ray Stephens (MN) 402
13. Ron Maciejowski* (OHST) 387
14. Mike Cilek (IA) 308
15. Ed Podolak (IA) 261
16. Dana Woodring (NWEST) 240
17. Greg Brown (IN) 185
18. Bob Schaffner (WI) 158
19. Don Moorhead (MI) 122
20. Lew Ritcherson (WI) 115
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Larry Lawrence (IA) 8.4
2. Dennis Brown (MI) 6.8
3. Harry Gonso (IN) 6.8
4. Mike Phipps (PUR) 6.5
5. Dave Shelbourne (NWEST) 5.4
6. Phil Hagen (MN) 4.9
7. John Ryan (WI) 4.2
8. Bob Naponic (IL) 3.8
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Larry Lawrence (IA) 6.7
2. Dennis Brown (MI) 5.9
3. Harry Gonso (IN) 5.8
4. Mike Phipps (PUR) 4.4
5. Phil Hagen (MN) 3.1
6. Dave Shelbourne (NWEST) 3.1
7. John Ryan (WI) 1.4
8. Bob Naponic (IL) 1.0
Passing Touchdowns
1. Harry Gonso (IN) 12
  Dennis Brown (MI) 12
3. Rex Kern* (OHST) 7
  Dave Shelbourne (NWEST) 7
  Larry Lawrence (IA) 7
6. Mike Cilek (IA) 6
7. Phil Hagen (MN) 4
  Bill Triplett (MIST) 4
9. Ray Stephens (MN) 3
  Leroy Keyes (PUR) 3
  John Ryan (WI) 3
  Mike Phipps (PUR) 3
  Ron Maciejowski* (OHST) 3
14. Bob Naponic (IL) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Dave Shelbourne (NWEST) 16
2. John Ryan (WI) 14
  Bob Naponic (IL) 14
4. Dennis Brown (MI) 10
5. Larry Lawrence (IA) 9
  Harry Gonso (IN) 9
  Mike Phipps (PUR) 9
8. Phil Hagen (MN) 8
  Bill Triplett (MIST) 8
10. Ray Stephens (MN) 7
11. Bill Feraco (MIST) 6
  Rex Kern* (OHST) 6
13. Bob Schaffner (WI) 4
  Don Kiepert (PUR) 4
15. Dana Woodring (NWEST) 3
  Greg Brown (IN) 3
  Ron Maciejowski* (OHST) 3
18. William Long* (OHST) 2
  Mike Cilek (IA) 2
  Don Moorhead (MI) 2
  George Wortley (IN) 2
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Larry Lawrence (IA) 130.1
2. Harry Gonso (IN) 117.0
3. Dennis Brown (MI) 113.5
4. Mike Phipps (PUR) 101.8
5. Phil Hagen (MN) 87.2
6. Dave Shelbourne (NWEST) 83.7
7. John Ryan (WI) 68.2
8. Bob Naponic (IL) 61.0
Rush Attempts
1. Ron Johnson (MI) 255
2. Rich Johnson (IL) 243
3. Jim Otis* (OHST) 219
4. Leroy Keyes (PUR) 193
5. Tom Love (MIST) 177
6. Ed Podolak (IA) 154
7. Harry Gonso (IN) 151
8. Bob Naponic (IL) 147
9. Perry Williams (PUR) 138
10. Tim Sullivan (IA) 131
  Rex Kern* (OHST) 131
12. Barry Mayer (MN) 130
  John Isenbarger (IN) 130
14. Dave Shelbourne (NWEST) 118
15. Don Highsmith (MIST) 116
16. Dennis Brown (MI) 115
17. Bill Triplett (MIST) 114
18. Larry Lawrence (IA) 104
19. Wayne Todd (WI) 100
  John Smith (WI) 100
Rushing Yards
1. Ron Johnson (MI) 1391
2. Leroy Keyes (PUR) 1003
3. Jim Otis* (OHST) 985
4. Rich Johnson (IL) 973
5. Ed Podolak (IA) 937
6. Tom Love (MIST) 729
7. Tim Sullivan (IA) 682
8. John Isenbarger (IN) 669
9. Barry Mayer (MN) 662
10. Bob Pernell (IN) 606
11. Perry Williams (PUR) 553
12. Rex Kern* (OHST) 534
13. Jim Carter (MN) 423
14. Don Highsmith (MIST) 396
15. Rick Thompson (IN) 371
16. Jim Kirkpatrick (PUR) 370
17. Wayne Todd (WI) 364
18. Bob Olson (NWEST) 342
19. John Smith (WI) 339
20. Larry Zelina* (OHST) 338
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Bob Pernell (IN) 6.2
2. Ed Podolak (IA) 6.1
3. Ron Johnson (MI) 5.5
4. Jim Kirkpatrick (PUR) 5.4
5. Tim Sullivan (IA) 5.2
6. Leroy Keyes (PUR) 5.2
7. John Isenbarger (IN) 5.1
8. Barry Mayer (MN) 5.1
9. Rick Thompson (IN) 4.8
10. Jim Otis* (OHST) 4.5
11. Jim Carter (MN) 4.4
12. Tom Love (MIST) 4.1
13. Rex Kern* (OHST) 4.1
14. Perry Williams (PUR) 4.0
15. Rich Johnson (IL) 4.0
16. David Brungard* (OHST) 4.0
17. Ken Bargo (IL) 3.9
18. George Kemp (MN) 3.8
19. Bob Olson (NWEST) 3.8
20. Garvie Craw (MI) 3.8
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Ron Johnson (MI) 19
2. Jim Otis* (OHST) 17
3. Leroy Keyes (PUR) 14
4. Larry Lawrence (IA) 10
5. Perry Williams (PUR) 9
6. Rex Kern* (OHST) 8
  Jim Carter (MN) 8
  Ed Podolak (IA) 8
9. Bill Feraco (MIST) 7
  Tim Sullivan (IA) 7
11. Bill Triplett (MIST) 6
12. Bob Naponic (IL) 5
  John Isenbarger (IN) 5
  Tom Love (MIST) 5
  Rich Johnson (IL) 5
16. Harry Gonso (IN) 4
  Dick Emmerich (NWEST) 4
  Dennis Green (IA) 4
  Ron Maciejowski* (OHST) 4
  Bob Pernell (IN) 4
Receptions
1. Jade Butcher (IN) 44
2. Jim Mandich (MI) 42
3. Bob Dillingham (PUR) 35
  Ray Manning (IA) 35
5. Mel Reddick (WI) 34
6. Bruce Hubbard (NWEST) 33
  Leroy Keyes (PUR) 33
8. Bruce Jankowski* (OHST) 31
9. Ray Parson (MN) 30
10. Frank Foreman (MIST) 29
  Al Bream (IA) 29
12. Chip Litten (MN) 27
13. Allen Brenner (MIST) 25
14. Al Gage (IN) 23
15. Barry Crees (IA) 22
16. Jan White* (OHST) 21
  Doug Dieken (IL) 21
18. Jerry Imsland (MI) 19
19. Larry Zelina* (OHST) 18
  Stu Voigt (WI) 18
Receiving Yards
1. Jade Butcher (IN) 713
2. Jim Mandich (MI) 565
3. Bruce Hubbard (NWEST) 551
4. Al Bream (IA) 518
5. Chip Litten (MN) 481
6. Frank Foreman (MIST) 456
  Bob Dillingham (PUR) 456
8. Leroy Keyes (PUR) 428
9. Ray Manning (IA) 426
10. Allen Brenner (MIST) 413
11. Barry Crees (IA) 400
12. Mel Reddick (WI) 375
13. Bill Harris (MI) 369
14. Ray Parson (MN) 333
15. Bruce Jankowski* (OHST) 328
16. Larry Zelina* (OHST) 327
17. Al Gage (IN) 286
18. Jan White* (OHST) 283
19. Eric Stolberg (IN) 276
20. Jerry Imsland (MI) 269
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Barry Crees (IA) 18.2
2. Al Bream (IA) 17.9
3. Chip Litten (MN) 17.8
4. Bruce Hubbard (NWEST) 16.7
5. Allen Brenner (MIST) 16.5
6. Jade Butcher (IN) 16.2
7. Frank Foreman (MIST) 15.7
8. Jerry Imsland (MI) 14.2
9. Jan White* (OHST) 13.5
10. Jim Mandich (MI) 13.5
11. Bob Dillingham (PUR) 13.0
12. Leroy Keyes (PUR) 13.0
13. Al Gage (IN) 12.4
14. Ray Manning (IA) 12.2
15. Ray Parson (MN) 11.1
16. Mel Reddick (WI) 11.0
17. Doug Dieken (IL) 10.6
18. Bruce Jankowski* (OHST) 10.6
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Jade Butcher (IN) 10
2. Ray Manning (IA) 5
3. Bob Dillingham (PUR) 4
  Bill Harris (MI) 4
5. Kerry Reardon (IA) 3
  Bruce Jankowski* (OHST) 3
  Frank Foreman (MIST) 3
  Jim Mandich (MI) 3
9. David Brungard* (OHST) 2
  Chip Litten (MN) 2
  Craig Smeeton (NWEST) 2
  John Gabler (MI) 2
  Dennis Green (IA) 2
  Bob Bess (IL) 2
  Ken Luxton (NWEST) 2
  Ray Parson (MN) 2
  Paul Staroba (MI) 2
  Al Gage (IN) 2
  Jim Carter (MN) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Ron Johnson (MI) 270
2. Rich Johnson (IL) 253
3. Jim Otis* (OHST) 229
4. Leroy Keyes (PUR) 226
5. Tom Love (MIST) 179
6. Ed Podolak (IA) 166
7. Harry Gonso (IN) 152
8. Bob Naponic (IL) 147
9. Perry Williams (PUR) 145
10. Tim Sullivan (IA) 138
11. John Isenbarger (IN) 137
12. Barry Mayer (MN) 136
13. Rex Kern* (OHST) 131
14. Dave Shelbourne (NWEST) 119
15. Don Highsmith (MIST) 118
16. Dennis Brown (MI) 115
17. Bill Triplett (MIST) 114
18. Jim Carter (MN) 105
19. Larry Lawrence (IA) 104
20. Chico Kurzawski (NWEST) 103
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Ron Johnson (MI) 1568
2. Leroy Keyes (PUR) 1431
3. Ed Podolak (IA) 1125
4. Jim Otis* (OHST) 1067
5. Rich Johnson (IL) 1041
6. John Isenbarger (IN) 782
7. Tim Sullivan (IA) 751
8. Tom Love (MIST) 746
9. Jade Butcher (IN) 717
10. Barry Mayer (MN) 690
11. Larry Zelina* (OHST) 665
12. Bob Pernell (IN) 639
13. Perry Williams (PUR) 624
14. Barry Crees (IA) 579
15. Jim Mandich (MI) 565
16. Bruce Hubbard (NWEST) 551
17. Rex Kern* (OHST) 534
18. Al Bream (IA) 518
19. Chip Litten (MN) 481
20. Jim Kirkpatrick (PUR) 469
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Ron Johnson (MI) 19
2. Jim Otis* (OHST) 17
3. Leroy Keyes (PUR) 15
4. Jim Carter (MN) 10
  Jade Butcher (IN) 10
  Larry Lawrence (IA) 10
7. Ed Podolak (IA) 9
  Perry Williams (PUR) 9
9. Rex Kern* (OHST) 8
  Tim Sullivan (IA) 8
11. Bill Feraco (MIST) 7
12. Bill Triplett (MIST) 6
  Dennis Green (IA) 6
  John Isenbarger (IN) 6
15. Bob Pernell (IN) 5
  Bob Naponic (IL) 5
  Rich Johnson (IL) 5
  Tom Love (MIST) 5
  Ray Manning (IA) 5
20. Ron Maciejowski* (OHST) 4
  Bob Dillingham (PUR) 4
  Harry Gonso (IN) 4
  Dick Emmerich (NWEST) 4
  Bill Harris (MI) 4
Total Plays
1. Dave Shelbourne (NWEST) 369
2. Bob Naponic (IL) 360
3. Dennis Brown (MI) 344
4. Harry Gonso (IN) 314
5. John Ryan (WI) 286
6. Rex Kern* (OHST) 262
7. Larry Lawrence (IA) 260
8. Ron Johnson (MI) 255
9. Rich Johnson (IL) 243
10. Mike Phipps (PUR) 226
11. Jim Otis* (OHST) 219
12. Phil Hagen (MN) 215
13. Bill Triplett (MIST) 204
14. Leroy Keyes (PUR) 202
15. Ed Podolak (IA) 199
16. Tom Love (MIST) 184
17. Perry Williams (PUR) 138
18. John Isenbarger (IN) 137
19. Tim Sullivan (IA) 131
20. Barry Mayer (MN) 130
Total Yards
1. Dennis Brown (MI) 1777
2. Dave Shelbourne (NWEST) 1514
3. Rex Kern* (OHST) 1506
4. Larry Lawrence (IA) 1468
5. Harry Gonso (IN) 1432
6. Ron Johnson (MI) 1391
7. Ed Podolak (IA) 1198
8. Mike Phipps (PUR) 1118
9. Leroy Keyes (PUR) 1084
10. Bill Triplett (MIST) 1012
11. Jim Otis* (OHST) 985
12. Bob Naponic (IL) 984
13. Rich Johnson (IL) 973
14. John Ryan (WI) 928
15. Phil Hagen (MN) 905
16. Tom Love (MIST) 729
17. Tim Sullivan (IA) 682
18. John Isenbarger (IN) 669
19. Barry Mayer (MN) 662
20. Bob Pernell (IN) 606
Total Touchdowns
1. Ron Johnson (MI) 19
2. Leroy Keyes (PUR) 17
  Jim Otis* (OHST) 17
  Larry Lawrence (IA) 17
5. Harry Gonso (IN) 16
6. Rex Kern* (OHST) 15
7. Dennis Brown (MI) 13
8. Bill Triplett (MIST) 10
9. Perry Williams (PUR) 9
10. Bill Feraco (MIST) 8
  Ed Podolak (IA) 8
  Dave Shelbourne (NWEST) 8
  Jim Carter (MN) 8
14. Tim Sullivan (IA) 7
  Ron Maciejowski* (OHST) 7
  Bob Naponic (IL) 7
17. John Ryan (WI) 6
  Mike Cilek (IA) 6
19. Ray Stephens (MN) 5
  Phil Hagen (MN) 5
  Rich Johnson (IL) 5
  John Isenbarger (IN) 5
  Tom Love (MIST) 5