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1968 Big Ten Conference Rushing Stats

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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)

  • Plsyers sorted by Yds/Att (minimum 6.25 Att/G).
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32 Players

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Bob Pernell Indiana 98 606 6.2 4 3 33 11.0 1 101 639 6.3 5
2 Ed Podolak Iowa 154 937 6.1 8 12 188 15.7 1 166 1125 6.8 9
3 Ron Johnson Michigan 255 1391 5.5 19 15 177 11.8 0 270 1568 5.8 19
4 Jim Kirkpatrick Purdue 69 370 5.4 3 10 99 9.9 0 79 469 5.9 3
5 Leroy Keyes Purdue 193 1003 5.2 14 33 428 13.0 1 226 1431 6.3 15
6 Tim Sullivan Iowa 131 682 5.2 7 7 69 9.9 1 138 751 5.4 8
7 John Isenbarger Indiana 130 669 5.1 5 7 113 16.1 1 137 782 5.7 6
8 Barry Mayer Minnesota 130 662 5.1 3 6 28 4.7 0 136 690 5.1 3
9 Rick Thompson Indiana 77 371 4.8 2 77 371 4.8 2
10 Jim Otis* Ohio State 219 985 4.5 17 10 82 8.2 0 229 1067 4.7 17
11 Jim Carter Minnesota 96 423 4.4 8 9 37 4.1 2 105 460 4.4 10
12 Tom Love Michigan State 177 729 4.1 5 2 17 8.5 0 179 746 4.2 5
13 Rex Kern* Ohio State 131 534 4.1 8 131 534 4.1 8
14 Rich Johnson Illinois 243 973 4.0 5 10 68 6.8 0 253 1041 4.1 5
15 Perry Williams Purdue 138 553 4.0 9 7 71 10.1 0 145 624 4.3 9
16 David Brungard* Ohio State 66 261 4.0 1 2 38 19.0 2 68 299 4.4 3
17 Ken Bargo Illinois 76 297 3.9 1 4 26 6.5 0 80 323 4.0 1
18 Bob Olson Northwestern 90 342 3.8 1 4 63 15.8 0 94 405 4.3 1
19 Garvie Craw Michigan 81 307 3.8 1 81 307 3.8 1
20 George Kemp Minnesota 75 288 3.8 0 13 124 9.5 0 88 412 4.7 0
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Wayne Todd Wisconsin 100 364 3.6 0 100 364 3.6 0
22 Don Highsmith Michigan State 116 396 3.4 2 2 21 10.5 0 118 417 3.5 2
23 John Smith Wisconsin 100 339 3.4 0 2 14 7.0 0 102 353 3.5 0
24 Chico Kurzawski Northwestern 90 299 3.3 2 13 152 11.7 1 103 451 4.4 3
25 Bill Triplett Michigan State 114 298 2.6 6 114 298 2.6 6
26 Harry Gonso Indiana 151 323 2.1 4 1 16 16.0 0 152 339 2.2 4
27 Dennis Brown Michigan 115 215 1.9 1 115 215 1.9 1
28 Larry Lawrence Iowa 104 161 1.5 10 104 161 1.5 10
29 Dave Shelbourne Northwestern 118 156 1.3 1 1 8 8.0 0 119 164 1.4 1
30 Bob Naponic Illinois 147 171 1.2 5 147 171 1.2 5
31 Bill Feraco Michigan State 63 78 1.2 7 63 78 1.2 7
32 John Ryan Wisconsin 84 73 0.9 3 84 73 0.9 3