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1968 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Ohio State 10 0 0 1.000 7 0 0 1.000 32.3 15.0 21.84 6.54
Michigan 8 2 0 .800 6 1 0 .857 27.7 15.5 14.70 3.50
Purdue 8 2 0 .800 5 2 0 .714 29.1 16.7 17.69 7.59
Minnesota 6 4 0 .600 5 2 0 .714 20.7 19.0 9.74 7.64
Indiana 6 4 0 .600 4 3 0 .571 25.0 26.2 7.43 7.13
Iowa 5 5 0 .500 4 3 0 .571 32.2 28.9 8.76 7.36
Michigan State 5 5 0 .500 2 5 0 .286 20.2 15.1 10.91 8.01
Illinois 1 9 0 .100 1 6 0 .143 10.7 33.3 -2.37 12.83
Northwestern 1 9 0 .100 1 6 0 .143 10.9 32.5 -7.33 10.47
Wisconsin 0 10 0 .000 0 7 0 .000 8.6 31.0 -9.45 7.45

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 Final
Ohio State 11 9 11 6 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1
Purdue 1 1 1 1 1 5 7 6 6 15 12 12 11 10
Michigan           18 12 9 7 4 4 13 13 12
Indiana 13 15 13     19       19        
Michigan State       19 12     16 17          
Minnesota 15 16 17                      

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1969-01-01 Rose Bowl Ohio State 27 Southern California 16 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)

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. Phil Hagen (MN) 75
  Rex Kern* (OHST) 75
10. Bill Triplett (MIST) 47

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

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

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. Bill Triplett (MIST) 4
  Phil Hagen (MN) 4
9. Ray Stephens (MN) 3
  Leroy Keyes (PUR) 3
  John Ryan (WI) 3
  Mike Phipps (PUR) 3
  Ron Maciejowski* (OHST) 3

Passing Interceptions

1. Dave Shelbourne (NWEST) 16
2. John Ryan (WI) 14
  Bob Naponic (IL) 14
4. Dennis Brown (MI) 10
5. Harry Gonso (IN) 9
  Mike Phipps (PUR) 9
  Larry Lawrence (IA) 9
8. Bill Triplett (MIST) 8
  Phil Hagen (MN) 8
10. Ray Stephens (MN) 7

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. Rex Kern* (OHST) 131
  Tim Sullivan (IA) 131

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

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

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
  Ed Podolak (IA) 8
  Jim Carter (MN) 8
9. Tim Sullivan (IA) 7
  Bill Feraco (MIST) 7

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. Al Bream (IA) 29
  Frank Foreman (MIST) 29

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

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

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Jade Butcher (IN) 10
2. Ray Manning (IA) 5
3. Bill Harris (MI) 4
  Bob Dillingham (PUR) 4
5. Frank Foreman (MIST) 3
  Jim Mandich (MI) 3
  Bruce Jankowski* (OHST) 3
  Kerry Reardon (IA) 3
9. Al Gage (IN) 2
  John Gabler (MI) 2
  Chip Litten (MN) 2
  Craig Smeeton (NWEST) 2
  Dennis Green (IA) 2
  Ray Parson (MN) 2
  Ken Luxton (NWEST) 2
  Paul Staroba (MI) 2
  Bob Bess (IL) 2
  David Brungard* (OHST) 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

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

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Ron Johnson (MI) 19
2. Jim Otis* (OHST) 17
3. Leroy Keyes (PUR) 15
4. Jade Butcher (IN) 10
  Larry Lawrence (IA) 10
  Jim Carter (MN) 10
7. Ed Podolak (IA) 9
  Perry Williams (PUR) 9
9. Rex Kern* (OHST) 8
  Tim Sullivan (IA) 8

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

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

Total Touchdowns

1. Ron Johnson (MI) 19
2. Larry Lawrence (IA) 17
  Jim Otis* (OHST) 17
  Leroy Keyes (PUR) 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
  Dave Shelbourne (NWEST) 8
  Jim Carter (MN) 8
  Ed Podolak (IA) 8