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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 Completion Percentage

1. Larry Lawrence (Iowa) 56.4
2. Mike Phipps (Purdue) 52.1
3. Phil Hagen (Minnesota) 47.8
4. Dennis Brown (Michigan) 47.6
5. Harry Gonso (Indiana) 46.6
6. Dave Shelbourne (Northwestern) 41.8
7. John Ryan (Wisconsin) 41.6
8. Bob Naponic (Illinois) 39.0

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Larry Lawrence (Iowa) 8.4
2. Dennis Brown (Michigan) 6.8
3. Harry Gonso (Indiana) 6.8
4. Mike Phipps (Purdue) 6.5
5. Dave Shelbourne (Northwestern) 5.4
6. Phil Hagen (Minnesota) 4.9
7. John Ryan (Wisconsin) 4.2
8. Bob Naponic (Illinois) 3.8

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Larry Lawrence (Iowa) 6.7
2. Dennis Brown (Michigan) 5.9
3. Harry Gonso (Indiana) 5.8
4. Mike Phipps (Purdue) 4.4
5. Phil Hagen (Minnesota) 3.1
6. Dave Shelbourne (Northwestern) 3.1
7. John Ryan (Wisconsin) 1.4
8. Bob Naponic (Illinois) 1.0

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Larry Lawrence (Iowa) 130.1
2. Harry Gonso (Indiana) 117.0
3. Dennis Brown (Michigan) 113.5
4. Mike Phipps (Purdue) 101.8
5. Phil Hagen (Minnesota) 87.2
6. Dave Shelbourne (Northwestern) 83.7
7. John Ryan (Wisconsin) 68.2
8. Bob Naponic (Illinois) 61.0

Rush Attempts

1. Ron Johnson (Michigan) 255
2. Rich Johnson (Illinois) 243
3. Jim Otis* (Ohio State) 219
4. Leroy Keyes (Purdue) 193
5. Tom Love (Michigan State) 177
6. Ed Podolak (Iowa) 154
7. Harry Gonso (Indiana) 151
8. Bob Naponic (Illinois) 147
9. Perry Williams (Purdue) 138
10. Tim Sullivan (Iowa) 131
  Rex Kern* (Ohio State) 131

Rushing Yards

1. Ron Johnson (Michigan) 1391
2. Leroy Keyes (Purdue) 1003
3. Jim Otis* (Ohio State) 985
4. Rich Johnson (Illinois) 973
5. Ed Podolak (Iowa) 937
6. Tom Love (Michigan State) 729
7. Tim Sullivan (Iowa) 682
8. John Isenbarger (Indiana) 669
9. Barry Mayer (Minnesota) 662
10. Bob Pernell (Indiana) 606

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bob Pernell (Indiana) 6.2
2. Ed Podolak (Iowa) 6.1
3. Ron Johnson (Michigan) 5.5
4. Jim Kirkpatrick (Purdue) 5.4
5. Tim Sullivan (Iowa) 5.2
6. Leroy Keyes (Purdue) 5.2
7. John Isenbarger (Indiana) 5.1
8. Barry Mayer (Minnesota) 5.1
9. Rick Thompson (Indiana) 4.8
10. Jim Otis* (Ohio State) 4.5

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Barry Crees (Iowa) 18.2
2. Al Bream (Iowa) 17.9
3. Chip Litten (Minnesota) 17.8
4. Bruce Hubbard (Northwestern) 16.7
5. Allen Brenner (Michigan State) 16.5
6. Jade Butcher (Indiana) 16.2
7. Frank Foreman (Michigan State) 15.7
8. Jerry Imsland (Michigan) 14.2
9. Jan White* (Ohio State) 13.5
10. Jim Mandich (Michigan) 13.5

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Ron Johnson (Michigan) 270
2. Rich Johnson (Illinois) 253
3. Jim Otis* (Ohio State) 229
4. Leroy Keyes (Purdue) 226
5. Tom Love (Michigan State) 179
6. Ed Podolak (Iowa) 166
7. Harry Gonso (Indiana) 152
8. Bob Naponic (Illinois) 147
9. Perry Williams (Purdue) 145
10. Tim Sullivan (Iowa) 138

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Ron Johnson (Michigan) 1568
2. Leroy Keyes (Purdue) 1431
3. Ed Podolak (Iowa) 1125
4. Jim Otis* (Ohio State) 1067
5. Rich Johnson (Illinois) 1041
6. John Isenbarger (Indiana) 782
7. Tim Sullivan (Iowa) 751
8. Tom Love (Michigan State) 746
9. Jade Butcher (Indiana) 717
10. Barry Mayer (Minnesota) 690

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Ron Johnson (Michigan) 19
2. Jim Otis* (Ohio State) 17
3. Leroy Keyes (Purdue) 15
4. Larry Lawrence (Iowa) 10
  Jim Carter (Minnesota) 10
  Jade Butcher (Indiana) 10
7. Perry Williams (Purdue) 9
  Ed Podolak (Iowa) 9
9. Rex Kern* (Ohio State) 8
  Tim Sullivan (Iowa) 8

Total Yards

1. Dennis Brown (Michigan) 1777
2. Dave Shelbourne (Northwestern) 1514
3. Rex Kern* (Ohio State) 1506
4. Larry Lawrence (Iowa) 1468
5. Harry Gonso (Indiana) 1432
6. Ron Johnson (Michigan) 1391
7. Ed Podolak (Iowa) 1198
8. Mike Phipps (Purdue) 1118
9. Leroy Keyes (Purdue) 1084
10. Bill Triplett (Michigan State) 1012