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1971 Big Ten Conference Leaders

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Record: 50-58-1, .463 W-L% (8th of 13) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 4.93 (4th of 13) ▪ SOS: 5.63 (4th of 13)

Conference Champion: Michigan

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Michigan, Northwestern and Ohio State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Michigan)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Maurie Daigneau (NWEST) 125
2. Craig Curry (MN) 118
3. Frank Sunderman (IA) 109
4. Neil Graff (WI) 97
5. Ted McNulty (IN) 95
6. Gary Danielson (PUR) 89
7. Mike Wells (IL) 84
8. Don Lamka (OHST) 54
9. Steve Burke (PUR) 40
10. Mike Rasmussen (MIST) 32
  Rudy Steiner (WI) 32
12. Tom Slade (MI) 27
13. Greg Hare (OHST) 25
14. Frank Kolch (MIST) 23
15. Rob Fick (IA) 17
16. Kevin Casey (MI) 14
17. George Mihaiu (MIST) 13
  Greg Brown (IN) 13
19. Bob Morgan (MN) 12
20. Larry Cipa (MI) 7

Pass Attempts

1. Craig Curry (MN) 266
2. Maurie Daigneau (NWEST) 264
3. Frank Sunderman (IA) 235
4. Ted McNulty (IN) 201
5. Neil Graff (WI) 186
6. Mike Wells (IL) 179
7. Gary Danielson (PUR) 154
8. Don Lamka (OHST) 107
9. Mike Rasmussen (MIST) 88
10. Steve Burke (PUR) 83
11. Rudy Steiner (WI) 70
12. Tom Slade (MI) 63
13. Greg Hare (OHST) 59
14. Frank Kolch (MIST) 54
15. Rob Fick (IA) 45
  Greg Brown (IN) 45
17. Kevin Casey (MI) 34
18. George Mihaiu (MIST) 29
19. Larry Cipa (MI) 25
20. Bob Morgan (MN) 23

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Gary Danielson (PUR) 57.8
2. Neil Graff (WI) 52.2
3. Maurie Daigneau (NWEST) 47.3
4. Ted McNulty (IN) 47.3
5. Mike Wells (IL) 46.9
6. Frank Sunderman (IA) 46.4
7. Craig Curry (MN) 44.4

Passing Yards

1. Maurie Daigneau (NWEST) 1733
2. Craig Curry (MN) 1691
3. Gary Danielson (PUR) 1467
4. Neil Graff (WI) 1300
5. Frank Sunderman (IA) 1297
6. Ted McNulty (IN) 1140
7. Mike Wells (IL) 1007
8. Don Lamka (OHST) 718
9. Mike Rasmussen (MIST) 642
10. Steve Burke (PUR) 486
11. Rudy Steiner (WI) 449
12. Tom Slade (MI) 364
13. Frank Kolch (MIST) 322
14. Greg Hare (OHST) 299
15. Rob Fick (IA) 198
16. Kevin Casey (MI) 165
17. Larry Cipa (MI) 146
18. Bob Morgan (MN) 144
19. George Mihaiu (MIST) 114
  Greg Brown (IN) 114

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Gary Danielson (PUR) 9.5
2. Neil Graff (WI) 7.0
3. Maurie Daigneau (NWEST) 6.6
4. Craig Curry (MN) 6.4
5. Ted McNulty (IN) 5.7
6. Mike Wells (IL) 5.6
7. Frank Sunderman (IA) 5.5

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Gary Danielson (PUR) 8.2
2. Craig Curry (MN) 5.3
3. Neil Graff (WI) 4.6
4. Mike Wells (IL) 4.1
5. Ted McNulty (IN) 4.0
6. Frank Sunderman (IA) 4.0
7. Maurie Daigneau (NWEST) 2.8

Passing Touchdowns

1. Gary Danielson (PUR) 10
2. Craig Curry (MN) 9
  Frank Sunderman (IA) 9
4. Mike Wells (IL) 7
5. Maurie Daigneau (NWEST) 6
  Ted McNulty (IN) 6
7. Neil Graff (WI) 5
8. Mike Rasmussen (MIST) 3
  Rudy Steiner (WI) 3
10. Frank Kolch (MIST) 2
  Larry Cipa (MI) 2
  Bob Morgan (MN) 2
  Don Lamka (OHST) 2
  Tom Slade (MI) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Maurie Daigneau (NWEST) 25
2. Neil Graff (WI) 12
  Frank Sunderman (IA) 12
4. Craig Curry (MN) 10
  Ted McNulty (IN) 10
6. Mike Wells (IL) 9
  Gary Danielson (PUR) 9
8. Mike Rasmussen (MIST) 7
9. Rudy Steiner (WI) 6
10. Greg Hare (OHST) 5
  Don Lamka (OHST) 5
12. Greg Brown (IN) 4
  Steve Burke (PUR) 4
  Frank Kolch (MIST) 4
  Todd Somers (NWEST) 4
  Tom Slade (MI) 4
17. George Mihaiu (MIST) 3
  Bob Morgan (MN) 3
19. Larry Cipa (MI) 2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Gary Danielson (PUR) 147.6
2. Neil Graff (WI) 106.8
3. Craig Curry (MN) 101.4
4. Mike Wells (IL) 97.0
5. Frank Sunderman (IA) 95.2
6. Ted McNulty (IN) 94.8
7. Maurie Daigneau (NWEST) 91.0

Rush Attempts

1. Al Robinson (NWEST) 277
2. Eric Allen (MIST) 259
3. Billy Taylor (MI) 249
  Rufus Ferguson (WI) 249
5. Otis Armstrong (PUR) 214
6. Ed Shuttlesworth (MI) 182
7. Ken St. Pierre (IN) 181
8. Ernie Cook (MN) 177
9. Levi Mitchell (IA) 149
10. Richard Galbos (OHST) 141
11. Randy Anderson (NWEST) 135
12. Alan Thompson (WI) 124
13. Craig Curry (MN) 119
14. John Wilson (IL) 115
15. Ken Starling (IN) 110
16. Mike Navarro (IL) 107
  Don Lamka (OHST) 107
18. Glenn Doughty (MI) 98
19. George Uremovich (IL) 92
20. Mike Rasmussen (MIST) 87

Rushing Yards

1. Eric Allen (MIST) 1494
2. Billy Taylor (MI) 1297
3. Rufus Ferguson (WI) 1222
4. Otis Armstrong (PUR) 945
5. Ernie Cook (MN) 881
  Al Robinson (NWEST) 881
7. Ed Shuttlesworth (MI) 875
8. Ken St. Pierre (IN) 760
9. Alan Thompson (WI) 643
10. Levi Mitchell (IA) 623
11. John Wilson (IL) 543
12. Mike Navarro (IL) 542
13. Richard Galbos (OHST) 540
14. Ken Starling (IN) 529
15. Randy Anderson (NWEST) 480
16. Glenn Doughty (MI) 474
17. George Uremovich (IL) 435
18. Alan Walker (MI) 403
19. Craig Curry (MN) 380
20. Morris Bradshaw (OHST) 340

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Eric Allen (MIST) 5.8
2. Morris Bradshaw (OHST) 5.2
3. Billy Taylor (MI) 5.2
4. Alan Thompson (WI) 5.2
5. Mike Navarro (IL) 5.1
6. Ernie Cook (MN) 5.0
7. Rufus Ferguson (WI) 4.9
8. Glenn Doughty (MI) 4.8
9. Ken Starling (IN) 4.8
10. Ed Shuttlesworth (MI) 4.8
11. George Uremovich (IL) 4.7
12. John Wilson (IL) 4.7
13. Otis Armstrong (PUR) 4.4
14. Ken St. Pierre (IN) 4.2
15. Levi Mitchell (IA) 4.2
16. Richard Galbos (OHST) 3.8
17. Eddie Jenkins (IL) 3.6
18. Randy Anderson (NWEST) 3.6
19. Tom Slade (MI) 3.5
20. Randy Keith (OHST) 3.3

Receptions

1. Barry Pearson (NWEST) 48
2. Rick Sayers (PUR) 39
  Albert Hannah (WI) 39
4. Darryl Stingley (PUR) 36
5. Jim Lash (NWEST) 34
6. Dick Wakefield (OHST) 31
7. Garvin Roberson (IL) 28
  Doug Kingsriter (MN) 28
  Dave Triplett (IA) 28
10. Kevin Hamm (MN) 27
11. Tim Klosek (WI) 25
  Alan Dick (IN) 25
  Billy Joe DuPree (MIST) 25
14. Charley Byrnes (IN) 24
15. Ken St. Pierre (IN) 22
  Levi Mitchell (IA) 22
17. Ernie Cook (MN) 19
18. Eric Allen (MIST) 18
  Mel Anderson (MN) 18
  Ashley Bell (PUR) 18

Receiving Yards

1. Darryl Stingley (PUR) 734
2. Barry Pearson (NWEST) 674
3. Albert Hannah (WI) 608
4. Rick Sayers (PUR) 573
5. Jim Lash (NWEST) 523
6. Tim Klosek (WI) 439
7. Dick Wakefield (OHST) 432
8. Dave Triplett (IA) 426
9. Billy Joe DuPree (MIST) 414
10. Kevin Hamm (MN) 404
11. Doug Kingsriter (MN) 379
12. Garvin Roberson (IL) 372
13. Charley Byrnes (IN) 332
14. Alan Dick (IN) 312
15. Mel Anderson (MN) 310
16. George Honza (MN) 291
17. Eric Allen (MIST) 275
18. Levi Mitchell (IA) 263
19. Ashley Bell (PUR) 239
20. Don Osby (IA) 214

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Darryl Stingley (PUR) 20.4
2. Tim Klosek (WI) 17.6
3. Billy Joe DuPree (MIST) 16.6
4. Albert Hannah (WI) 15.6
5. Jim Lash (NWEST) 15.4
6. Dave Triplett (IA) 15.2
7. Kevin Hamm (MN) 15.0
8. Rick Sayers (PUR) 14.7
9. Barry Pearson (NWEST) 14.0
10. Dick Wakefield (OHST) 13.9
11. Charley Byrnes (IN) 13.8
12. Doug Kingsriter (MN) 13.5
13. Garvin Roberson (IL) 13.3
14. Alan Dick (IN) 12.5
15. Levi Mitchell (IA) 12.0
16. Ken St. Pierre (IN) 7.5

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Alan Dick (IN) 5
2. Darryl Stingley (PUR) 4
  Otis Armstrong (PUR) 4
4. Garvin Roberson (IL) 3
  Rick Sayers (PUR) 3
  Dave Triplett (IA) 3
  Tom Cabalka (IA) 3
  Billy Joe DuPree (MIST) 3
9. Tom Lonnborg (WI) 2
  Alan Thompson (WI) 2
  Jim Lash (NWEST) 2
  Kevin Hamm (MN) 2
  Doug Kingsriter (MN) 2
  John Wilson (IL) 2
  Albert Hannah (WI) 2
  George Honza (MN) 2
  Bo Rather (MI) 2
  Johnny Cooks (NWEST) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Al Robinson (NWEST) 285
2. Eric Allen (MIST) 277
3. Rufus Ferguson (WI) 256
4. Billy Taylor (MI) 250
5. Otis Armstrong (PUR) 231
6. Ken St. Pierre (IN) 203
7. Ernie Cook (MN) 196
8. Ed Shuttlesworth (MI) 182
9. Levi Mitchell (IA) 171
10. Randy Anderson (NWEST) 150
  Richard Galbos (OHST) 150
12. Alan Thompson (WI) 136
13. John Wilson (IL) 125
14. Craig Curry (MN) 119
15. Mike Navarro (IL) 116
16. Ken Starling (IN) 115
17. Glenn Doughty (MI) 114
18. Don Lamka (OHST) 107
19. George Uremovich (IL) 100
20. Darryl Stingley (PUR) 96

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Eric Allen (MIST) 1769
2. Billy Taylor (MI) 1299
3. Rufus Ferguson (WI) 1285
4. Otis Armstrong (PUR) 1131
5. Ernie Cook (MN) 1024
6. Al Robinson (NWEST) 987
7. Darryl Stingley (PUR) 982
8. Ken St. Pierre (IN) 926
9. Levi Mitchell (IA) 886
10. Ed Shuttlesworth (MI) 875
11. Alan Thompson (WI) 719
12. Barry Pearson (NWEST) 693
13. Glenn Doughty (MI) 677
14. John Wilson (IL) 657
15. Albert Hannah (WI) 608
16. Mike Navarro (IL) 606
17. Richard Galbos (OHST) 587
18. Ken Starling (IN) 577
19. Rick Sayers (PUR) 573
20. Randy Anderson (NWEST) 564

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Eric Allen (MIST) 18
2. Billy Taylor (MI) 13
  Rufus Ferguson (WI) 13
4. Otis Armstrong (PUR) 10
  Randy Anderson (NWEST) 10
6. Craig Curry (MN) 8
  Alan Thompson (WI) 8
  Don Lamka (OHST) 8
9. John Wilson (IL) 7
  Darryl Stingley (PUR) 7
11. Glenn Doughty (MI) 6
  Ernie Cook (MN) 6
  George Uremovich (IL) 6
  Ed Shuttlesworth (MI) 6
15. Alan Dick (IN) 5
  Al Robinson (NWEST) 5
  Fritz Seyferth (MI) 5
  Ken St. Pierre (IN) 5
  Alan Walker (MI) 5
20. Bob Thornbladh (MI) 4
  Jim Lash (NWEST) 4
  Morris Bradshaw (OHST) 4
  Randy Keith (OHST) 4
  Harry Banks (MI) 4
  Maurie Daigneau (NWEST) 4
  Levi Mitchell (IA) 4
  Jim Henry (MN) 4

Total Plays

1. Craig Curry (MN) 385
2. Frank Sunderman (IA) 317
3. Maurie Daigneau (NWEST) 309
4. Ted McNulty (IN) 286
5. Al Robinson (NWEST) 277
6. Neil Graff (WI) 263
7. Eric Allen (MIST) 259
8. Mike Wells (IL) 258
9. Rufus Ferguson (WI) 249
  Billy Taylor (MI) 249
11. Otis Armstrong (PUR) 214
  Don Lamka (OHST) 214
13. Gary Danielson (PUR) 209
14. Ed Shuttlesworth (MI) 182
15. Ken St. Pierre (IN) 181
16. Ernie Cook (MN) 177
17. Mike Rasmussen (MIST) 175
18. Levi Mitchell (IA) 150
19. Richard Galbos (OHST) 141
20. Tom Slade (MI) 140

Total Yards

1. Craig Curry (MN) 2071
2. Maurie Daigneau (NWEST) 1678
3. Eric Allen (MIST) 1494
  Gary Danielson (PUR) 1494
5. Neil Graff (WI) 1486
6. Billy Taylor (MI) 1297
7. Rufus Ferguson (WI) 1222
8. Mike Wells (IL) 1221
9. Ted McNulty (IN) 1141
10. Frank Sunderman (IA) 1105
11. Don Lamka (OHST) 1026
12. Otis Armstrong (PUR) 945
13. Ernie Cook (MN) 881
  Al Robinson (NWEST) 881
15. Ed Shuttlesworth (MI) 875
16. Mike Rasmussen (MIST) 850
17. Ken St. Pierre (IN) 760
18. Alan Thompson (WI) 643
19. Tom Slade (MI) 630
20. Levi Mitchell (IA) 623

Total Touchdowns

1. Eric Allen (MIST) 18
2. Craig Curry (MN) 17
3. Billy Taylor (MI) 13
  Rufus Ferguson (WI) 13
5. Gary Danielson (PUR) 12
6. Randy Anderson (NWEST) 10
  Maurie Daigneau (NWEST) 10
  Don Lamka (OHST) 10
9. Frank Sunderman (IA) 9
10. Ted McNulty (IN) 8
  Mike Wells (IL) 8
12. Alan Thompson (WI) 6
  Neil Graff (WI) 6
  Ed Shuttlesworth (MI) 6
  Otis Armstrong (PUR) 6
16. Glenn Doughty (MI) 5
  George Uremovich (IL) 5
  Alan Walker (MI) 5
  Ken St. Pierre (IN) 5
  Fritz Seyferth (MI) 5
  Al Robinson (NWEST) 5
  John Wilson (IL) 5
  Ernie Cook (MN) 5
  Tom Slade (MI) 5