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1971 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Michigan 11 1 0 .917 8 0 0 1.000 35.1 6.9 19.54 2.79
Northwestern 7 4 0 .636 6 3 0 .667 19.2 16.6 9.30 5.30
Ohio State 6 4 0 .600 5 3 0 .625 22.4 12.0 14.20 5.70
Michigan State 6 5 0 .545 5 3 0 .625 20.5 15.4 9.88 6.60
Illinois 5 6 0 .455 5 3 0 .625 14.8 21.6 3.28 7.83
Wisconsin 4 6 1 .409 3 5 0 .375 21.8 23.5 1.79 3.98
Minnesota 4 7 0 .364 3 5 0 .375 19.3 25.3 2.12 7.57
Purdue 3 7 0 .300 3 5 0 .375 21.0 22.8 3.49 6.29
Indiana 3 8 0 .273 2 6 0 .250 13.8 23.6 -4.62 2.75
Iowa 1 10 0 .091 1 8 0 .111 11.0 34.5 -9.67 7.52

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/13 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22 11/29 12/6 Final
Michigan 4 4 4 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 6
Michigan State   18                 19        
Northwestern 20                         19  
Ohio State 11 5 6 14 15 13 12 10 9 16          
Purdue           20 17                

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1972-01-01 Rose Bowl Stanford 13 Michigan 12 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)

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

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

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

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. Ted McNulty (IN) 10
  Craig Curry (MN) 10
6. Gary Danielson (PUR) 9
  Mike Wells (IL) 9
8. Mike Rasmussen (MIST) 7
9. Rudy Steiner (WI) 6
10. Greg Hare (OHST) 5
  Don Lamka (OHST) 5

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

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

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

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Eric Allen (MIST) 18
2. Billy Taylor (MI) 13
  Rufus Ferguson (WI) 13
4. Randy Anderson (NWEST) 10
5. Don Lamka (OHST) 8
  Craig Curry (MN) 8
7. Ed Shuttlesworth (MI) 6
  Alan Thompson (WI) 6
  Otis Armstrong (PUR) 6
10. Fritz Seyferth (MI) 5
  Alan Walker (MI) 5
  Glenn Doughty (MI) 5
  George Uremovich (IL) 5
  John Wilson (IL) 5
  Al Robinson (NWEST) 5
  Ken St. Pierre (IN) 5
  Ernie Cook (MN) 5

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

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

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

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

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

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Eric Allen (MIST) 18
2. Billy Taylor (MI) 13
  Rufus Ferguson (WI) 13
4. Randy Anderson (NWEST) 10
  Otis Armstrong (PUR) 10
6. Craig Curry (MN) 8
  Don Lamka (OHST) 8
  Alan Thompson (WI) 8
9. John Wilson (IL) 7
  Darryl Stingley (PUR) 7

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. Billy Taylor (MI) 249
  Rufus Ferguson (WI) 249

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

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