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1971 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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Record: 50-58-1, .463 W-L% (10th 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 Completion Percentage

1. Gary Danielson (Purdue) 57.8
2. Neil Graff (Wisconsin) 52.2
3. Maurie Daigneau (Northwestern) 47.3
4. Ted McNulty (Indiana) 47.3
5. Mike Wells (Illinois) 46.9
6. Frank Sunderman (Iowa) 46.4
7. Craig Curry (Minnesota) 44.4

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Gary Danielson (Purdue) 9.5
2. Neil Graff (Wisconsin) 7.0
3. Maurie Daigneau (Northwestern) 6.6
4. Craig Curry (Minnesota) 6.4
5. Ted McNulty (Indiana) 5.7
6. Mike Wells (Illinois) 5.6
7. Frank Sunderman (Iowa) 5.5

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Gary Danielson (Purdue) 8.2
2. Craig Curry (Minnesota) 5.3
3. Neil Graff (Wisconsin) 4.6
4. Mike Wells (Illinois) 4.1
5. Ted McNulty (Indiana) 4.0
6. Frank Sunderman (Iowa) 4.0
7. Maurie Daigneau (Northwestern) 2.8

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Gary Danielson (Purdue) 147.6
2. Neil Graff (Wisconsin) 106.8
3. Craig Curry (Minnesota) 101.4
4. Mike Wells (Illinois) 97.0
5. Frank Sunderman (Iowa) 95.2
6. Ted McNulty (Indiana) 94.8
7. Maurie Daigneau (Northwestern) 91.0

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Darryl Stingley (Purdue) 20.4
2. Tim Klosek (Wisconsin) 17.6
3. Billy Joe DuPree (Michigan State) 16.6
4. Albert Hannah (Wisconsin) 15.6
5. Jim Lash (Northwestern) 15.4
6. Dave Triplett (Iowa) 15.2
7. Kevin Hamm (Minnesota) 15.0
8. Rick Sayers (Purdue) 14.7
9. Barry Pearson (Northwestern) 14.0
10. Dick Wakefield (Ohio State) 13.9