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1972 Big Ten Conference Leaders

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Record: 51-57-2, .473 W-L% (10th of 13) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 5.99 (5th of 13) ▪ SOS: 6.95 (5th of 13)

Conference Champion: Michigan and Ohio State

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 95
2. Mike Wells (IL) 76
3. Ted McNulty (IN) 74
4. Rudy Steiner (WI) 62
5. Dennis Franklin* (MI) 59
6. Greg Hare* (OHST) 55
7. Gary Danielson (PUR) 50
8. Rodney Harris (IN) 46
9. Bob Morgan (MN) 32
10. Butch Caldwell (IA) 28
11. George Mihaiu (MIST) 25
12. Kyle Skogman (IA) 24
13. Bobby Ousley (IA) 20
14. Mark Niesen (MIST) 15
  John Lawing (MN) 15
16. Gregg Bohlig (WI) 14
17. Tom McCartney (IL) 13
18. Todd Somers (NWEST) 9
19. Bo Bobrowski (PUR) 6
20. Lonnie Perrin (IL) 5

Pass Attempts

1. Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 187
2. Mike Wells (IL) 158
3. Rudy Steiner (WI) 150
4. Gary Danielson (PUR) 138
5. Ted McNulty (IN) 132
6. Dennis Franklin* (MI) 123
7. Greg Hare* (OHST) 111
8. Rodney Harris (IN) 109
9. Bob Morgan (MN) 89
10. Butch Caldwell (IA) 72
11. Mark Niesen (MIST) 59
12. Kyle Skogman (IA) 57
13. George Mihaiu (MIST) 55
14. Bobby Ousley (IA) 44
15. Gregg Bohlig (WI) 40
16. Tom McCartney (IL) 36
17. John Lawing (MN) 32
18. Kim Girkins (NWEST) 25
19. Todd Somers (NWEST) 23
20. Bo Bobrowski (PUR) 11
  Larry Cipa* (MI) 11

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 50.8
2. Mike Wells (IL) 48.1

Passing Yards

1. Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 1335
2. Rudy Steiner (WI) 1080
3. Ted McNulty (IN) 906
4. Mike Wells (IL) 837
5. Dennis Franklin* (MI) 818
6. Greg Hare* (OHST) 815
7. Gary Danielson (PUR) 735
8. Rodney Harris (IN) 535
9. Bob Morgan (MN) 475
10. George Mihaiu (MIST) 367
11. Kyle Skogman (IA) 356
12. Mark Niesen (MIST) 280
13. Butch Caldwell (IA) 247
14. Lonnie Perrin (IL) 226
15. Bobby Ousley (IA) 222
16. Tom McCartney (IL) 208
17. John Lawing (MN) 181
18. Gregg Bohlig (WI) 156
19. Todd Somers (NWEST) 106
20. Dan Werner (MIST) 77

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 7.1
2. Mike Wells (IL) 5.3

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 5.5
2. Mike Wells (IL) 3.5

Passing Touchdowns

1. Rudy Steiner (WI) 9
2. Ted McNulty (IN) 7
  Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 7
4. Dennis Franklin* (MI) 6
  Mike Wells (IL) 6
6. Mark Niesen (MIST) 3
  Greg Hare* (OHST) 3
8. Rodney Harris (IN) 2
  Dave Purdy* (OHST) 2
  Gary Danielson (PUR) 2
  Todd Somers (NWEST) 2
  Bob Morgan (MN) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Rodney Harris (IN) 11
  Gary Danielson (PUR) 11
3. Rudy Steiner (WI) 10
  Bob Morgan (MN) 10
  Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 10
6. Greg Hare* (OHST) 9
  Mike Wells (IL) 9
8. Mark Niesen (MIST) 8
9. Butch Caldwell (IA) 6
  Bobby Ousley (IA) 6
11. Kim Girkins (NWEST) 5
  Ted McNulty (IN) 5
  Gregg Bohlig (WI) 5
14. George Mihaiu (MIST) 4
15. Tom McCartney (IL) 3
16. Dan Werner (MIST) 2
  Kyle Skogman (IA) 2
  John Lawing (MN) 2
  Dennis Franklin* (MI) 2
  Todd Somers (NWEST) 2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 112.4
2. Mike Wells (IL) 93.7

Rush Attempts

1. Otis Armstrong (PUR) 243
2. John King (MN) 237
3. Rufus Ferguson (WI) 215
4. Ken Starling (IN) 196
5. Champ Henson* (OHST) 193
6. Bob Morgan (MN) 188
7. Archie Griffin* (OHST) 159
  Greg Boykin (NWEST) 159
9. Ed Shuttlesworth* (MI) 157
10. George Uremovich (IL) 152
11. Dennis Franklin* (MI) 142
12. Frank Holmes (IA) 141
13. Chuck Heater* (MI) 140
14. Dave Harris (IA) 136
15. Ken St. Pierre (IN) 129
16. David Brown (MIST) 123
17. Gary Danielson (PUR) 108
18. Lonnie Perrin (IL) 106
19. Doug Beaudoin (MN) 105
  Mark Niesen (MIST) 105

Rushing Yards

1. Otis Armstrong (PUR) 1361
2. John King (MN) 1164
3. Rufus Ferguson (WI) 1004
4. Archie Griffin* (OHST) 867
5. Champ Henson* (OHST) 795
6. Ken Starling (IN) 781
7. Ed Shuttlesworth* (MI) 713
8. Chuck Heater* (MI) 669
9. Greg Boykin (NWEST) 625
10. Dave Harris (IA) 621
11. George Uremovich (IL) 611
12. Bob Morgan (MN) 595
13. David Brown (MIST) 575
14. Doug Beaudoin (MN) 513
15. Frank Holmes (IA) 500
16. Dennis Franklin* (MI) 497
17. Ken St. Pierre (IN) 490
18. Mark Niesen (MIST) 467
19. Lonnie Perrin (IL) 466
20. Damond Mays (MIST) 397

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Otis Armstrong (PUR) 5.6
2. Archie Griffin* (OHST) 5.5
3. Damond Mays (MIST) 5.2
4. John King (MN) 4.9
5. Doug Beaudoin (MN) 4.9
6. Chuck Heater* (MI) 4.8
7. David Brown (MIST) 4.7
8. Rufus Ferguson (WI) 4.7
9. Dave Harris (IA) 4.6
10. Ed Shuttlesworth* (MI) 4.5
11. Mark Niesen (MIST) 4.4
12. Lonnie Perrin (IL) 4.4
13. Bob Thornbladh* (MI) 4.3
14. Greg Hare* (OHST) 4.2
15. Champ Henson* (OHST) 4.1
16. Stan Key (NWEST) 4.1
17. George Uremovich (IL) 4.0
18. Ken Starling (IN) 4.0
19. Greg Boykin (NWEST) 3.9
20. Harry Banks* (MI) 3.9

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Champ Henson* (OHST) 20
2. Ed Shuttlesworth* (MI) 11
  John King (MN) 11
4. Otis Armstrong (PUR) 9
5. Rufus Ferguson (WI) 7
  Ken Starling (IN) 7
7. Greg Boykin (NWEST) 6
8. Mike Wells (IL) 5
  Dennis Franklin* (MI) 5
  George Uremovich (IL) 5
11. Doug Beaudoin (MN) 4
  Greg Hare* (OHST) 4
  Bo Bobrowski (PUR) 4
  Mark Niesen (MIST) 4
  Dave Harris (IA) 4
  Chuck Heater* (MI) 4
  Frank Holmes (IA) 4
  Randy Keith* (OHST) 4
  Bob Morgan (MN) 4
20. Lonnie Perrin (IL) 3
  Skip Peterson (PUR) 3
  Gary Danielson (PUR) 3
  Jack Spellman (PUR) 3
  Archie Griffin* (OHST) 3

Receptions

1. Glenn Scolnik (IN) 53
2. Jim Lash (NWEST) 36
3. Garvin Roberson (IL) 31
4. Brian Rollins (IA) 29
  Steve Craig (NWEST) 29
6. Jeff Mack (WI) 27
7. Billy Joe DuPree (MIST) 23
8. George Uremovich (IL) 21
9. Jack Novak (WI) 20
10. Paul Seal* (MI) 18
11. Ken St. Pierre (IN) 17
12. Rick Sayers (PUR) 16
  Doug Kingsriter (MN) 16
  Steve Mastin (IN) 16
  Lonnie Perrin (IL) 16
16. Bo Rather* (MI) 15
  Charley Byrnes (IN) 15
18. Dave Harris (IA) 13
  Keith Fahnhorst (MN) 13
20. Mike Flanagan (IN) 12

Receiving Yards

1. Glenn Scolnik (IN) 727
2. Jim Lash (NWEST) 667
3. Garvin Roberson (IL) 569
4. Jeff Mack (WI) 528
5. Billy Joe DuPree (MIST) 406
6. Brian Rollins (IA) 378
7. Steve Craig (NWEST) 362
8. Jack Novak (WI) 352
9. Paul Seal* (MI) 243
10. Darryl Stingley (PUR) 236
11. Richard Galbos* (OHST) 235
12. Keith Fahnhorst (MN) 224
13. George Uremovich (IL) 219
14. Bo Rather* (MI) 197
15. Rick Sayers (PUR) 196
16. Charley Byrnes (IN) 195
17. Mike Flanagan (IN) 188
18. Steve Mastin (IN) 183
19. Doug Kingsriter (MN) 178
20. Clint Haslerig* (MI) 175

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Jeff Mack (WI) 19.6
2. Jim Lash (NWEST) 18.5
3. Garvin Roberson (IL) 18.4
4. Billy Joe DuPree (MIST) 17.7
5. Glenn Scolnik (IN) 13.7
6. Brian Rollins (IA) 13.0
7. Steve Craig (NWEST) 12.5
8. George Uremovich (IL) 10.4

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Glenn Scolnik (IN) 6
2. Garvin Roberson (IL) 5
  Jeff Mack (WI) 5
4. Steve Craig (NWEST) 4
5. Paul Seal* (MI) 3
  Jack Novak (WI) 3
7. Jim Lash (NWEST) 2
  Brian Rollins (IA) 2
  Ted Powell* (OHST) 2
  Mike Jones (MIST) 2
  Bo Rather* (MI) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Otis Armstrong (PUR) 249
2. John King (MN) 242
3. Rufus Ferguson (WI) 219
4. Ken Starling (IN) 199
5. Champ Henson* (OHST) 194
6. Bob Morgan (MN) 188
7. George Uremovich (IL) 173
8. Greg Boykin (NWEST) 170
9. Archie Griffin* (OHST) 165
10. Ed Shuttlesworth* (MI) 158
11. Dave Harris (IA) 149
12. Ken St. Pierre (IN) 146
13. Chuck Heater* (MI) 143
14. Dennis Franklin* (MI) 142
15. Frank Holmes (IA) 141
16. David Brown (MIST) 125
17. Lonnie Perrin (IL) 122
18. Gary Danielson (PUR) 108
19. Doug Beaudoin (MN) 105
  Mark Niesen (MIST) 105

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Otis Armstrong (PUR) 1416
2. John King (MN) 1191
3. Rufus Ferguson (WI) 1042
4. Archie Griffin* (OHST) 938
5. George Uremovich (IL) 830
  Ken Starling (IN) 830
7. Jeff Mack (WI) 814
8. Champ Henson* (OHST) 801
9. Dave Harris (IA) 781
10. Glenn Scolnik (IN) 742
11. Ed Shuttlesworth* (MI) 727
12. Greg Boykin (NWEST) 725
13. Chuck Heater* (MI) 700
14. Jim Lash (NWEST) 660
15. Lonnie Perrin (IL) 608
16. Bob Morgan (MN) 595
17. Ken St. Pierre (IN) 592
18. David Brown (MIST) 589
19. Garvin Roberson (IL) 569
20. Doug Beaudoin (MN) 513

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Champ Henson* (OHST) 20
2. John King (MN) 12
3. Ed Shuttlesworth* (MI) 11
4. Otis Armstrong (PUR) 9
5. Ken Starling (IN) 8
6. Rufus Ferguson (WI) 7
7. Greg Boykin (NWEST) 6
  Glenn Scolnik (IN) 6
  George Uremovich (IL) 6
  Jeff Mack (WI) 6
11. Mike Wells (IL) 5
  Garvin Roberson (IL) 5
  Dennis Franklin* (MI) 5
14. Randy Keith* (OHST) 4
  Frank Holmes (IA) 4
  Dave Harris (IA) 4
  Chuck Heater* (MI) 4
  Mark Niesen (MIST) 4
  Greg Hare* (OHST) 4
  Bo Bobrowski (PUR) 4
  Doug Beaudoin (MN) 4
  Steve Craig (NWEST) 4
  Bob Morgan (MN) 4

Total Plays

1. Bob Morgan (MN) 277
2. Dennis Franklin* (MI) 265
3. Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 250
4. Gary Danielson (PUR) 246
5. Otis Armstrong (PUR) 243
6. John King (MN) 237
7. Mike Wells (IL) 235
8. Rudy Steiner (WI) 225
9. Rufus Ferguson (WI) 215
10. Greg Hare* (OHST) 198
11. Ken Starling (IN) 196
12. Champ Henson* (OHST) 193
13. Ted McNulty (IN) 184
14. Rodney Harris (IN) 173
15. Mark Niesen (MIST) 164
16. Greg Boykin (NWEST) 159
  Archie Griffin* (OHST) 159
18. Ed Shuttlesworth* (MI) 157
19. George Uremovich (IL) 152
20. Frank Holmes (IA) 141

Total Yards

1. Otis Armstrong (PUR) 1361
2. Dennis Franklin* (MI) 1315
3. Greg Hare* (OHST) 1180
4. Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 1176
5. John King (MN) 1164
6. Mike Wells (IL) 1124
7. Rudy Steiner (WI) 1078
8. Bob Morgan (MN) 1070
9. Gary Danielson (PUR) 1009
10. Rufus Ferguson (WI) 1004
11. Ted McNulty (IN) 934
12. Archie Griffin* (OHST) 867
13. Champ Henson* (OHST) 795
14. Ken Starling (IN) 781
15. Mark Niesen (MIST) 747
16. Ed Shuttlesworth* (MI) 713
17. Lonnie Perrin (IL) 692
18. Chuck Heater* (MI) 669
19. Greg Boykin (NWEST) 625
20. Dave Harris (IA) 621

Total Touchdowns

1. Champ Henson* (OHST) 20
2. Rudy Steiner (WI) 11
  Ed Shuttlesworth* (MI) 11
  Dennis Franklin* (MI) 11
  John King (MN) 11
  Mike Wells (IL) 11
7. Ted McNulty (IN) 9
  Otis Armstrong (PUR) 9
9. Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 8
10. Ken Starling (IN) 7
  Rufus Ferguson (WI) 7
  Mark Niesen (MIST) 7
  Greg Hare* (OHST) 7
14. Greg Boykin (NWEST) 6
  Bob Morgan (MN) 6
16. Gary Danielson (PUR) 5
  George Uremovich (IL) 5
18. Randy Keith* (OHST) 4
  Frank Holmes (IA) 4
  Chuck Heater* (MI) 4
  Dave Harris (IA) 4
  Bo Bobrowski (PUR) 4
  Doug Beaudoin (MN) 4
  Lonnie Perrin (IL) 4