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1972 Big Ten Conference Rushing Stats

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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)

  • Plsyers sorted by Yds/Att (minimum 6.25 Att/G).
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31 Players

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Otis Armstrong Purdue 243 1361 5.6 9 6 55 9.2 0 249 1416 5.7 9
2 Archie Griffin* Ohio State 159 867 5.5 3 6 71 11.8 0 165 938 5.7 3
3 Damond Mays Michigan State 76 397 5.2 1 3 13 4.3 0 79 410 5.2 1
4 John King Minnesota 237 1164 4.9 11 5 27 5.4 1 242 1191 4.9 12
5 Doug Beaudoin Minnesota 105 513 4.9 4 105 513 4.9 4
6 Chuck Heater* Michigan 140 669 4.8 4 3 31 10.3 0 143 700 4.9 4
7 Rufus Ferguson Wisconsin 215 1004 4.7 7 4 38 9.5 0 219 1042 4.8 7
8 David Brown Michigan State 123 575 4.7 1 2 14 7.0 0 125 589 4.7 1
9 Dave Harris Iowa 136 621 4.6 4 13 160 12.3 0 149 781 5.2 4
10 Ed Shuttlesworth* Michigan 157 713 4.5 11 1 14 14.0 0 158 727 4.6 11
11 Mark Niesen Michigan State 105 467 4.4 4 105 467 4.4 4
12 Lonnie Perrin Illinois 106 466 4.4 3 16 142 8.9 0 122 608 5.0 3
13 Bob Thornbladh* Michigan 81 347 4.3 2 4 33 8.3 0 85 380 4.5 2
14 Greg Hare* Ohio State 87 365 4.2 4 87 365 4.2 4
15 Champ Henson* Ohio State 193 795 4.1 20 1 6 6.0 0 194 801 4.1 20
16 Stan Key Northwestern 71 290 4.1 0 2 16 8.0 0 73 306 4.2 0
17 Ken Starling Indiana 196 781 4.0 7 3 49 16.3 1 199 830 4.2 8
18 George Uremovich Illinois 152 611 4.0 5 21 219 10.4 1 173 830 4.8 6
19 Greg Boykin Northwestern 159 625 3.9 6 11 100 9.1 0 170 725 4.3 6
20 Harry Banks* Michigan 70 273 3.9 1 70 273 3.9 1
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Ken St. Pierre Indiana 129 490 3.8 0 17 102 6.0 0 146 592 4.1 0
22 Jack Spellman Purdue 84 323 3.8 3 1 -7 -7.0 0 85 316 3.7 3
23 Randy Keith* Ohio State 92 344 3.7 4 1 10 10.0 0 93 354 3.8 4
24 Mike Wells Illinois 77 287 3.7 5 77 287 3.7 5
25 Arnold Morgado Michigan State 71 262 3.7 2 2 28 14.0 0 73 290 4.0 2
26 Jim Trimble Northwestern 93 339 3.6 2 5 8 1.6 0 98 347 3.5 2
27 Frank Holmes Iowa 141 500 3.5 4 141 500 3.5 4
28 Dennis Franklin* Michigan 142 497 3.5 5 142 497 3.5 5
29 Bob Morgan Minnesota 188 595 3.2 4 188 595 3.2 4
30 Gary Danielson Purdue 108 274 2.5 3 108 274 2.5 3
31 Rudy Steiner Wisconsin 75 -2 0.0 2 75 -2 0.0 2