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1972 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Michigan 10 1 0 .909 7 1 0 .875 24.0 5.2 20.96 5.68
Ohio State 9 2 0 .818 7 1 0 .875 25.5 15.5 16.46 7.28
Purdue 6 5 0 .545 6 2 0 .750 22.3 12.3 11.78 5.24
Michigan State 5 5 1 .500 5 2 1 .688 14.4 14.2 10.76 9.76
Minnesota 4 7 0 .364 4 4 0 .500 16.8 27.6 2.13 8.67
Indiana 5 6 0 .455 3 5 0 .375 18.5 24.7 1.06 4.79
Illinois 3 8 0 .273 3 5 0 .375 17.9 25.2 2.71 10.17
Iowa 3 7 1 .318 2 6 1 .278 9.9 18.9 -1.20 6.90
Wisconsin 4 7 0 .364 2 6 0 .250 13.8 20.8 -1.26 4.47
Northwestern 2 9 0 .182 1 8 0 .111 13.3 26.4 -3.50 6.60

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27 12/4 Final
Michigan 10 11 12 8 5 5 6 5 4 4 3 3 7 8 6
Ohio State 3 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 5 9 9 4 3 9
Michigan State     18                        
Purdue 18 18                       20  

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1973-01-01 Rose Bowl Southern California 42 Ohio State 17 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)

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
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
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
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. Mike Wells (IL) 6
  Dennis Franklin* (MI) 6
6. Greg Hare* (OHST) 3
  Mark Niesen (MIST) 3
8. Dave Purdy* (OHST) 2
  Gary Danielson (PUR) 2
  Bob Morgan (MN) 2
  Todd Somers (NWEST) 2
  Rodney Harris (IN) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Gary Danielson (PUR) 11
  Rodney Harris (IN) 11
3. Bob Morgan (MN) 10
  Rudy Steiner (WI) 10
  Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 10
6. Greg Hare* (OHST) 9
  Mike Wells (IL) 9
8. Mark Niesen (MIST) 8
9. Bobby Ousley (IA) 6
  Butch Caldwell (IA) 6
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
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
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
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Champ Henson* (OHST) 20
2. John King (MN) 11
  Ed Shuttlesworth* (MI) 11
4. Otis Armstrong (PUR) 9
5. Ken Starling (IN) 7
  Rufus Ferguson (WI) 7
7. Greg Boykin (NWEST) 6
8. George Uremovich (IL) 5
  Mike Wells (IL) 5
  Dennis Franklin* (MI) 5
Receptions
1. Glenn Scolnik (IN) 53
2. Jim Lash (NWEST) 36
3. Garvin Roberson (IL) 31
4. Steve Craig (NWEST) 29
  Brian Rollins (IA) 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
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
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. Jeff Mack (WI) 5
  Garvin Roberson (IL) 5
4. Steve Craig (NWEST) 4
5. Jack Novak (WI) 3
  Paul Seal* (MI) 3
7. Jim Lash (NWEST) 2
  Mike Jones (MIST) 2
  Ted Powell* (OHST) 2
  Bo Rather* (MI) 2
  Brian Rollins (IA) 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
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Otis Armstrong (PUR) 1416
2. John King (MN) 1191
3. Rufus Ferguson (WI) 1042
4. Archie Griffin* (OHST) 938
5. Ken Starling (IN) 830
  George Uremovich (IL) 830
7. Jeff Mack (WI) 814
8. Champ Henson* (OHST) 801
9. Dave Harris (IA) 781
10. Glenn Scolnik (IN) 742
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. Jeff Mack (WI) 6
  George Uremovich (IL) 6
  Glenn Scolnik (IN) 6
  Greg Boykin (NWEST) 6
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
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
Total Touchdowns
1. Champ Henson* (OHST) 20
2. Mike Wells (IL) 11
  Rudy Steiner (WI) 11
  Ed Shuttlesworth* (MI) 11
  Dennis Franklin* (MI) 11
  John King (MN) 11
7. Ted McNulty (IN) 9
  Otis Armstrong (PUR) 9
9. Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 8
10. Mark Niesen (MIST) 7
  Greg Hare* (OHST) 7
  Rufus Ferguson (WI) 7
  Ken Starling (IN) 7