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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. 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. Mike Wells (IL) 9
  Greg Hare* (OHST) 9
8. Mark Niesen (MIST) 8
9. Butch Caldwell (IA) 6
  Bobby Ousley (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. Ed Shuttlesworth* (MI) 11
  John King (MN) 11
4. Otis Armstrong (PUR) 9
5. Ken Starling (IN) 7
  Rufus Ferguson (WI) 7
7. Greg Boykin (NWEST) 6
8. Mike Wells (IL) 5
  George Uremovich (IL) 5
  Dennis Franklin* (MI) 5

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

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. 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

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. Greg Boykin (NWEST) 6
  Glenn Scolnik (IN) 6
  George Uremovich (IL) 6
  Jeff Mack (WI) 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. Rudy Steiner (WI) 11
  Ed Shuttlesworth* (MI) 11
  Dennis Franklin* (MI) 11
  John King (MN) 11
  Mike Wells (IL) 11
7. Otis Armstrong (PUR) 9
  Ted McNulty (IN) 9
9. Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 8
10. Ken Starling (IN) 7
  Rufus Ferguson (WI) 7
  Mark Niesen (MIST) 7
  Greg Hare* (OHST) 7