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1973 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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Record: 52-56-2, .482 W-L% (10th of 13) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 10.29 (3rd of 13) ▪ SOS: 10.19 (2nd of 13)

Conference Champion: Michigan and Ohio State

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Michigan and Ohio State)
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 0 1 .955 7 0 1 .938 30.0 6.2 28.08 7.99
Ohio State 10 0 1 .955 7 0 1 .938 37.5 5.8 29.66 8.11
Minnesota 7 4 0 .636 6 2 0 .750 23.6 26.8 11.41 10.22
Illinois 5 6 0 .455 4 4 0 .500 14.9 14.3 7.95 9.04
Michigan State 5 6 0 .455 4 4 0 .500 10.4 14.9 8.33 11.15
Purdue 5 6 0 .455 4 4 0 .500 18.2 19.4 7.85 9.03
Northwestern 4 7 0 .364 4 4 0 .500 17.1 27.2 4.52 9.25
Wisconsin 4 7 0 .364 3 5 0 .375 19.6 21.5 8.43 11.43
Indiana 2 9 0 .182 0 8 0 .000 13.7 24.6 0.87 11.42
Iowa 0 11 0 .000 0 8 0 .000 12.7 36.5 -4.23 14.23

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 12/3 Final
Ohio State 2 3 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 2
Michigan 5 5 5 4 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 6

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1974-01-01 Rose Bowl Ohio State 42 Southern California 21 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 91
2. Gregg Bohlig (WI) 78
  Jeff Hollenbach (IL) 78
4. Willie Jones (IN) 76
5. Bo Bobrowski (PUR) 57
6. Charles Baggett (MIST) 38
7. Butch Caldwell (IA) 36
  Dennis Franklin (MI) 36
  Kyle Skogman (IA) 36
10. Mike Glazier (IN) 33

Pass Attempts

1. Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 197
2. Jeff Hollenbach (IL) 178
3. Gregg Bohlig (WI) 172
4. Bo Bobrowski (PUR) 135
  Willie Jones (IN) 135
6. Butch Caldwell (IA) 99
7. Charles Baggett (MIST) 94
8. Kyle Skogman (IA) 88
9. Mike Glazier (IN) 70
10. Dennis Franklin (MI) 67

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 46.2
2. Gregg Bohlig (WI) 45.3
3. Jeff Hollenbach (IL) 43.8

Passing Yards

1. Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 1224
2. Gregg Bohlig (WI) 1211
3. Jeff Hollenbach (IL) 916
4. Willie Jones (IN) 881
5. Bo Bobrowski (PUR) 849
6. Butch Caldwell (IA) 549
7. Dennis Franklin (MI) 534
8. Charles Baggett (MIST) 516
9. Kyle Skogman (IA) 464
10. Cornelius Greene* (OHST) 343

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Gregg Bohlig (WI) 7.0
2. Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 6.2
3. Jeff Hollenbach (IL) 5.1

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Gregg Bohlig (WI) 6.4
2. Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 5.4
3. Jeff Hollenbach (IL) 2.8

Passing Touchdowns

1. Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 12
2. Gregg Bohlig (WI) 8
3. Willie Jones (IN) 5
4. Bo Bobrowski (PUR) 4
  Dennis Franklin (MI) 4
6. Greg Hare* (OHST) 3
  John Lawing (MN) 3
8. Butch Caldwell (IA) 2
  Jeff Hollenbach (IL) 2
  Kyle Skogman (IA) 2
  Cornelius Greene* (OHST) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Bo Bobrowski (PUR) 11
2. Jeff Hollenbach (IL) 10
3. Charles Baggett (MIST) 9
  Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 9
5. Kyle Skogman (IA) 7
  Cornelius Greene* (OHST) 7
  Willie Jones (IN) 7
  Mike Glazier (IN) 7
9. Gregg Bohlig (WI) 6
  John Lawing (MN) 6

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Gregg Bohlig (WI) 112.9
2. Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 109.3
3. Jeff Hollenbach (IL) 79.5

Rush Attempts

1. Archie Griffin* (OHST) 247
2. Billy Marek (WI) 241
3. Stan Key (NWEST) 197
4. Ed Shuttlesworth (MI) 193
5. Ken Starling (IN) 180
6. George Uremovich (IL) 141
  Rick Upchurch (MN) 141
8. Bo Bobrowski (PUR) 139
9. Pete Gross (PUR) 133
10. John King (MN) 131

Rushing Yards

1. Archie Griffin* (OHST) 1577
2. Billy Marek (WI) 1207
3. Stan Key (NWEST) 894
4. Rick Upchurch (MN) 841
5. Ed Shuttlesworth (MI) 745
6. Cornelius Greene* (OHST) 720
7. Ken Starling (IN) 676
8. Chuck Heater (MI) 666
9. Ken Starch (WI) 632
10. Pete Gross (PUR) 560

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Archie Griffin* (OHST) 6.4
2. Rick Upchurch (MN) 6.0
3. Chuck Heater (MI) 5.8
4. Cornelius Greene* (OHST) 5.7
5. Ken Starch (WI) 5.4
6. Gordon Bell (MI) 5.3
7. Larry Powell (MN) 5.1
8. Billy Marek (WI) 5.0
9. Gil Chapman (MI) 4.9
10. Courtney Snyder (IN) 4.9

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Bruce Elia* (OHST) 14
2. Billy Marek (WI) 13
3. Cornelius Greene* (OHST) 12
4. Rick Upchurch (MN) 9
  Ed Shuttlesworth (MI) 9
6. Bo Bobrowski (PUR) 8
7. Mike Northington (PUR) 7
  Archie Griffin* (OHST) 7
9. Stan Key (NWEST) 6
  Gil Chapman (MI) 6
  Dennis Franklin (MI) 6
  Pete Johnson* (OHST) 6
  Chuck Heater (MI) 6

Receptions

1. Trent Smock (IN) 36
2. Brian Rollins (IA) 33
  Mike Flanagan (IN) 33
4. Steve Craig (NWEST) 30
5. Garvin Roberson (IL) 25
6. Eddie Jenkins (IL) 19
7. Larry Burton (PUR) 15
  Steve Harris (NWEST) 15
  Bill Stevens (NWEST) 15
10. Bill Schultz (IA) 14
  Jeff Mack (WI) 14
  Paul Seal (MI) 14
  Bob Herrick (PUR) 14

Receiving Yards

1. Trent Smock (IN) 505
2. Steve Craig (NWEST) 479
3. Garvin Roberson (IL) 416
  Mike Flanagan (IN) 416
5. Brian Rollins (IA) 408
6. Bill Schultz (IA) 314
7. Jack Novak (WI) 282
8. Larry Burton (PUR) 271
9. Paul Seal (MI) 254
10. Bill Stevens (NWEST) 246

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Garvin Roberson (IL) 16.6
2. Steve Craig (NWEST) 16.0
3. Trent Smock (IN) 14.0
4. Mike Flanagan (IN) 12.6
5. Brian Rollins (IA) 12.4

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Steve Craig (NWEST) 6
2. Trent Smock (IN) 5
3. Mike Jones (MN) 4
4. Larry Burton (PUR) 3
  Jeff Mack (WI) 3
  Paul Seal (MI) 3
7. Bill Schultz (IA) 2
  Rod Rhodes (WI) 2
  Garvin Roberson (IL) 2
  Bill Stevens (NWEST) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Archie Griffin* (OHST) 252
2. Billy Marek (WI) 246
3. Stan Key (NWEST) 204
4. Ed Shuttlesworth (MI) 194
5. Ken Starling (IN) 186
6. George Uremovich (IL) 152
7. Rick Upchurch (MN) 145
8. Bo Bobrowski (PUR) 140
9. Pete Gross (PUR) 137
10. John King (MN) 132

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Archie Griffin* (OHST) 1609
2. Billy Marek (WI) 1298
3. Stan Key (NWEST) 922
4. Rick Upchurch (MN) 874
5. Ed Shuttlesworth (MI) 753
6. Ken Starling (IN) 735
7. Cornelius Greene* (OHST) 720
8. Chuck Heater (MI) 687
9. Ken Starch (WI) 679
10. George Uremovich (IL) 646

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Billy Marek (WI) 14
  Bruce Elia* (OHST) 14
3. Cornelius Greene* (OHST) 12
4. Ed Shuttlesworth (MI) 9
  Rick Upchurch (MN) 9
6. Bo Bobrowski (PUR) 8
  Archie Griffin* (OHST) 8
8. Mike Northington (PUR) 7
9. Stan Key (NWEST) 6
  Dennis Cremeens (IN) 6
  Gil Chapman (MI) 6
  Steve Craig (NWEST) 6
  Jim Jensen (IA) 6
  Pete Johnson* (OHST) 6
  Dennis Franklin (MI) 6
  Chuck Heater (MI) 6

Total Plays

1. Bo Bobrowski (PUR) 274
2. Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 253
3. Archie Griffin* (OHST) 247
4. Billy Marek (WI) 241
5. Jeff Hollenbach (IL) 233
6. Gregg Bohlig (WI) 226
7. Willie Jones (IN) 206
8. Stan Key (NWEST) 197
9. Ed Shuttlesworth (MI) 193
10. Charles Baggett (MIST) 192

Total Yards

1. Archie Griffin* (OHST) 1577
2. Bo Bobrowski (PUR) 1398
3. Gregg Bohlig (WI) 1337
4. Billy Marek (WI) 1207
5. Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 1083
6. Cornelius Greene* (OHST) 1063
7. Dennis Franklin (MI) 959
8. Rick Upchurch (MN) 900
9. Stan Key (NWEST) 894
10. Willie Jones (IN) 888

Total Touchdowns

1. Bruce Elia* (OHST) 14
  Cornelius Greene* (OHST) 14
  Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 14
4. Billy Marek (WI) 13
5. Bo Bobrowski (PUR) 12
6. Rick Upchurch (MN) 10
  Dennis Franklin (MI) 10
8. Gregg Bohlig (WI) 9
  Ed Shuttlesworth (MI) 9
10. John Lawing (MN) 8
  Willie Jones (IN) 8