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1976 Big Ten Conference Leaders

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Record: 55-55-2, .500 W-L% (8th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 7.84 (3rd of 14) ▪ SOS: 7.95 (2nd of 14)

Conference Champion: Michigan and Ohio State

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Ed Smith (MIST) 132
  Mike Carroll (WI) 132
3. Tony Dungy (MN) 104
4. Randy Dean (NWEST) 87
  Kurt Steger (IL) 87
6. Mark Vitali (PUR) 73
7. Rick Leach* (MI) 50
8. Scott Arnett (IN) 42
9. Marshall Lawson (MIST) 37
  Butch Caldwell (IA) 37
11. Jim Pacenta* (OHST) 28
12. Steve Breitbeil (NWEST) 27
13. Mike McCray (IL) 24
14. Tom McLaughlin (IA) 22
15. Bob Kramer (IN) 19
16. Terry Jones (IN) 18
17. Rod Gerald* (OHST) 14
18. Stacy Johnson* (MI) 2

Pass Attempts

1. Mike Carroll (WI) 262
2. Ed Smith (MIST) 257
3. Tony Dungy (MN) 234
4. Kurt Steger (IL) 187
5. Randy Dean (NWEST) 177
6. Mark Vitali (PUR) 172
7. Rick Leach* (MI) 105
8. Butch Caldwell (IA) 101
9. Scott Arnett (IN) 93
10. Marshall Lawson (MIST) 76
11. Tom McLaughlin (IA) 57
12. Mike McCray (IL) 54
  Jim Pacenta* (OHST) 54
14. Steve Breitbeil (NWEST) 53
15. Terry Jones (IN) 46
16. Rod Gerald* (OHST) 40
17. Bob Kramer (IN) 35
18. Doug Piro (IA) 4
19. Stacy Johnson* (MI) 3
20. Charles Green (WI) 2
  John Wangler* (MI) 2
  Steve Barr (PUR) 2
  Greg Castignola* (OHST) 2
  Pat Geegan (NWEST) 2

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Ed Smith (MIST) 51.4
2. Mike Carroll (WI) 50.4
3. Randy Dean (NWEST) 49.2
4. Kurt Steger (IL) 46.5
5. Tony Dungy (MN) 44.4
6. Mark Vitali (PUR) 42.4

Passing Yards

1. Ed Smith (MIST) 1749
2. Mike Carroll (WI) 1627
3. Randy Dean (NWEST) 1384
4. Tony Dungy (MN) 1291
5. Kurt Steger (IL) 1243
6. Mark Vitali (PUR) 1184
7. Rick Leach* (MI) 973
8. Butch Caldwell (IA) 616
9. Marshall Lawson (MIST) 526
10. Jim Pacenta* (OHST) 404
11. Scott Arnett (IN) 398
12. Steve Breitbeil (NWEST) 378
13. Mike McCray (IL) 371
14. Tom McLaughlin (IA) 356
15. Rod Gerald* (OHST) 245
16. Terry Jones (IN) 218
17. Bob Kramer (IN) 204
18. Jeff Logan* (OHST) 36
19. Stacy Johnson* (MI) 30
20. Steve Barr (PUR) 17

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Randy Dean (NWEST) 7.8
2. Mark Vitali (PUR) 6.9
3. Ed Smith (MIST) 6.8
4. Kurt Steger (IL) 6.6
5. Mike Carroll (WI) 6.2
6. Tony Dungy (MN) 5.5

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Randy Dean (NWEST) 6.2
2. Ed Smith (MIST) 6.1
3. Kurt Steger (IL) 4.6
4. Mike Carroll (WI) 4.3
5. Tony Dungy (MN) 3.6
6. Mark Vitali (PUR) 2.7

Passing Touchdowns

1. Rick Leach* (MI) 13
  Ed Smith (MIST) 13
  Mike Carroll (WI) 13
4. Kurt Steger (IL) 10
5. Randy Dean (NWEST) 8
6. Tony Dungy (MN) 4
7. Butch Caldwell (IA) 3
  Marshall Lawson (MIST) 3
  Scott Arnett (IN) 3
10. Tom McLaughlin (IA) 2
  Terry Jones (IN) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Mike Carroll (WI) 17
2. Mark Vitali (PUR) 16
3. Kurt Steger (IL) 13
4. Tony Dungy (MN) 12
5. Butch Caldwell (IA) 11
6. Ed Smith (MIST) 10
  Randy Dean (NWEST) 10
8. Rick Leach* (MI) 8
  Steve Breitbeil (NWEST) 8
  Scott Arnett (IN) 8
11. Rod Gerald* (OHST) 4
12. Mike McCray (IL) 3
  Tom McLaughlin (IA) 3
  Marshall Lawson (MIST) 3
  Jim Pacenta* (OHST) 3
16. Terry Jones (IN) 2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Randy Dean (NWEST) 118.4
2. Ed Smith (MIST) 117.4
3. Kurt Steger (IL) 106.1
4. Mike Carroll (WI) 105.9
5. Tony Dungy (MN) 86.2
6. Mark Vitali (PUR) 81.7

Rush Attempts

1. Rob Lytle* (MI) 221
  Larry Canada (WI) 221
3. Jeff Logan* (OHST) 218
4. Scott Dierking (PUR) 201
5. Mike Harkrader (IN) 192
6. Richard Baes (MIST) 187
7. Pete Johnson* (OHST) 186
8. John Skibinski (PUR) 173
9. James Coleman (IL) 170
10. Kent Kitzmann (MN) 168
11. Ric Enis (IN) 157
12. Harlan Huckleby* (MI) 155
13. Chubby Phillips (IL) 154
  Pat Geegan (NWEST) 154
15. Jim Whims (NWEST) 126
16. Butch Caldwell (IA) 125
17. Rod Gerald* (OHST) 116
18. Rick Leach* (MI) 114
19. Tony Dungy (MN) 109
20. Ira Matthews (WI) 106

Rushing Yards

1. Rob Lytle* (MI) 1469
2. Jeff Logan* (OHST) 1248
3. Mike Harkrader (IN) 1003
4. Scott Dierking (PUR) 1000
5. Larry Canada (WI) 993
6. Richard Baes (MIST) 931
7. Harlan Huckleby* (MI) 912
8. John Skibinski (PUR) 871
9. Pete Johnson* (OHST) 724
10. Kent Kitzmann (MN) 696
11. James Coleman (IL) 687
12. Ric Enis (IN) 675
13. Chubby Phillips (IL) 651
14. Rick Leach* (MI) 638
15. Russell Davis* (MI) 596
16. Pat Geegan (NWEST) 537
17. Ira Matthews (WI) 535
18. Rod Gerald* (OHST) 465
19. Jim Whims (NWEST) 405
20. Jon Lazar (IA) 392

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Rob Lytle* (MI) 6.6
2. Harlan Huckleby* (MI) 5.9
3. Jeff Logan* (OHST) 5.7
4. Russell Davis* (MI) 5.7
5. Rick Leach* (MI) 5.6
6. Mike Harkrader (IN) 5.2
7. Ira Matthews (WI) 5.0
8. John Skibinski (PUR) 5.0
9. Richard Baes (MIST) 5.0
10. Scott Dierking (PUR) 5.0
11. Larry Canada (WI) 4.5
12. Ric Enis (IN) 4.3
13. Ernie Sheeler (IA) 4.3
14. Chubby Phillips (IL) 4.2
15. Kent Kitzmann (MN) 4.1
16. Jon Lazar (IA) 4.1
17. James Coleman (IL) 4.0
18. Rod Gerald* (OHST) 4.0
19. Tom Renn (IA) 3.9
20. Pete Johnson* (OHST) 3.9

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Pete Johnson* (OHST) 19
2. Rob Lytle* (MI) 14
3. Jim Perkins (MN) 13
4. Harlan Huckleby* (MI) 11
  Scott Dierking (PUR) 11
6. Rick Leach* (MI) 10
7. James Coleman (IL) 9
8. Mark Vitali (PUR) 8
9. Chubby Phillips (IL) 7
  Rod Gerald* (OHST) 7
  Richard Baes (MIST) 7
12. Jeff Logan* (OHST) 6
  Ira Matthews (WI) 6
  Larry Canada (WI) 6
15. Russell Davis* (MI) 5
  Ric Enis (IN) 5
  Tony Dungy (MN) 5
18. Butch Caldwell (IA) 4
  John Skibinski (PUR) 4
  Mike Carroll (WI) 4

Receptions

1. Kirk Gibson (MIST) 39
2. Scott Yelvington (NWEST) 34
  David Charles (WI) 34
4. Ron Kullas (MN) 33
5. Mark Bailey (NWEST) 32
6. Eugene Byrd (MIST) 31
7. Keith Calvin (IN) 26
  Jim Smith* (MI) 26
9. Mark Brammer (MIST) 24
  Frank Johnson (IL) 24
11. Ron Egloff (WI) 20
  Eric Rouse (IL) 20
  Richard Baes (MIST) 20
14. Ira Matthews (WI) 19
15. Marty Friel (IL) 18
16. Reggie Arnold (PUR) 16
17. Mike Cobb (MIST) 15
18. Jeff Anhorn (MN) 14
  Ty Willingham (MIST) 14
  Jim Harrell* (OHST) 14

Receiving Yards

1. Kirk Gibson (MIST) 748
2. Jim Smith* (MI) 714
3. Scott Yelvington (NWEST) 649
4. Eugene Byrd (MIST) 539
5. Mark Bailey (NWEST) 496
6. David Charles (WI) 449
7. Ron Kullas (MN) 372
8. Eric Rouse (IL) 326
9. Marty Friel (IL) 321
10. Keith Calvin (IN) 319
11. Ron Egloff (WI) 308
12. Frank Johnson (IL) 306
13. Bill Schultz (IA) 288
  Jim Harrell* (OHST) 288
15. Reggie Arnold (PUR) 287
16. Mark Brammer (MIST) 272
17. Ira Matthews (WI) 238
18. Ray Smith (PUR) 233
19. Jeff Anhorn (MN) 216
20. Rob Dean (NWEST) 215

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Jim Smith* (MI) 27.5
2. Kirk Gibson (MIST) 19.2
3. Scott Yelvington (NWEST) 19.1
4. Eugene Byrd (MIST) 17.4
5. Mark Bailey (NWEST) 15.5
6. David Charles (WI) 13.2
7. Frank Johnson (IL) 12.8
8. Keith Calvin (IN) 12.3
9. Mark Brammer (MIST) 11.3
10. Ron Kullas (MN) 11.3

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Kirk Gibson (MIST) 7
2. Jim Smith* (MI) 6
3. Ron Egloff (WI) 4
  Eric Rouse (IL) 4
  Scott Yelvington (NWEST) 4
  Bill Schultz (IA) 4
  Mark Bailey (NWEST) 4
8. Eugene Byrd (MIST) 3
  Gene Johnson* (MI) 3
  David Charles (WI) 3
11. Keith Calvin (IN) 2
  Joe Rodriguez (WI) 2
  Marty Friel (IL) 2
  Levi Jackson (MIST) 2
  Frank Johnson (IL) 2
  Dave Radelet (MIST) 2
  Mike Cobb (MIST) 2
  Randy Rose (WI) 2
  Rob Lytle* (MI) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Larry Canada (WI) 233
2. Rob Lytle* (MI) 230
3. Jeff Logan* (OHST) 223
4. Scott Dierking (PUR) 209
5. Richard Baes (MIST) 207
6. Mike Harkrader (IN) 197
7. Pete Johnson* (OHST) 190
8. John Skibinski (PUR) 186
9. James Coleman (IL) 180
10. Kent Kitzmann (MN) 175
11. Ric Enis (IN) 165
12. Chubby Phillips (IL) 163
13. Pat Geegan (NWEST) 162
14. Harlan Huckleby* (MI) 155
15. Jim Whims (NWEST) 132
16. Ira Matthews (WI) 125
  Butch Caldwell (IA) 125
18. Rod Gerald* (OHST) 116
19. Rick Leach* (MI) 114
20. Greg Boykin (NWEST) 110

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Rob Lytle* (MI) 1550
2. Jeff Logan* (OHST) 1292
3. Larry Canada (WI) 1094
4. Scott Dierking (PUR) 1092
5. Richard Baes (MIST) 1056
6. Mike Harkrader (IN) 1040
7. John Skibinski (PUR) 989
8. Harlan Huckleby* (MI) 912
9. Jim Smith* (MI) 871
10. James Coleman (IL) 856
11. Kirk Gibson (MIST) 789
12. Ira Matthews (WI) 773
13. Pete Johnson* (OHST) 765
14. Chubby Phillips (IL) 759
15. Kent Kitzmann (MN) 737
16. Ric Enis (IN) 704
17. Scott Yelvington (NWEST) 649
18. Rick Leach* (MI) 638
19. Russell Davis* (MI) 623
20. Pat Geegan (NWEST) 621

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Pete Johnson* (OHST) 19
2. Rob Lytle* (MI) 16
3. Jim Perkins (MN) 13
4. Harlan Huckleby* (MI) 11
  Scott Dierking (PUR) 11
6. James Coleman (IL) 10
  Rick Leach* (MI) 10
8. Mark Vitali (PUR) 8
9. Chubby Phillips (IL) 7
  Richard Baes (MIST) 7
  Ira Matthews (WI) 7
  Kirk Gibson (MIST) 7
  Rod Gerald* (OHST) 7
14. Jim Smith* (MI) 6
  Larry Canada (WI) 6
  Jeff Logan* (OHST) 6
  Russell Davis* (MI) 6
18. Tony Dungy (MN) 5
  Ric Enis (IN) 5
20. Gene Johnson* (MI) 4
  John Skibinski (PUR) 4
  Eric Rouse (IL) 4
  Scott Yelvington (NWEST) 4
  Ron Egloff (WI) 4
  Butch Caldwell (IA) 4
  Bill Schultz (IA) 4
  Mike Carroll (WI) 4
  Mark Bailey (NWEST) 4

Total Plays

1. Tony Dungy (MN) 343
2. Mike Carroll (WI) 325
3. Ed Smith (MIST) 277
4. Mark Vitali (PUR) 272
5. Randy Dean (NWEST) 268
6. Kurt Steger (IL) 237
7. Butch Caldwell (IA) 226
8. Larry Canada (WI) 221
  Rob Lytle* (MI) 221
10. Jeff Logan* (OHST) 219
  Rick Leach* (MI) 219
12. Scott Dierking (PUR) 201
13. Mike Harkrader (IN) 192
14. Richard Baes (MIST) 187
15. Pete Johnson* (OHST) 186
16. John Skibinski (PUR) 173
17. Scott Arnett (IN) 171
18. James Coleman (IL) 170
19. Kent Kitzmann (MN) 168
20. Ric Enis (IN) 157

Total Yards

1. Mike Carroll (WI) 1773
2. Ed Smith (MIST) 1738
3. Tony Dungy (MN) 1639
4. Rick Leach* (MI) 1611
5. Randy Dean (NWEST) 1561
6. Mark Vitali (PUR) 1501
7. Rob Lytle* (MI) 1469
8. Jeff Logan* (OHST) 1284
9. Kurt Steger (IL) 1258
10. Butch Caldwell (IA) 1005
11. Mike Harkrader (IN) 1003
12. Scott Dierking (PUR) 1000
13. Larry Canada (WI) 993
14. Richard Baes (MIST) 931
15. Harlan Huckleby* (MI) 912
16. John Skibinski (PUR) 871
17. Pete Johnson* (OHST) 724
18. Rod Gerald* (OHST) 710
19. Kent Kitzmann (MN) 696
20. James Coleman (IL) 687

Total Touchdowns

1. Rick Leach* (MI) 23
2. Pete Johnson* (OHST) 19
3. Mike Carroll (WI) 17
4. Rob Lytle* (MI) 14
5. Jim Perkins (MN) 13
  Ed Smith (MIST) 13
7. Scott Dierking (PUR) 11
  Harlan Huckleby* (MI) 11
  Kurt Steger (IL) 11
10. Tony Dungy (MN) 9
  Randy Dean (NWEST) 9
  James Coleman (IL) 9
13. Mark Vitali (PUR) 8
14. Rod Gerald* (OHST) 7
  Richard Baes (MIST) 7
  Chubby Phillips (IL) 7
  Butch Caldwell (IA) 7
18. Jeff Logan* (OHST) 6
  Larry Canada (WI) 6
  Ira Matthews (WI) 6