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1976 Big Ten Conference Leaders

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Record: 55-55-2, .500 W-L% (2nd 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 Completion Percentage

1. Ed Smith (Michigan State) 51.4
2. Mike Carroll (Wisconsin) 50.4
3. Randy Dean (Northwestern) 49.2
4. Kurt Steger (Illinois) 46.5
5. Tony Dungy (Minnesota) 44.4
6. Mark Vitali (Purdue) 42.4

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Randy Dean (Northwestern) 7.8
2. Mark Vitali (Purdue) 6.9
3. Ed Smith (Michigan State) 6.8
4. Kurt Steger (Illinois) 6.6
5. Mike Carroll (Wisconsin) 6.2
6. Tony Dungy (Minnesota) 5.5

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Randy Dean (Northwestern) 6.2
2. Ed Smith (Michigan State) 6.1
3. Kurt Steger (Illinois) 4.6
4. Mike Carroll (Wisconsin) 4.3
5. Tony Dungy (Minnesota) 3.6
6. Mark Vitali (Purdue) 2.7

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Randy Dean (Northwestern) 118.4
2. Ed Smith (Michigan State) 117.4
3. Kurt Steger (Illinois) 106.1
4. Mike Carroll (Wisconsin) 105.9
5. Tony Dungy (Minnesota) 86.2
6. Mark Vitali (Purdue) 81.7

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

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

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Jim Smith* (Michigan) 27.5
2. Kirk Gibson (Michigan State) 19.2
3. Scott Yelvington (Northwestern) 19.1
4. Eugene Byrd (Michigan State) 17.4
5. Mark Bailey (Northwestern) 15.5
6. David Charles (Wisconsin) 13.2
7. Frank Johnson (Illinois) 12.8
8. Keith Calvin (Indiana) 12.3
9. Mark Brammer (Michigan State) 11.3
10. Ron Kullas (Minnesota) 11.3