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1977 Big Ten Conference Leaders

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Record*: 56-55-2, .504 W-L% (9th of 15) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 57-54-2 by NCAA.

SRS: 6.44 (5th of 15) ▪ SOS: 6.74 (5th of 15)

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. Mark Herrmann (PUR) 175
2. Ed Smith (MIST) 117
3. Tom McLaughlin (IA) 78
4. Rick Leach (MI) 76
5. Scott Arnett (IN) 73
6. Rod Gerald* (OHST) 67
7. Anthony Dudley (WI) 64
8. Scott Stranski (NWEST) 37
9. Mike McCray (IL) 36
10. Charles Green (WI) 34
11. Wendell Avery (MN) 33
12. Kurt Steger (IL) 25
13. Bobby Commings (IA) 21
14. Mark Carlson (MN) 14
15. Joe Metallic (PUR) 13
16. Tim Clifford (IN) 8
  Mike Kalasmiki (WI) 8
  Dana Hemphill (NWEST) 8
19. Marshall Lawson (MIST) 7
20. Steve Breitbeil (NWEST) 6
Pass Attempts
1. Mark Herrmann (PUR) 319
2. Ed Smith (MIST) 240
3. Tom McLaughlin (IA) 152
4. Scott Arnett (IN) 151
5. Rick Leach (MI) 147
6. Anthony Dudley (WI) 127
7. Rod Gerald* (OHST) 114
8. Scott Stranski (NWEST) 95
9. Wendell Avery (MN) 76
10. Charles Green (WI) 64
11. Mike McCray (IL) 60
12. Kurt Steger (IL) 55
13. Bobby Commings (IA) 43
14. Mark Carlson (MN) 34
  Mike Kalasmiki (WI) 34
16. Bill Dierberger (NWEST) 28
  Joe Metallic (PUR) 28
18. Dana Hemphill (NWEST) 19
19. Marshall Lawson (MIST) 15
  Tim Clifford (IN) 15
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Mark Herrmann (PUR) 54.9
2. Ed Smith (MIST) 48.8
Passing Yards
1. Mark Herrmann (PUR) 2453
2. Ed Smith (MIST) 1731
3. Rick Leach (MI) 1109
4. Tom McLaughlin (IA) 1081
5. Rod Gerald* (OHST) 1016
6. Anthony Dudley (WI) 877
7. Scott Arnett (IN) 796
8. Scott Stranski (NWEST) 541
9. Wendell Avery (MN) 461
10. Mike McCray (IL) 418
11. Charles Green (WI) 408
12. Kurt Steger (IL) 341
13. Bobby Commings (IA) 199
14. Mark Carlson (MN) 179
15. Mike Kalasmiki (WI) 166
16. Tim Clifford (IN) 143
17. Joe Metallic (PUR) 141
18. Marshall Lawson (MIST) 100
19. Dana Hemphill (NWEST) 85
20. Greg Castignola* (OHST) 83
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Mark Herrmann (PUR) 7.7
2. Ed Smith (MIST) 7.2
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Ed Smith (MIST) 5.4
2. Mark Herrmann (PUR) 5.0
Passing Touchdowns
1. Mark Herrmann (PUR) 18
2. Rick Leach (MI) 13
3. Ed Smith (MIST) 10
4. Scott Arnett (IN) 5
5. Scott Stranski (NWEST) 4
  Rod Gerald* (OHST) 4
  Tom McLaughlin (IA) 4
8. Wendell Avery (MN) 3
9. Greg Castignola* (OHST) 2
  Charles Green (WI) 2
  Bobby Commings (IA) 2
  Anthony Dudley (WI) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Mark Herrmann (PUR) 27
2. Ed Smith (MIST) 14
3. Tom McLaughlin (IA) 13
4. Rod Gerald* (OHST) 11
5. Anthony Dudley (WI) 10
  Scott Stranski (NWEST) 10
7. Scott Arnett (IN) 8
8. Rick Leach (MI) 7
9. Kurt Steger (IL) 6
10. Charles Green (WI) 5
11. Bill Dierberger (NWEST) 4
  Wendell Avery (MN) 4
  Mike Kalasmiki (WI) 4
14. Joe Metallic (PUR) 3
  Bobby Commings (IA) 3
16. Mark Carlson (MN) 2
  Dana Hemphill (NWEST) 2
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Mark Herrmann (PUR) 121.1
2. Ed Smith (MIST) 111.4
Rush Attempts
1. Russell Davis (MI) 207
2. Ron Springs* (OHST) 200
3. Ric Enis (IN) 199
4. Leroy McGee (MIST) 162
5. Harlan Huckleby (MI) 160
6. Darrick Burnett (IN) 157
7. Kent Kitzmann (MN) 151
8. John Skibinski (PUR) 147
9. James Coleman (IL) 143
10. Marion Barber (MN) 128
11. Scott Arnett (IN) 125
12. Rod Gerald* (OHST) 124
  Mike Morgan (WI) 124
14. Dave Mishler (NWEST) 115
15. Tony D'Orazio (IN) 112
16. Jim Earley (MIST) 109
17. Jeff Logan* (OHST) 107
18. Rick Leach (MI) 106
19. Paul Campbell* (OHST) 103
  Matt Reitzug (NWEST) 103
Rushing Yards
1. Ron Springs* (OHST) 1166
2. Russell Davis (MI) 1013
3. Ric Enis (IN) 978
4. Darrick Burnett (IN) 774
5. Harlan Huckleby (MI) 743
6. Leroy McGee (MIST) 720
7. James Coleman (IL) 715
8. Jim Earley (MIST) 668
9. John Skibinski (PUR) 665
10. Kent Kitzmann (MN) 647
11. Jeff Logan* (OHST) 606
12. Marion Barber (MN) 582
13. Dave Mishler (NWEST) 520
14. Tony D'Orazio (IN) 491
15. Mike Morgan (WI) 478
16. Paul Campbell* (OHST) 457
17. Rod Gerald* (OHST) 446
18. Matt Reitzug (NWEST) 445
19. Jon Lazar (IA) 411
20. Scott Arnett (IN) 401
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Jim Earley (MIST) 6.1
2. Ron Springs* (OHST) 5.8
3. Jeff Logan* (OHST) 5.7
4. James Coleman (IL) 5.0
5. Darrick Burnett (IN) 4.9
6. Ric Enis (IN) 4.9
7. Russell Davis (MI) 4.9
8. Ira Matthews (WI) 4.8
9. Harlan Huckleby (MI) 4.6
10. Marion Barber (MN) 4.5
11. John Skibinski (PUR) 4.5
12. Dave Mishler (NWEST) 4.5
13. Leroy McGee (MIST) 4.4
14. Paul Campbell* (OHST) 4.4
15. Tony D'Orazio (IN) 4.4
16. Matt Reitzug (NWEST) 4.3
17. Kent Kitzmann (MN) 4.3
18. Terry Breuscher (WI) 4.3
19. Charlie Weber (IL) 4.2
20. Joel Payton* (OHST) 4.2
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Joel Payton* (OHST) 13
2. Ron Springs* (OHST) 7
  Rod Gerald* (OHST) 7
  Rick Leach (MI) 7
  Russell Davis (MI) 7
6. Scott Arnett (IN) 6
  Leroy McGee (MIST) 6
  Harlan Huckleby (MI) 6
9. Darrick Burnett (IN) 5
  Paul Campbell* (OHST) 5
11. John Skibinski (PUR) 4
  Rod Morton (IA) 4
  Kent Kitzmann (MN) 4
  Ric Enis (IN) 4
  Mike McCray (IL) 4
  Kurt Steger (IL) 4
  Roosevelt Smith (MI) 4
  Steve Smith (MIST) 4
19. Mike Morgan (WI) 3
  Tom McLaughlin (IA) 3
  Bruce Reeves (MIST) 3
  Matt Reitzug (NWEST) 3
  Jon Lazar (IA) 3
  Jeff Thompson (MN) 3
  Tim Halleran (WI) 3
  Dave Mishler (NWEST) 3
  Jeff Logan* (OHST) 3
  Jim Earley (MIST) 3
Receptions
1. Reggie Arnold (PUR) 44
2. Keith Calvin (IN) 41
3. Ray Smith (PUR) 38
4. John Skibinski (PUR) 32
5. David Charles (WI) 29
6. Dave Young (PUR) 28
  Terry Breuscher (WI) 28
8. Mark Brammer (MIST) 27
9. Mike Brady (IA) 26
10. Edgar Wilson (MIST) 23
11. Mark Bailey (NWEST) 22
  Kirk Gibson (MIST) 22
13. Ralph Clayton (MI) 19
  Jon Lazar (IA) 19
15. Jim Earley (MIST) 17
16. Ron Springs* (OHST) 16
  Jeff Anhorn (MN) 16
18. Elmer Bailey (MN) 15
  Tom Schooley (IL) 15
20. Jim Harrell* (OHST) 14
Receiving Yards
1. Reggie Arnold (PUR) 840
2. Keith Calvin (IN) 604
3. Ray Smith (PUR) 565
4. Kirk Gibson (MIST) 531
5. David Charles (WI) 437
6. Edgar Wilson (MIST) 418
7. Ralph Clayton (MI) 393
8. Mark Brammer (MIST) 385
9. Dave Young (PUR) 373
10. Mike Brady (IA) 357
11. Jim Harrell* (OHST) 348
12. Mark Bailey (NWEST) 347
13. Terry Breuscher (WI) 343
14. Elmer Bailey (MN) 250
15. Tom Schooley (IL) 231
16. Jon Lazar (IA) 225
17. John Skibinski (PUR) 221
18. Jeff Anhorn (MN) 217
19. Jim Swift (IA) 211
20. Todd Sheets (NWEST) 199
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Kirk Gibson (MIST) 24.1
2. Reggie Arnold (PUR) 19.1
3. Edgar Wilson (MIST) 18.2
4. Mark Bailey (NWEST) 15.8
5. David Charles (WI) 15.1
6. Ray Smith (PUR) 14.9
7. Keith Calvin (IN) 14.7
8. Mark Brammer (MIST) 14.3
9. Mike Brady (IA) 13.7
10. Dave Young (PUR) 13.3
11. Terry Breuscher (WI) 12.2
12. John Skibinski (PUR) 6.9
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Reggie Arnold (PUR) 8
2. Kirk Gibson (MIST) 6
3. Dave Young (PUR) 5
4. Jim Harrell* (OHST) 3
  Gene Johnson (MI) 3
  David Charles (WI) 3
  Dave Harangody (IN) 3
  Ray Smith (PUR) 3
9. Mark Schmerge (MI) 2
  Jeff Anhorn (MN) 2
  Mark Bailey (NWEST) 2
  Mike Brady (IA) 2
  Edgar Wilson (MIST) 2
  Jon Lazar (IA) 2
  Rick White (MI) 2
  Ralph Clayton (MI) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Russell Davis (MI) 219
2. Ron Springs* (OHST) 216
3. Ric Enis (IN) 203
4. John Skibinski (PUR) 179
5. Leroy McGee (MIST) 172
  Harlan Huckleby (MI) 172
7. Darrick Burnett (IN) 157
8. Kent Kitzmann (MN) 151
9. James Coleman (IL) 145
10. Mike Morgan (WI) 131
11. Marion Barber (MN) 129
12. Jim Earley (MIST) 126
13. Scott Arnett (IN) 125
14. Rod Gerald* (OHST) 124
15. Tony D'Orazio (IN) 121
16. Jon Lazar (IA) 119
17. Dave Mishler (NWEST) 115
18. Paul Campbell* (OHST) 110
19. Terry Breuscher (WI) 109
20. Jeff Logan* (OHST) 108
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Ron Springs* (OHST) 1256
2. Russell Davis (MI) 1161
3. Ric Enis (IN) 993
4. John Skibinski (PUR) 886
5. Harlan Huckleby (MI) 847
6. Reggie Arnold (PUR) 840
7. Jim Earley (MIST) 816
8. Leroy McGee (MIST) 810
9. Darrick Burnett (IN) 774
10. James Coleman (IL) 735
11. Terry Breuscher (WI) 690
12. Kent Kitzmann (MN) 647
13. Jon Lazar (IA) 636
14. Keith Calvin (IN) 635
15. Jeff Logan* (OHST) 614
16. Marion Barber (MN) 593
17. Kirk Gibson (MIST) 581
18. Tony D'Orazio (IN) 566
19. Ray Smith (PUR) 565
20. Paul Campbell* (OHST) 548
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Joel Payton* (OHST) 13
2. Reggie Arnold (PUR) 8
  Russell Davis (MI) 8
4. Ron Springs* (OHST) 7
  Rod Gerald* (OHST) 7
  Rick Leach (MI) 7
7. Kirk Gibson (MIST) 6
  Scott Arnett (IN) 6
  Leroy McGee (MIST) 6
  Harlan Huckleby (MI) 6
11. John Skibinski (PUR) 5
  Darrick Burnett (IN) 5
  Paul Campbell* (OHST) 5
  Dave Young (PUR) 5
  Jon Lazar (IA) 5
16. Steve Smith (MIST) 4
  Roosevelt Smith (MI) 4
  Kurt Steger (IL) 4
  Jim Harrell* (OHST) 4
  Mike McCray (IL) 4
  Ric Enis (IN) 4
  Kent Kitzmann (MN) 4
  Rod Morton (IA) 4
  Jim Earley (MIST) 4
Total Plays
1. Mark Herrmann (PUR) 354
2. Ed Smith (MIST) 277
3. Scott Arnett (IN) 276
4. Rick Leach (MI) 253
5. Rod Gerald* (OHST) 238
6. Tom McLaughlin (IA) 229
7. Russell Davis (MI) 207
8. Ron Springs* (OHST) 200
9. Ric Enis (IN) 199
10. Anthony Dudley (WI) 191
11. Leroy McGee (MIST) 163
12. Harlan Huckleby (MI) 160
13. Darrick Burnett (IN) 157
  Wendell Avery (MN) 157
15. Kent Kitzmann (MN) 151
16. Mike McCray (IL) 147
  John Skibinski (PUR) 147
18. James Coleman (IL) 144
19. Kurt Steger (IL) 130
20. Marion Barber (MN) 128
Total Yards
1. Mark Herrmann (PUR) 2190
2. Ed Smith (MIST) 1571
3. Rick Leach (MI) 1479
4. Rod Gerald* (OHST) 1462
5. Scott Arnett (IN) 1197
6. Ron Springs* (OHST) 1166
7. Tom McLaughlin (IA) 1081
8. Russell Davis (MI) 1013
9. Ric Enis (IN) 978
10. Anthony Dudley (WI) 834
11. Darrick Burnett (IN) 774
12. Harlan Huckleby (MI) 743
13. Leroy McGee (MIST) 720
14. James Coleman (IL) 719
15. Jim Earley (MIST) 668
16. John Skibinski (PUR) 665
17. Kent Kitzmann (MN) 647
18. Scott Stranski (NWEST) 640
19. Jeff Logan* (OHST) 606
20. Dave Mishler (NWEST) 602
Total Touchdowns
1. Rick Leach (MI) 20
2. Mark Herrmann (PUR) 18
3. Joel Payton* (OHST) 13
4. Scott Arnett (IN) 11
  Rod Gerald* (OHST) 11
  Ed Smith (MIST) 11
7. Russell Davis (MI) 7
  Ron Springs* (OHST) 7
  Tom McLaughlin (IA) 7
10. Harlan Huckleby (MI) 6
  Leroy McGee (MIST) 6
12. Scott Stranski (NWEST) 5
  Darrick Burnett (IN) 5
  Paul Campbell* (OHST) 5
  Mike McCray (IL) 5
16. Roosevelt Smith (MI) 4
  Kurt Steger (IL) 4
  Ric Enis (IN) 4
  Kent Kitzmann (MN) 4
  John Skibinski (PUR) 4
  Rod Morton (IA) 4
  Steve Smith (MIST) 4