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1977 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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Record*: 56-55-2, .504 W-L% (11th 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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Michigan 10 2 0 .833 7 1 0 .875 29.4 10.3 19.65 7.07
Ohio State 9 3 0 .750 7 1 0 .875 28.6 10.0 19.94 6.94
Michigan State 7 3 1 .682 6 1 1 .813 23.6 14.7 13.04 5.86
Indiana 5 5 1 .500 4 3 1 .563 18.6 20.7 4.83 6.47
Minnesota 7 5 0 .583 4 4 0 .500 14.3 15.0 7.64 7.23
Purdue 5 6 0 .455 3 5 0 .375 21.0 22.5 4.69 4.69
Iowa 4 7 0 .364 3 5 0 .375 15.5 20.8 3.63 7.99 W-L-T adjusted to 5-6 by NCAA.
Wisconsin 5 6 0 .455 3 6 0 .333 12.1 18.2 1.49 3.77
Illinois 3 8 0 .273 2 6 0 .250 12.8 26.5 -3.13 8.32
Northwestern 1 10 0 .091 1 8 0 .111 9.3 30.6 -7.38 9.08

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 Final
Michigan 2 1 1 3 3 1 1 6 6 6 5 4 4 9
Ohio State 5 6 4 6 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 8 9 11
Minnesota               19            
Wisconsin         19 14                

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1978-01-02 Rose Bowl Washington 27 Michigan 20 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
1978-01-02 Sugar Bowl Alabama 35 Ohio State 6 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1977-12-22 Hall of Fame Classic Maryland 17 Minnesota 7 Hall of Fame Classic (Birmingham, AL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Mark Herrmann (Purdue) 54.9
2. Ed Smith (Michigan State) 48.8

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mark Herrmann (Purdue) 7.7
2. Ed Smith (Michigan State) 7.2

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Ed Smith (Michigan State) 5.4
2. Mark Herrmann (Purdue) 5.0

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Mark Herrmann (Purdue) 121.1
2. Ed Smith (Michigan State) 111.4

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Kirk Gibson (Michigan State) 24.1
2. Reggie Arnold (Purdue) 19.1
3. Edgar Wilson (Michigan State) 18.2
4. Mark Bailey (Northwestern) 15.8
5. David Charles (Wisconsin) 15.1
6. Ray Smith (Purdue) 14.9
7. Keith Calvin (Indiana) 14.7
8. Mark Brammer (Michigan State) 14.3
9. Mike Brady (Iowa) 13.7
10. Dave Young (Purdue) 13.3

Total Yards

1. Mark Herrmann (Purdue) 2190
2. Ed Smith (Michigan State) 1571
3. Rick Leach (Michigan) 1479
4. Rod Gerald* (Ohio State) 1462
5. Scott Arnett (Indiana) 1197
6. Ron Springs* (Ohio State) 1166
7. Tom McLaughlin (Iowa) 1081
8. Russell Davis (Michigan) 1013
9. Ric Enis (Indiana) 978
10. Anthony Dudley (Wisconsin) 834

Interception Return Yards

1. Rod Sears (Iowa) 116
2. Mike Guess* (Ohio State) 107
3. Keena Turner (Purdue) 80
4. Mark Anderson (Michigan State) 58
5. Mike Jolly (Michigan) 54
6. Fred Arrington (Purdue) 49
7. David Blakely (Illinois) 40
8. Ray Griffin* (Ohio State) 38
9. John Meyer (Illinois) 34
10. Kevin Motts (Purdue) 33