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1978 Big Ten Conference Rushing Stats

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Record: 51-55-7, .482 W-L% (10th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 4.79 (5th of 14) ▪ SOS: 5.81 (5th of 14)

Conference Champion: Michigan and Michigan State

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

  • Plsyers sorted by Yds/Att (minimum 6.25 Att/G).
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30 Players

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Steve Smith Michigan State 115 772 6.7 8 13 116 8.9 0 128 888 6.9 8
2 Leroy McGee Michigan State 78 465 6.0 4 14 120 8.6 0 92 585 6.4 4
3 Tom Stauss Wisconsin 82 485 5.9 3 5 49 9.8 1 87 534 6.1 4
4 Ricardo Volley* Ohio State 80 439 5.5 2 5 28 5.6 0 85 467 5.5 2
5 Wayne Strader Illinois 74 389 5.3 1 10 109 10.9 0 84 498 5.9 1
6 Lonnie Johnson Indiana 81 421 5.2 1 14 103 7.4 0 95 524 5.5 1
7 Ira Matthews Wisconsin 130 654 5.0 3 14 143 10.2 1 144 797 5.5 4
8 Marion Barber Minnesota 247 1210 4.9 8 22 171 7.8 2 269 1381 5.1 10
9 Harlan Huckleby* Michigan 154 741 4.8 5 7 53 7.6 0 161 794 4.9 5
10 Ron Springs* Ohio State 124 585 4.7 2 13 78 6.0 0 137 663 4.8 2
11 Butch Woolfolk* Michigan 78 370 4.7 2 1 14 14.0 0 79 384 4.9 2
12 Bruce Reeves Michigan State 73 339 4.6 5 6 29 4.8 0 79 368 4.7 5
13 Russell Davis* Michigan 153 683 4.5 3 4 25 6.3 0 157 708 4.5 3
14 Mike Harkrader Indiana 198 880 4.4 7 7 24 3.4 0 205 904 4.4 7
15 Mike Cammon Northwestern 73 322 4.4 1 13 97 7.5 0 86 419 4.9 1
16 Rick Leach* Michigan 145 611 4.2 12 145 611 4.2 12
17 Paul Campbell* Ohio State 142 591 4.2 9 5 34 6.8 0 147 625 4.3 9
18 Roosevelt Smith* Michigan 98 410 4.2 3 9 115 12.8 3 107 525 4.9 6
19 John Macon Purdue 225 913 4.1 4 20 162 8.1 0 245 1075 4.4 4
20 Russell Pope Purdue 164 673 4.1 5 35 292 8.3 1 199 965 4.8 6
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Jon Lazar Iowa 108 423 3.9 1 18 72 4.0 1 126 495 3.9 2
22 Kenny Burke Iowa 76 293 3.9 0 2 19 9.5 0 78 312 4.0 0
23 Art Schlichter* Ohio State 157 590 3.8 13 157 590 3.8 13
24 Darrick Burnett Indiana 135 473 3.5 5 3 27 9.0 0 138 500 3.6 5
25 Kent Kitzmann Minnesota 100 339 3.4 4 9 51 5.7 0 109 390 3.6 4
26 Larry Powell Illinois 97 325 3.4 3 6 47 7.8 0 103 372 3.6 3
27 Charles Green Wisconsin 75 247 3.3 2 2 22 11.0 0 77 269 3.5 2
28 Dennis Mosley Iowa 96 292 3.0 0 9 74 8.2 0 105 366 3.5 0
29 Mike Kalasmiki Wisconsin 73 169 2.3 1 73 169 2.3 1
30 Rich Weiss Illinois 154 297 1.9 2 154 297 1.9 2