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1979 Big Ten Conference Leaders

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Record: 58-54-2, .518 W-L% (4th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 7.09 (4th of 14) ▪ SOS: 6.90 (3rd of 14)

Conference Champion: Ohio State

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Mark Herrmann* (PUR) 203
2. Mark Carlson (MN) 177
3. Tim Clifford* (IN) 160
4. Lawrence McCullough (IL) 130
5. Art Schlichter* (OHST) 105
6. Phil Suess (IA) 88
7. Mike Kerrigan (NWEST) 82
8. John Wangler* (MI) 78
9. Mike Kalasmiki (WI) 72
10. Bryan Clark (MIST) 64
11. Bert Vaughn (MIST) 57
12. Chris Capstran (NWEST) 52
13. B.J. Dickey* (MI) 48
14. Steve Parish (WI) 31
15. Tim McAvoy (IL) 28
16. Pete Gales (IA) 22
17. Kevin Motl (WI) 14
18. Gordy Bohannon (IA) 13
19. Kevin Strasser (NWEST) 10
20. Greg Castignola* (OHST) 7
Pass Attempts
1. Mark Herrmann* (PUR) 348
2. Mark Carlson (MN) 300
3. Tim Clifford* (IN) 288
4. Lawrence McCullough (IL) 228
5. Art Schlichter* (OHST) 200
6. Mike Kerrigan (NWEST) 195
7. Phil Suess (IA) 159
8. Mike Kalasmiki (WI) 137
9. Bryan Clark (MIST) 131
10. John Wangler* (MI) 130
11. Bert Vaughn (MIST) 128
12. Chris Capstran (NWEST) 101
13. B.J. Dickey* (MI) 91
14. Pete Gales (IA) 57
15. Steve Parish (WI) 54
16. Tim McAvoy (IL) 51
17. Kevin Strasser (NWEST) 32
18. Kevin Motl (WI) 30
  Gordy Bohannon (IA) 30
20. Greg Castignola* (OHST) 19
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Mark Carlson (MN) 59.0
2. Mark Herrmann* (PUR) 58.3
3. Lawrence McCullough (IL) 57.0
4. Tim Clifford* (IN) 55.6
5. Phil Suess (IA) 55.3
6. Art Schlichter* (OHST) 52.5
7. Mike Kerrigan (NWEST) 42.1
Passing Yards
1. Mark Herrmann* (PUR) 2377
2. Mark Carlson (MN) 2188
3. Tim Clifford* (IN) 2078
4. Art Schlichter* (OHST) 1816
5. John Wangler* (MI) 1431
6. Lawrence McCullough (IL) 1254
7. Phil Suess (IA) 1165
8. Mike Kalasmiki (WI) 1082
9. Mike Kerrigan (NWEST) 961
10. Bryan Clark (MIST) 800
11. Bert Vaughn (MIST) 729
12. B.J. Dickey* (MI) 586
13. Chris Capstran (NWEST) 491
14. Steve Parish (WI) 370
15. Pete Gales (IA) 281
16. Tim McAvoy (IL) 255
17. Gordy Bohannon (IA) 202
18. Kevin Motl (WI) 181
19. Kevin Strasser (NWEST) 77
20. Wendell Avery (MN) 70
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Art Schlichter* (OHST) 9.1
2. Phil Suess (IA) 7.3
3. Mark Carlson (MN) 7.3
4. Tim Clifford* (IN) 7.2
5. Mark Herrmann* (PUR) 6.8
6. Lawrence McCullough (IL) 5.5
7. Mike Kerrigan (NWEST) 4.9
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Art Schlichter* (OHST) 9.1
2. Tim Clifford* (IN) 6.6
3. Mark Carlson (MN) 6.5
4. Phil Suess (IA) 5.5
5. Mark Herrmann* (PUR) 5.3
6. Lawrence McCullough (IL) 4.1
7. Mike Kerrigan (NWEST) 1.4
Passing Touchdowns
1. Mark Herrmann* (PUR) 16
2. Art Schlichter* (OHST) 14
3. Tim Clifford* (IN) 13
4. Mark Carlson (MN) 11
5. John Wangler* (MI) 8
6. Lawrence McCullough (IL) 7
7. Phil Suess (IA) 6
8. B.J. Dickey* (MI) 5
  Mike Kalasmiki (WI) 5
10. Mike Kerrigan (NWEST) 4
  Bert Vaughn (MIST) 4
  Bryan Clark (MIST) 4
  Pete Gales (IA) 4
14. Greg Castignola* (OHST) 2
  Tim McAvoy (IL) 2
  Gordy Bohannon (IA) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Mark Herrmann* (PUR) 19
2. Mike Kerrigan (NWEST) 17
3. Tim Clifford* (IN) 10
  Lawrence McCullough (IL) 10
  Mark Carlson (MN) 10
6. Phil Suess (IA) 9
7. John Wangler* (MI) 7
  Bert Vaughn (MIST) 7
  Mike Kalasmiki (WI) 7
10. B.J. Dickey* (MI) 6
  Art Schlichter* (OHST) 6
  Bryan Clark (MIST) 6
13. Chris Capstran (NWEST) 5
  Steve Parish (WI) 5
15. Pete Gales (IA) 3
16. Gordy Bohannon (IA) 2
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Art Schlichter* (OHST) 145.9
2. Mark Carlson (MN) 125.7
3. Tim Clifford* (IN) 124.1
4. Mark Herrmann* (PUR) 120.0
5. Phil Suess (IA) 118.0
6. Lawrence McCullough (IL) 104.6
7. Mike Kerrigan (NWEST) 72.8
Rush Attempts
1. Dennis Mosley (IA) 270
2. Mike Harkrader* (IN) 210
3. Steve Smith (MIST) 204
4. Butch Woolfolk* (MI) 191
5. Wally Jones* (PUR) 183
6. Calvin Murray* (OHST) 173
7. Lonnie Johnson* (IN) 172
8. Mike Holmes (IL) 147
9. Stan Edwards* (MI) 136
10. Garry White (MN) 135
11. Art Schlichter* (OHST) 133
12. Marion Barber (MN) 127
13. Calvin Thomas (IL) 122
14. Derek Hughes (MIST) 118
15. Dave Mohapp (WI) 117
  Jeff Cohn (NWEST) 117
17. John Macon* (PUR) 113
18. Ricardo Volley* (OHST) 112
19. Lawrence Reid* (MI) 103
20. Mike Augustyniak* (PUR) 98
Rushing Yards
1. Dennis Mosley (IA) 1267
2. Butch Woolfolk* (MI) 990
3. Steve Smith (MIST) 972
4. Calvin Murray* (OHST) 872
5. Garry White (MN) 861
6. Mike Harkrader* (IN) 807
7. Mike Holmes (IL) 792
8. Wally Jones* (PUR) 754
9. Lonnie Johnson* (IN) 708
10. Stan Edwards* (MI) 633
11. Derek Hughes (MIST) 626
12. Dave Mohapp (WI) 603
13. Ricardo Volley* (OHST) 565
14. Lawrence Reid* (MI) 555
15. Marion Barber (MN) 526
16. John Macon* (PUR) 488
17. Calvin Thomas (IL) 469
18. Ben McCall* (PUR) 451
19. Art Schlichter* (OHST) 430
20. Jeff Cohn (NWEST) 426
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Garry White (MN) 6.4
2. Ben McCall* (PUR) 5.6
3. Lawrence Reid* (MI) 5.4
4. Mike Holmes (IL) 5.4
5. Derek Hughes (MIST) 5.3
6. Butch Woolfolk* (MI) 5.2
7. Dave Mohapp (WI) 5.2
8. Ricardo Volley* (OHST) 5.0
9. Calvin Murray* (OHST) 5.0
10. Chucky Davis (WI) 5.0
11. Steve Smith (MIST) 4.8
12. Dennis Mosley (IA) 4.7
13. Stan Edwards* (MI) 4.7
14. John Macon* (PUR) 4.3
15. Dean McKillip (IA) 4.3
16. Marion Barber (MN) 4.1
17. Wally Jones* (PUR) 4.1
18. Lonnie Johnson* (IN) 4.1
19. Calvin Thomas (IL) 3.8
20. Mike Harkrader* (IN) 3.8
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Butch Woolfolk* (MI) 13
2. Dennis Mosley (IA) 12
  Marion Barber (MN) 12
4. Art Schlichter* (OHST) 9
  Derek Hughes (MIST) 9
6. Wally Jones* (PUR) 8
  Tim Clifford* (IN) 8
8. Lonnie Johnson* (IN) 7
9. Calvin Murray* (OHST) 6
  Mike Holmes (IL) 6
  Lawrence Reid* (MI) 6
  Dean McKillip (IA) 6
  Mike Harkrader* (IN) 6
  Garry White (MN) 6
15. Ben McCall* (PUR) 5
16. Steve Smith (MIST) 4
  Chucky Davis (WI) 4
  Dave Mishler (NWEST) 4
  Mike Kalasmiki (WI) 4
  Paul Campbell* (OHST) 4
  Mike Augustyniak* (PUR) 4
  Gerald Green (WI) 4
  Stan Edwards* (MI) 4
  Dave Mohapp (WI) 4
Receptions
1. Dave Young* (PUR) 55
2. Bob Stephenson* (IN) 49
3. Todd Sheets (NWEST) 43
4. Bart Burrell* (PUR) 40
5. Tom Stauss (WI) 38
6. Doug Donley* (OHST) 37
  Elmer Bailey (MN) 37
8. Doug Marsh* (MI) 33
9. Ray Smith* (PUR) 31
  Sam Poulos (NWEST) 31
11. Eugene Byrd (MIST) 30
12. Glenn Bourquin (MN) 28
  Jeff Anhorn (MN) 28
14. Wally Jones* (PUR) 27
15. Roy Artis (MN) 25
  Brad Reid (IA) 25
  Tim Stracka (WI) 25
  Mike Holmes (IL) 25
  Gary Williams* (OHST) 25
20. Wayne Strader (IL) 24
Receiving Yards
1. Doug Donley* (OHST) 800
2. Tom Stauss (WI) 660
3. Todd Sheets (NWEST) 614
4. Doug Marsh* (MI) 612
5. Bart Burrell* (PUR) 607
6. Dave Young* (PUR) 584
7. Bob Stephenson* (IN) 564
8. Eugene Byrd (MIST) 559
9. Elmer Bailey (MN) 552
10. Gary Williams* (OHST) 479
11. Anthony Carter* (MI) 462
12. Ray Smith* (PUR) 421
13. Jeff Anhorn (MN) 392
14. Ralph Clayton* (MI) 357
15. Mike Friede* (IN) 346
16. Keith Chappelle (IA) 340
17. Marion Barber (MN) 337
18. Ray Sydnor (WI) 318
  Nate Lundy* (IN) 318
20. John Lopez (IL) 296
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Doug Donley* (OHST) 21.6
2. Gary Williams* (OHST) 19.2
3. Eugene Byrd (MIST) 18.6
4. Doug Marsh* (MI) 18.5
5. Tom Stauss (WI) 17.4
6. Keith Chappelle (IA) 15.5
7. Bart Burrell* (PUR) 15.2
8. Elmer Bailey (MN) 14.9
9. Marion Barber (MN) 14.7
10. Ray Sydnor (WI) 14.5
11. Todd Sheets (NWEST) 14.3
12. Jeff Anhorn (MN) 14.0
13. Ray Smith* (PUR) 13.6
14. Mark Brammer (MIST) 12.5
15. Brad Reid (IA) 11.6
16. Tim Stracka (WI) 11.6
17. Bob Stephenson* (IN) 11.5
18. Roy Artis (MN) 11.2
19. Dennis Mosley (IA) 11.2
20. Dave Young* (PUR) 10.6
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Dave Young* (PUR) 10
2. Anthony Carter* (MI) 7
  Elmer Bailey (MN) 7
4. Lee Boeke (IL) 5
  Doug Donley* (OHST) 5
6. Bob Stephenson* (IN) 4
  Steve Bogan (NWEST) 4
  Eugene Byrd (MIST) 4
  Dennis Mosley (IA) 4
10. Tom Stauss (WI) 3
  Keith Chappelle (IA) 3
  Doug Marsh* (MI) 3
13. Ray Smith* (PUR) 2
  Charles Hunter* (OHST) 2
  Garry White (MN) 2
  Todd Sheets (NWEST) 2
  Greg Foster (IL) 2
  Bart Burrell* (PUR) 2
  Dave Harangody* (IN) 2
  Brad Dwelle* (OHST) 2
  Ray Sydnor (WI) 2
  Mike Harris* (PUR) 2
  Ty Hicks* (OHST) 2
  Gary Williams* (OHST) 2
  Lonnie Johnson* (IN) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Dennis Mosley (IA) 291
2. Mike Harkrader* (IN) 227
3. Steve Smith (MIST) 218
4. Wally Jones* (PUR) 210
5. Butch Woolfolk* (MI) 209
6. Calvin Murray* (OHST) 192
7. Lonnie Johnson* (IN) 189
8. Mike Holmes (IL) 172
9. Marion Barber (MN) 150
  Garry White (MN) 150
11. Stan Edwards* (MI) 147
12. Art Schlichter* (OHST) 133
13. Dave Mohapp (WI) 129
14. Derek Hughes (MIST) 128
15. Calvin Thomas (IL) 126
16. Jeff Cohn (NWEST) 118
17. John Macon* (PUR) 117
18. Lawrence Reid* (MI) 115
  Ricardo Volley* (OHST) 115
20. Mike Augustyniak* (PUR) 105
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Dennis Mosley (IA) 1502
2. Butch Woolfolk* (MI) 1118
3. Calvin Murray* (OHST) 1111
4. Steve Smith (MIST) 1071
5. Wally Jones* (PUR) 1021
6. Garry White (MN) 1013
7. Mike Harkrader* (IN) 955
8. Mike Holmes (IL) 919
9. Lonnie Johnson* (IN) 910
10. Marion Barber (MN) 863
11. Tom Stauss (WI) 856
12. Doug Donley* (OHST) 835
13. Derek Hughes (MIST) 749
14. Stan Edwards* (MI) 727
15. Dave Mohapp (WI) 722
16. Lawrence Reid* (MI) 687
17. Todd Sheets (NWEST) 636
18. Doug Marsh* (MI) 618
19. Ben McCall* (PUR) 609
20. Bart Burrell* (PUR) 607
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Dennis Mosley (IA) 16
2. Butch Woolfolk* (MI) 13
3. Marion Barber (MN) 12
4. Dave Young* (PUR) 10
5. Lonnie Johnson* (IN) 9
  Derek Hughes (MIST) 9
  Art Schlichter* (OHST) 9
8. Wally Jones* (PUR) 8
  Tim Clifford* (IN) 8
  Garry White (MN) 8
11. Lawrence Reid* (MI) 7
  Elmer Bailey (MN) 7
  Mike Harkrader* (IN) 7
  Dean McKillip (IA) 7
  Calvin Murray* (OHST) 7
  Anthony Carter* (MI) 7
17. Mike Holmes (IL) 6
  Ben McCall* (PUR) 6
19. Lee Boeke (IL) 5
  Paul Campbell* (OHST) 5
  Doug Donley* (OHST) 5
Total Plays
1. Mark Herrmann* (PUR) 396
2. Mark Carlson (MN) 371
3. Tim Clifford* (IN) 355
4. Art Schlichter* (OHST) 333
5. Lawrence McCullough (IL) 271
6. Dennis Mosley (IA) 270
7. Phil Suess (IA) 222
8. Mike Kerrigan (NWEST) 218
9. Mike Harkrader* (IN) 211
10. Steve Smith (MIST) 204
11. Mike Kalasmiki (WI) 194
12. Butch Woolfolk* (MI) 191
13. John Wangler* (MI) 188
14. Wally Jones* (PUR) 183
15. Calvin Murray* (OHST) 173
16. Lonnie Johnson* (IN) 172
17. Bryan Clark (MIST) 169
18. B.J. Dickey* (MI) 156
19. Mike Holmes (IL) 151
20. Bert Vaughn (MIST) 145
Total Yards
1. Art Schlichter* (OHST) 2246
2. Tim Clifford* (IN) 2158
3. Mark Carlson (MN) 2149
4. Mark Herrmann* (PUR) 2094
5. John Wangler* (MI) 1455
6. Dennis Mosley (IA) 1267
7. Phil Suess (IA) 1261
8. Lawrence McCullough (IL) 1183
9. Mike Kalasmiki (WI) 1095
10. Butch Woolfolk* (MI) 990
11. Steve Smith (MIST) 972
12. Mike Kerrigan (NWEST) 895
13. Calvin Murray* (OHST) 872
14. B.J. Dickey* (MI) 870
15. Garry White (MN) 861
16. Mike Harkrader* (IN) 807
17. Mike Holmes (IL) 795
18. Wally Jones* (PUR) 754
19. Bryan Clark (MIST) 719
20. Lonnie Johnson* (IN) 708
Total Touchdowns
1. Art Schlichter* (OHST) 23
2. Tim Clifford* (IN) 21
3. Mark Herrmann* (PUR) 17
4. Butch Woolfolk* (MI) 13
  Marion Barber (MN) 13
6. Dennis Mosley (IA) 12
  Mark Carlson (MN) 12
8. Mike Kalasmiki (WI) 9
  Derek Hughes (MIST) 9
10. Wally Jones* (PUR) 8
  John Wangler* (MI) 8
12. Mike Holmes (IL) 7
  Phil Suess (IA) 7
  Lawrence McCullough (IL) 7
  B.J. Dickey* (MI) 7
  Lonnie Johnson* (IN) 7
17. Mike Harkrader* (IN) 6
  Dean McKillip (IA) 6
  Lawrence Reid* (MI) 6
  Calvin Murray* (OHST) 6
  Garry White (MN) 6