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1979 Big Ten Conference Leaders

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Record: 58-54-2, .518 W-L% (3rd 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 Completion Percentage

1. Mark Carlson (Minnesota) 59.0
2. Mark Herrmann* (Purdue) 58.3
3. Lawrence McCullough (Illinois) 57.0
4. Tim Clifford* (Indiana) 55.6
5. Phil Suess (Iowa) 55.3
6. Art Schlichter* (Ohio State) 52.5
7. Mike Kerrigan (Northwestern) 42.1

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Art Schlichter* (Ohio State) 9.1
2. Phil Suess (Iowa) 7.3
3. Mark Carlson (Minnesota) 7.3
4. Tim Clifford* (Indiana) 7.2
5. Mark Herrmann* (Purdue) 6.8
6. Lawrence McCullough (Illinois) 5.5
7. Mike Kerrigan (Northwestern) 4.9

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Art Schlichter* (Ohio State) 9.1
2. Tim Clifford* (Indiana) 6.6
3. Mark Carlson (Minnesota) 6.5
4. Phil Suess (Iowa) 5.5
5. Mark Herrmann* (Purdue) 5.3
6. Lawrence McCullough (Illinois) 4.1
7. Mike Kerrigan (Northwestern) 1.4

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Art Schlichter* (Ohio State) 145.9
2. Mark Carlson (Minnesota) 125.7
3. Tim Clifford* (Indiana) 124.1
4. Mark Herrmann* (Purdue) 120.0
5. Phil Suess (Iowa) 118.0
6. Lawrence McCullough (Illinois) 104.6
7. Mike Kerrigan (Northwestern) 72.8

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Doug Donley* (Ohio State) 21.6
2. Gary Williams* (Ohio State) 19.2
3. Eugene Byrd (Michigan State) 18.6
4. Doug Marsh* (Michigan) 18.5
5. Tom Stauss (Wisconsin) 17.4
6. Keith Chappelle (Iowa) 15.5
7. Bart Burrell* (Purdue) 15.2
8. Elmer Bailey (Minnesota) 14.9
9. Marion Barber (Minnesota) 14.7
10. Ray Sydnor (Wisconsin) 14.5
11. Todd Sheets (Northwestern) 14.3
12. Jeff Anhorn (Minnesota) 14.0
13. Ray Smith* (Purdue) 13.6
14. Mark Brammer (Michigan State) 12.5
15. Brad Reid (Iowa) 11.6
16. Tim Stracka (Wisconsin) 11.6
17. Bob Stephenson* (Indiana) 11.5
18. Roy Artis (Minnesota) 11.2
19. Dennis Mosley (Iowa) 11.2
20. Dave Young* (Purdue) 10.6

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Todd Bell* (Ohio State) 2

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Derek Hughes (Michigan State) 2

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Tim Wilbur* (Indiana) 2