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1979 Big Ten Conference Rushing Stats

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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)

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

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Garry White Minnesota 135 861 6.4 6 15 152 10.1 2 150 1013 6.8 8
2 Ben McCall* Purdue 80 451 5.6 5 18 158 8.8 1 98 609 6.2 6
3 Mike Holmes Illinois 147 792 5.4 6 25 127 5.1 0 172 919 5.3 6
4 Lawrence Reid* Michigan 103 555 5.4 6 12 132 11.0 1 115 687 6.0 7
5 Derek Hughes Michigan State 118 626 5.3 9 10 123 12.3 0 128 749 5.9 9
6 Butch Woolfolk* Michigan 191 990 5.2 13 18 128 7.1 0 209 1118 5.3 13
7 Dave Mohapp Wisconsin 117 603 5.2 4 12 119 9.9 0 129 722 5.6 4
8 Calvin Murray* Ohio State 173 872 5.0 6 19 239 12.6 1 192 1111 5.8 7
9 Ricardo Volley* Ohio State 112 565 5.0 3 3 24 8.0 0 115 589 5.1 3
10 Chucky Davis Wisconsin 82 407 5.0 4 6 46 7.7 0 88 453 5.1 4
11 Steve Smith Michigan State 204 972 4.8 4 14 99 7.1 0 218 1071 4.9 4
12 Dennis Mosley Iowa 270 1267 4.7 12 21 235 11.2 4 291 1502 5.2 16
13 Stan Edwards* Michigan 136 633 4.7 4 11 94 8.5 0 147 727 4.9 4
14 John Macon* Purdue 113 488 4.3 1 4 14 3.5 0 117 502 4.3 1
15 Dean McKillip Iowa 95 407 4.3 6 9 68 7.6 1 104 475 4.6 7
16 Wally Jones* Purdue 183 754 4.1 8 27 267 9.9 0 210 1021 4.9 8
17 Lonnie Johnson* Indiana 172 708 4.1 7 17 202 11.9 2 189 910 4.8 9
18 Marion Barber Minnesota 127 526 4.1 12 23 337 14.7 0 150 863 5.8 12
19 Mike Harkrader* Indiana 210 807 3.8 6 17 148 8.7 1 227 955 4.2 7
20 Calvin Thomas Illinois 122 469 3.8 1 4 19 4.8 0 126 488 3.9 1
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Jeff Cohn Northwestern 117 426 3.6 0 1 1 1.0 0 118 427 3.6 0
22 Mike Augustyniak* Purdue 98 353 3.6 4 7 30 4.3 0 105 383 3.6 4
23 Art Schlichter* Ohio State 133 430 3.2 9 133 430 3.2 9
24 Mark Carlson Minnesota 71 -39 -0.5 1 71 -39 -0.5 1