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1981 Big Ten Conference Leaders

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Record: 59-55-0, .518 W-L% (6th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 4.53 (6th of 14) ▪ SOS: 4.92 (5th of 14)

Conference Champion: Iowa and Ohio State

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Tony Eason (IL) 248
2. Scott Campbell (PUR) 185
3. Art Schlichter* (OHST) 183
4. Mike Hohensee (MN) 182
5. Babe Laufenberg (IN) 144
6. Mike Kerrigan (NWEST) 124
7. Bryan Clark (MIST) 109
8. Steve Smith* (MI) 97
9. John Leister (MIST) 90
10. Jess Cole (WI) 85
11. Kevin Villars (NWEST) 77
12. Gordy Bohannon (IA) 72
13. Pete Gales (IA) 34
14. Randy Wright (WI) 21
15. Chad Huck (IN) 13
16. Rick Kolb (MIST) 11
17. Mike Wall (NWEST) 6
18. Mike Tomczak* (OHST) 4
  B.J. Dickey* (MI) 4
  Bob Atha* (OHST) 4
Pass Attempts
1. Tony Eason (IL) 406
2. Mike Hohensee (MN) 362
3. Art Schlichter* (OHST) 350
4. Scott Campbell (PUR) 321
5. Mike Kerrigan (NWEST) 265
6. Babe Laufenberg (IN) 252
7. Steve Smith* (MI) 210
8. Bryan Clark (MIST) 204
9. Jess Cole (WI) 200
10. John Leister (MIST) 186
11. Kevin Villars (NWEST) 148
12. Gordy Bohannon (IA) 142
13. Pete Gales (IA) 67
14. Randy Wright (WI) 40
15. Chad Huck (IN) 28
16. Rick Kolb (MIST) 17
17. Bob Atha* (OHST) 12
18. Mike Wall (NWEST) 11
19. B.J. Dickey* (MI) 9
20. Mike Tomczak* (OHST) 7
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Tony Eason (IL) 61.1
2. Scott Campbell (PUR) 57.6
3. Babe Laufenberg (IN) 57.1
4. Bryan Clark (MIST) 53.4
5. Art Schlichter* (OHST) 52.3
6. Mike Hohensee (MN) 50.3
7. John Leister (MIST) 48.4
8. Mike Kerrigan (NWEST) 46.8
9. Steve Smith* (MI) 46.2
10. Jess Cole (WI) 42.5
Passing Yards
1. Tony Eason (IL) 3360
2. Scott Campbell (PUR) 2686
3. Art Schlichter* (OHST) 2551
4. Mike Hohensee (MN) 2412
5. Babe Laufenberg (IN) 1788
6. Steve Smith* (MI) 1661
7. Bryan Clark (MIST) 1521
8. Mike Kerrigan (NWEST) 1317
9. Jess Cole (WI) 1180
10. John Leister (MIST) 1097
11. Gordy Bohannon (IA) 999
12. Kevin Villars (NWEST) 773
13. Pete Gales (IA) 385
14. Randy Wright (WI) 259
15. Chad Huck (IN) 172
16. Rick Kolb (MIST) 117
17. B.J. Dickey* (MI) 90
18. Mike Tomczak* (OHST) 73
19. Mike Wall (NWEST) 63
20. Bob Atha* (OHST) 59
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Scott Campbell (PUR) 8.4
2. Tony Eason (IL) 8.3
3. Steve Smith* (MI) 7.9
4. Bryan Clark (MIST) 7.5
5. Art Schlichter* (OHST) 7.3
6. Babe Laufenberg (IN) 7.1
7. Mike Hohensee (MN) 6.7
8. Jess Cole (WI) 5.9
9. John Leister (MIST) 5.9
10. Mike Kerrigan (NWEST) 5.0
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Tony Eason (IL) 7.7
2. Scott Campbell (PUR) 7.7
3. Steve Smith* (MI) 7.0
4. Art Schlichter* (OHST) 7.0
5. Bryan Clark (MIST) 6.6
6. Mike Hohensee (MN) 6.3
7. Babe Laufenberg (IN) 5.8
8. Jess Cole (WI) 4.4
9. John Leister (MIST) 4.0
10. Mike Kerrigan (NWEST) 3.3
Passing Touchdowns
1. Mike Hohensee (MN) 20
  Tony Eason (IL) 20
3. Scott Campbell (PUR) 18
4. Art Schlichter* (OHST) 17
5. Steve Smith* (MI) 15
6. Bryan Clark (MIST) 14
7. Jess Cole (WI) 12
8. Babe Laufenberg (IN) 8
9. Mike Kerrigan (NWEST) 7
10. Gordy Bohannon (IA) 6
11. John Leister (MIST) 5
12. Kevin Villars (NWEST) 3
13. Rick Kolb (MIST) 2
  Randy Wright (WI) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Tony Eason (IL) 14
2. Scott Campbell (PUR) 13
  Mike Kerrigan (NWEST) 13
4. Mike Hohensee (MN) 12
  Jess Cole (WI) 12
6. Steve Smith* (MI) 11
  Babe Laufenberg (IN) 11
8. John Leister (MIST) 10
  Art Schlichter* (OHST) 10
  Bryan Clark (MIST) 10
11. Gordy Bohannon (IA) 7
12. Kevin Villars (NWEST) 6
13. Mike Wall (NWEST) 2
  Bob Atha* (OHST) 2
  Pete Gales (IA) 2
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Tony Eason (IL) 140.0
2. Scott Campbell (PUR) 138.3
3. Bryan Clark (MIST) 128.9
4. Steve Smith* (MI) 125.7
5. Art Schlichter* (OHST) 123.8
6. Babe Laufenberg (IN) 118.5
7. Mike Hohensee (MN) 117.8
8. Jess Cole (WI) 99.9
9. John Leister (MIST) 96.0
10. Mike Kerrigan (NWEST) 87.4
Rush Attempts
1. Butch Woolfolk* (MI) 253
2. Tim Spencer* (OHST) 226
3. Jim Gayle* (OHST) 153
4. Jimmy Smith (PUR) 152
5. Frank Jacobs (MN) 147
6. Phil Blatcher (IA) 145
7. Steve Smith* (MI) 134
8. Scott Campbell (PUR) 123
9. Eddie Phillips (IA) 121
10. John Williams (WI) 116
11. Calvin Thomas (IL) 110
12. Jess Cole (WI) 103
13. Aaron Roberts (MIST) 94
  Dave Mohapp (WI) 94
15. Stan Edwards* (MI) 92
16. Chucky Davis (WI) 88
  John Roggeman (IN) 88
18. Tony Eason (IL) 87
  Lance Hawkins (MIST) 87
20. Lawrence Ricks* (MI) 86
Rushing Yards
1. Butch Woolfolk* (MI) 1459
2. Tim Spencer* (OHST) 1217
3. Jim Gayle* (OHST) 732
4. Phil Blatcher (IA) 708
5. Steve Smith* (MI) 674
6. Frank Jacobs (MN) 638
7. John Williams (WI) 634
8. Eddie Phillips (IA) 543
9. Jimmy Smith (PUR) 540
10. Aaron Roberts (MIST) 461
11. Chucky Davis (WI) 457
12. Stan Edwards* (MI) 446
13. Dave Mohapp (WI) 421
14. Lawrence Ricks* (MI) 413
15. Calvin Thomas (IL) 390
16. Manny Henry (MN) 372
17. Lance Hawkins (MIST) 321
18. Joe Curtis (IL) 312
19. Gordy Bohannon (IA) 304
20. Jeff Feulner (PUR) 287
  Eric Jordan (PUR) 287
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Butch Woolfolk* (MI) 5.8
2. John Williams (WI) 5.5
3. Tim Spencer* (OHST) 5.4
4. Manny Henry (MN) 5.2
5. Chucky Davis (WI) 5.2
6. Steve Smith* (MI) 5.0
7. Aaron Roberts (MIST) 4.9
8. Phil Blatcher (IA) 4.9
9. Stan Edwards* (MI) 4.8
10. Lawrence Ricks* (MI) 4.8
11. Jim Gayle* (OHST) 4.8
12. Joe Curtis (IL) 4.5
13. Eddie Phillips (IA) 4.5
14. Dave Mohapp (WI) 4.5
15. Frank Jacobs (MN) 4.3
16. Gordy Bohannon (IA) 3.8
17. Lance Hawkins (MIST) 3.7
18. Darryl Smith (IL) 3.6
19. Jimmy Smith (PUR) 3.6
20. Calvin Thomas (IL) 3.5
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Steve Smith* (MI) 12
  Tim Spencer* (OHST) 12
3. Jim Gayle* (OHST) 9
  Lawrence Ricks* (MI) 9
5. Phil Blatcher (IA) 8
  Frank Jacobs (MN) 8
7. Art Schlichter* (OHST) 6
  Butch Woolfolk* (MI) 6
9. Eddie Phillips (IA) 5
  Jimmy Smith (PUR) 5
  Tony Eason (IL) 5
12. Calvin Thomas (IL) 4
  Jess Cole (WI) 4
  Lance Hawkins (MIST) 4
15. Mike Hohensee (MN) 3
  Chucky Davis (WI) 3
  John Williams (WI) 3
18. Joe Curtis (IL) 2
  Jeff Feulner (PUR) 2
  Norm Granger (IA) 2
  Dave Mohapp (WI) 2
  Babe Laufenberg (IN) 2
  Darryl Smith (IL) 2
  Scott Campbell (PUR) 2
  Wally Jones (PUR) 2
  Gordy Bohannon (IA) 2
  John Roggeman (IN) 2
  Mike Murphy (IL) 2
  Marc Hujik (NWEST) 2
Receptions
1. Steve Bryant (PUR) 60
2. Chester Cooper (MN) 58
3. Anthony Carter* (MI) 50
  Gary Williams* (OHST) 50
5. John Frank* (OHST) 45
6. Ted Jones (MIST) 44
7. Darryl Smith (IL) 43
8. Al Kimichik (MIST) 39
9. Oliver Williams (IL) 38
10. Joe Curtis (IL) 35
11. Mike Martin (IL) 34
12. Joe Linville (PUR) 33
  Cliff Benson (PUR) 33
14. Bob Stephenson (IN) 32
15. Daryl Turner (MIST) 31
  Cedric Anderson* (OHST) 31
  Duane Gunn (IN) 31
18. Otis Grant (MIST) 30
19. Ron Weckbacher (MN) 29
20. Jim Browne (NWEST) 24
Receiving Yards
1. Chester Cooper (MN) 1012
2. Steve Bryant (PUR) 971
3. Anthony Carter* (MI) 952
4. Gary Williams* (OHST) 941
5. Oliver Williams (IL) 760
6. Mike Martin (IL) 670
7. Duane Gunn (IN) 656
8. Daryl Turner (MIST) 653
9. Ted Jones (MIST) 624
10. Cedric Anderson* (OHST) 564
11. Otis Grant (MIST) 520
12. Darryl Smith (IL) 495
13. Joe Linville (PUR) 475
14. Cliff Benson (PUR) 458
15. John Frank* (OHST) 449
16. Michael Jones (WI) 407
17. Dave Moritz (IA) 390
18. Al Kimichik (MIST) 383
19. Ron Weckbacher (MN) 364
20. Vince Bean* (MI) 336
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Duane Gunn (IN) 21.2
2. Daryl Turner (MIST) 21.1
3. Oliver Williams (IL) 20.0
4. Mike Martin (IL) 19.7
5. Anthony Carter* (MI) 19.0
6. Gary Williams* (OHST) 18.8
7. Cedric Anderson* (OHST) 18.2
8. Michael Jones (WI) 17.7
9. Chester Cooper (MN) 17.4
10. Otis Grant (MIST) 17.3
11. Steve Bryant (PUR) 16.2
12. Joe Linville (PUR) 14.4
13. Ted Jones (MIST) 14.2
14. Cliff Benson (PUR) 13.9
15. Ron Weckbacher (MN) 12.6
16. Darryl Smith (IL) 11.5
17. John Frank* (OHST) 10.0
18. Al Kimichik (MIST) 9.8
19. Tim Spencer* (OHST) 9.1
20. Bob Stephenson (IN) 8.8
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Steve Bryant (PUR) 11
2. Anthony Carter* (MI) 8
3. Oliver Williams (IL) 6
  Gary Williams* (OHST) 6
  Chester Cooper (MN) 6
  Jay Carroll (MN) 6
7. Mike Martin (IL) 5
  Otis Grant (MIST) 5
  Ted Jones (MIST) 5
  Darryl Smith (IL) 5
  Cedric Anderson* (OHST) 5
12. Steve Bogan (NWEST) 4
  Marvin Neal (WI) 4
  Michael Jones (WI) 4
  Daryl Turner (MIST) 4
16. Craig Dunaway* (MI) 3
  John Frank* (OHST) 3
  Duane Gunn (IN) 3
  Al Kimichik (MIST) 3
  Everett Pickens (PUR) 3
  Jeff Nault (WI) 3
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Butch Woolfolk* (MI) 262
2. Tim Spencer* (OHST) 249
3. Jim Gayle* (OHST) 173
4. Frank Jacobs (MN) 170
5. Jimmy Smith (PUR) 169
6. Phil Blatcher (IA) 161
7. Steve Smith* (MI) 134
8. Calvin Thomas (IL) 130
9. Eddie Phillips (IA) 129
10. Scott Campbell (PUR) 123
11. Darryl Smith (IL) 119
  John Williams (WI) 119
13. Chucky Davis (WI) 109
14. John Roggeman (IN) 108
15. Aaron Roberts (MIST) 107
16. Dave Mohapp (WI) 105
17. Joe Curtis (IL) 104
18. Jess Cole (WI) 103
19. Lance Hawkins (MIST) 99
  Stan Edwards* (MI) 99
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Butch Woolfolk* (MI) 1514
2. Tim Spencer* (OHST) 1427
3. Chester Cooper (MN) 1023
4. Anthony Carter* (MI) 1019
5. Steve Bryant (PUR) 988
6. Gary Williams* (OHST) 941
7. Jim Gayle* (OHST) 923
8. Phil Blatcher (IA) 832
9. Frank Jacobs (MN) 767
  Darryl Smith (IL) 767
11. Oliver Williams (IL) 760
12. Duane Gunn (IN) 744
13. John Williams (WI) 714
14. Jimmy Smith (PUR) 706
15. Mike Martin (IL) 681
16. Steve Smith* (MI) 674
17. Daryl Turner (MIST) 653
18. Chucky Davis (WI) 635
19. Ted Jones (MIST) 624
20. Cedric Anderson* (OHST) 581
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Tim Spencer* (OHST) 12
  Steve Smith* (MI) 12
3. Steve Bryant (PUR) 11
4. Frank Jacobs (MN) 9
  Lawrence Ricks* (MI) 9
  Anthony Carter* (MI) 9
  Jim Gayle* (OHST) 9
8. Phil Blatcher (IA) 8
9. Darryl Smith (IL) 7
10. Oliver Williams (IL) 6
  Butch Woolfolk* (MI) 6
  Gary Williams* (OHST) 6
  Jay Carroll (MN) 6
  Art Schlichter* (OHST) 6
  Chester Cooper (MN) 6
16. Cedric Anderson* (OHST) 5
  Marvin Neal (WI) 5
  Mike Martin (IL) 5
  Tony Eason (IL) 5
  Otis Grant (MIST) 5
  Ted Jones (MIST) 5
  Eddie Phillips (IA) 5
  Jimmy Smith (PUR) 5
Total Plays
1. Tony Eason (IL) 493
2. Scott Campbell (PUR) 444
3. Art Schlichter* (OHST) 430
4. Mike Hohensee (MN) 427
5. Steve Smith* (MI) 344
6. Babe Laufenberg (IN) 313
7. Mike Kerrigan (NWEST) 310
8. Jess Cole (WI) 303
9. Butch Woolfolk* (MI) 253
10. Bryan Clark (MIST) 252
11. John Leister (MIST) 227
12. Tim Spencer* (OHST) 226
13. Gordy Bohannon (IA) 223
14. Kevin Villars (NWEST) 218
15. Jim Gayle* (OHST) 153
16. Jimmy Smith (PUR) 152
17. Frank Jacobs (MN) 147
18. Phil Blatcher (IA) 145
19. Eddie Phillips (IA) 121
20. John Williams (WI) 116
Total Yards
1. Tony Eason (IL) 3331
2. Scott Campbell (PUR) 2809
3. Art Schlichter* (OHST) 2509
4. Mike Hohensee (MN) 2437
5. Steve Smith* (MI) 2335
6. Babe Laufenberg (IN) 1821
7. Bryan Clark (MIST) 1640
8. Butch Woolfolk* (MI) 1459
9. Jess Cole (WI) 1424
10. Gordy Bohannon (IA) 1303
11. Tim Spencer* (OHST) 1217
12. Mike Kerrigan (NWEST) 1172
13. John Leister (MIST) 1082
14. Kevin Villars (NWEST) 871
15. Jim Gayle* (OHST) 732
16. Phil Blatcher (IA) 708
17. Frank Jacobs (MN) 638
18. John Williams (WI) 634
19. Eddie Phillips (IA) 543
20. Jimmy Smith (PUR) 540
Total Yards Per Play
1. Tony Eason (IL) 6.8
Total Touchdowns
1. Steve Smith* (MI) 27
2. Tony Eason (IL) 25
3. Mike Hohensee (MN) 23
  Art Schlichter* (OHST) 23
5. Scott Campbell (PUR) 20
6. Jess Cole (WI) 16
7. Bryan Clark (MIST) 15
8. Tim Spencer* (OHST) 12
9. Babe Laufenberg (IN) 10
10. Jim Gayle* (OHST) 9
  Lawrence Ricks* (MI) 9
12. Phil Blatcher (IA) 8
  Gordy Bohannon (IA) 8
  Frank Jacobs (MN) 8
15. Mike Kerrigan (NWEST) 7
16. Butch Woolfolk* (MI) 6
17. Jimmy Smith (PUR) 5
  Eddie Phillips (IA) 5
  John Leister (MIST) 5
20. Calvin Thomas (IL) 4
  Lance Hawkins (MIST) 4