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1981 Big Ten Conference Rushing Stats

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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)

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

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Butch Woolfolk* Michigan 253 1459 5.8 6 9 55 6.1 0 262 1514 5.8 6
2 John Williams Wisconsin 116 634 5.5 3 3 80 26.7 1 119 714 6.0 4
3 Tim Spencer* Ohio State 226 1217 5.4 12 23 210 9.1 0 249 1427 5.7 12
4 Chucky Davis Wisconsin 88 457 5.2 3 21 178 8.5 0 109 635 5.8 3
5 Manny Henry Minnesota 71 372 5.2 1 6 58 9.7 0 77 430 5.6 1
6 Steve Smith* Michigan 134 674 5.0 12 134 674 5.0 12
7 Phil Blatcher Iowa 145 708 4.9 8 16 124 7.8 0 161 832 5.2 8
8 Aaron Roberts Michigan State 94 461 4.9 1 13 96 7.4 1 107 557 5.2 2
9 Jim Gayle* Ohio State 153 732 4.8 9 20 191 9.6 0 173 923 5.3 9
10 Stan Edwards* Michigan 92 446 4.8 1 7 97 13.9 2 99 543 5.5 3
11 Lawrence Ricks* Michigan 86 413 4.8 9 86 413 4.8 9
12 Eddie Phillips Iowa 121 543 4.5 5 8 23 2.9 0 129 566 4.4 5
13 Dave Mohapp Wisconsin 94 421 4.5 2 11 82 7.5 0 105 503 4.8 2
14 Joe Curtis Illinois 69 312 4.5 2 35 259 7.4 2 104 571 5.5 4
15 Frank Jacobs Minnesota 147 638 4.3 8 23 129 5.6 1 170 767 4.5 9
16 Gordy Bohannon Iowa 81 304 3.8 2 81 304 3.8 2
17 Lance Hawkins Michigan State 87 321 3.7 4 12 53 4.4 0 99 374 3.8 4
18 Jimmy Smith Purdue 152 540 3.6 5 17 166 9.8 0 169 706 4.2 5
19 Darryl Smith Illinois 76 272 3.6 2 43 495 11.5 5 119 767 6.4 7
20 Calvin Thomas Illinois 110 390 3.5 4 20 153 7.7 0 130 543 4.2 4
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 John Roggeman Indiana 88 268 3.0 2 20 228 11.4 0 108 496 4.6 2
22 Jess Cole Wisconsin 103 244 2.4 4 103 244 2.4 4
23 Kevin Villars Northwestern 70 98 1.4 0 70 98 1.4 0
24 Scott Campbell Purdue 123 123 1.0 2 123 123 1.0 2
25 Tony Eason Illinois 87 -29 -0.3 5 87 -29 -0.3 5
26 Art Schlichter* Ohio State 80 -42 -0.5 6 80 -42 -0.5 6