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1982 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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Record: 55-60-0, .478 W-L% (11th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 4.46 (4th of 11) ▪ SOS: 5.16 (3rd of 11)

Conference Champion: Michigan

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Michigan 8 4 0 .667 8 1 0 .889 28.8 17.0 15.89 7.05
Ohio State 9 3 0 .750 7 1 0 .875 29.0 17.3 14.99 4.82
Iowa 8 4 0 .667 6 2 0 .750 19.1 19.2 6.62 5.54
Illinois 7 5 0 .583 6 3 0 .667 28.2 19.1 10.90 5.40
Wisconsin 7 5 0 .583 5 4 0 .556 23.9 21.0 6.80 4.63
Indiana 5 6 0 .455 4 5 0 .444 18.5 22.7 2.54 5.63
Purdue 3 8 0 .273 3 6 0 .333 19.2 29.5 -2.57 6.43
Northwestern 3 8 0 .273 2 7 0 .222 18.7 34.5 -7.67 3.06
Michigan State 2 9 0 .182 2 7 0 .222 18.4 22.0 0.92 6.19
Minnesota 3 8 0 .273 1 8 0 .111 22.5 27.2 -3.80 2.84

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/6 9/13 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22 11/29 12/6 Final
Ohio State 14 14 12 13                 18 18 17 12
Illinois       19   20 15                  
Michigan 12 12 10 20         20 15 14 13 20 20 19  
Minnesota         19                      

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1983-01-01 Rose Bowl UCLA 24 Michigan 14 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
1982-12-31 Peach Bowl Iowa 28 Tennessee 22 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1982-12-29 Liberty Bowl Alabama 21 Illinois 15 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
1982-12-17 Holiday Bowl Ohio State 47 Brigham Young 17 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
1982-12-11 Independence Bowl Wisconsin 14 Kansas State 3 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Chuck Long (Iowa) 64.2
2. Tony Eason (Illinois) 61.8
3. Babe Laufenberg (Indiana) 59.6
4. Mike Hohensee (Minnesota) 58.3
5. Sandy Schwab (Northwestern) 56.2
6. Scott Campbell (Purdue) 54.6
7. Randy Wright (Wisconsin) 53.9
8. Steve Smith* (Michigan) 52.0
9. Mike Tomczak* (Ohio State) 51.3
10. John Leister (Michigan State) 47.4

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Tomczak* (Ohio State) 8.6
2. Steve Smith* (Michigan) 7.6
3. Tony Eason (Illinois) 7.2
4. Randy Wright (Wisconsin) 6.9
5. Chuck Long (Iowa) 6.8
6. Babe Laufenberg (Indiana) 6.8
7. Mike Hohensee (Minnesota) 6.6
8. Scott Campbell (Purdue) 6.6
9. Sandy Schwab (Northwestern) 6.6
10. John Leister (Michigan State) 5.3

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Tomczak* (Ohio State) 6.8
2. Tony Eason (Illinois) 6.5
3. Steve Smith* (Michigan) 6.3
4. Scott Campbell (Purdue) 5.9
5. Randy Wright (Wisconsin) 5.8
6. Babe Laufenberg (Indiana) 5.7
7. Chuck Long (Iowa) 5.4
8. Sandy Schwab (Northwestern) 5.1
9. Mike Hohensee (Minnesota) 5.0
10. John Leister (Michigan State) 3.6

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Tony Eason (Illinois) 128.2
2. Mike Tomczak* (Ohio State) 125.7
3. Steve Smith* (Michigan) 125.1
4. Chuck Long (Iowa) 124.8
5. Babe Laufenberg (Indiana) 118.8
6. Randy Wright (Wisconsin) 117.3
7. Scott Campbell (Purdue) 115.5
8. Mike Hohensee (Minnesota) 115.2
9. Sandy Schwab (Northwestern) 113.0
10. John Leister (Michigan State) 88.1

Rush Attempts

1. Tim Spencer* (Ohio State) 273
2. Lawrence Ricks* (Michigan) 266
3. Mel Gray (Purdue) 195
4. Tony Ellis (Michigan State) 179
5. Ricky Edwards (Northwestern) 157
6. Eddie Phillips (Iowa) 156
7. Jim Gayle* (Ohio State) 142
8. Orlando Brown (Indiana) 136
9. Chuck Long (Iowa) 129
10. Owen Gill (Iowa) 120

Rushing Yards

1. Tim Spencer* (Ohio State) 1538
2. Lawrence Ricks* (Michigan) 1388
3. Mel Gray (Purdue) 916
4. Eddie Phillips (Iowa) 772
5. Ricky Edwards (Northwestern) 688
6. Troy King (Wisconsin) 674
7. Tony Ellis (Michigan State) 671
8. Jim Gayle* (Ohio State) 647
9. Owen Gill (Iowa) 613
10. Orlando Brown (Indiana) 580

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Troy King (Wisconsin) 7.2
2. Tony Hunter (Minnesota) 5.7
3. Tim Spencer* (Ohio State) 5.6
4. Dwight Beverly (Illinois) 5.3
5. Lawrence Ricks* (Michigan) 5.2
6. Owen Gill (Iowa) 5.1
7. Vaughn Broadnax* (Ohio State) 5.0
8. Eddie Phillips (Iowa) 4.9
9. Mel Gray (Purdue) 4.7
10. Steve Smith* (Michigan) 4.7

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Duane Gunn (Indiana) 21.8
2. Anthony Carter* (Michigan) 19.6
3. John Boyd (Indiana) 18.9
4. Gary Williams* (Ohio State) 17.2
5. Lonnie Farrow (Minnesota) 16.6
6. Oliver Williams (Illinois) 16.4
7. Dwayne McMullen (Minnesota) 15.6
8. Jon Harvey (Northwestern) 15.5
9. Tim Stracka (Wisconsin) 15.5
10. Cliff Benson (Purdue) 15.2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Tim Spencer* (Ohio State) 286
2. Lawrence Ricks* (Michigan) 275
3. Mel Gray (Purdue) 233
4. Ricky Edwards (Northwestern) 198
5. Tony Ellis (Michigan State) 192
6. Eddie Phillips (Iowa) 181
7. Orlando Brown (Indiana) 169
8. Jim Gayle* (Ohio State) 149
9. Owen Gill (Iowa) 129
  Chuck Long (Iowa) 129

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Tim Spencer* (Ohio State) 1676
2. Lawrence Ricks* (Michigan) 1444
3. Mel Gray (Purdue) 1215
4. Ricky Edwards (Northwestern) 1030
5. Eddie Phillips (Iowa) 965
6. Mike Martin (Illinois) 945
7. Anthony Carter* (Michigan) 905
8. Orlando Brown (Indiana) 818
9. Jon Harvey (Northwestern) 807
10. Troy King (Wisconsin) 767

Total Yards

1. Tony Eason (Illinois) 3258
2. Sandy Schwab (Northwestern) 2555
3. Scott Campbell (Purdue) 2508
4. Mike Hohensee (Minnesota) 2418
5. Babe Laufenberg (Indiana) 2351
6. Randy Wright (Wisconsin) 2306
7. Steve Smith* (Michigan) 2122
8. Mike Tomczak* (Ohio State) 1784
9. Tim Spencer* (Ohio State) 1538
10. Chuck Long (Iowa) 1493

Total Yards Per Play

1. Tony Eason (Illinois) 6.2